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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 -

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    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?

        Thanks!

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          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.

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            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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            lovecoffee Jan 24, 2008 08:05 PM

            Mila

            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?

              Kidding....

              Scotland?

              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.

                http://www.butnbenbakery.netfirms.com...

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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.

                  http://www.standrewsfishandchips.com/

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

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                    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...

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

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                    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.

                    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/432918

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