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Sources for high quality lamb at reasonable prices

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bakerboyz Nov 17, 2012 10:58 AM

Looking for good sources in the Boston area for high quality/reasonable prices for baby lamb chops. Just was at Restaurant Depot and did not see any. Thinking about grilling baby lamb chops/lollipops for a cocktail party.

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    Blumie Nov 17, 2012 11:32 AM

    Costco usually has very reasonably priced rack of lamb. You'll need to trim and cut them yourself, but it's very easy to do.

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      treb Nov 17, 2012 01:11 PM

      I believe their racks come frenched.

    2. tatsu Nov 17, 2012 12:58 PM

      You can't beat the halal butchers around here for quality and price. They may not have baby-size however, but it won't be old. There is Al Hoda in Central Sq Cambridge, the place in Haymarket, and a bunch in the East Boston/Chelsea/Revere/Everett part of the area. They are generally local lamb, usually from New Hampshire.

      I think Boston Lamb and Veal is where a lot of restaurants go, but it seems wholesale only.

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        emannths Nov 19, 2012 06:34 AM

        Any idea on a ballpark price for leg at Al Hoda?

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          hotoynoodle Nov 29, 2012 12:35 PM

          went to puritan beef yesterday on blackstone st., in the haymarket area. butcher was happy to take me into the walk-in where they had 3-4 whole lambs, plus other critters, hanging. leg was $6.99 pp and they were happy to grind some for me. had a bit last night and it was quite delicious. with whole sheep there, obviously you can get whatever cuts you need.

          also had all sorts of goat cuts and off-cuts of beef, like tail and tongue.

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