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May 27, 2008 08:49 AM

Exotic Meat for Foodie?

Hello All... I am trying to put together a birthday gift for a foodie who wants to eat everything- he particularly enjoys exotic meats. We have eaten at Saporissimo in Boca Raton (EXCEPTIONAL!) and had most of the game on the menu. We have done most asian foods... I am now trying to find some game meats that are more exotic, like zebra, giraffe, hippo or kangaroo. I'm also trying to possibly find bear...

Does anyone know of anywhere in Florida that has an exotic meat menu? Or, does anyone know where I could buy such exotic meats and prepare them at home? Zebra and giraffe are high on my to-get list, but I'm wondering if they are elusive because of laws related to importing or selling... ???

Thanks in advance for the help/advice...

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    Epicure on Alton Road has hummingbird, baby seal and bald eagle.
    I am pretty sure Sedanos sells rotweiler. (I kid! I kid!)

    Try Marky's - they have many resources.
    687 NE 79th Street, Miami, FL 33138, USA
    Tel: (305) 758-9288 ~ Fax: (305) 758-0008

    Also -


    1. Delaware Chicken Farm stocks some good game-type staples, but they also special order and carry odd things from time to time. I would suggest giving them a call to see what they can get. They are located in Hollywood.

      1. Thanks for getting back to me. :) It is appreciated... I will look into it and see what is possible... :)

        1. You should be aware that bear meat is very high in cholesterol. Here's a website where you can order some unusual meat:

          7 Replies
          1. re: proboscidian

            Mmmm, "Freshly Clubbed Baby Seal."

            It's only good if it's freshly clubbed.

            1. re: Frodnesor


              Actually, I am meeting TP for a romantic dinner tonight at Sardinia on South Beach because their baby seal salumi is second to none. To be fair - WE like it because of the subtle aphrodisiac qualities. Those big brown eyes always inspire amore (both TPs and the seal's)...


              Ciao Chow Chow!


                1. re: advisor_Girl

                  Anyone know the name of the baby seal Salumi at Sardnia?? I can't seem to find it on the menu online at their website.

                  1. re: FoodDude2

                    Salame di piccolo di foca. It's an occasional special when in season. Ask for it.

                2. re: Frodnesor

                  Yeah, but I'm from Canada, so I don't consider that rare or exotic.
                  If I ever forgot my lunch, I'd just head out and freshly club myself some.

                1. re: Frodnesor

                  you can also try - they are a local online meat ordering company and will get you anything that you want. If you don't see it on their website, just ask them for it.

                  1. re: Frodnesor


                    I was searching for reindeer for Christmas, but MAAAAN the shipping (from Alaska, of course) was three times the cost of the meat. I'd be better off raising my own reindeer here... LOL

                    The quest continues...