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Where to buy foie gras and caviar in/near DC?

ViolentScarlet Jul 9, 2008 09:11 AM

I was wondering where one could buy foie gras and caviar in DC besides Dean & Deluca? I have heard Wegmans in Fairfax sells them but I was hoping to not have to go all the way out there. Any little gourmet food stores or anything in DC/NoVa inside the beltway/Bethesda-Rockville area? Thanks!

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    Elyssa RE: ViolentScarlet Jul 9, 2008 10:12 AM

    I feel like they may have it at Whole Foods. Also you should call Marvelous Market to see if they carry it.

    My suggestion was going to be Dean and Deluca when I first saw your post.

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      caphil07 RE: Elyssa Jul 9, 2008 10:41 AM

      I just got some foie gras from D/D a few weeks ago. It comes already cut and washed, and you don't have to buy it whole so it saves some money and a lot of hassle cleaning and trimming it. I recommend it if you can't find another alternative. You might want to talk to some of the vendors at Eastern Market. They will probably not have it stocked but they will definitely be able to order it for you.

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        MakingSense RE: caphil07 Dec 27, 2009 06:00 PM

        Market Poultry at Eastern Market sells foie gras - and at about 1/2 the price of Dean and Deluca. Call to see if they have it because I haven't bought it in awhile.
        If Mel doesn't have it in stock, he can order it. Takes only a couple of days. You don't have to buy the whole lobe.

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      Roland Parker RE: ViolentScarlet Jul 9, 2008 11:04 AM

      Order online from D'artagnan.


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        DragonsPhoenix RE: Roland Parker Dec 31, 2009 04:55 PM

        I was going to say the same thing - they also have an excellent collection of other game meats and gourmet foods (including fresh truffles in season, if you want to splurge a little).

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        DC Taco RE: ViolentScarlet Jul 9, 2008 11:28 AM

        The Balducci's on Old Georgetown Road sells several different types of caviar. I think they sell D'artagnan Foie Gras as well. Just slightly outside the Beltway.

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          dining with doc RE: DC Taco Dec 27, 2009 02:22 PM

          2nd Balducci's

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          Adam23 RE: ViolentScarlet Jul 9, 2008 11:32 AM

          While I normally just go to Wegmans, I believe Wagshals sells both or can get it.

          1. MsDiPesto RE: ViolentScarlet Jul 9, 2008 12:54 PM

            I go to the Social Safeway on Wisconsin Ave for lunch frequently, and they have fois gras and caviar. There is a small cooler in one aisle near the front of the store that has fresh foie gras, and if you look at the ends of some of the other aisles (the ends near the center aisle of the store) you will see tins of same.
            Those Georgetown hostesses need someplace to pick up an appetizer without going to the circus of M street.

            1. ClevelandDave RE: ViolentScarlet Dec 29, 2009 08:05 AM

              I have no idea why no one (last year or in the revival of this post) suggested Calvert-Woodley. I believe they had FG and FG pate on special last week and usually have during the holidays.

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                mnadel RE: ClevelandDave Jan 2, 2010 02:35 PM

                There is also foie gras at the Organic Butcher in McLean.

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