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bigmamafoodie Mar 24, 2010 03:54 PM

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

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  1. ipsedixit RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 24, 2010 04:09 PM

    Pet store.

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      bigmamafoodie RE: ipsedixit Mar 24, 2010 05:16 PM

      Excellent bon mot...thank you for the humor

    2. Mr Taster RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 24, 2010 04:12 PM

      Farmers Market poultry

      Mr Taster

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        Jwsel RE: Mr Taster Mar 24, 2010 05:01 PM

        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.

      2. Steve2 in LA RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 24, 2010 05:21 PM

        This site has several locales for bunny: http://www.local.com/results.aspx?key...

        1. The Professor RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 24, 2010 05:25 PM

          I've seen it in Asian markets...

          1. monku RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 24, 2010 05:39 PM

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

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              sgt.spanky RE: monku Mar 24, 2010 05:43 PM

              I always get mine at Bristol Farms.

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                vinosnob RE: sgt.spanky Mar 26, 2010 09:28 AM

                Is it fresh or frozen?

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                  sgt.spanky RE: vinosnob Mar 29, 2010 04:27 PM

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

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              Kishari RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 24, 2010 10:05 PM

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

              1. SauceSupreme RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 25, 2010 09:05 AM

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

                1. Joe Blowe RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 25, 2010 09:39 AM

                  You can buy rabbit at the oft overlooked Harmony Farms:

                  http://harmonyfarmsonline.com/Our_Pro...
                   

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                    budlit RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 25, 2010 04:24 PM

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

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                      Pathological Eaters RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 26, 2010 12:21 AM

                      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.

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                        Johnny L RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 26, 2010 07:32 AM

                        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.

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                          rezpeni RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 29, 2010 05:36 AM

                          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!

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

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                            vinosnob RE: rezpeni Mar 29, 2010 09:17 AM

                            Thanks, this sounds like a real find!

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                              Mr Taster RE: rezpeni Mar 29, 2010 10:01 AM

                              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

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                                bigmamafoodie RE: rezpeni Mar 30, 2010 07:46 AM

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

                              2. HerbyN RE: bigmamafoodie Mar 29, 2010 07:22 AM

                                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.

                                http://www.mccallsmeatandfish.com/
                                McCall's Meat & Fish Co.
                                2117 Hillhurst Avenue (between Avocado Street and Ambrose)

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                                  condiment RE: HerbyN Mar 30, 2010 01:11 PM

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

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