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Old 04-02-2012, 10:20 AM
Location: Toronto
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Obviously it is not common as beef, pork or chicken. And it definitely not as popular as compared to say another country such as England, France or Australia. Lamb seems only common on rare occasions, such as Easter, and often times many people haven't tried it.

I have noticed that many groceries stores/butchers don't have lamb in smaller towns.

Big cities will have it obviously though it's less common/popular and sometimes imported. It does seem really popular in places with large immigrant populations (like NYC, or in Michigan with the Middle Eastern immigrant communities).

In what places is lamb most common on the market or widely eaten?
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Changes in the Sheep Industry in the United States: Making the Transition from Tradition

Here's a chapter from a book devoted to the subject. I'd assume in most small towns, lamb meat could be purchased from local, ethnic grocery stores located in immigrant neighborhoods.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Location: London, UK
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I cook lamb pretty often and never have I had an issue finding a good cut at the local regular run of the mills grocery stores in Boston and Cambridge.

Typically though I buy the majority of my meats in general from a Butcher, but if I can't make it there it is reliably available at the regular grocery stores.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:55 AM
Location: Florida
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lamb is popular anywhere gyros are popular by default...mmmm gyros.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:14 PM
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I live in the Orlando area which is about as vanilla as it gets in terms of food preferences yet Lamb is surprisingly available at most grocery stores in the basic forms (ground, chops, roasts) year-round. I regularly purchase Lamb Shoulder Blade Chops which are economical (about equal to Pork Chops) yet provide a welcome change from the usual suspects (Chicken and Pork).
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:50 PM
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Butcher Shop | Syracuse, NY

Jerusalem Supermarket - Middle Eastern & International Grocery in Syracuse, New York

There are a couple of other markets that are similar in the area. Buffalo should have such markets as well.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:28 PM
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Some of the mexican restaurants in Phoenix that are popular with mexicans and chicanos serve lamb often or at least on weekends.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It is pretty popular in New Mexico due to the Navajo/Spanish influence. This benefits the retention of food culture for other sheep eaters like Middle Easterners and various European-Americans.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:24 PM
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Any big city. Indian/Pakistani meat/grocery stores have them by default.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:47 PM
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Plenty of places offer Lamb in Miami. There are some great greek places near my house and a few Middle Eastern places too. Lamb is a favorite of mine.
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