Sources and good prices for BBQ meat in Toronto

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Sources and good prices for BBQ meat in Toronto

Post by BBQFoodie » Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:01 pm

Any on here from the Toronto area care to provide sources for their BBQ meats?

It's hard to find reasonably priced brisket/pork butts.

I've bought Brisket from the Butcher Shoppe - cost $3.50 a pound and you can't really choose the piece you want. Guy came out with a Shunk wrap two pack, opened it up and I chose one.

I've seen brisket at Costco and Sam's Club but it was around $5/lb and I think it was only the flat part, no packers.

I used to see Pork butt/shoulder for 99 cents a pound periodically before but haven't seen anything close to that lately.

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Post by Christopher » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:22 am

I'm not sponsored to I have to shop the sales....

I don't think you'll find brisket much cheaper than the $3.50 at the Butcher Shoppe. I've been buying my butts from Charlie's Meats in the No Frills at Neilson Rd just south of Finch Ave for about $1.80ish per pound. Back ribs I wait until they're on sale for $3 per pound or less and stock up and freeze.

I don't do brisket all that often because a 10 pound roast costs me $35, a two pack is close to $70. I do buy one or two whenever I go to Buffalo, I can find them there for $1.79 per pound. The sinking Canadian dollar will stop that action as well....

I'm going to browse T&T and see what I can find. They have a very loyal following in western Canada and seem to be gaining a foothold in Toronto as well.

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Post by Dkoster » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:08 am

If you want to make the trip out to Whitby I can get you brisket for cheaper than $3.50 a lb (closer to $3.00).
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Post by bbqD » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:28 am

Try Gasparro's Meat Market on Bloor @ Ossington. I haven't been in awhile, but used to get briskets for $2.99/lb, which is about the cheapest I found in the city. Call in advance and be clear that you want a full brisket for slow smoking and they will set you up.

They always seem to have pork butts in stock at around $2.20-$2.40/lb, maybe not the cheapest, but it's convenient for me.
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Post by BBQFoodie » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:59 pm

Keep them coming people....and if you can get rough prices it would be great for everyone. Gonna check out P&F as I golf up in that area.

$35 for a 10 lb brisket which shrinks can make your food pretty expensive at times.

FYI Highland Farms has fresh whole Picnic Pork Shoulder for 99 cents a pound.

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Post by Christopher » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:02 pm

Dkoster wrote:If you want to make the trip out to Whitby I can get you brisket for cheaper than $3.50 a lb (closer to $3.00).
I've still got a couple frozen from my last Buffalo trip. I will definitely send you a PM when I'm looking again.

I'm moving to Whitby in December. I told my cousin and the first thing he asked was "How far are you from Buster Rhino's?"

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Post by Dkoster » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:12 pm

Actually Chris the next time your in I would like you to either ask for me or Scott, we would like to purchase your next meal as a thank you.
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