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Where to buy rabbit in NYC?

Can anyone point me in the direction of a butcher in NYC who sells good rabbit? Thanks!

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  1. I imagine that any good butcher would have it or could order it. I'm sure I've seen it at Jeffrey's in the Essex Street Market, for instance. (I'm not bying it though. Especially not after re-reading "Watership Down.")

    1. It's a hit or miss because they don't always have it, but Violet Hill Farm at the Saturday Union Square green market has excellent rabbit. Otherwise, Ottomanelli's always has it.

      Union Square Cafe
      21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

      Ottomanelli's Cafe
      1626 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

      1. I'm pretty sure they have it at Esposito's Pork Shop.

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        1. re: davisready

          Esposito's usually has it but call ahead (38th and 9th)

          I usually find it at the Union Square Green Market, though.

          Union Square Cafe
          21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

        2. Citarella often has rabbit.

          1. Los Paisanos on Smith Street in Brooklyn.

            1. The meat folks at Grand Central Market have it. They usually marinade it (which is pretty good)and sell it in halves, but you can ask for it ahead of time however you like. Fyi - It's often not in the display case but they usually have it.

              Central Market
              30 Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10112

              1. Ottamanelli on Bleecker St has rabbits that are good

                1. Marlow & Daughters on Broadway in Williamsburg has had rabbit frequently lately. I haven't had the rabbit yet, but every meat I've bought there has been great - all locally raised, grass-pastured and sustainably farmed. I'd recommend calling to confirm before schlepping over if all you want is rabbit.

                  1. Florence meat Market on Jones Street. Call ahead.