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Sep 26, 2011 12:21 PM

Whole turkey in LA?

Trying to find whole turkeys and not having any luck. Has anyone seen them in stores, hopefully near west hollywood or west la.

Or a good deal on brisket....Thanks!!!

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  1. Puritan Poultry in the Original Farmers Markets carries fresh whole turkeys. Call first for the size your are looking for and if they don't have it they can order it.

    Puritan Poultry
    6333 W 3rd St # 226, Los Angeles, CA

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Victor's Meat market on the corner of Palms and National carries Shelton Farms during Thanksgiving. I'm not sure if he carries throughout the year but most likely get them since they are fairly local a provider.

      Victor's Meats & Delicatessen
      10002 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

    2. Most Markets do not stock whole turkeys after June. When the stock is depleted, usually frozen turkeys, you can only special order them, a week in advance so you will be paying premium price. The reason is that they want their suppliers to get ready for the holidays.

      I had a similar problem trying to find whole turkeys in June. In fact, I depleted one supermaket of their supply, which were two frozen 12 pounders.

      The store chains I vsited were..Ralphs, Albertsons, Vons, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Food for Less, 99 ranch, Bristol Farms, Gelson's, Stater Bro's.

      1. Brisket -- Get the whole brisket (about 11 pounds, choice, untrimmed) at Smart & Final. Served sealed in the cryovac bag. Last time I checked it was $1.89 per pound. The extra fat bastes it if you smoke or roast it. Even if you only use the flat, it is cheaper than in the supermarket, and you can trim the point and grind into fantastic burger meat.

        Smart & Final
        10113 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

        1. I checked Gelson's in Century City. They continue to have several medium-sized fresh turkeys in the poultry case. Sorry, I forgot to check the price.