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Can you buy fresh duck legs locally?

escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 12:20 PM

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. letsindulge RE: escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 12:18 PM

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

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      escondido123 RE: letsindulge Oct 22, 2012 04:39 PM

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

    2. twyst RE: escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 12:23 PM

      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.

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        Michael Rodriguez RE: escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 01:14 PM

        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?

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          Bigley9 RE: escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 01:16 PM

          In Philadelphia they are always available at the Reading Terminal Market

          1. JungMann RE: escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 01:20 PM

            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.

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              HillJ RE: escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 01:38 PM

              Sometime avail at the butcher, certainly if I call ahead for it. Whole Foods and most Asian markets carry whole duck and duck parts. Oh, and Wegman's carries duck too and their butcher will cut up the duck into parts for you.

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                Harters RE: escondido123 Oct 22, 2012 02:13 PM

                Pretty much always available in any supermarket where I am.

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