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Nov 28, 2011 09:15 AM

Butchers that sell packages of various meats

I'm looking for a butcher/store that has packages with different combinations of meats, such as ground beef, pork, chicken, sausages... I know on like that in Verdun but it's a bit far from where I live. I'm looking for something close to the Jean-Talon/Little Italy area. Any ideas?

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  1. Why do they have to be in one package?
    Go to Jean Talon Market and visit the numerous shops (Porc Meilleur, Veau de Charlevoix, etc..)at the eastern end who carry all types of prepackaged meats, just not packed together.

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    1. re: ios94

      "Why do they have to be in one package?"

      Because it helps you budget better, and you usually save money by buying the package.

      1. re: SnackHappy

        Yeah that's why I'm asking for package, it's a better deal

        1. re: eddao

          I understand, although the only meats I can say I've ever witnessed together are typically, ground beef/veal/pork combo. And I'm willing to bet that you probably end up paying more per kg for those combo packs.

          Unfortunately I can't say I've ever seen any type of other combination. I don't think you'll find a package of lamb shoulder combined with ground pork for example. I'm sure that if you are looking to buy volume and freeze it on your own someone would probably cut you a deal.

          1. re: ios94

            "I understand"

            I don't think you do. We're talking about a «plan budget» (sorry I don't know the English term) where you pay a fixed price for a variety pack of meat, poultry, sausages prepared foods and whatnot. Butchers usually have different packages to suit different needs.

            Here's an example I found with some quick googling:

            1. re: SnackHappy

              I think the confusion lies in the physical versus metaphorical package! ios94 seems to be referring to the packs where the meat is physically on the same tray, whereas the OP is searching more for a package "deal", with a mix of meats.

              1. re: unlaced

                Yeah, package deal would describe it better

                1. re: unlaced

                  Ahhhh....yes. Sorry for the unnecessary confusion. What unlaced explained is what I was thinking OP was looking for.

      2. I would assume that all butchers (digne de ce nom) offer packages like that, maybe not advertised as such, but by asking them directly.

        What I've seen is mostly packages for freezers (viandes pour congélateur)... look around.

        1. The bio butcher Saint-Vincent has packages. They are at Jean-Talon and Atwater market. Here is a link to their product listing. (Sorry I don't know how to make it active, but copy paste it into your browser.

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          1. re: Bwitch

            Ah thanks, that one sounds good, I'll check it out