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I need a rabbit in NYC!

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Does anyone know where I can get a rabbit today? I would prefer somewhere Downtown.

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  1. Here's a link from an older thread that may help you decide, with a few choices in the downtown area. I would call around to make sure rabbit is available at whatever shop you choose.

    The Brooklyn markets listed are very good and I know this from personal experience with both Staubitz and Paisano's, but again, call for rabbit availability.


    1. Not downtown, but I've seen rabbit many times at Fairway.

      1. They sell rabbits at butchers in Chinatown. I'd check out Deluxe Supermarket in particular.

        1. You'll get a rabbit without a problem at the butcher inside the Essex market

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          1. re: Colari

            My suggestion as well -- I have definitely seen rabbits there, and the butcher seems to know his stuff.

            1. Too bad the police caught that coyote in Tribeca yesterday, tv: he could have found a rabbit for you quite well!

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              1. re: Phil Ogelos

                Well, we may have coyotes running amok in Manhattan, but the domestic bunny posse is woefully absent from city streets.

                Not only that, but coyotes don't give up their food very readily.

                1. re: bushwickgirl

                  " ... the domestic bunny posse is woefully absent from city streets."

                  And look at how much the poorer and the meaner we are for that lack, b'girl.
                  I'd happily trade half the pigeon and half the squirrel population in this town for as many bunnies scampering underfoot. Lord knows it wouldn't be that hard to build up the population, even from a modest start. [Imagine a pullulating Bryant Park!]

                  I concede your point about getting the coyote to surrender his kill, but I liked the idea of a real predator doing what it was meant for -like Lola & Pale Male, the red-tailed hawks, for example- but in the city.

                  1. re: Phil Ogelos

                    Agreed, I'm not that fond of squirrel, anyway. Coyotes are, however, maybe that's why Wiley strayed our way.

                    I haven't heard anything about Lola and Pale Male for awhile now, after the flurry of attention they received a few years ago. Are they still a couple or have they moved on?

                    1. re: bushwickgirl

                      Pale Male has snared Sandra Bullock on the rebound.
                      Lola's sitting at a table in Sammy's Roumanian, alone, eating pickles and waiting for a nice boy to come court her with schmaltz and maybe some tongue.
                      No sign of any bunnies anywhere, yet.

              2. Chinatown. They sell them frozen at the Hong Kong Supermarket (at it's new location on the corner of Elizabeth and Hester).

                Hong Kong Supermarket
                157 Hester St, New York, NY 10013

                1. I am probably too late but I'd suggest Dean and Deluca or Ottomanelli's.

                  Ottomanelli's Cafe
                  1626 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

                  1. Are you looking for one to cook, or one ready to eat?

                    1. Well, it's no longer 'today'. I hope you found one (or two, or however many you needed). Jeffery's in the Essex Market has them & in Chinatown there are several spots, but these tend to be smaller & the meat a bit tougher (ok if you're braising, but roasting the loin can cause some trouble). Hop to it!