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theresah Nov 21, 2008 03:52 PM

I am looking to buy a fresh rabbit. Can any of you experts suggest a shop where I can purchase one?

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  1. Non Doctor RE: theresah Nov 21, 2008 04:11 PM

    I picked up some delicious rabbit from Fiesta Farms two weeks back and made some "Lapin au Vin".

    Highly recommended...

    1. JamieK RE: theresah Nov 21, 2008 04:35 PM

      White House Meats usually has rabbit -- they're at St Lawrence Market and on Mount Pleasant near Millwood. Call first to make sure they have it available.

      White House
      95 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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        Snarf RE: theresah Nov 21, 2008 06:34 PM

        I've seen it in a few places in the SLM.

        1. Wahooty RE: theresah Nov 21, 2008 06:47 PM

          Or, if you're more budget-minded, my NoFrills always has it.

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            Bueno RE: Wahooty Nov 21, 2008 07:16 PM

            Fresh? I've seen it frozen at No Frills..

            And where exactly is "my No Frills" located? :)

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              Wahooty RE: Bueno Nov 22, 2008 05:11 AM

              Just down the street from "my house." ;)

              Mine is at Sheppard and Kennedy. And yes, they're in the fresh meat case, not the freezer case - since they're most likely previously frozen, maybe I should refer to them as "fresh," as Charles Yu does. They generally look pretty nice - I'm sure there are better bunnies at SLM, but it's nice to have other options.

          2. BokChoi RE: theresah Nov 21, 2008 06:58 PM

            I know that T&T carries it. However, I cannot attest to its quality when compared to SLM. Call ahead to confirm stock.


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              grandgourmand RE: BokChoi Nov 22, 2008 06:44 AM

              I see them pretty much every time I'm at T&T on cherry st. Also, the loblaws around my place (on Broadview and on Leslie) tend to have it more often than not.

            2. Charles Yu RE: theresah Nov 21, 2008 07:10 PM

              Depending on how far north you live. I've seen tons of 'fresh' ones in 'Weston Produce', Richmond Hill ( Yonge/Weldrick).

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                Snarf RE: theresah Nov 21, 2008 07:57 PM

                Anyone seen fresh hare? Somewhat larger, probably game caught. I remember a sublime experience at Sharrow Bay with their roast saddle of hare (not sure how you saddle up one of those).

                1. foodyDudey RE: theresah Nov 22, 2008 06:23 AM

                  They often have it at Sun Valley near Danforth and Pape, but I'd call ahead to make sure.

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                    Tatai RE: theresah Nov 22, 2008 07:43 AM

                    Lady York on Dufferin always has rabbit.

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                      theresah RE: theresah Nov 22, 2008 11:10 AM

                      thank you all for your response. pardon my ignorance, T+T??

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                        BokChoi RE: theresah Nov 22, 2008 11:20 AM

                        Hope this helps: http://www.tnt-supermarket.com/en/ind...?


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                          tjr RE: BokChoi Nov 22, 2008 03:32 PM

                          Is T&T's rabbit fresh, or frozen like the majority of groceries? I usually buy rabbit at the butcher, fresh...

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                            grandgourmand RE: tjr Nov 23, 2008 06:06 AM

                            I've only seen it fresh.

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                        merlot143 RE: theresah Nov 22, 2008 05:44 PM

                        Sun Valley on the Danforth used to sell rabbit. Eyeballs included.

                        ETA: sorry, foodydudey, I didn't see your post first.

                        1. mogo RE: theresah Nov 22, 2008 08:14 PM

                          Highland Farms!

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                            theresah RE: theresah Nov 23, 2008 12:23 PM

                            I broke down and bought a frozen rabbit (pieces) at Pusateri's.

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                              jgloverwork RE: theresah Dec 23, 2008 12:39 PM

                              T & T have very good rabbits - from Abate packers (http://www.abatepackers.com/). Both fresh and frozen (I am stewing one right now in Belgian beer...)

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                                CoffeeAddict416 RE: theresah Dec 23, 2008 12:58 PM

                                I just ate a tourtiere with rabbit in it from Deliso's at St Lawrence Market. I couldn't tell you if it was previously frozen or not but I don't think it was. It was the full rabbit with inards, head and all. It was cleaned though.

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