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Oct 22, 2012 12:20 PM

Can you buy fresh duck legs locally?

Now that fall has arrived, I see lots of mentions of duck legs confit. In my local stores, you can buy whole ducks frozen and you can order whole ducks fresh---but fresh, uncooked duck legs just aren't available without a drive. Can you get them where you live, have to travel a distance or can't get them at all?

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  1. Almost pretty much available fresh @ 99 Ranch, and other Asian markets most of the time.

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    1. re: letsindulge

      I've never shopped there but have been served their roasted duck at friends--will have to check it out soon. thanks.

    2. Available year round here in Austin at Central Market. Both Central Market and Whole Foods started in Austin, so we have really huge ones that have a ridiculous selection of stuff so your milage may vary.

      1. The poultry shop in my Chinese neighborhood always has duck legs. They also offer duck tongues, but I have no idea what to do with them. Suggestions?

        1. In Philadelphia they are always available at the Reading Terminal Market

          1. I usually buy duck legs frozen, but in season I can rely on either a farmer's market or 20-gauge to get my ducks fresh.