We have had several threads on the best hot dogs in GTA for home use, but this inevitably goes nowhere,as there is no consistent supply of good dogs here.
Hamburger patties for home grilling is quite another matter. There are good butchers grinding their own, or even your selection of beef. (I'd like to know the best of this group.)
There are apparently good frozen patties from PC, but my own experience is shrinkage, and too much commercial spicing, sometimes with hydrolysed soy or milk fillers.
Cumbrae's has fine patties just under $3, but bland to my taste.
Metro has just introduced patties from 100% prime rib. Very good, lots of fat content, but ultimately bland. They also have Certified Angus patties, slightly cheaper and less fatty, but still lacking a good beef flavour.
I have just received Perfect Steak patties, about $2.75 each. Haven't tried them yet. This an online source, shipped in dry ice from Waterloo.
Best beef taste by quite a margin was www.beefconnections.ca It comes frozen in 1 lb packages, about $2 each. Unfortunately the next delivery to GTA is in June, but I'll probably order a 25 lb box. These are the only burgers I have tasted with a really good beef flavour, much like a dry aged steak.
What else is out there for good patio grilling this summer?
1636 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA
481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA
Cumbrae's Of Dundas
6 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H, CA