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Need great lamb shanks for a reasonable price in Toronto?

thedisha Feb 4, 2012 08:32 AM

Don't care about organic or locovor or any of that jazz. Want good quality meat for a reasonable price. Please help!!!!!

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  1. jayt90 RE: thedisha Feb 4, 2012 08:46 AM

    I have had good results with frozen, shrink wrapped, New Zealand lamb shanks, from Loblaw, Sobey's, or Metro. They are about $12 for a 3 pack.

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      gaudreaur RE: jayt90 Feb 4, 2012 11:17 AM

      I bought mine at Kostas Meats on the south side of Ellesmere just west of Warden.

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        MargieEv RE: gaudreaur Feb 5, 2012 07:59 AM

        I don't know if he still has them since he became more of a take-out place but I use to get shanks at Louis at Danforth and Logan. Would also 2nd the frozen New Zealand shanks.

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          jayt90 RE: MargieEv Feb 6, 2012 08:49 AM

          I looked for New Zealand shanks in Loblaw's and Freshco (part of Sobey's) and they seem to be dropped. I would like to have a few on hand so I'll keep looking.

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            MargieEv RE: jayt90 Feb 6, 2012 01:01 PM

            I have also got them at Ella's at Pape and Danforth.

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      thedisha RE: thedisha Feb 6, 2012 01:56 PM

      Thanks all ... found the lamb shanks. Got some beauties fresh at Grace Meats in Little Italy at 644 College 416-534-7776. Paid $5.99 lb which is a tiny bit more than frozen ones at Fortinos [Lawrence Plaza]. I cleaned them out of the nine shanks Grace Meats had on hand - so call ahead to check on inventory.
      In other news you can also get the shanks from Friendly Butcher but at the time of this writing you needed to phone in and pre-order. They are at Yonge near Lawrence - locovore, organic and all that jazz so if you care it will cost you almost double - $10.99 lb. Since these lovely shanks will be braised for a few hours I am not sure how wrong I can go with 'good, old fashion food'. I am sure Cumbrae's, Pusateri's et al have lamb shanks that were raised nearby, sitting in easy chairs, sipping chardonnay but I was looking for a less pricey option. Thanks for all your input. Appreciated!!

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        youdonut RE: thedisha Feb 7, 2012 06:00 AM

        came across frozen lamb shanks for $11.00 per KILO at the No Frills in Dixie mall Mississauga.

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