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Subcloner Aug 3, 2008 10:30 AM

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know where you can find game in the Seattle area? I'm specifically looking for venison, elk, and rabbit (tho some game birds would also be nice). I know there used to be a game store on north aurora (which is now gone), and can't seem to find anywhere else that you can get this from. Thanks!

  1. paulj Aug 3, 2008 09:03 PM

    I think Ranch 99 usually has rabbit (no wild, I sure).

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      zoogrrrl Aug 3, 2008 10:00 PM

      You can EAT these meats at the Kort Haus on Phinney/Greenwood. Maybe they can give you a heads up as to where to purchase these, as well as crocodile and snake.

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        AnonymousCoward Aug 4, 2008 09:42 AM

        Shoreline Central Market has frozen rabbit -- farm-raised in Oregon, I think, but not sure.

        Last time I passed through Bellingham, I stopped in a fish market on Railroad Ave that also carried frozen game--lots of the same stuff that Exotic Meats used to stock. (Smelled fairly bad inside, though, which isn't a good sign in a fish store.)

        If anybody finds a source for game birds, I'd love to know about it.

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          howard 1st Aug 4, 2008 10:02 AM

          farmed rabbit is generally in the cases at either of the butcher shops in pike place market and they are both willing to special order nearly any of the game meats commercially available

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            mrnelso Aug 4, 2008 10:06 PM

            IN RE: Pike place meats:
            Inquiring minds, etc...

            Fero's Meat Market 206-262-0772
            Creminelli Fine Meats 206-626-6328
            Don & Joe's Meats 206-682-7670
            Stewart's Meat Market 360-458-2091

            Bavarian Meats Delicatessan 206-441-0942

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            lgphil Aug 4, 2008 10:43 AM

            Exotic meats (formerly os shoreline) has moved to Bellevue.

            2245 148th Ave NE
            Bellevue, WA 98007
            (425) 641-1069
            www.exoticmeats.com

            I think they still have the same selection. At least I haven't tried to get anything that they no longer carry.

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              AnonymousCoward Aug 4, 2008 10:49 AM

              Unfortunately no longer true -- they've moved to Texas.
              (1003 NE loop 410. San Antonio, TX 78209, according to the link)

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                lgphil Aug 4, 2008 10:57 AM

                Ouch. I knew they were having trouble after they lost the Shoreline place, but TEXAS. Looks like mail order for Subcloner.

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                  equinoise Aug 4, 2008 11:01 AM

                  Bob's Quality Meats on Rainier in Columbia City has cornish game hen and I think rabbit as well. Plus all their pork is reportedly free range. Plus its a venerable old joint with a congenial staff.

                  4861 Rainier Ave S
                  Seattle, WA 98118
                  Phone: (206) 725-1221

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                    jenn Nov 4, 2008 12:57 PM

                    Bobs does have rabbit and I think he also has quail.

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              dylinw Aug 4, 2008 11:25 AM

              I'd give Don and Joe's in Pike Place a call. Here's a link to their offerings: http://www.donandjoesmeats.com/meats.php.

              In their FAQ they mention being able to order venison, pheasant, etc with a day's notice, and I think they carry rabbit much of the time.

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                oliveoyl Aug 4, 2008 05:20 PM

                University seafood often has small game birds + rabbit

                1. ritabwh Aug 12, 2008 09:52 PM

                  Hi, Roger's Market, in MountLake Terrace carries Elk. It would be best to call ahead and see if the butcher has any in. I was there this past weekend, and the butcher told me his order did not come in. He orders Tuesdays for Fridays, I think.
                  I noticed it was mostly ground elk and ribs and chops. I was told the steaks are hard to come by, because Canada buys them up A/O.
                  I have seen buffalot at the Fred Meyer on 44th and 196th in Lynnwood.
                  Hope this helps!

                  1. mattwright Nov 4, 2008 12:06 PM

                    I know that PCC has both rabbit and duck, and it sometimes carries Phesant too. Whole Foods has some as well. Both carry game birds that have been raised humainly.

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                      Nettie Nov 4, 2008 02:04 PM

                      I think a lot of places source their game through Nicky USA in Portland: http://www.nickyusa.com/
                      You can order online, but there is a $75 minimum order. Unfortunately their website doesn't appear to have a list of places they supply.

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                        Dbltap Nov 5, 2008 08:10 AM

                        Some great rabbit, deer, elk and bird hunting in Washington. I find that it REALLY tastes better. After tasting wild game, I would never spend a penny on farmed game.

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