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creamydeluxe Apr 22, 2008 11:45 AM

I'm looking for a source of fresh rabbit.

Whole Foods says they can special order it...but someone must carry it. I looked at 99 Ranch Market and no dice.

How about one of the live poultry places? Is there one that you would recommend?


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    Diana Apr 22, 2008 11:47 AM

    Sometimes Gelson's has it in back, if you ask the butcher. Otherwise, I have only been able to order it.

    1. J.L. Apr 22, 2008 11:53 AM

      Farmers Market (3rd & Fairfax) - Lots of the butcher stalls there sell fresh rabbit. I just bought some this past weekend to make a paella!

      1. Eat_Nopal Apr 22, 2008 12:05 PM

        Rancho Meat Market in Lincoln Heights.... they carry it occassionally... but will special order it if you are buying in qty....I think I know the purveyor (he is based in Whittier along the San Gabriel River and has a very popular Goat dairy farm where people show up at 6AM to have fresh milk on the spot)... he doesn't do any retail business but provides Goats, Goat milk & rabbits to East L.A. birrieras & wedding caterers.

        Anyway... I bet $20... Rancho will have the best price.

        1. OCEllen Apr 22, 2008 01:37 PM

          Bristol Farms seems to carry it regularly but whole, not cut up. I'm in search of a more convenient (to me) place in Orange County to buy it.

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          1. re: OCEllen
            Diana Apr 23, 2008 06:52 AM

            the butcher will cut it up if you ask.

          2. Dommy Apr 22, 2008 01:57 PM

            They are sold at Peking Poultry in Chinatown


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            1. re: Dommy
              ssackett Apr 22, 2008 04:33 PM

              Ditto got great ones here, but be aware the heads are one.

            2. Eat_Nopal Apr 22, 2008 02:04 PM

              FWIW.... the quality at Gelson's, Bristol and Whole Foods will not be up to par compared to the Ethnic places. I have been suckered into Quail, Squab, Rabbit, Pheasant etc., from the "gourmet super markets" (geez that is an oxymoron!).... before... and while I know that some reputable restaurants make do with similar frozen products... I haven't had luck with them myself.

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