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Shopping trip to Etobicoke suggestions

This east-ender is interested in taking a culinary retail voyage to mysterious and rich South Etobicoke and I'm wondering where I might want to look up while I'm out there on a Saturday morning.

What I have so far:
Pasquale Brothers
Dimpflmeier
Blue Danube Sausage House
European Meats

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  1. Not familiar with Pasquale Brothers or Blue Danube; no clue what one would go there for

    Dimpflmeiers: Homemade jelly donuts, German pretzels, rye bread.. too bad their strudel dough is always moist and soggy

    European Meats: Debreziner smoked sausage

    Medium Rare on Dundas: Dry aged steaks, massive selection of in-house sausages, free range chicken, and pretty a pretty good prepped food table (though usually cold.. needs re-heating but its good stuff)

    Costco on the Queensway: One of the only locations to carry slabs of Dunn's Montreal smoked brisket

    Bom Apetite on the Queensway: Grilled chicken and rotisserie chicken, $10 flat for a whole chicken. I get one of each

    That's usually my stops when I travel there from Brampton..although it does seem like i'm forgetting something... hmm..

    hope this helps :)

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    Blue Danube
    1686 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1H2V5, CA

    Medium Rare
    5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

    1. Medium Rare butcher - Dundas at Kipling.
      Sha Sha Bread Co. - 20 Plastics Ave. (across from Costco)
      Lindt Outlet Store - Queensway east of East Mall

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      Medium Rare
      5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

      1. Try North Fish--Baltic style smoked/cured fish.

        Brandt Meat--not Etobicoke but close.Great wurst/cured meats/German-MittelEurope groceries. Killer lunch counter.

        Personally, I'd skip Pasquale Bros--remarkably little on offer relative to their (faded) rep.

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        1. re: Kagemusha

          If you go to Mississauga for Brandt, then you may want to stop at Starsky's for something too. It's a big Polish grocery store. http://www.starskycanada.com/

          If you don't go to Mississauga, you can check International Food Depot for a smaller selection of German stuff. It's next to European Meats.

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          Starsky's
          2040 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4X, CA

        2. Even though it's in a mall, the Hot Oven Bakery in Cloverdale Mall is a European bakery-deli with some tasty items, especially their meat pies.

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          Hot Oven
          250 The East Mall, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

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          1. re: JamieK

            There is also a Hot Oven on Bloor near Royal York, if you want to stay in the area but avoid the mall. I love their pumpkin seed bread and have been told that the Cloverdale mall location does not sell it.

            Another vote for Medium Rare - especilly all the interesting sausages!

            And the Lindt warehouse is great if you want to gain 10 lbs. :)

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            Medium Rare
            5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

            1. re: bunnylicious

              Re: Medium Rare - I checked their site and emailed them about their sausages, the casings being all natural mentioned on the site but I wanted to know if they were pork free varieties. They replied saying most are hog (which isn't what I'm looking for) and some are lamb but that it's all on the site. Does anyone know which ones specifically are pork free? I'd rather not make a trip there if what I'm seeking isn't available.

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              Medium Rare
              5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

              1. re: BamiaWruz

                i've seen lamb sausage and even salmon sausage I'm pretty sure. Haven't tried either -- pork rules

                1. re: BamiaWruz

                  Lamb casings are a lot smaller, and used for wieners or small breakfast type sausage. Hog casings are knockwurst size, and even larger.
                  If you visit a Highland Farms store, their veal sausages have lamb casings, as well as Freybe's frankfurters, which are not all beef. You can ask a meat cutter at HF to show you the size of lamb and pork casings, as they always have them in the back.

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                  Highland Farms
                  850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

                  1. re: jayt90

                    Can I buy lamb casings??? For home use? I'd love to if I can.
                    Are they cleaned and all?

                    1. re: BamiaWruz

                      Yes, Highland Farms has them. They are steam cleaned and salted for freshness. Just ask.

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                      Highland Farms
                      850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

                  2. re: BamiaWruz

                    Medium Rare has chicken and duck sausages. The duck is really good according to my wife, I've not yet eaten any as of yet. Personally I'm not a big fan of chicken sausages, but what I have tried a while back I enjoyed. Thought for the life of me I can not remember the flavour. The lamb sausages are to die for!!!

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                    Medium Rare
                    5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

                    1. re: Pastryrocks

                      I think BW is referring to the casings. All casings at Medium Rare are from pork/hog regardless of type of sausage.

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                      Medium Rare
                      5241 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

              2. European Meats has a really good chicken souvlaki. Also, on your way out pick up a back bacon sandwich. Delicious.

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