Need to buy VEAL SHANKS for Osso Bucco - -South of Boston - - - any suggestions?
In the past we have bought veal shanks precisely to use for osso bucco and we bought the shanks at our local Market Basket (Reading) but I do know there are a few MBs south of Boston, the latest one is on The Cape, and there's one in Raynham. I believe you might find them at major supermarket chains near you, though. Phone first.
I don't think the big box stores like Costco do much with veal. There was an Italian butcher in Rozzie Square - Tony's, I think, but not sure if he did veal or stuck to pork. He also was pretty old and I haven't been back in a year or so. Maybe McKinnon's in Davis, but that's only a guess.
I do see them in grocery stores with decent meat selections.. how many do you need? And if i recall, cuts from the hindshank versus foreshank are a bit different in terms of bone/meat.
Good luck finding some nice meaty ones..