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Oct 9, 2008 06:51 PM

Desperate! Where to buy Venison in L.A.?

My online order completely flaked out. I need to a place to find venison in los angeles (preferably medallions, but i can make do with anything). I'm desperate. Thanks so much!

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  1. Try Huntington Meats in the Farmers Market (3rd & Fairfax), I think I have seen it there.

    Here is an old list from the LA Times, all the good butchers in the LA Area.
    This was a LA Times article I saved for future ref. Check out these butchers.

    Prime spots for old-fashioned cutting
    By Charles Perry

    Alexander's Prime Meats, Howie's Ranch Market, 6580 N. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel, (626) 286-8871. Nearly all prime-grade beef from Harris Ranch. Dry-ages sides of beef.

    Beef Palace Butcher Shop, 5895 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 846-0044. Midwestern Angus beef, choice and prime. Dry-ages beef hindquarters and whole lambs.

    Bel Air Prime Meats, Beverly Glen Market Place, 2964 Beverly Glen Circle, L.A. (310) 475-5915. Premium veal chops, certified Black Angus beef dry-aged on the premises, game. Smokes meat on the premises.

    El Toro Gourmet Meats, 23522 El Toro Road, Lake Forest (949) 855-0215. Hormone- and antibiotic-free beef from the San Joaquin Valley.

    The Farms, 2030 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 828-4244. Midwestern certified Angus beef, choice and prime.

    Harvey's Guss Meat Co., 949 S. Ogden Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 937-4622. Midwestern beef, choice and prime; Napa and Colorado lamb; Kurobuta pork; game. Ages on premises.

    Huntington Meats & Sausage, Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., (323) 938-5383. Harris Ranch beef, prime grade exclusively. Wide variety of sausages.

    Jim's Fallbrook Market, 5947 Fallbrook Ave., Woodland Hills, (818) 347-5525. California beef, game; makes corned beef.

    Marconda's Meat, Los Angeles Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., (323) 938-5131. Prime Angus beef; also Montana-grown Piedmontese beef, from a breed of cattle naturally low in fat. Ages lamb three weeks.

    Owen's Market, 9769 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 553-8183. Harris Ranch beef, mostly prime grade, aged 2 1/2 weeks on the premises. Special-orders game.

    Pacific Ranch Market, 7540 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 639-9792. Iowa beef, choice and prime grades.

    Taylor's Ol' Fashion Meats, Howie's Ranch Market, 14 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-3344. Prime and choice Midwestern beef.

    Vicente Foods, 12027 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 472-5215. Four kinds of beef: Midwestern prime, certified Black Angus, hormone-free Angus and Kobe.

    Whole Foods Markets. To find a store, check the phonebook or go to Midwestern Angus beef raised to the market's orders; some meat is dry-aged (most have aging facilities on site). Also pork, lamb, venison.

    1. These guys will for sure have it.

      Harmony Farms
      2824 Foothill Blvd
      La Crescenta, CA 91214
      (818) 248-3068

      1. Does anyone have any more recent information about a good source for Venison? I would prefer a westside destination if possible. By the looks of things, although not geographically ideal, perhaps Huntington Meats & Sausage or Owen's Market may be my best bets. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

        Huntington Meats
        6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

        5 Replies
        1. re: anothernotch

          Harvey Guss Meats can get it for you with one day notice (normally). Have you checked with Vincente Market (310) 472-4613 in Brentwood? They have an excellent butcher on premises.

          Harvey's Guss Meat Co
          949 S Ogden Dr, Los Angeles, CA

          1. re: Servorg

            Thanks for the heads up. I'll call over.

            1. re: anothernotch

              Harmony Farms in La Crescenta carries venison as well as numerous other more exotic meats... while not on the westside, they are sure to carry it in case you run out of luck with the other recommended places.

              Just curious, how are you preparing the venison?

              Harmony Farms
              2824 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, CA

              1. re: mrshankly

                I'm glad Harmony Farms is there, but to my memory, just know that most of it is frozen.

                Harmony Farms
                2824 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta, CA

                1. re: jamey

                  You're right jamey, most of it is frozen but you can order it unfrozen and fresh with some lead time. In fact, they've gone mostly to frozen but are able to get pretty much everything fresh (except perhaps for some of the more exotic meats... alligator, turtle, etc).

        2. Huntington meats in the Farmer's Market has it. It's frozen. You get three 4-ounce medallions for $12.95 (I just bought some yesterday as a matter of fact). It's farm-raised so it's actually pretty mild...