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where to buy rabbit

Any suggestions on where I can buy fresh or fresh/frozen rabbit in L.A.?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Excellent bon mot...thank you for the humor

    2. Farmers Market poultry

      Mr Taster

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      1. re: Mr Taster

        In addition to the place in Farmer's Market, there is Danko Foods which imports wild rabbit from France. http://dankofoods.com/index.htm

        I also think you can get Rabbit at Gelson's and Bristol Farms, though you might need to special order it.

        1. I've seen it in Asian markets...

          1. On occasion I've seen it at Gelsons and Bristol Farms.

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            1. re: monku

              I always get mine at Bristol Farms.

                1. re: vinosnob

                  I believe it's fresh. It does come pre-packaged however so it may have been frozen at some point...

            2. There's a vendor at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmer's market selling rabbit and lamb. Right across from the mushroom guy.

              1. I just saw it at Alexander's Meat in San Gabriel.

                1. You can buy rabbit at the oft overlooked Harmony Farms:


                  1. I saw it at the Santa Monica farmer's market Wednesday. A woman sells grass fed lamb, goat and rabbit. The lamb is fantastic

                    1. I actually made Piedmont Rabbit in a Pot tonight with Nebbiolo wine and it was extremely tender and fresh not to mention the culprit of numerous spots on my jeans.... but hey the only try way to enjoy this carnivorous delight is at some point to pick it up and eat with your hands caveman style! If you can believe it I ordered the rabbit a week ago from Stater Brothers and although not organic it was extremely high quality and cut up for me just the way I wanted. For organic, grass fed and free range quality meet try Figueroa Produce Market.

                      1. I've seen it at The Square supermarket in Rosemead at the corner of San Gabriel Blvd. and Garvey Ave.

                        It's a Korean-Chinese supermarket and they sell it frozen there.

                        1. My favorite place for rabbit is LA Fresh Poultry in Silverlake. They have live rabbits that they butcher for you when you buy it, it doesn't get fresher than that! Usually costs around $15. I am not a huge fan of these frozen little bunnies you see vacuum sealed in plastic. To me rabbit is like chicken, freezing doesn't do it any favors. You can get it either cut up in the typical way or whole, I usually get mine cut up. They give the meat to you still warm in a plastic bag with all the tasty bits like liver and kidney. Be forewarned, the skinned head will be in the bag as well. Supposedly it makes a great soup, not that anxious to find out. If you go to LA Fresh Poultry be aware that they are holding and butchering live animals there so the smell can be a little intense but it's worth it. Good luck with your rabbit!

                          LA Fresh Poultry
                          121 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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                          1. re: rezpeni

                            Thanks, this sounds like a real find!

                            1. re: rezpeni

                              The chowhound part of me loves this place. The humantarian part of me is horrified by it.

                              (I know I need to get over it.)

                              Mr Taster

                              1. re: rezpeni

                                Thanks - I'm trying it. Found some great recipes on epicurious.com for rabbit ragu.

                              2. Mcall's Meat and Fish in Los Feliz advertised that they have fresh rabbit in stock by twitter on 3/27/10. i happen to follow their twitter feed. it is a relatively new "neighborhood butcher" that has good product. you might want to investigate this option.

                                McCall's Meat & Fish Co.
                                2117 Hillhurst Avenue (between Avocado Street and Ambrose)

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                                1. re: HerbyN

                                  I roasted a McCall's rabbit a couple of weeks ago. Extremely good meat.