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Where can I buy venison?

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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. 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

      I recently saw some in the freezer at Berkeley Bowl.

      1. 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

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

            1. 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...

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