Where to find affordable quail and rabbit in Central LA?
I live in Koreatown, and have been looking for affordable quail and rabbit for quite some time... the Farmers Market on Fairfax/3rd is really expensive, as is Wholefoods.
I checked this board, but could only find locations in Pasadena, or way out on the Westside... not very convenient for someone who does not drive.
Any good addresses to find game meat in Central LA/ Hollywood/ Century City?
Thanks in advance! :)
Rabbit I can't really help you with, but quail is easy -- any Mexican carniceria will have them. The Spanish for "quail" is "codorniz" (singular) or "codornices" (plural). They're sold in boxes of something like a half dozen or a dozen. If you can't find a carniceria in Koreatown, for sure (for sure for sure) they have them at Grand Central Market in downtown LA -- you can take the Purple Line from Koreatown to Pershing Square and walk the couple of blocks up to the market.
Last rabbit I got was a frozen one from Hawaii Supermarket in San Gabriel. I was told, right on this here board, that (temporarily) live ones are available at some of the Chinese poultry places, though I haven't gotten around to checking any of those out. The frozen one was about $7/lb; I have also found non-frozen rabbit at some Latino markets, but not lately.
Central La, Cheap Rabbits and Quail?
China town on Broadway between Alpine and Caesar Chavez there are 2 poulterers. I believe they are United and Peking? They are walking distance apart and both stock quails and rabbits.
Make sure you inspect what you buy carefully, and both are cash only.