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Bloor Meat Market

Posted by Staff / Posted on January 17, 2008

Bloor Meat MarketBloor Meat Market in the Bloor West Village sells a range of meat including organic beef, chicken, roast beef and meat loaf.

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19 Comments

animal / July 30, 2009 at 01:05 am
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this place is nasty. looks good at a glance, take a closer look at the severe lack of sanitation and obvious cross contamination, starting with the owner. the staff is not overly knowledgeable about the products and you get a sense that they'd rather be anywhere else.
bwvfoodie / August 23, 2009 at 07:05 pm
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wow. its weird that you would say that, i've been going there for years and think its fantasic. some of the younger staff get confused sometimes, but there is always someone there to answer any of my questions.
Mary Lamb replying to a comment from bwvfoodie / October 6, 2009 at 09:39 pm
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BLoor MEat Market is a great place. Charming...and you can tell from the smell it is CLEAN. At least you know where the meat is coming from. And free-range, grain fed etc. VERY FRESH
That "animal on" commentator might be a rival-deli owner OR someone who thinks cellophane keeps things clean and fresh. How about ground beef that come from a 4-foot-ball field-sized plant - and the convoluted process of saving costs - of fat trimmings and discarded lean scraps remarbleized to ressemble natural meat - as NYT yesterday described: " made from a mix of slaughterhouse trimmings and a mash-like product derived from scraps that were ground together at a plant in Wisconsin. The ingredients came from slaughterhouses in Nebraska, Texas and Uruguay, and from a South Dakota company that processes fatty trimmings and treats them with ammonia to kill bacteria.NYT article, Oc. 6" Phew. YOu can't trace bacteria back to a specific herd when you buy the big brand names.
Audrey Jaskula / September 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm
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Do you cook turkey's for thanksgiving
AG replying to a comment from animal / November 23, 2010 at 10:16 am
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Are you kidding, this place is one of the best in Toronto, I have been going there for years. The staff are wonderful, and very knowledgeable. On any Saturday you can't even step into this place without bumping into someone because it's packed.
Myself like many others in Toronto and other parts of the city will continue to shop here.
Yolanda / December 5, 2010 at 04:35 pm
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I do like this place, however... why is the chicken breast meat so large? My feeling is this chicken is not free range and these are obese chickens that probably can not stand on their own 2 feet due to their weight.

If a chicken breast is the size of a normal turkey breast then something does not add up.
will replying to a comment from animal / December 31, 2010 at 03:34 pm
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Whoever doesn't like this place needs therapy. That would be you, Animal. Very appropriate handle you've got there. Except it doesn't explain your OCD issues.

This is an excellent butcher. Animal is the first person I've ever heard who doesn't like the place.

And Yolanda, just cut the breast into smaller pieces. You sound like some animal rights conspiracy theorist or something.
Fan / February 1, 2011 at 04:45 pm
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I have visited Bloor Meats numerous times and think it's amazing! I'm shocked that "animal" is lambasting it. The steak there is wonderful!
Aggie / September 18, 2011 at 10:07 am
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This is the best butcher in the city. Clean, fresh meats, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Whoever doesn't like it does not know meats!!!
Yolanda / September 18, 2011 at 02:26 pm
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Hey Will - I'm not an animal rights conspiracy theorist, but I do however know what healthy animals should look like. It's a shame that Bloor Meat market doesn't support free range, non antibiotic, organic farming. It's not a conspiracy - it's a fact about what factory farming does to our health, our environment and animals.

I challenge you all to eat proper meat and you will notice the difference!
dan / September 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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this place is the best of all time, kinda like me eh, that animal guys a real chizzler, come on down for some bacon as wide as a barn door.

Best ever
ryan / February 9, 2012 at 12:02 am
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i am just about to move to toronto, 18 days and counting, our realtor took us for a stroll through our new neighbourhood, bloor west. because i will be attending culinary school in toronto and have a passion for food i wanted to track down some markets, meat, fish, fruit and veg. i walked into this meat market, smell was good, they were butchering meat where i could see, and doing a good job i might add. i was immediately asked if i needed help, i explained i was looking for a good butcher and asked about some meats. the man behind the counter came out to shake my hand. (at this time two seperate people walked in and were adressed by their names, thats service) i told the man, Ed, as he introduced himself and gave me his card, my situation, he told me to follow him to the sidewalk in front of the store. we stood out there for about 5 mins as he told me and pointed to where all the other markets were and even explained if i was looking for some more european style sausages and things, where i could find them... why would he do this? kindness, and he knows he has a good product, plain and simple. if this meat market was a bar, it would be called Cheers... this will be the meat market i will buy from when i move to my new condo... Thanks ED, i still have your card in the front of my wallet... see you in a few weeks, can't wait to be a regular.. in closing he asked my name twice, i will soon be the one walking in adressed by name.....ps_i never write comments but after reading animal's comment i figured id put in my two cents, sorry for the length.
Kirby / March 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm
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Ryan, I am pleased you were introduced to Bloor Meat Market.
It is absolutely the best you will find. I have been going there for 20+ years and have never been disappointed. When I lived in Bloor West, used to go almost weekly. Now that I have been living in Mississauga, I get down there as much as I can.
The cashier who lives close to my home in Mississauga and offers to drop off anything I need - now that is service!
gwen replying to a comment from animal / June 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm
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okay ANIMAL i worked at bloor meat market and it is a very sanitary place. The people there treat you like gold and you get great quality food. We are very clean here. There is no "cross contamination" so you can take your stupid ass comment and shove it up your hairy ass!
Catherine / October 3, 2012 at 10:30 am
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A big "Thank you" to all of the wonderful customers of Bloor Meat Market. Each day we are indeed fortunate to greet and serve our old friends and hopefully some new. Merci!
Catherine replying to a comment from gwen / October 3, 2012 at 11:18 pm
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Shocking script, but thanks for the protective sentiment.
Erica / October 19, 2013 at 08:54 am
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The best butcher: great flavour in the meat, fresh, clean, knowledgeable staff. It's our favourite place to go.
moveebuff / December 15, 2013 at 02:37 pm
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We used to live in Bloor West Village 25 years ago and at that time we enjoyed going to the Bloor Meat market on occassion. We moved out west and now live close to Bloor West again. It has just gotten better over the years. The service is great. Lot's of gourmet ready to cook meats like stuffed chicken etc. Their bacon is second to none. I get bones for my dog there quite often and they cut the bones to my specification. I hope that they are around for years to come as it is definitely a great butcher shop.
Dave / April 21, 2014 at 01:46 pm
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Can't recommend this place enough. Absolute quality served by absolutely lovely (and knowledgeable) people. Their stuffed chicken breasts are a favorite.

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