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Buying Duck Breasts in Brooklyn?

TKay Feb 12, 2009 01:25 PM

Any suggestions on where to buy duck breasts, preferably in Park Slope or Sunset Park? I've seen whole ducks in Chinatown. I'm thinking maybe Union Market carries them, but they're so overpriced for everything - any other ideas?

  1. pitu Feb 15, 2009 09:16 AM

    5th Ave Key Food has most of the D'Artagnan line most of the time. This continues to amaze me.
    Union Market, as you suspect, has them sometimes
    and the Park Slope Food Co-op has them, but you have to be a member of course.

    In Sunset Park Chinatown, Hong Kong Market has butchers on duty - pretty sure duck is one of their standards.

    Park Slope Food Coop
    782 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Hong Kong Supermarket
    6013 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220

    Key Food
    120 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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    1. re: pitu
      TKay Feb 16, 2009 03:50 PM

      Thanks y'all! I bought them at Key Food, and later discovered that Union Market has them at the same price. Next time I'll go to Chinatown.

      1. re: pitu
        aravenel Feb 18, 2009 06:29 AM

        Any idea what the prices are like at HKS?

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        Fleur Feb 13, 2009 08:35 PM

        Staubitz on Court Street has Duck Breat..maigret de Canard. IIRC, last year they had Muscovy Duck Breasts and other wild duck.

        I prepare them in a Citrus/Soy/Ginger marinade, and grill.

        1. oolah Feb 12, 2009 08:13 PM

          Both Los Paisanos and Staubitz in Boerum / Cobble Hill carry duck breast. Don't know of any places in Park Slope or Sunset Park.

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          1. re: oolah
            jen kalb Feb 13, 2009 05:03 AM

            You can obtain cut up duck pieces (legs or breast) from the larger butchers in the sunset Park Chinatown , especially by prior arrangement. - I have asked before but never done it. I was actually looking for legs, not breast.

            1. re: oolah
              Nehna Feb 15, 2009 10:15 AM

              Yup, as oolah said, both carry and I've been happy with the product at both. I tend to prefer Los Paisanos over Staubitz as I think the service is much friendlier and more accommodating.

              Also, if you plan to confit, I got an amazing deal on fresh duck fat from Los Paisanos last time we made Cassoulet. Got a big fresh quart of it for like 5 or 6 bucks (compared to paying about the same amount for a tiny frozen container of D'Artagnan duck fat).

            2. missmasala Feb 12, 2009 03:17 PM

              I haven't been for a while, but the key food on 5th used to carry the d'artagnan duck breasts and legs (and confit) they weren't terribly overpriced, for d'artagnan.

              otherwise, you could try that new asian market in sunset park that is mentioned in a recent thread.

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