Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Jan 13, 2008 01:44 PM

Organic meat in the east end?


I'm a fan of the Healthy Butcher, but I live way out of the way of it, on the Danforth. Is there anywhere in the east end with a similar selection of organic meat, etc?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. You're in luck - Carrot Common on the Danforth. They have a small selection there. Also they stock Cumbrae meats (Cumbrae has their own location on Church St).

    2 Replies
    1. re: Apple

      The Big Carrot has many virtues, but their meats aren't among them. They are supplied by Beretta, Rowe, Cumbrae's, and a few others, but the beef and lamb aren't especially good. The meat deli and prepared foods aren't great either - nothing like their yummy house made vegetarian food. The chicken is better, but it's labeled as coming from Cumbrae's and it seems better at Cumbrae's own stores.

      1. re: Apple

        I would not recommend the Carrot Common meats. Good sources, but not handled or cut right. Make the trip to Cumbrae on Church. Worth it every time. You get full selection of beautiful meats, cut properly in the first place or however you request.

      2. Lady & Son on Queen E at Jones or Meat in (on?) the Beach.

        1 Reply
        1. re: singe

          As of April 19, 2010 Lady & Son is not at 1175 Queen St. East (Jones & Queen) nor is it listed anywhere else, but Meat on the Beach is still across the street and has a small selection of "Naturally Raised" meats.

          Meat on the Beach
          1860 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

          Lady & Son
          1175 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

        2. You can get "naturally raised" meat at Meat on the Beach -

          Meat on the Beach
          1860 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

          1. Fresh From The Farm:

            350 Donlands Ave. at Donlands and O'Connor.

            1 Reply
            1. re: NovoCuisine


              Fresh From The Farm
              350 Donlands Ave, Toronto, ON M4J, CA

            2. cool, thanks for the tips