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Nov 9, 2013 10:45 AM

Freshly Carved (Baked) Turkey Meat

Where can I find freshly carved (baked in-house) turkey meat? I would like to buy it by the pound. I am craving a turkey leftovers sandwich pre-Thanksgiving.

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  1. bristol farms (i know for sure)
    gelson's (90%sure)
    main course on pico

    7 Replies
    1. re: westsidegal

      Yes all Gelson's
      Bristol Farms Santa Monica
      and Koo Koo Roo Santa Monica

      1. re: westsidegal

        I can't think of a Gelson's that doesn't.

        1. re: latindancer

          Anybody know what Gelson's charges per pound for sliced turkey breast? My goodness, Boar's Head is usually $8.99 or more. Could it be much more than that?

          Wonder if I could buy seasoned crispy turkey skin by the pound!!!

          (Imagine a sandwich with lightly toasted sourdough or even challah, a thick smear of mashed potatoes, a little turkey, a lot of turkey skin, and gravy in place of the mayo!)

          1. re: nosh

            Nosh, what you described sounds like a turkey variant of Peking Duck.

            1. re: nosh

              I would be shocked if Gelson's isn't significantly more than 8.99 a pound. I've been on a Boar's Head kick for the last two weeks and off-sale they're around $12.00.

              1. re: nosh

                I'll throw this out there: Philippe's take out menu offers "hot meat":


                Since I was taken there as a child to the present, I have been hooked on the lamb so I cannot speak as to how good the turkey is.

                I believe it is $15.00 a pound. I see now it is thinly sliced but they may do thicker, and I'd go for the au jus.

            2. re: westsidegal

              Gelson's...99% sure, but be aware that their carving station opens at lunchtime -- perhaps a little before -- and then stays open into the afternoon. I do not know when they close for the day, but I do know that they are not open in the earlier hours of the day. Also, they do run out of turkey, so I believe it best to get there around lunchtime or a little after, just after the lunchtime crowd has dispersed.

            3. Whole foods I think as well. If you want a sandwich without having to get all the stuff yourself, try the sandwich bar at the Tam Oshanter. Great roasted in house turkey, choice of bread, cranberry sauce, cole slaw and potato salad