So I been wanting to try some Offal type items but dont want to go to a restaurant. Do any of you know where about I can go to shop for these? I havent had any success and my GF just turned me onto this website, and judging by all the great answers you guys give, im sure someone will be able to help. Thanks!
Where are you located? You can usually find plenty at Asian supermarkets but the selection can vary.
San Gabriel region is your best bet to find all the cow hearts, honey comb tripe, pigs feet you want.
In the Valley (Van Nuys area) I go to Thai Markets - usually Bangluck on Sherman Way - for the meatier bits. For the squishy bits, I've had better luck in Russian markets especially when looking for lamb brains, kidneys, and, yes, testicles.
Some Armenian or Middle-Eastern markets will also carry these items. Golden Farms on San Fernando Rd carries these items... 6501 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91201
I've seen brains, tripe, pizzle, liver, blood, trotters, snout, oxtail and other yummy parts at Jons on Vermont/Hollywood. Probably not all on the same day, but just on random visits.
Look into your local 99 Ranch Market as well. Asian markets often have the "naughty bits". That's where I get mine when I'm feeling offal. I feel better later. (Too obvious? Sorry.)
17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA
In case you were hoping for more... humanely raised offal (grassfed, no antibiotics, etc) I would suggest you check out Lindy and Grundy. They will probably have whatever you're looking for, but of course you have to pay a premium