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Nov 28, 2009 04:30 PM

Downtown Butchers - Whitehaven Meats

I just wanted to get some feedback from you all on the top places downtown to get reasonably priced and excellent quality beef and chicken (I don't eat pork). Doesn't even have to be an official butcher...can be a grocery store too!

I live near the St. Lawrence market (near the Distillery) and have had excellent experiences (consistently) with Whitehaven Meats' chicken (I believe all of their stuff is organic). Their marinades are excellent and once a week I try to pick up a piri piri breast (or today I did jerk kebabs) to pop in the oven for dinner...excellent to throw on a bed of greens with tomato, cucumber, carrots, avocado, etc.

Any other suggestions in terms of grocers/butchers either in the market or in the broad vicinity that is, say east of Bay Street, south of Queen that have great beef/chicken/turkey/etc?


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  1. Since you live near the market go on the Saturday and buy chicken from Clements Poultry in the north market.

    1. Just so there's no confusion: there are Witiveen Meats and White House Meats at Whitehaven

      1. Whitiveen meats has excellent beef. I buy tri tips from them and they're phenomenal.