HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >


Food Grade Plastic Containers in GTA?

  • 4

Hey guys, looking to brine meats to make smoked meat, bacon, etc etc. As far as I've read, certain plastics should be avoided, especially if the brines/meats are slightly acidic as plastic compounds can leach into the brine.

Anyone out there know where I can pick up a (preferably) airtight box-type container... maybe big enough to fit in a fridge and hold 1-2 whole beef briskets and/or 2-3 gallons of liquid capacity?

Thanks in advance...


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. You can find various sizes at Nikolaou, on Queen just east of Bathurst. I got my 18-quart square container from them many years ago. Perfect size for even a 16lb turkey and still fits in my fridge. I'm sure other restaurant supply places like Nella will have them too.

    1. There;s also Tap Phong on Spadina where I bought food grade containers for the exact same reason. I think their prices are better than Nikolau.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Everythingtarian

        Sweet... I'll def check both of them out. Thanks for the help!

        1. re: saugamike

          I would check out Tap Phong first, there prices are at least reasonable. Nikolaou's mark up is just ridiculous.

      2. The original comment has been removed