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The Meat Dept - Danforth Avenue

millygirl Mar 11, 2012 03:24 PM

I love this place!!! Everything we get from them is fantastic.

Where do I start - amazing BBQ chickens, pork chops, sliced ham, burgers - beef, turkey or lamb.

Dinner party last night - 6 beautiful wellington county (I think) beef tenderloins - everyone was licking their plates.

They are our go to place for meat. So glad to have them so close to home. No need to trek over to Cumbrae's anymore.

Love, love, love The Meat Dept.

And besides all that, it's a fun place to shop. Those guys are sick!!

  1. Splendid Wine Snob Mar 11, 2012 03:32 PM

    Yup, we like them too. Hubby and I are there at least 4 times a week. Great service, and solid meat goodies.

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    1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
      Herne Mar 11, 2012 05:37 PM

      Where on Danforth is this place and how are prices?

      1. re: Herne
        foodyDudey Mar 11, 2012 06:55 PM

        207 Danforth Ave. This used to be "The Friendly Butcher". I'm not sure if it's the same people running it under a different namem since I haven't been there after the name change.

        1. re: foodyDudey
          Herne Mar 11, 2012 08:50 PM

          Thanks. I've been in the Friendly Butcher a couple of times. Didn't know there had been a name change. I prefer to get my meat elsewhere.

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      hungryabbey Mar 11, 2012 05:45 PM

      I also like those guys.. they are great for ordering special cuts ahead of time as well. Everything I have purchased there has been amazing.

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        foodiction2 Mar 11, 2012 07:26 PM

        That is quite close to me - are their prices similar to Cumbrae's?

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        1. re: foodiction2
          haggisdragon Mar 11, 2012 10:53 PM

          A little lower than cumbraes. They have a wide range of products from standard stuff to some pricey dry aged beef.

          1. re: haggisdragon
            millygirl Mar 12, 2012 03:27 AM

            The beef is well worth the price. Have not been disappointed yet.

            I believe one of the guys bought the other out. They are very passionate about their products and take an interest in what you plan to do with them and just like to chat food. I like that, alot.

            Their BBQ chickens while more expensive than say Loblaw's crap - are a steal at I think $16. Never have I had chicken taste that good.

        2. Baelsette Mar 12, 2012 04:35 AM

          Hey Milly girl, was that you talking to the owner about the threads on here about the butcher at yonge / eglinton and the whole groupon thing?
          I too was in there last night, got some great steaks, I agree, fantastic place!

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          1. re: Baelsette
            millygirl Mar 12, 2012 11:04 AM

            Nope, not me Baelsette. Hubby was last there Saturday afternoon to pick up our beef tenderloins and a ham bone for which I made a wonderful pot of split pea soup that I am thoroughly enjoying for lunch as we speak. United Bakery eat your heart out. Mine's better.

            1. re: millygirl
              Baelsette Mar 12, 2012 12:24 PM

              Mmm sounds delish! That's a very big claim, you may have to share.

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