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I need help Capon Capon Capon

Does anyone know where it would be possible to buy a Capon that is fresh in the city of Toronto. I have called King Capon and they have no fresh Capons just frozen in a few stores and Maple Lodge does not have them. It's unbelievabe that a city the size of Toronto one can not find a place to buy fresh capon. Any help would be appreciated

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  1. Sunny Meat Market @ 327 Spadina in China town has fresh poultry of all sorts and
    St. Andrew Poultry. 17 St. Andrew St. (in Kensington Market) was advertising fresh turkey last week and should be worth a try

    1. I buy capon at Dilisio's Fine Meats in St Lawrence Market. Capon really is an amazing tender poultry I just discovered last year.

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      1. re: Mila

        Have also tried Capon from Dilisio's and I agree, it's pretty good.

      2. I used to purchase fresh capon at Kellen's Meat & Delicatessen in the Don Mills Centre. They have now moved to Leslie St. north of York Mills (where Swiss Chalet used to be) under the name of Leslie's Meat & Delicatessen. I haven't been to the new location but I'm sure they would still offer capons. (For some reason their new location does not come up on Canada 411).
        Here's a link referring to Leslie's Meats
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/362621

        Also I believe I've seen a sign about capons available at Bruno's (although they may have been referring to turkey).

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        Bruno's
        1560 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T, CA

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        1. re: JamieK

          Rowe and Clements, both organic.
          Saturday market only (SLM)
          I have always preferred capons, and have been buying them there for years.
          If you want them cut up, you need to call in advance.

          1. re: JamieK

            Did you know that Kellen's at Leslie Street has closed it's doors again??? I've been trying, in vain, to find out where they went. Does anyone know? Maybe I should check under Leslie Meat and Deli...as they were calling themselves, at taht location.

            1. re: Ibis1234

              I believe that they are closed...permanently.
              I was there the week before they closed, and not a word from the staff.
              They seemed to be busy at lunch, but never the traffic they enjoyed at Don Mills Plaza.
              Too bad.

          2. I think most of the butchers at the SLM carry them, I got one last weekend at Upper Cut. Big, juicy, tasty bird. 6.5 lbs.

            1. Reesor's has them at the Thornhill Farmers Market on Yonge Street. I believe the market operates Fridays and Saturdays only. At Reesor's you can also get incredibly cheap chicken frames for stock.

              1. I thank you all for your input but I went up to King Capon in Sharon Ont and they were nice enough to sell me a 10 pound bird that was frozen. 15 hours to defrost in the fridge 3 boxes of stuffing 5 hours of slow dooking and I had the happiest 8 guests and still a quarter of the bird left over. Never will I buy turkey again. Once you have had roasted capon there is no substiute Happy Thanksgiving to all.........Mr. D

                1. too late for this year, but Cumbrae's carries fresh capons that you can preorder for t-giving

                  1. Glad to hear that it was a success. I much prefer capon to turkey for a large group. The flavour and texture are truly superior.

                    1. Agree with the recommendation re: Clements...have bought several Capons there over the years and they've been yummy...get up early and head to SLM tomorrow morning...worth it...

                      1. Rawlings on Bayview between Davisville and Eglington