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Places to purchase lobes of foie gras

letsindulge Oct 11, 2012 12:21 PM

Please direct me to where I can buy foie gras. Coming from CA, and staying in Collegeville over the Christmas holiday. If you happen to know the price as well that would be great.TIA

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    cwdonald RE: letsindulge Oct 11, 2012 05:43 PM

    DiBruno Brothers. I would probably go to the one at 17th and Chestnut. They have the ability to ship it, though I do not know if that is illegal to ship it to California for personal consumption.


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      letsindulge RE: cwdonald Oct 12, 2012 10:14 AM

      Thank you for the heads up. It's illegal if I intend to sell it, but my intention of course is to enjoy every single bite!

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      Boognish RE: letsindulge Oct 12, 2012 01:42 PM

      I was in the Italian Market today and noticed that D'Angelo Bros' sign said "foie gras" on it. In any case, you should call ahead to make sure wherever you hope to purchase the product has it in stock or can order it for you ahead of time.

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        Chefpaulo RE: letsindulge Oct 12, 2012 04:58 PM

        Joel Assouline (of Assouline and Ting) used to carry it but I haven't seen him in years. Worth a try.

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          george2 RE: letsindulge Oct 13, 2012 07:04 AM

          Esposito's has it but it's frozen. Don't know if that makes a difference.

          1001 S 9th St
          Philadelphia, PA 19147
          Neighborhoods: Italian Market, Bella Vista
          (215) 922-2659

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            MooseInSJ RE: george2 Oct 13, 2012 01:35 PM

            I would recommend Hudson Valley Foie Gras http://www.hudsonvalleyfoiegras.com/

            Also D'Artagnan http://www.dartagnan.com/

            Not sure if the CA law prohibits having foie gras shipped to you for personal consumption or not. I would check prior to ordering.

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            Buckethead RE: letsindulge Oct 15, 2012 08:48 AM

            I was at the Center City DiBruno Bros. over the weekend and they had a single 1 lb. piece of foie gras in the meat case. I talked to the guy behind the counter for a few seconds and he implied that it's not something they keep in stock, but they do sell it on their website so I'm sure you could call them to special order it and go pick it up in the store. I didn't catch the price, I think it was around $80.

            If you know this far in advance where you'll be staying though, it seems like you could just order it from anywhere and have it shipped to you wherever you're staying.

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