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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...

Thanks!

  1. TorontoJo 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 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 Jun 23, 2009 07:16 AM

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

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        simplepieman 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 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 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 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 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 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 Jun 25, 2009 01:35 PM

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

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                Snarf 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 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 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 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 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.
                  http://www.kingswaymeats.com/

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