Buying fresh meat (non-veg post!)

#1 Jun 10th, 2013, 18:46
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Atlanta, GA
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I have been trying to find a reliable place to buy really fresh chicken. It seems that lately, my usual expat-type places I would frequent for food and meat have been letting me down, and on several occasions, I have opened the pack of chicken, smelled it, and thrown it directly in the trash because of the stench. This even after just one or two days in the fridge. One time, I just went ahead and cooked a pack of chicken that smelled pretty strong, thinking that maybe poultry is just different here as opposed to in the States and that maybe some smell is natural. However, after it was cooked, it smelled and tasted rotten (luckily we didn't get sick!).

Some of the places we've tried and failed:

Sugar & Spice Le Marche in Saket
The meat shop outside of Big Bazaar, Vasant Kunj
Pigpo's chicken (their pork is always fresh enough)
Green Chick Shop (usually they are fine but we had one bad incident once)

So does anyone have any tips on getting fresh, unspoiled chicken? Is there a specific place that is always trustworthy for it? Is there a time of the week when the shops get their supply replenished (for instance, I know that Pigpo in Jor Bagh tends to have fresher pork closer to Monday)? Is there a shop or stall that is reliable, clean, and has fresh goods? Specifically, I'd like a place that sells chicken thigh as well as breast, both with bone and boneless.

Please let me know. We live in South Delhi, near GK. Thanks!
#2 Jun 10th, 2013, 19:14
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You can give Republic of Chicken at C.R Park (Market # 2) a try. See here for details. I must, however, mention that I have never purchased raw chicken from ROC, hence, I don't have much first hand experience. You can call them and inquire if they could arrange to deliver fresh and pre-cleaned chicken at your home. CR Park is not far away from GK.
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#3 Jun 11th, 2013, 01:11
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A friend of mine once took me to Kotla market (near Lodhi colony-India Habitat Centre) for fresh chicken. The poultry shops allows one to choose the chicken and butcher and dress the chicken in front of the customer. Most of the poultry shops in Delhi (and India) do this. I am sure there are such shops near Greater Kailash too.

Well, it is another story that after watching the butchering and dressing of the chicken, I stopped having meat for a very very long time.

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