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best italian pork sausages in toronto?

Bobby Wham Sep 8, 2008 03:43 PM

Anyone know, especially with fennell.

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  1. sylvrgirl RE: Bobby Wham Sep 8, 2008 03:56 PM

    I've tried from many sources, including St. Lawrence Market, both Loblaws and Dominion meat counters and still go back to my tried and true: Cheese Boutique.
    The mild is expecially great from the fennel seasoning aspect.

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      Davwud RE: sylvrgirl Sep 10, 2008 04:36 AM

      I had the spicy and agree they were great. Not cheap but worth the money for a treat. You'd want to feature these. Not hide them.
      My everyday Italian is from Costco. The spicy is fantastic and not expensive. Perfect when you put them in a sauce or lasagna or something like that.


    2. grandgourmand RE: Bobby Wham Sep 8, 2008 04:02 PM

      I'm sure there are plenty of good ones, but the ones I really enjoy are from Jerry's Supermarket on Danforth between Greenwood and Coxwell. You can actually see chunks of meat in them, rather than ground up stuff.

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        iamam RE: Bobby Wham Sep 8, 2008 05:04 PM

        This is something that I have been searching for ever since Porco Bros closed on College. The best I have found is at Longo's, they have both a sweet fennel and a hot fennel. But what I liked about Porco's sausage is that they hang it to dry longer then any others which resulted in a much firmer sausage. I have yet to find another quite like it

        1. TorontoJo RE: Bobby Wham Sep 8, 2008 06:43 PM

          The Italian sausage at Fresh From the Farm is amazing. It's very lean, very meaty and firm. The seasonings are mild, but the overall flavour is great -- very porky.

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            smr714 RE: Bobby Wham Sep 9, 2008 08:08 AM

            Vincenzo's supermarket on Danforth between main and woodbine, north side of of the street, has good medium heat sausage. That is one I use for spagetti.

            Pasquale Brothers in Etobicoke (there are a few threads mentioning this store) have mild and HOT.

            Both do sell out of sausage at times.

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              Jar RE: smr714 Sep 10, 2008 04:16 PM

              Pasquale Brothers has for decades made absolutely excellent Italian Sausage. I have been a fan and buyer from since they were on King Street near Church.

            2. Bobby Wham RE: Bobby Wham Sep 9, 2008 10:17 AM

              thanks everyone!

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                rjp123 RE: Bobby Wham Sep 10, 2008 03:12 PM

                Bruno's Fine Foods makes their own sausages in each store and they are usually very goods (Bruno's has various locations).

                1. mrbozo RE: Bobby Wham Sep 10, 2008 04:39 PM

                  I like the fresh sausages at both Vince Gasparro's (south side of Bloor, a couple of blocks east of Ossington) and Fiesta Farms on Christie just north of the Pits (and I mean their in-house product not the Rowe Farms sausages they carry).

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                    Non Doctor RE: mrbozo Sep 10, 2008 05:33 PM

                    I was a judge at a little competition earlier this year...

                    And Angelo Bean's sausages were simply outstanding... and are available to the public.

                    Great article about the event here:



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                      ribboy RE: Non Doctor Sep 12, 2008 10:44 AM

                      the BEST sausages in Toronto without a doubt are at Baby Beef (St Clair west of Caladonia) I have served them for a number of occasions and I am always asked "Where did you get those sausages"...and thier beef ribs are amazing...a slow cook on the barby and the only thing they need is some sea salt....no sauce required...

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                        mrbozo RE: ribboy Sep 12, 2008 11:52 AM

                        Good to know, they're a 10-15 minute walk from my place. Thanks for the heads-up.

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                    Sweetcakestoo RE: Bobby Wham Sep 12, 2008 11:50 AM

                    I had pretty good Italian saugages at DiLisi ( I think thats the name of the butcher at St Lawrence Market....at the South end near all the Fish mongers )

                    Another great place is at St.Jacobs Waterloo/Kitchener - Gerber Meats...drug free meats...very tasty and not expensive.

                    The posts below sound interesting.

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                      Dflip RE: Sweetcakestoo Sep 14, 2008 09:09 AM

                      Out east, but Alan's Butcher Shop in Whitby makes great sausages. 108 Athol St., 2 blocks east of Brock St. and half a block south of Dundas St. (highway 2). http://foodpages.ca/Alans?showmap=1&a... Not just the regular varieties, but cheddar and spring onion, chicken chardonnay, lamb with rosemary, apple, and a few others. They were written up in the LCBO Food and Drink magazine a couple of years ago. I go there several times a year and freeze them for later use. Very good.

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                      Deborah B RE: Bobby Wham Oct 30, 2008 09:56 AM

                      My favourite sausages by far are the ones from Gaucho at the St. Lawrence Market (Saturday north market). They make a nice sweet Italian with fennel. Also, their spicy has a nice level of heat. They have a huge variety of all kinds of sausage and I haven't had one that I didn't like.

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                        ribboy RE: Deborah B Oct 30, 2008 04:56 PM

                        true enough...they have a nice selection....lamb...pork...spicy....never a disappiontment but get there before 1pm if you want a choice...

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                        saltymeat RE: Bobby Wham Nov 1, 2008 05:37 PM

                        I think the mild ones available at Lady York Foods are really tasty.

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