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Oct 22, 2011 03:14 PM

Lamb shoulder for stew near Antioch, CA

Where can you find lamb shoulder near Antioch? TIA.

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

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    1. re: shanghaikid

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

      1. re: letsindulge

        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

          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

            "Lamb pork chop shoulder"?

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

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              "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

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

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  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

                    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.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

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

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

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