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Oct 4, 2009 08:45 PM

Does anyone know where to purchase sweetbreads?

I'm looking for preferable fresh sweetbreads. I heard Mollie Stones may have them, but I think they are frozen. If anyone has any sources of where to get them fresh it would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Try the closest halal butcher.

    1. Golden Gate Meat Company in the Ferry Building.

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      1. re: BaraXan

        Which is one of my favorite places for meat in the city.
        Best sausages to my taste, hands down.
        I'd trust them even with sweetbreads....

      2. Polarica USA. Generally a good place to know about.

        1. Guerra's. Call to order, they may not have them in stock.

          Guerra Quality Meats
          490 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116

          1. Several factors you should keep in mind. The demand for sweetbreads is minimal. That is why you see so few in markets. Second, they are very perishable. I suggest you purchase them frozen, which is the way most markets receive them. With grossly overpriced items like that, the market cannot take a chance on spoilage.

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            1. re: OldTimer

              I agree ,I found it impossible to find them fresh. I get mine at Drews on Church. I order ahead.

                1. re: anch0vie

                  According to net lore about 3 days fresh.