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ISO: veal bones

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Now, you wouldn't think veal bones would be hard to find. I mean, someone's gotta carry them, or, if they don't have 'em, surely you can put in a special order and get some.

Imagine my shock and surprise when I went to Upper Cut in SLM this morning, and was told that they didn't have any, couldn't order any in, and no-one else would have them either! Shocked, shocked, shocked I say!

Ridiculous, sez I. Surely the CH community knows where to find veal bones in the downtown/Leslieville area. Confirmed sightings very much appreciated.

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  1. I'd try an Italian butcher that cuts their own meat. I'm not sure if Masselli's on the Danforth has a hanging room. Might give them a call. A better bet is Jerry's Supermarket on Danforth east of Greenwood. I know they've got a hanging room in the back.

    Either could cut scallopini off the leg which could mean they have leg bones hanging around. Assume you're making a demi glace...so marrow.

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    1. re: grandgourmand

      I've gotten veal bones at Jerry's before. I was shocked royal beef didn't have them. Then again it seems the convenience of pre cut meats is effecting even some of the best butcher shops lately!

    2. About a yr or two back I was able to acquire some veal bones from Sausage Partners (now another Olliffe branch)* by Greenwood and Queen.

      If you're planning on using the bones to make stock, an alternative would be to make a brown chicken stock with some pork bones thrown in for depth and complexity.

      1. Check with a wholesale meat purveyor that services better restaurants. I used to buy cases of them because we used so much demi glace.

        1. Not downtown (sorry), but Nortown almost always has packages of frozen veal bones.

          1. Metro liberty village has them on display right now.

            1. May I ask what are you using them for?If it is for stock you can easily use regular beef marrow bones,and they are just as good to make Demi -glace.

              If you local supermarket has a butcher counter, they may have some,or may be able to order them for you.

              1. Mr Greek Meat Market sells veal, so you may have luck there. I have not checked it the bones are available, but would think they are.

                Mister Greek Meat Market
                801 Danforth, Toronto, ON M4J 1L2
                (416) 469-0733

                1. I was at SLM last week and saw veal bones. I don't recall what the place was called but I'm almost positive that it was on the same side of the market as Kozliks...