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uberathlete Oct 25, 2011 09:10 PM

Hi everyone. I have an event planned and I plan on serving chicken among other things. I basically need 100 chicken thighs. Does anyone know a place in the GTA where I can get it for relatively cheap? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    kbdid Oct 25, 2011 10:21 PM

    oy, maybe a good butcher will respond, but otherwise I'd say scope out your favourite grocer...you'd best be looking for a butcher open to the public

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      uberathlete Oct 25, 2011 10:22 PM

      Hmm ... I'm wondering if there's some wholesale place that's open to the public (besides Costco).

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        youdonut Oct 25, 2011 10:44 PM

        what about Wholesale club? http://www.wholesaleclub.ca/LCLOnline/

    2. Wahooty Oct 25, 2011 10:29 PM

      Try O Nosso Talho in Little Portugal.

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        k_collin Oct 26, 2011 08:31 AM

        second for O Nosso Talho

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          aser Oct 26, 2011 11:55 AM

          they regularly advertise chicken legs for 99cents/lb.

      2. elvisahmed Oct 25, 2011 10:32 PM

        Well if you are looking for Boneless skinless Sobeys has special this week (8.8$/KG). Other choice could be T&T as they usually have them on special

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          childofthestorm Oct 26, 2011 04:36 AM

          St. Andrews Poultry in Kensington Market. Cheap prices and you can make a deal with the manager on a bulk order.

          St. Andrews Fish and Chips
          1589 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P2Y3, CA

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            childofthestorm Oct 26, 2011 04:38 AM

            And the place link is wrong. I keep getting 404ed when I try and remove it.

          2. Kagemusha Oct 26, 2011 05:21 AM

            Maple Lodge Farms Factory Outlet in Brampton:


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              TexSquared Oct 26, 2011 10:11 AM

              if you need that many, might be worth a drive to Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY. Tops has chicken thighs on sale this week $1.19/lb (4-5 lb per pack):


              If you also need chicken breasts (boneless skinless) they're $1.99/lb at Wegmans:


              While there you could probably buy a lot of the other food you'll need for your event.

              If you want really cheap (but some might question the quality) visit Aldi.

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              1. re: TexSquared
                grandgourmand Oct 26, 2011 10:53 AM

                If only gas were free.

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                  foodyDudey Oct 26, 2011 11:41 AM

                  If only my time was free! I'd say it's just easier to go to any good butcher and talk to them.
                  I'm sure Ellas on Pape could do something, or any other butcher.

                2. re: TexSquared
                  childofthestorm Oct 26, 2011 10:53 AM

                  Driving to the US seems like overkill. And I'm pretty sure personal exemption is something like only 10 kilos of chicken.

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