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Best Deli Meat?

excel Jun 23, 2009 06:29 AM

Hey guys,

I love sandwiches and was wondering where or who has the best deli meat? Locally made stuff would be ideal but taste trumps everything...


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  1. TorontoJo RE: excel Jun 23, 2009 07:02 AM

    Bruno's has wonderful rare roast beefs, made in house. They do both a striploin roast and a ribeye roast. They also roast their own turkey breasts. There are 3 different seasonings, my preference is for the teriyaki -- the teriyaki flavour is minimal, but I prefer it to the other two (which are heavily herbed) because I like the taste of the turkey itself.

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      dannyboy RE: TorontoJo Jun 23, 2009 11:02 AM

      Was just going to say the same thing - they have a turkey with stuffing which is quite nice, and their home made roast beef is the real deal...
      pretty expensive though.

    2. jayt90 RE: excel Jun 23, 2009 07:16 AM

      Highland Farms has a good selection and service is not rushed or haggard at the counter.

      Highland Farms Supermarkets
      4750 Dufferin Street North York ON

      Highland Farms
      850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

      Highland Farms Supermarkets
      Lawrence av E Bennett Toronto ON

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        simplepieman RE: excel Jun 23, 2009 08:54 AM

        If you like smoked or cured meats, you might want to try the Polish folks in the lower level of SLM. I've had good luck with the double-smoked Ukrainian, the garlic kielbasa, the Krakovska. Pick wisely though, because some of their stuff looks rather dodgy.

        I also like their Landjaeger sausages - they're definitely greasier than usual, but I think they taste awesome.

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          grandgourmand RE: simplepieman Jun 23, 2009 10:04 AM

          You talking about the one tucked away in a corner near that small grocer?

          I've had a few of their smoked/cured sausages, and the flavour is excellent.

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            simplepieman RE: grandgourmand Jun 23, 2009 10:28 AM

            That's them. I just looked them up and they're Ukrainian, not Polish. My bad. It's called Dnister and it's next to Domino's, the bulk food place in the corner.

            And I should clarify my earlier comment re "looks rather dodgy": some of the items in the display, like the hard salamis, don't always look too fresh. I have no idea whether or not they are, having never tried them.

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            crawfish RE: simplepieman Mar 31, 2014 05:54 PM

            Landjaegers?! That was my reward for being dragged to the market with my parents when I was a kid and I've been looking for them ever since! We used to get them in the north market but that butcher isn't there anymore. I hope they're the same, will report back.

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              5secondrule RE: crawfish Apr 1, 2014 07:55 AM

              Both Scheffler's upstairs, and Dnister downstairs, sell landjägers. I prefer Dnister's but I think Scheffler's are more like the kind you'd find in a typical German deli. You should try them both!

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            excel RE: excel Jun 23, 2009 04:07 PM

            Has any one tried the Beretta Farm meats? It's made from just north of toronto and is sold at whole foods....

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              excel RE: excel Jun 25, 2009 01:35 PM

              No one? I guess there isn't a huge sandwich crowed here....

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                Snarf RE: excel Jun 25, 2009 02:06 PM

                Person ally, I find them to be tough and stringy. I'm sure that's from all that organic loving that they get.

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                thatlankyfoody RE: excel Jun 26, 2009 07:16 AM

                Had their Montreal Smoked Beef and Corned beef. It's decent but not worth the pricepoint IMO.

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                  jayt90 RE: thatlankyfoody Jun 26, 2009 07:23 AM

                  What is the price point? Dunn's smoked meat is $16/kg in pouches at Costco.

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                bertadan RE: excel Mar 31, 2014 04:37 PM

                The best luncheon meat I've ever had in my life is called, "Krakovska". That made by Finest Sausage & Meat, Ltd. in Ontario looks like the closest to what I had years ago. Undoubtedly, a GREAT sandwich meat!!

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                  principessa del pisello RE: excel Apr 1, 2014 07:03 AM

                  Kingsway Meat in Bloor West Village make most of their deli meats. Everything I've tried has been really tasty. They have excellent bacon as well.

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