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KCMPLS Jan 30, 2009 01:22 PM

My Indian friends in Chicago always make their curries with lamb/goat meat that are cut up into cubes with the bones still attached. I personally think this type of meat taste much better than solid meat chunks. I've been to one middle eastern store and they have some frozen stuff. But $4 a pound is a little steep for my budget.

So I'm wondering if anyone knows of a cheaper source of this type of meat. Does not have to be Halal.

Thanks in advance.

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    Loren3 RE: KCMPLS Jan 30, 2009 01:25 PM

    Cracked bones are great!

    There are a slew of Halal groceries along Franklin between Uptown and Seward that may have something. It might also be worth calling Clancy's in Linden Hills.

    1. Foureyes137 RE: KCMPLS Jan 30, 2009 01:28 PM

      I don't know what the prices are, but for a condensed shopping experience, you could try the 4 or so butchers on Central Ave NE. Holy Land and Cresent Moon have goat, mutton and lamb. There are also 3+ other Halal butchers between 17th and 25th on Central that we have not been to, but are busy on many occasions.

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        BigE RE: Foureyes137 Jan 31, 2009 03:00 PM

        I second Holy Land, and that whole stretch of Central Ave, actually.

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        Quince RE: KCMPLS Jan 30, 2009 02:58 PM

        I've purchased goat from Dragon Star on Dale in Saint Paul. It's frozen, on the bone, and pretty cheap (I can't remember the price/pound off the top of my head, sorry). They are mainly an Asian grocery, but they also carry Hispanic and African grocery items.

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