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Where can I buy venison?

kmah Dec 6, 2008 03:01 PM

I'm thinking of cooking a little venison for the holidays...Anyone know where I might be able to buy some? Preferably on the east bay, but I could travel if necessary. What cuts are available?? Thanks!

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: kmah Dec 6, 2008 03:20 PM

    Hmmm ... good question. I'd start with Baron's in Alameda -- they don't carry it regularly, but I think I've seen it there occasionally and they might be able to order it for you. I'd also try Berkeley Bowl -- they carry some more exotic meats, and again, if they don't have it, they might be able to order it or point you to someone who does.

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler
      WCchopper RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 8, 2008 09:03 PM

      I recently saw some in the freezer at Berkeley Bowl.

    2. wolfe RE: kmah Dec 6, 2008 03:54 PM

      Try Polarica.

      105 Quint St, San Francisco, CA

      1. Euonymous RE: kmah Dec 6, 2008 05:22 PM

        It's not in the East Bay, but Dittmer's often has fresh venison in the fall and winter, and they usually have some frozen. Call first if you're only interested in the fresh stuff.

        Dittmer's Gourmet Meats
        400 San Antonio Rd Ste 4, Mountain View, CA 94040

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          kmah RE: kmah Dec 6, 2008 06:47 PM

          Thanks everyone!

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            Joan Kureczka RE: kmah Dec 8, 2008 12:31 PM

            Also not in the East Bay, but Golden Gate Meats at SF Ferry Building has good assortment of game available including venison and elk.

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              kmah RE: kmah Dec 8, 2008 02:57 PM

              Thanks again.

              FYI I haven't checked out all the places that have been suggested, but I did go to Verbrugge on College in Berkeley/Oakland and they have frozen venison. Ground is $5.99/lb, loin/steaks are $30/lb (?)...I might just make a nice venison bolognese...

              1. The Chowhound Team RE: kmah Dec 10, 2008 10:07 AM

                The digression and discussion of the legality of wild game, and foraging in general has been split off and moved here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/578997

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