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best uncooked souvlaki

any tips on where to find good uncooked souvlaki to cook at home? Not looking for frozen or pre-packaged.

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  1. I haven't tried that many in the city, but I really like the ones at Sun Valley on the Danforth. Fresh and tasty, and they sell a great tzatziki too!

    1. Upper Cut Meats @ St. Lawrence Market. Each skewer is around $1.25 pre-seasoned with pork, chicken and beef...spicy or not. Best deal in town! They will even vacuum seal them for you if you are taking them up to the cottage or choosing to freeze them. I would head to Scheffler's Deli & Cheese after and scoop up some of there Taziki...it's amazing.

      Lisa - The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide @ http://www.hipurbangirl.com

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      1. Not sure what area of the city you are looking for, but in Scarborough I like Kostas ( I am not sure of the spelling). 251 ELLESMERE RD

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        1. re: sweetie

          I second the kebobs at Sun Valley. They seemed to have shrunk in size from last year but at least they reduced the price also. When I asked, I was told they have a different supplier now, which I thought was rather strange as I just assumed they made them themselves. Anyways they were actually to big in the past and now, just right. And still good as ever!

          1. re: millygirl

            I'd like to try these souvlakis from Sun Valley on the Danforth mentioned by you and cheesymama. I'm a bit confused because there are 2 Sun Valleys on the Danforth.

            Sun Valley Fine Foods 583 Danforth Ave. (Near Pape & Danforth)

            and

            Sun Valley Supermarket 468 Danforth Rd. (Danforth and Birchmount) in Scarborough

            Which store did you buy the souvlakis from???

            1. re: YummyYummy

              The one that I was referring to is the one near Pape and Danforth. Don't forget to pick up some of the tzatziki that they sell there!

              1. re: cheesymama

                Yes, that is the SV I was referring to as well.

                HOWEVER, my new fav spot is Louie's Meat on the Danforth. I tasted them at a party this summer and everyone loved them. Both chicken and pork are very good. His souvlaki are much smaller and cheaper but very tender and delicious. I think he sells something like over 1000 a week. You can see the big tubs of them he keeps on hand for catering and such.

        2. I have to second Kostas. Excellent souvlakis of every kind and the best tzatziki and taramousalata I've every tasted.

          1. Mr Greek Meat Market has very good ones in either pork, chicken or lamb. I can't remember if I saw beef ones ones there also.
            I've bought the other three types and enjoyed them.

            Mr. Greek Meat Market Toronto 416-469-0733 416-469-0733

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            1. re: foodyDudey

              I really like their souvlaki as well. They give you a free small tub of tzatziki if you order a dozen, but I suggest you buy a second tub because it goes by fast!

            2. Personally I like Ellas on Pape south of Danforth. They are not cheap but whenever I try other places, I am disappointed so back to Ellas I go.

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              1. re: julesrules

                Julesrules this is not the first time I've heard that Ellas is good. I must give them a try one of these days soon. Thanks for the reminder. Do you buy other meat there as well?

                1. re: millygirl

                  Louie's on the Danforth is my definite go to place for souvlaki. Ella's have great meat and I have tried lots of it but think Louie's souvlaki wins. They also freeze very well. Always gets fave reviews at dinner parties.

                  1. re: millygirl

                    I have bought great lamb and beef roasts there, as well as nice thick pork chops. Service is good too - they will always cut whatever we are looking for if they don't have it already, cheerfully trim stew meats. etc. I've had more mixed experiences at Mr Greek, for example. We just can't afford to do all our meat shopping there!