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Looking for steak delivery suggestions. [To Toronto]

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katbri Dec 8, 2009 06:01 AM

I would like to gift some steak (via delivery) for Christmas and have been searching online and the only company I found was A Perfect Steak. Has anyone used this company?

Can you suggest other companies that delivery to the GTA?

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    CocoaNut Dec 8, 2009 06:07 AM

    Not sure if they ship to Canada, don't know why they wouldn't - but you might check Omaha Steaks in Nebraska. Quality beef, very tender and flavorful.

    http://www.omahasteaks.com

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    1. re: CocoaNut
      MMRuth Dec 8, 2009 07:36 AM

      I checked their site, and they do deliver to Canada.

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        KTinNYC Dec 8, 2009 08:33 AM

        I'll disagree about the Omaha Steaks. Here is a prior thread on the topic http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/301208

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          CocoaNut Dec 8, 2009 08:45 AM

          All I know is what the OP asked - Omaha is offered as an alternative.

          I haven't read the thread you've posted; respectfully, don't need to or plan to. However, I've eaten and served Omaha steaks, as well given them as gifts. I have never had anyone complain.

          Other than excessive price (which is a standard complaint of mine on most all mail-order food providers), I'll stand by my statement on quality and flavor.

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            KTinNYC Dec 8, 2009 08:59 AM

            I'm just letting the OP know that there are many people who don't have the same opinion on Omaha Steak as you have. That's what this site is all about. If you like Omaha Steaks, more power to you.

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        cecilia Dec 8, 2009 09:03 AM

        I have used "The Perfect Steak" a couple of times. We have only got the New York Strips. The steak were well marbled. For that price (about $15 for each 10-oz before delivery), the steak was quite good, I would say slightly better to the quality of the New York Strips from Bruno's at the same price point. I don't buy steaks from Loblaws, Metro, etc. So I don't know how they compare. The quality is definitely inferior to Oliffe or Cumbrae but this is much cheaper. I don't remember how much the delivery charge was so it's hard to comment on that.

        The steaks were vacummed sealed individually and frozen. The package was properly sealed up in a styrofoam container. In short, I would buy from them again if I have to send steak to someone and I can't manage to do that personally.

        I have actuallly bought steak from Oliffe and Cumbrae, and given them to people as presents. A bit more planning and coordination involved but well worth it as well.

        1. John Manzo Dec 8, 2009 08:55 PM

          Go to Cumbrae and get some GRASS FED ALBERTA BEEF. Do not order from the US; you're getting toxic, environmentally rape-alicious corn-fed beef.

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            MMRuth Dec 9, 2009 07:45 AM

            Actually, we do have several purveyors of grass fed beef in the U.S.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/663777

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/657114

            Edit - a friend of mine orders grass fed beef from this place:

            http://www.lacensebeef.com/

            She used to use http://www.lgbeef.com/
            I didn't check to see if they ship to Canada.

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            CDouglas Dec 9, 2009 10:14 AM

            Stock Yards supplied the beef to the 801 Steakhouse in Des Moines, IA where I had the best steak in my life so far. They supply venerable steakhouses like Lawry's, Gibsons, Chicago Chop House and Pete Miller's to name a few.

            They ship to Canada.
            http://www.stockyards.com/

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              cecilia Dec 9, 2009 12:56 PM

              Given that it's already Dec 9, I am not sure if there are any Customs hold up if you buy from the U.S. I would imagine that Customs would be pretty busy now with all the gifts coming from every where. I would imagine that meat is something gets flagged by Customs.

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                carbsathome Aug 9, 2012 11:32 AM

                Just in case someone is still looking for on-line steak retailer in Toronto. Check out DJSTEAKS.com, only USDA Cerified Angus, great stuff ...foodies love it and get it delivered when they want...no waiting around.

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