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May 26, 2007 03:49 AM

Where to buy skirt steak

Where can I find them? I've looked in Kensington and St Lawrence markets with no luck.


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  1. Definitely at Whole Foods and Cumbrae.

      1. I know they have it at Royal Beef and at Nortown Foods.

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        1. re: embee

          I've never seen skirt steak at Nortown. Does it have to be specially ordered?

          1. re: FlavoursGal

            They usually have it at York Mills. I don't know about Eglinton. For many years, Nortown (and Donny's, a direct competitor, now defunct) were the only reliable sources of skirt steak in Toronto.

            It used to be sold as "pinwheels", which were skirt steaks rolled into a log and sliced into roughly 1" sections. Last week, they had normal (flat) skirt steaks in the freezer. My current regular source is Royal Beef at Danforth/Woodbine.

            1. re: embee

              Funny, you' d think they would have the same cuts at the York Mills and Eglinton locations. I'll have to ask next time I'm in there.

              In Montreal, the kosher butchers sold "lollipops" - pinwheels on a stick!

              1. re: FlavoursGal

                I think they have pretty much the same cuts now, but they didn't always. For many years, Eglinton carried only kosher cuts - long after they ceased actually being kosher - while York Mills stocked strip loins and very treif sausage products.

        2. "Skirt" is a popular Latino BBQ cut. Juan Meat Market, otherwise known as El Gaucho, has this cut and I understand has a good reputation in the Latino community
          40 Beverly Hills Rd
          Its in the plaza, west side.

          1. St James Town Steak and Chop (Parliament at Winchester) often has them in cryovacs of three.