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Where can I get fresh (or frozen) duck legs?

mogumogu Jan 27, 2010 08:52 PM

I'm in east village, trying to find somewhere I can get fresh duck legs. Frozen would do too. I just don't want the whole duck nor do I want them confit or roasted... Does anyone know a butcher / market that I can go to? I vaguely remember seeing a stand in the USQ Green Market but I don't think they show up on a regular basis.

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  1. erica RE: mogumogu Jan 28, 2010 03:09 AM

    I am looking for them, too, to try the easy confit recipe from the Times. I bought them once at the market years ago and am quite sure that it was from Quattro's stand; they are there every Saturday on the stretch parallel to 17th Street. Maybe someone will confirm that they do carry the legs.

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      DGresh RE: erica Jan 28, 2010 07:07 AM

      The Times recipe is the reason I was looking for them too :) I found them at the local indoor farmer's market (I live in Westchester); I think farmer's markets are the best bet. Wonder if there's going to be a shortage 'cause of that recipe.

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        erica RE: DGresh Jan 29, 2010 04:02 AM

        DG: I wonder how the recipe turned out for you! Please report back!

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          DGresh RE: erica Jan 29, 2010 04:18 AM

          I'm making it tomorrow night (my legs were frozen; just defrosting now)

    2. Striver RE: mogumogu Jan 28, 2010 05:21 AM

      If you can't find them downtown, I've bought fresh duck legs at Fairway, and I believe Citarella also has them.

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        fulminating RE: Striver Jan 28, 2010 10:45 AM

        yes, citarella does have them fresh and they're from the hudson valley. i purchased them next to the meat counter and they were about $4-5 per leg (drumstick and thigh). each leg is enough for a good single serving.

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        adrman RE: mogumogu Jan 28, 2010 07:01 AM

        Quatro's will have them Saturday at the Union Square Green Market. They set up on the north side, parallel with 17th St.

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          MMRuth RE: adrman Jan 28, 2010 08:40 AM

          I usually buy from them as well, but I've found them at Grace's Marketplace too - I had to ask for them, and they got them out of the freezer for me.

        2. the1arianna RE: mogumogu Jan 28, 2010 08:12 PM

          I’ve gotten them fresh at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods. I imagine if they have them, most other Whole Foods in the city probably have them. You can always call ahead and ask.

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            gutsofsteel RE: mogumogu Jan 28, 2010 08:16 PM

            Give a call to Schaller & Weber.

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              MMRuth RE: gutsofsteel Jan 29, 2010 06:41 AM

              Yes, I think they usually have them in the freezer.

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              clloyd RE: mogumogu Feb 11, 2010 05:34 PM

              Sorry to be so late with a reply...just saw some in Chinatown...they have both fresh and frozen. The Deluxe Food Market 79 Elizabeth St New York, NY 10013
              (212) 925-5766 They carry any kind of meat, poultry or fish you can think of and the food is fresh! Yelp them..they're great!

              1. 280 Ninth RE: mogumogu Feb 11, 2010 06:14 PM

                For those still searching, I get my duck legs at Ottomanelli's on Bleecker. I freeze them if not using right away. Just finished my supply with some cassoulet last week.

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