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Lamb shoulder for stew near Antioch, CA

letsindulge Oct 22, 2011 03:14 PM

Where can you find lamb shoulder near Antioch? TIA.

  1. Robert Lauriston Oct 22, 2011 03:59 PM

    Look for your nearest halal butcher. That might be Sunnyvale Market in Walnut Creek.

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      Rapini Oct 22, 2011 04:12 PM

      If the OP is willing to drive to Walnut Creek, there's a Whole Foods [on Newell, I think].

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        mochimunchie Oct 26, 2011 07:21 PM

        second the Halal market. For example -
        At Indus in Berkeley, the lamb is local and a great price.

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        shanghaikid Oct 22, 2011 03:22 PM

        costco has it in the east bay, check costco-antioch or your nearest asian supermarket.

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          letsindulge Oct 22, 2011 03:25 PM

          Thanks shkid. I've seen rack & chops @ Costco but shoulder or leg? Have not noticed fresh @ asian markets.

          1. re: letsindulge
            rccola Oct 22, 2011 05:22 PM

            I've definitely gotten very good leg of lamb at the Richmond Costco. Along the back meat cooler where the beef and pork are kept.

            1. re: letsindulge
              shanghaikid Oct 26, 2011 07:12 PM

              noticed ad (10/27) for raley's market mentioning fresh lamb pork chop shoulder @5.99/lb.

              there's a raley's in antioch at 3632 lone street way,.

              1. re: shanghaikid
                Robert Lauriston Oct 27, 2011 11:46 AM

                "Lamb pork chop shoulder"?

                Lamb at the halal markets I shop at is under $4 a pound.

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                  shanghaikid Oct 27, 2011 03:27 PM

                  "lamb pork chop shoulder:
                  that's what the ad said, just passing it along. let'sindulge can decide.
                  lamb now is at least $2 cheaper per pound than during this summr, fyi.

                  1. re: shanghaikid
                    Robert Lauriston Oct 27, 2011 03:34 PM

                    I was paying under $4 a pound this summer. The halal butcher did raise their prices a buck around Easter.

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                      shanghaikid Oct 27, 2011 04:03 PM

                      don't doubt your numbers. the numbers i'm referring to are frozen boneless lamb legs and boneless lamb shoulders.

                      in the summer, boneless legs were selling at jethro very close to $6, now it's heading to break $4 on the way down.

                      no doubt your halal butcher cut his margins in the summer and keep the cheapest cuts at a low price to keep the customers coming. (maybe it was a loss leader). now that lamb is cheaper, he can clean up(make up his previous losses).for a few months until lamb goes up again pre-april.

                      sidenote: would be interesting to compare lamb prices now vs. the summer at raley's and whole foods. since i seldom shop these stores, i wouldn't know. others might.

                      1. re: shanghaikid
                        Robert Lauriston Oct 27, 2011 04:51 PM

                        The halal butchers usually charge the same price per pound for all cuts. Occasionally they charge a bit more for leg. Ground lamb is less.

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                          shanghaikid Oct 27, 2011 08:23 PM

                          got it.
                          your halal butcher charges the same price for most cuts year round. ground lamb is less. sometimes lamb leg is higher.

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