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Nov 16, 2009 01:02 PM

Where to buy Turkey Parts on the Peninsula?

I want to make some turkey broth (and maybe even go all the way and make the gravy) this week so I can have it all ready for Thanksgiving. Does anyone know where I can buy turkey parts on the Peninsula? Last year, I checked Whole Foods and Safeway and they didn't have many of the parts I like to use - necks and wings, in particular. I checked an Asian market last night (Marina Foods in San Mateo), but no luck there. Thanks for any suggestions!

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  1. Lunardi's has frozen giblets and fresh wings and drumsticks.

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    1. re: peachblossom

      With a $20 purchase you can get 10+ pound frozen turkey at Safeway for about 7 bucks. Quick defrost in water you've got neck, giblets and a whole bird for gravy, soup etc.

      1. re: peachblossom

        Lunardi's was selling fresh half-turkeys yesterday too.

        1. re: dhoffman1421

          Piazza's in Palo Alto sold parts - that's how I made my Bittman's recipe of "deconstructed turkey" - came out great!

        2. I would try either Draegars or Piazza in San Mateo. Both have full service meat/poultry counters.

          1. Did you ask the butchers? No matter how often I have to relearn that lesson, I often forget that butchers have unusual stuff in back that isn't in the display case, which is reserved for higher margin better looking cuts.

            1. Andronicos has had necks and backs in past years. They had them by the demiglace instead of near the whole turkeys.