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Delis for Burek, etc., Cevapici, Lukmici ( Macedonian Leek Sausage )

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Where do you get your best deli take out of Eastern European products. Burek is spelled differently and made differently in many countries. I know I can get Macedonian sausage at the St. Lawrence Market. Cevapici might be found in locations where the deli has homemade!! What & Where are your best locations for variety, quality, quantity of products or products we may not know about. Of interest the many countries from Slovenian, Bosnian, Swerb, Croatian, Macedonian, Russian, etc.

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  1. I haven't tried a lot of burek, but there is a Serbian deli on Scarlett Rd., about a kilometre north of Eglinton on the west side. They make their own burek--potato, spinach, meat, cheese, I think. They are always fresh, sometimes warm, and delicious. $5 each.

    1. I drive by a little place called Karlovo in a tiny strip mall in East York all the time. It says 'Balkan' and 'smoked sausages' on its sign. My curiosity is piqued every time I go by, but then I forget about it and have never been in so can't vouch for quality, etc

      Did a little research and their website says -
      " traditional Bulgarian, Polish, Ukrainian, Serbian, Macedonian meat products and deli....

      .... product list includes a wide variety of traditional Bulgarian meat deli, well-known in Bulgaria for centuries (lukanki, sudguk, karnacheta, meatballs, sazdarma, semi-manufactured pork type "Kaiser", pastarma, shpekov salami,chicken and pork wurst,
      smoked sausages, hams, smoked chickens). We offer also traditional Bulgarian feta cheese and yellow cheese, variety of typical Bulgarian products like pepper-tomatoes relish (luteniza), honey, jams and other products, imported from Bulgaria."

      They also have a location on Lakeshore in Etobicoke.

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      Karlovo
      469 Cosburn Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

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      1. re: JamieK

        karlovo is excellent. i have bought deli meat and sausage there....all have been great, my kids especially liked the sausage as it has fairly mild and unique flavour. the staff are super eager to explain everything if you are unfarmiliar with what they sell.

        1. re: rayrayray

          I agree, Karlovo's meats are excellent. They also have bourek - frozen that you can bake at home. I believe that they have fresh-baked bourek on Saturdays (call to check though). Very nice service too.

      2. Stari Grad is a Serbian grocery/deli
        www.starigrad.ca
        They have cooked and frozen burek.

        Royal Meat at 3635 Cawthra Rd. has fresh cevapi and they have an informal restaurant on Kipling and North Queen in Etobicoke serving all kinds of grilled meat.

        A really good place for burek is Jasmina's in Parkdale. It's on Queen St W and Sorauren.

        1. Highland Farms has many Balkan foods. They have a cult following for their fresh veal sausage, a huge pinwheel in the display case.

          1. You can always try Mak Deli on Lawerence, West of Victoria Park (b/w Vic Park & the DVP). Personally, I find the Massey sausages at the St.Lawrence market a little tame (you are referring to the Sausage King right?). www.makdeli.com

            jayt90 is right that Highland farms does sell them, but like a lot of grocers nowadays, they stock as per the local community demand. By that I mean you will find Massey sausage at the Highland Farms on Ellesmere in Scaraborough, but you will not find them at the HF on Rutherford Rd in Woodbridge.

            There also used to be a Serbian place just off of Sheppard, East of the DVP/404 called Mercator (I think) that apparently sold really good burek, but I heard that they recently were bought out by some Romanians.

            The is supposed to be another little deli near the Northwest corner of Ellesmere & Kennedy. I think that the name was Baba's Place, but I could be wrong.

            Finally, you could always try Starsky Foods in Etobicoke, just off of Dundas, West of the 427. It is predominantly Polish/Russian fare, but it is awesome. They have Radenska water in 500ml bottles...awesome. www.starskycanada.com