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Where do you buy rabbit?

richardsld Mar 19, 2013 03:21 PM

I can find rabbit for $10lb but was hoping to find something more sustainable to my bank account...

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    saria RE: richardsld Mar 19, 2013 08:08 PM

    I like getting it at the farmers' market, but yes, it's pricey. If you're looking for low-cost, they sell it at live butchers.

    1. Cheese Boy RE: richardsld Mar 19, 2013 09:10 PM

      Asian markets have rabbit imported from China.

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        CCSPRINGS RE: Cheese Boy Mar 21, 2013 11:46 AM

        No way!

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          law_doc89 RE: CCSPRINGS Mar 21, 2013 12:20 PM


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            CCSPRINGS RE: law_doc89 Mar 21, 2013 12:31 PM

            Funny looking bunnies!

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          ratgirlagogo RE: Cheese Boy Mar 21, 2013 12:27 PM

          "Asian markets have rabbit imported from China."

          Most of the frozen rabbit I see in supermarkets like Key Food, CTown, Trade Fair is imported from China (and labeled as such).

        3. Sluggo1407 RE: richardsld Mar 20, 2013 12:25 AM

          Italian markets like Frank & Sal's on 18th Avenue & 81st Street in Bensonhurst carry it. I doubt they charge $10 per pound there.

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            versicle RE: richardsld Mar 20, 2013 04:07 AM

            International Meat Market on 30th Avenue in Astoria carries rabbit. I don't remember the price but I also doubt it's $10 / lb.

            1. jen kalb RE: richardsld Mar 20, 2013 08:19 PM

              I I have seen rabbit in the freezer compartment at the 5th Ave Key in Park Slope. I have also bought it at Colluccio. I really doubt it was $10 per lb in either case.

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                yussdov RE: richardsld Mar 21, 2013 10:48 AM

                any of the butcher shops up on arthur ave in the bronx have it. not sure if it's fresh or defrosted. at the H Marts in flushing, there's lot of frozen rabbit. and i think it's about 5 or 6 bucks a pound. i've bought it at h mart and it was great. haven't bought it up on arthur ave, but the rabbit up there looks great.

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                  1. mcf RE: richardsld Mar 21, 2013 12:22 PM

                    Fairway has it in the meat dept on LI, it may be D'Artagnan, so any store can order it.

                    For the sake of accuracy, I have never bought it, just seen it.

                    1. EricMM RE: richardsld Mar 21, 2013 02:51 PM

                      All the Asian markets carry rabbit, frozen or defrosted, for pretty cheap....maybe $3 or so/lb. As another poster said, it comes from China. Aside from that, it has no organs- the best part. I buy Dartagnon rabbit from Natural Market on Austin St in Forest Hills. It's expensive- about $10/lb, but its very good quality, and has the heart, liver, and kidneys.

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                        sushiman RE: richardsld Mar 22, 2013 09:01 AM

                        The Meat Hook has rabbits and the Food Town on North 3rd does too. They have the vacuum packed D'artagnan rabbits.

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                          richardsld RE: richardsld Mar 23, 2013 05:08 AM

                          Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions. Ended up going with a veal shoulder because I'm feeding 4, but looking forward to investigating rabbit when I'm cooking for 2/3.

                          1. Eggsactley RE: richardsld Mar 23, 2013 08:32 AM

                            Peter's in the Arthur Ave. market always has fresh rabbit.

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