cheap butcher close to plateau
I just moved in on the Main, and I find that most butcher places in the hood is quite pricey. I usually go to the Maxi on Masson and hunt for specials when I want to have some meat, but I would like some recs for cheap specialty butcher shops not too far away from the Plateau. Chinatown, Rosemont Petite Patrie and Villeray is close enough
I go to the Boucherie Fairmount, just south of the Vielle Europe, on the Main. The prices are very reasonable, the produce is always fresh, sausages are home-made and the service given by Joe and his wife is excellent and very friendly. They are of Hungarian origin, so there are quite a few Hungarian products for sale too.
IMO, cheap & specialty do not always go together ...
There were some good reviews of "Chez Vito" (corner St-Urbain& fairmont). but never been there.
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I find that I mostly go to PA (on parc ave) for day-to-day meats or to shops at Jean-Talon Market for better meat and service. (ferme st-vincent, porc-meilleur, ...)
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