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Healthy Butcher- New Location- EGLINTON W!

EPIcureanTO Jan 27, 2008 11:51 AM

I am so excited! (I hope this is still news around here- I did a *really* quick scan for posts)

I was sort of sad when Nicolas (302 avenue road- next to the fantastic family -run Avenue Seafood) closed, but I was really intrigued when I saw the blue tarps go up immediately.

Day after day I looked for an inkling of who jumped on the location- I really couldn't imagine, as although I always thought this end of town needed a cheese store, I just didn't know where people would park (case in point- forest hill Shoppers Drug mart).

But what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a Healthy Butcher sign, freshly installed.

Oh, Eglinton, you surprise me oh so much, perhaps I *will* stick around..

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    rbc RE: EPIcureanTO Jan 28, 2008 01:07 PM

    I was surprised too when I saw the sign around 2:30... People will do what they always do (same when they go to Umami or Avenue Seafood) - double park or play chicken in traffic.

    I'm not familiar with this chain - is it all cheese/meats, or is it a high end gourmet shop? nonetheless, I am like you Epi - I much prefer to frequent the small stores along the strip as opposed to Dominion or Loblaws (ugh).

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      torontofoodiegirl RE: EPIcureanTO Jan 28, 2008 01:27 PM

      I'm also excited about the Healthy Butcher opening...

      The original Healthy Butcher on Queen West isn't in my neighbourhood, so I've never been, but I've heard really good things. Looks like their primary focus is organic meats, but they also carry prepared food, and things like brerad, chesse and dry goods. Can't wait! Anyone know when the new one is opening?


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      1. re: torontofoodiegirl
        Beef Pattie RE: torontofoodiegirl Jan 29, 2008 05:55 AM

        I've heard mid-February.

      2. Baelsette RE: EPIcureanTO Jan 29, 2008 09:14 AM

        Where on Eglinton is it opening?
        The Healthy butcher has the best Stilton, Pear and Pork sausages... mmm!

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        1. re: Baelsette
          torontofoodiegirl RE: Baelsette Jan 29, 2008 11:03 AM

          North side of Eglinton, a few doors east of Avenue Rd. (where Nicola's used to be).

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          carlson RE: EPIcureanTO Feb 10, 2008 09:55 AM

          eep! im excited!
          i once bought a $3 meatball from the healthy butcher and it was so delicious i only felt half of the guilt i should have for spending three! dollars! on a meatball.

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          1. re: carlson
            chocabot RE: carlson Feb 10, 2008 12:13 PM

            i agree - excellent products but you certainly pay for it. the sausages are easily $5 each.

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            torontofoodiegirl RE: EPIcureanTO Apr 15, 2008 05:13 PM

            Any updates on when we can expect it to open? The suspense is killing me...

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              tromeo RE: EPIcureanTO Apr 18, 2008 11:29 AM

              Grand opening Friday April 18.......THATS TODAY!

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                torontofoodiegirl RE: EPIcureanTO Apr 19, 2008 07:03 AM

                SO picked up some sausages from HB for dinner last night. Thankfully, they weren't $5 each, as I'd feared based on one of the earlier posts (I think that 4 sausages were around $8).

                The beef sausage was good, but not extraordinary, but the spicy Moroccan lamb sausage was really excellent. I'm really excited to go back and try more things...

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