Peninsula (San Mateo) Spots for Chicken and Beef Bones
I have recently moved to San Mateo and am trying to find a good and inexpensive source for beef and chicken bones for stock. Manilla Market had become my default spot before leaving the city.
I know there is a 99 Ranch in Foster City - is that my best bet or are there other good places to try?
Besides 99 Ranch in Foster City, check out Marina Food in San Mateo. It's right by 101 & Hillsdale on the east side of the freeway.
2992 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403
Draeger's in san mateo is surprisingly cheap for that stuff. When I was a regular at the butcher counter they'd even give me a few bags free from time to time. Just ask the butcher for them. i think regular price on the chicken was ~.79/lb; not sure on beef.
You might also try Lunardi's. There's one in Millbrae and another in San Carlos. Also Piazzas near CSM. I've gotten chicken bones from the butcher in both those places, and beef bones from Lunardi's. Lunardi's is the best all-around relatively cheap supermarket on the Peninsula, IMHO, and has a large and well-supplied butcher.
I recommend Crystal Springs Fish and Poultry off the De Anza exit from 92. The owner is a CCA graduate, and has lots of great stuff.