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Feb 2, 2010 10:33 AM

Where can I buy duck and duck fat in San Diego?

I am looking to cook duck confit, and would apprecate recommendations for sources of duck fat and duck in San Diego.


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  1. I bought duck fat at Iowa Meat Farms. I think I saw frozen ducks there as well but do not recall.

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    1. re: JRSD

      Asian markets are a good source of Duck, 99 Ranch in CMM is where I usually pick them up. They used to carry duck fat in the case at Bristol Farms but it has been a while since I purchased it. They also sell 2 packs of duck confit (legs) in the same case if you are looking for easy. I would call first. Heard it was much cheaper to purchase online if time allows.

      1. re: JRSD

        Yeah, they have frozen ducks and other forms of game birds as well. Probably cheaper at 99 Ranch but it's probably also of lesser quality.

        I think the duck fat at Iowa is quite a bit cheaper than Whole Foods too (where you only get a small container).

        1. re: DougOLis

          DOL: Is the duck fat from Iowa Meat Farms already rendered?

          Also someone earlier posted on these boards about a new Internet-based European food retailer that also does an occasional brick-and-mortar business out of their offices in Sorrento Mesa; I don't have any details, but it sounds like they might be another good resource.

          1. re: cgfan

            yes, the duck fat from Iowa Meat Farms is rendered and ready to use

          2. re: DougOLis

            I have been actually quite pleased with the quality (of duck) at 99 Ranch, but have not purchased from IMF to compare. I figure a mich higher turn over duck wise at 99 Ranch, also they are not frozen (could have been previously). Last time I checked at IMF it was 18.99/Lb for a duck breast, ouch.

        2. I've seen it at Whole Foods in Hillcrest.

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          1. re: master815k

            It is in the lower tray where the sliced cold cuts and cheese is.

          2. I believe Harvest Ranch Markets carry duck fat.

            1. I've gotten duck fat at Iowa Meat Farms. It comes pre-rendered.

              Duck you can find in the places outlined by others and even at Vonn's (though at Vonn's it's frozen).

              1. I was at Whole Foods Hillcrest on Sunday, and duck was on sale $2lb.