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Cheap cuts in Montreal - Plateau

frosti | Feb 6, 2012 05:19 PM

Hey all,

Since I moved to Montreal a month ago, I've been looking for an equivalent to Toronto's St. Lawrence market, which is to say a place where old-fashioned butchers break down whole carcasses, letting the laws of supply and demand work in my favour. I'm looking for stewing cuts and stock bones right now, but I'd be interested in experimenting with offal as well.

So far I've been to the Atwater and Jean-Talon markets, but both were selling premium cuts in suspiciously sterile environments (especially Atwater). Supermarkets also deal in the expensive (or overpriced) stuff, and I have yet to find a local butcher shop that has what I'm looking for.

For reference, at the St. Lawrence market, I was able to get a kilo of soup bones for a dollar, and I'd like to get my cheap cuts of meat for around 7$ a kilo (3-4$ a pound).

Any suggestions?

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