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Good grocery store or butcher for duck?

saltysnack Nov 3, 2009 07:29 AM

Looking to buy 3 ducks for Thanksgiving. And recommendations on markets, grocers or butchers? Would prefer them to be locally sourced ducks.

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  1. buttertart RE: saltysnack Nov 3, 2009 11:45 AM

    i don't know about locally-sourced, but I usually buy fresh ducks in Chinatown (at the meat market near Canal on Mulberry but they all carry them). Some come with heads and feet so if you are averse to that check for the beheaded (and befooted?) ones. The Bell and Evans ones sold at Whole Foods are excellent as well but considerably more $$.

    1. MMRuth RE: saltysnack Nov 3, 2009 11:51 AM

      I usually buy mine from Quattro Farms at the Saturday USQ Farmer's Market.

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        maggiej RE: saltysnack Nov 3, 2009 12:38 PM

        Dickson's Farmstand Meats in Chelsea market had ducks the last time I went, you should probably talk to them and reserve. http://dicksonsfarmstand.com/

        1. egit RE: saltysnack Nov 3, 2009 01:17 PM

          Depending on where you live and what's convenient for you, Simchik's butcher shop (east 50s and 1st) has Long Island ducks. I believe they're locally, organically raised. You should ask though.

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