Untrimmed Beef Brisket in Toronto
The old thread on this subject seems to have died a few years ago with people checking back in every year so I'd like to get a newer updated list and prices for untrimmed beef brisket.
Looking for the whole brisket (flat and point). This may be referred to as a packer brisket, double, whatever.
It should have all the fat on it and not be lean. This will be for smoking. (burnt ends mmm)
Looking for cheapest and not necessarily best 'quality' (doesn't need to be organic, hormone free, etc etc.) Grocery store, or whole sale or even smaller markets are fine. I've been to a few places (costco, no frills, etc) and I can't seem to find a place that sells the whole brisket untrimmed for a reasonable price.
Looking for in Toronto closer to North York the better.
Any help would be great
-I don't have a local butcher that I frequent as I get most of my prOteins from Costco or the Asia.n grocery stores. Could you recommend a good one in the north York area that has reasonable prices?
-do you know which highland? I find the stock is always diff store to store :/
-is this the Eqm that sold their space to sanagans meat locker?
I buy my briskets from European Quality Meats on Jutland. Comes cryovac'ed from the meat packer. Pricing varies as they don't have a SKU for this, you have to ask for them to get it in the back. They'll charge you "brisket point" pricing ($3.99/lb), and subtract either a dollar or two from that... depending what the staff feels like that day. Very inconsistent, very frustrating.
I bought a huge brisket (10 lbs at least) last spring at Globe Meats. It's a big wholesale-ish warehousey looking place around Finch and Weston Road. I can't remember what I paid but it was a good price and there was a LOT of meat to choose from. Seems to cater to a sausage-making crowd, with whole pork shoulders and other large cuts of meat.
You can check out Skyland at Lawrence and Scarboro Golf Rd. www.skylandfoodmart.com
They have a bin of packer briskets, usually AA from Excel, a Cargill division. Price is usually just over $3/lb, so each runs $22 to $38. There is a bin of about 12, over near the pickled pigs feet (yes, I enjoy this store!). My hit ratio for good Texas Q is about 70% here, as I learn how to pick a good piece.