Where can I find exotic meat in the Boston area?
December 22, 2005 8:53 AM   Subscribe

Where to find rabbit meat and quail in Boston?

We've decided to serve quail as a first course and rabbit as a subsequent course for lunch on the 25th. Now we have to buy the meat (killing our own isn't an option). Does anyone in the AskMe universe know of any buthers/supermarkets where I can buy either or both of these types of dead animal?
posted by darsh to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: They're not 100% guaranteed to have anything at a specific time, but if you're looking for something unusual, you should always contact these high-quality butchers:

John Dewar

and then there's always Savenor's and Super 88, but not usually worth it for the high price and low quality, respectively.
posted by rxrfrx at 8:57 AM on December 22, 2005

Best answer: For all your Boston exoctic meat needs there is Savenors, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, just a couple minute's walk from the Charles/MGH station. Their phone is 617-723-6328.

I'm pretty sure that the University Park Star/Shaw's has had rabbit recently, can't vouch for the quail.
posted by whatzit at 8:58 AM on December 22, 2005

I searched for quail boston butcher and followed the first link to find a likely candidate.
posted by mikel at 9:00 AM on December 22, 2005

Here are your local Whole Foods locations.

I can't be certain about Boston, but I find Rabbit and Quail at Whole Foods here in DC fairly often.
posted by Pollomacho at 9:07 AM on December 22, 2005

Mayflower Poultry (a.k.a. "Live Poultry/Fresh Killed") on Cambridge St. in East Cambridge has had rabbit and quail in the past.
posted by TimeFactor at 9:12 AM on December 22, 2005

Best answer: A link for the above. I think it's the best place for really fresh poultry in Boston.
posted by TimeFactor at 9:16 AM on December 22, 2005

Stop & Shop regularly carries frozen rabbit and quite often fresh, at least at the ones I go to out here in MetroWest. I saw frozen quail and fresh guinea fowl at Whole Foods in Framingham last night.
posted by dchase at 9:58 AM on December 22, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! we have our ingredients
posted by darsh at 12:03 PM on December 22, 2005

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