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Comparing quality butchers in the 'burbs, 2011


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Comparing quality butchers in the 'burbs, 2011

ThreeEm | Mar 22, 2011 02:42 PM

PREFACE: there's no recent thread on this subject that's helpful to the Greater Chowmind of Toronto to make actual comparative purchasing decisions. I don't make the rules but I'd love to get information on prices, animal feed, locality, cuts, etc. with some semblance of direct comparability.

I'll take a quick look at Famu below. I'll be returning, but can anyone come up with some alternatives, especially in East or North Toronto? I'm not a snob; if there's a good butcher in a supermarket that will do good beef, pork, or lamb to my instructions, I would love to know about it. I think many of us consumers have little time for shady practices and/or not displaying prices, so I hope this can help.

Some places I know precious little about that I'd like to directly compare: The Healthy Butcher, Meat on the Beach, The Village Butcher, Gasparro's, BlossumPure, Grace, The Butcher Shoppe. I'm also personally interested in insight into Toronto's Halal options for Western-style cuts.

The Healthy Butcher
565 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

Meat on the Beach
1860 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

Butcher Shoppe
121 Shorncliffe Rd, Toronto, ON M8Z, CA

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