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zxwaze Sep 5, 2009 01:54 PM

Any Good sources for quality breakfast sausages in the British style (Bangers)?

  1. Squeakycheese Sep 5, 2009 04:31 PM

    Summerhill Market has them, they're pretty good but not fantastic.

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      simplepieman Sep 5, 2009 04:41 PM

      In my recent experience, the breakfast sausages at Boom Breakfast on Eglinton between Yonge and Avenue bear the closest resemblance to the real thing.

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        millygirl Sep 5, 2009 05:01 PM

        so what makes breakfast sausage british style?

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          simplepieman Sep 6, 2009 10:14 AM

          My non-expert take: Very finely minced, with a high fat and filler quotient, and a thin casing made nice and crackly from being fried in hot lard. I agree with Kagemusha below that it's pretty bland and greasy even at the best of times. Needs a lot of HP sauce.

      2. Kagemusha Sep 5, 2009 05:37 PM

        If it's "death by sausage," then give me something tastier than a banger for breakfast. I like the teensy Brandt lightly smoked natural cased farmer's sausages.Quickly parboiled then grilled under the broiler, they're heaven. Best bought fresh from their factory store in bulk unpacked.

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          Squeakycheese Sep 5, 2009 07:14 PM

          Dude, try a quality British banger, you'll never go back!

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            Kagemusha Sep 6, 2009 05:03 AM

            I have and find them numbingly predictable: too much grease, too little flavour, too pallid. Provided there's choice--which, happily, there is in abundance--I'll pass on a bland old banger. Barese, fresh grilled, is way better any day.

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              LovelyAsia Sep 6, 2009 11:29 AM

              If you are ever in Whitby, try Alans Butcher Shop. He was born and raised and learned the trade in Manchester - where they are serious about their Bangers! :)

              Then Alan brought his skills to Canada.

              He not only makes authentic Bangers, but also Scottish Squares (Mike Myers was right - all Scottish food is based on a dare!) and makes all of his sausage in the store - fresh with many unique and wonderful flavours - like the best Sundried Tomato sausage I have ever had, and some great Lamb sausages inlcuding a great spicy Mergez and a lamb and leek. I think he alternates between the lamb sausages week to week but Bangers are a mainstay there.

              He also sells free range chickens and turkeys and all the usual stuff you would expect from a quality butcher.

              This shop is the one place I miss more than any other since moving from Whitby.

              If you go, tell him his admirer who would bring him cookies says hello! :)

              (Yes, he is such a nice guy I would often bring him home made chocolate chip cookies when I went in to shop!)

              If you are in search of quality Bangers - it's worth the trip to Whitby! :P
              I seem to remember he is closed on Monday's so if you are making a special trip call ahead and confirm his hours and he will save you some Bangers!

              It has been a while - I think I need to make a trek out to Whitby myself real soon!

              Alan's Butcher Shop
              122 Athol Street
              Whitby, ON
              L1N 3Y9

              (905) 430-6328

              (Tried to link, could not add a new link...?)

        2. Full tummy Sep 6, 2009 11:15 AM

          I highly recommend the English Breakfast Sausage from "The Butchers" on Yonge. I don't know if it's exactly what you want... very fatty, very yummy.

          http://www.thebutchersorganic.com/pro...

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            cinnamon girl Sep 6, 2009 09:58 PM

            The Healthy Butcher has a variety of British sausages chipolatas, lancashires ... a couple of others. I saw them in the Eglinton shop (but didn't buy any), but don't recall seeing them in the Queen West shop.

            1. Full tummy Nov 14, 2009 08:41 PM

              Had the breakfast sausages from Cumbrae's this morning; very, very good if you like this type of thing, as I do. Plump and porky.

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              Cumbrae's
              1636 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

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                capiscum Nov 15, 2009 05:47 AM

                I looooove the chipolatas from the sausage stand at St. Lawrence Market. Sorry, I forget the name of the stand, but it's on the east side, pretty close to the entrance, not as far up as Carousel Bakery.

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                St. Lawrence Market
                92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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                  currycue Nov 16, 2009 08:17 AM

                  My absolute favourite ones are at the Village Grocer in Markham. I make a special trip for their sausages every now and then and then fill up my freezer. If that's too far, try Strickland's on Greenwood just below Gerrard. Pretty good, but a little on the salty side.

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