Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Austin >
Nov 12, 2009 08:53 AM


I am expanding my cooking repertoire and would like to tackle some bigger dishes, including rabbit, making my own duck fois gras and sausages, etc. Is there a stand alone reasonably priced butcher in Austin or has that gone the way of the horse and buggy? Perhaps I need to get my hunting license and do it myself?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Central Market does a pretty job with those and believe it or not HEB will special order many of those for you at a resonable price.

    Central Market
    4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

    1. If you ever venture to the downtown farmer's market, there's a farm there, Countryside Farm, that sells rabbit and duck on occasion. It's a small farm though, meaning that they will only kill their animals for sale when they feel they're ready, so availability isn't a sure thing.

      1 Reply
      1. re: verily

        BTW, just got back from downtown and Sebastian at Countryside has rabbits and ducks today. Also, not to be missed are his guinea hens.

        1. Bryan, the butcher at Wheatsville, has always been able to special order me any of the special cuts I've requested. (Most recently, he got me local, grass-fed tongue!) He seems to have a close relationship with his suppliers, so he can ask for things they might not normally sell.