The Meataholics

From the exotic to everyday cuts, Harmony Farms has it all

When the need for rabbit, wild boar, pheasant or ostrich strikes, die-hard carnivores know to head to Harmony Farms. This unassuming La Crescenta butcher shop has offered the best and biggest variety of meats and game since 1972.

Longtime customers go to Harmony for cut-to-order Harris Ranch beef and well-marbled Australian Wagyu steaks, plus naturally raised heritage pork, great chicken and other poultry products at competitive prices. But it's really a boon for the adventurous home cook.

Think of a meat, and it's probably thereā€“if not, the staff will source it for you. In the freezer cases, there's everything from goat and elk fillets to alligator, rattlesnake and even kangaroo. Fans of offal will find beef kidneys, chicken hearts and other hard-to-find bits, although some, like sweetbreads, need to be special-ordered.

If you can't get to the foothills, call in an order ($150 minimum) and they'll deliver anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area. Find that at the mega grocery chains.

Harmony Farms, 2824 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta; 818-248-3068 or harmonyfarmsonline.com