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where to buy mutton in the east bay or greater bay area

hawkhandler Sep 6, 2011 12:18 PM

i'm looking for butcher that carries mutton. i'm in the east bay so that would be preferable but i'm willing to drive anywhere in the bay area really. thanks

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  1. wolfe RE: hawkhandler Sep 6, 2011 01:16 PM

    Here's a supplier and their outlets.

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      hawkhandler RE: wolfe Sep 6, 2011 01:39 PM

      awesome. thanks. i've been wanting to try some kentucky style smoked mutton for a while now.

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      hawkhandler RE: hawkhandler Sep 22, 2011 12:09 PM

      marins sun farms can't get it right now. is anyone familiar with any of the halal butchers in the east bay?

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        escargot3 RE: hawkhandler Sep 22, 2011 01:42 PM

        oasis in Oakland usually has goat & lamb. haven't seen mutton.

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        elglads RE: hawkhandler Sep 22, 2011 02:33 PM

        Try Nature's Bounty ranch in Vacaville.


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          Kayde RE: hawkhandler Sep 22, 2011 04:59 PM

          I'll second Oasis as a good place to call.
          Also try Wayland's Meat In the Oakland Dimond area. I've heard other customers telling him how well the whole pig or lamb fed their party, so he does special orders.

          Wayland's Meat
          3421 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA 94602

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            hawkhandler RE: Kayde Sep 22, 2011 05:03 PM

            Wayland's is where i usually go but for some reason i just assumed he wouldn't have it as all the fancy specialty places didn't. i'll give him a call today and if not i'll try Oasis.

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              moto RE: hawkhandler Sep 22, 2011 06:04 PM

              Indus Foods in Berkeley, on San Pablo Ave nr. University, is another halal meat shop. Do you have a particular size of animal in mind ? -- what some meat cutters call lamb might be close to what you want, if no one has mutton.

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                escargot3 RE: moto Sep 22, 2011 06:38 PM

                I agree with moto -- I wouldn't use the word "mutton" just describe the kind of meat you want. And Indus is another great place.

          2. Robert Lauriston RE: hawkhandler Dec 4, 2012 11:04 AM

            Looking for a butcher that sells mutton.

            I don't find any recent local sightings here or elsewhere except on the menus at Indian / Pakistani and Chinese restaurants. That suggests there could be some meat wholesalers in the area who have it, on the other hand the restaurants could just be substituting lamb. I'll go by Indus and Oasis and ask.

            Marin Sun Farms says, "We don’t currently have any mutton, nor do we have any in the pipeline for the near future."

            Nature's Bounty's Web site lists only lamb, goat, beef, and chicken.

            GrowKitchen in Sebastopol is having a mutton workshop presented by a butcher from the Santa Rosa Whole Foods, but I contacted them and they can't get me any.


            1. edgrimley RE: hawkhandler Dec 4, 2012 03:52 PM

              I love a nice mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich where the mutton is really lean.

              1. Robert Lauriston RE: hawkhandler Dec 14, 2012 06:33 PM

                Last weekend I asked the butcher at Indus if he could order me some mutton to pick up today but he doesn't speak much English. Apparently he thought I wanted a whole lamb.

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                  sambamaster RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 14, 2012 06:41 PM

                  When's the festa?

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                  Pius Avocado III RE: hawkhandler Jun 2, 2013 12:58 PM

                  Skyelark Ranch has mutton at the Jack London Square Farmers' Market today.

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: Pius Avocado III Jun 2, 2013 01:55 PM

                    Thank you!

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                      Pius Avocado III RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 3, 2013 10:00 AM

                      My pleasure.

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                      Robert Lauriston RE: Pius Avocado III Feb 16, 2014 11:18 AM

                      I got some mutton chops and they were very good. I asked them to cut me a nice roast the next time they butchered one but am still waiting to hear.

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                      ThaDu RE: hawkhandler Feb 15, 2014 02:20 PM

                      richmond halal market on san pablo ave, a little south of casino at san pablo dam road. goat lamb deliver every week

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                        Robert Lauriston RE: ThaDu Feb 16, 2014 11:16 AM

                        Finding goat and lamb is easy. Finding mutton verges on impossible.

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