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Mr.D Sep 10, 2007 07:00 AM

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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    bustered Nov 1, 2013 02:48 PM

    Rawlings on Bayview between Davisville and Eglington

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      tochowchick Nov 30, 2007 04:40 PM

      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...

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        hungry_pangolin Oct 8, 2007 09:55 PM

        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. orangewasabi Oct 8, 2007 07:36 PM

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

          1. Mr.D Oct 8, 2007 05:37 PM

            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. DockPotato Sep 11, 2007 01:45 AM

              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.

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                bluedog Sep 10, 2007 05:46 PM

                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. JamieK Sep 10, 2007 10:17 AM

                  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

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

                  1560 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T, CA

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                  1. re: JamieK
                    erly Sep 10, 2007 02:03 PM

                    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
                      Ibis1234 Nov 30, 2007 01:57 PM

                      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
                        erly Nov 30, 2007 04:24 PM

                        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.

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                      Mila Sep 10, 2007 08:53 AM

                      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
                        rick0221 Sep 10, 2007 08:58 AM

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

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                        blogs Sep 10, 2007 08:42 AM

                        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

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