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Apr 1, 2007 08:43 PM

Good location for Sausage downtown

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for a good place to get an assortment of sausage. There used to be a place on Bloor east of Bathurst that had some amazing varieties with great quality. They had a morrocan lamb that couldn't be beat, but I haven't been able to find anything to match that level since they closed.


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  1. Just the good old SLM, north, outlet called "El Gaucho"

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    1. re: Wiley

      Also "The Sausage king" in SLM south.

      1. re: Aardvark

        This is where I purchased some "Macedonian" type sausage only 2 weeks back.
        It was very good.
        I have to say that I have had good experiences from this place recently. About 2 years ago, I purchased some sausage from the same place and was not impressed.
        Lately though, they are worth the trip to the SLM.
        While I was at the SLM , what I was really looking for was some US Prime steaks, I saw them there a few weeks ago, but did not see them this past week.
        I do not recall the name of the establishment however...
        When you enter the South building and walk south, and cross the the first aisle, there are 2 LARGE butchers across from each other.
        The one on the West side had the US prime steaks about 4 weeks ago.
        Not recently however.
        I hope to find some again soon.


        1. re: Poorboy

          Kirk, I think that's Witteveen's (sorry about the spelling...)

          1. re: Poorboy

            Here is an article from of interest the Toronto Star on 50's/70's Bloor St. west of Spadina.


            I agree with all comments about Country Style, Paprika, and The Schnitzel House - both good and bad. I would add that Paprika is as close as anyone can get to everyday Hungarian home cooking - again, both good and bad.

      2. Segovia Meat on Augusta in Kensington has very interesting sausages. They are lean and dry out easily if treated roughly on the grill though. I made a white bean stew yesterday with their thyme and garlic sausage and it was fantastic. The proprietor is South American, maybe Brazilian?

        There is also a Polish or Ukrainian sausage place on Dundas near Crawford that will have a line up right out the door of people getting their sausages for Easter.

        1. Try Healthy Butcher on Queen W. They have a great selection of homeade sausages.

          1. For Italian-style pork sausages:

            When I'm in the Bloor/Christie neighbourhood I pick up some sausages from Fiesta Farms. I'm quite sure they're concocted on the premises. They have a good coarse texture, good meat-fat ratio, and they work wonderfully in making rag├╣. I take the casings off first.

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            1. re: Doopsylalolic

              I agree with your Fiesta Farms rec for store bought sausages. Their hot Sicilian style is a particular favourite in our pot or on the grill. Their Barese stands up well as a milder sausage to go with greens.

              1. re: mikeb

                Thanks! I live a few minutes from Fiesta Farms, but never thought to try their sausage. I'll check them out. Fingers Crossed.

                1. re: tellerium

                  The Fiesta Farms sausages are excellent. They were the first (and only) place I've seen that had varieties of italian sausage other than hot and mild/sweet. I haven't tried them all yet - don't live in the area - but I'm working on it.

            2. We love the sausages from Reithers -- esp the Chorizo. They're moist and very very tasty.