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Jul 1, 2008 07:28 AM

Where to buy Goat Meat

Does anyone know where to buy Goat Meat on the Peninsula?


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  1. Halal and Mexican butchers often have it. Call first to make sure.

    Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria
    46 5th Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063

    Chavez Supermarket
    3282 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Aladdin Deli & Market
    224 E Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403

    European Turkish Market
    1138 Chula Vista Ave, Burlingame, CA

    Chavez Supermarket & Taqueria
    817 Arguello St, Redwood City, CA

    Islanders Halal Meat & Groceries
    1620 Palm Ave, San Mateo, CA

    Besan's International Market
    480 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA

    Halal Market
    175 S Capitol Ave, F San Jose, CA

    Halal Meats
    1538 S De Anza Blvd, San Jose, CA 95129

    Guadalajara Meat Market
    829 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Any thoughts on which of the above are locally sourced? A friend of mine mentioned the herds of goats that were eating the grass and brush at the edge of the development where he lives, and I realized that there must be thousands of goats getting fat and happy around the bay area as people try to prepare for fire season. Do those goats end up on our plates somehow, and is there a preferred goatherd to get them from?

      1. re: SteveG

        What part of the goat? Anyhow, larger Korean grocery stores usually carry frozen goat, often labeled 'black goat'.

        Also, the goats that are often seen eating brush/weeds on the hillsides are part of programs to either prevent wildfires or control certain types of plants (like poison oak, or the ironically named "goat head thorns").

        IMO the herders are real nice folk that care about their animals. The goats look healthy, and I've even lassoed a few goats in my time, but I don't know you'd want to eat an adult. They eat *anything* and go anywhere, so they could be in areas previously sprayed with pesticides or roadside where they're picking up more contaminants. If you could get your hands on a kid to eat though...

        1. re: Jumbo_Jack

          If you want local goat (or lamb) you could contact <> -
          I've bought spring lambs from Don the last two years for the family Ishtar lamb roast, and am planning on roasting a goat soon. His sheep and goats weed the local vineyards in Napa/Sonoma.

      2. re: Robert Lauriston

        I just called Aladdin (nearest my house) and they said that they stock it. I'll stop in and check it out and report back.

        1. re: jkingsle

          I went to Aladdin today and they had plenty of goat meat. In the butcher case they had goat stew meat, which the butcher told me was a combination of leg, neck, sholder, and rib meat all on the bone. In the hanging cooler they had goat leg meat. I bough one leg (about 3.3 lbs), he trimmed and cut it for me on the band saw.

          Will be making Goat Tacos tomorrow -- hope they taste good!

        2. re: Robert Lauriston

          I browsed the case at Besan's last week. The fresh goat looked great, pink and rosy hued, dewy fresh. The hearts, livers, etc are also available in the case.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Both Halal markets on San Pablo Ave., just north of University in Berkeley carry goat as well.

          2. Adding another place where I have bought goat meat, but always call ahead to make sure.


            Bangla Bazar
            924 E Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA

            1. I saw it at the Rose Market in Mountain View.

              1. Asian market also have this item.

                Here's where I have purchase goat from in the past

                99 Ranch Market
                1070 Foster City Blvd, Foster City, CA

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                1. re: yimster

                  A regular stall (can't remember the name) in the back of the Saturday Ferry Building carries goat

                  1. re: tranewreck

                    I believe it's Marin Sun Farms -- I saw they had goat too.

                    1. re: rln

                      It's delicious. They have goats out at their Pt Reyes Ranch and also source it from some other local grass feed only farms.

                2. Also in SF, Polarica USA Inc. in Bayview is a great place for wild game, exotic and not-so-exotic meats, including goat. If it's legal to sell, they will have it or can get it for you. This place is great. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

                  If you need a whole kid goat for your spit, this is the place to go!


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                  1. re: lovebitessf

                    I just called Polarica after looking at the web site. Goat and suckling pig are special order items and you have to buy the whole thing, goats are about 30 lbs. I will go there because they have pouissins, which I have been trying to find.