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Mar 18, 2010 06:25 AM


So, my fiance wants to try REAL mutton. He's not interested in the lamb-dressed-as-mutton at Keens, delicious though it may be...

Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. You will likely not find real mutton in NYC...

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      My taste buds can assure you that it's real mutton in the dumplings at Great Northern in Flushing, and I'm sure there are Pakistani places that use real mutton somewhere in the city.

    2. If you want to prepare it yourself, rumor has it that you can buy it here (they're at the Union Square Greenmarket ) although I dont see it on the website.

      As for a restaurant, you'd think that there would have to be some well hidden ethnic joint serving it somewhere but I havent found it yet. Sorry. Guts may well be correct.

      Union Square Greenmarket
      Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

      1. Just found this though. or

        In a curry though, I'm not sure you'd taste much difference. What you want is a nice roasted leg, the kind me muvver used to make. That, is going to be a tall order unless you cook it yourself.

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        1. re: gavspen

          In India "mutton" generally means goat

          1. re: jptcu

            I had wondered about that. What about Pakistani, as PCherches suggests?

            1. re: gavspen

              That's the problem. Unless you are going to a place where the staff are really clear that you want aged lamb and not goat, the Indo-Pakistan tip might be a wash-out. I'd encourage you to just go eat some goat.

        2. I am sorry to say that I have been looking for mutton for two years, and have had zero luck. I have tried nearly every specialty butcher shop in town, as well as trying the odder , more ethnic food palaces, and everyone tells me the same thing--nobody eats it, you can't find it, they can't even order it. I am not saying it's impossible--but I have been unable to get my hands on it.

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          1. re: Jessicahh

            Gavspen, above, is correct that Three Corner Field Farm sells mutton at the Union Square farmers' market.

            1. re: emsny

              This might be a shot in the dark, but Dickson's Meat in Chelsea Market might have mutton. If not them, the Meat Hook in BK should do...