Fresh Lamb or Goat Meat in LA?
I've been thinking about making either a lamb or goat stew. I love both but can't seem to find anywhere that sells these meats fresh and by the pound. So does anyone out there know of a good meat store where I can buy good lamb or goat meat? I'm in the Silverlake area, so preferably your suggestions will be somewhere local. Thanks!
I have been buying my goat at El Super market on Sherman way in North Hollywood. I am not sure that it has never been frozen, but it makes a good Jamaican goat curry. This market has multiple locations, but I am not sure they all have goat meat. It is sold as "Chivo." As an added bonus, there are excellent Thai restaurants in the area too.
Since the Indian community prefers goat meat, we have been searching for sources and the best one I have found is the unusually named:
Asian Spot, 8327 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324
There is a restaurant as well, but I have only been to the store for goat meat - they have two cuts - the leg pieces, and the ribs. Both of them are the best in terms of less fat, and flavor, and tenderness - that I have come across.
Latino, Chinese and Indian markets are good about having lamb and goat for sale by the pound. Seek those out and you'll find a lot of choices/options. You'll have to drive north, east or southeast to find it.
I think you are pretty close to McCall's Meat & Fish, 2117 Hillhurst (just below Los Feliz) - IMO, one of the 3 best butchers in LA. Anything you want in lamb, don't know about goat.