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Where to find a haggis?

muckluckgirl Jan 21, 2008 02:50 PM

Okay guys, I know this is an odd one but this Friday is Robbie Burns Day. I live in the Beach and am looking for two items: Black pudding and haggis. I know some places in the NorthWest end (that would be Brampton) but really don't want to drive so far during the week. Does anyone know of a Scottish baker or butcher that makes both black pudding and haggis? Hell, either black pudding and haggis! Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks! MLG

  1. JamieK Jan 26, 2008 06:36 AM

    Not quite as far as Brampton but northwest -

    Allen's Scottish Butchers
    2151 Weston Rd, Toronto, ON M9N, CA

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      CityMatt Jan 25, 2008 11:58 AM

      When I was at the Abbot on The Hill (1276 Yonge, just north of Summerhill Station), they had signs up indicating they're doing a Robbie Burns dinner including haggis.

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        magic_pants Jan 25, 2008 09:04 AM

        My question is similar to this one - does anyone know of a restaurant/pub, preferably in downtown Toronto, that's serving haggis tonight?


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        1. re: magic_pants
          MartiniGirls Jan 25, 2008 09:52 AM

          Allen's on the Danforth does an awesome dinner for Robbie Burns complete with an ode and Irish dancing. not sure what day they put it on, but we went last year & it was very fun.

          1. re: MartiniGirls
            jayt90 Jan 25, 2008 10:39 AM

            Irish dancing?
            Maybe they do a sword dance on St. Pat's day!

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          Mila Jan 22, 2008 09:57 AM

          If you don't want to make it...
          Cowbell is doing a Robbie Burns dinner, haggis, neeps, etc

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          1. re: Mila
            lovecoffee Jan 24, 2008 08:05 PM


            I just joined the group came across it looking for Robbie Burnsdinner in Toronto
            My daughter Grace has a Robbie Burns dinner most years and i , wintering in Florida, attend one down here

            Wondered what Cowbell was doing for her dinner

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            11oclockish Jan 22, 2008 09:56 AM

            I think you may be able to get both at Meat on the Beach. I've bought haggis there before, and I think I've even seen black pudding there on one occasion.

            1. jbyoga Jan 22, 2008 08:45 AM

              In the depths of hell?



              1. Wahooty Jan 21, 2008 05:03 PM

                If you're willing to come out to Scarborough, But N' Ben (SW corner of Ellesmere and McCowan) should be able to hook you up with both.


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                  jinxed Jan 21, 2008 08:12 PM

                  Also at Ellesmere/McCowan, you can also check out St. Andrew's Fish & Chips for your search...it might even be in the same plaza! Known more for their fish and chips.


                  St. Andrews Fish and Chips
                  1589 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P2Y3, CA

                  1. re: jinxed
                    Wahooty Jan 22, 2008 08:40 AM

                    Yeah, they are in the same little strip mall, but the OP asked for a baker/butcher, which is why I didn't mention St. Andrew's. However, if takeout will do, they do, in fact, have both black pudding and haggis on the menu. I can only vouch for the fish & chips, though, which are artery-clogging goodness - haven't tried any of the puddings and such.

                2. dinin and dishin Jan 21, 2008 03:55 PM

                  Alan's Butcher in Whitby (maybe closer than Brampton). My Scottish brother in law served us a lovely haggis from there a couple of years ago. If you don't find anything closer...

                  Alans Butcher Shop
                  122 Athol St, Whitby, ON L1N, CA

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                  1. re: dinin and dishin
                    dinin and dishin Jan 21, 2008 06:07 PM

                    Oh, and I should add that when accompanied with a fine single malt served straight up...it is amazing how good oatmeal in sheep gut tastes. Seriously I was surprised by the whole taste event. I totatlly underestimated it. Ach aey :)

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                    Gary Jan 21, 2008 03:30 PM

                    A variety of suggestions were posted on this thread last August. I would guess most of them are still valid.


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