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The Best Butcher Shops in Toronto

The best butcher shops in Toronto can ensure you know as much about the meat you’re cooking as possible. Valuing local products, ethical practices, and health above all, this is where to find your rare cuts, game, deli meats and show-stopping steaks.

Here are the best butcher shops in Toronto.


Sanagan's Meat Locker
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Sanagan's Meat Locker

This Kensington Market shop is a veritable meat emporium selling all kinds of cuts from a range of animals raised ethically without the use of hormones and antibiotics.

Cumbrae's (Queen)
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Cumbrae's (Queen)

Restaurants all over the city including the Drake Hotel obtain their choicest cuts from multiple locations of this boutique butcher. Pick up prepped entrees here as well.


Healthy Butcher
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Healthy Butcher

Hard-to-find cuts of healthy meats are on offer here as well as selections of fish and cheese. Find your organic and locally raised products at this Yonge and Eglinton shop.

Friendly Butcher
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Friendly Butcher

This Yonge and Lawrence store prides itself on retailing meats raised within 100 miles. There are also deli and freezer items like dips, sausages, bacon, cabbage rolls and pasta.


Vince Gasparros
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Vince Gasparros

Though this humble Bloorcourt shop may be small the family that runs it is always ready to offer info about the products they’ve been retailing here for decades.


The Meat Dept
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The Meat Dept

This shop with locations on Roncesvalles and The Danforth oozes with character and eccentricity and stocks mostly local products. With over 80 years of experience among the staff, you can also pick up house dog food here so your pet can eat as well as you do.

Butcher by Nature
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Butcher by Nature

Sustainably raised meats can be obtained in the Junction from this butcher which also sells prepared entrees and raw cheeses.


Kostas Meat Market
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Kostas Meat Market

This Scarborough strip mall market sells meats and deli products, and is especially known for their marinated souvlaki. They also do whole pig, goat and lamb.

Butcher's Son
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Butcher's Son

This Yonge and Davisville butcher in the style of an old world shop supplies some of the most high end fine dining restaurants in Toronto with the best international cuts of meat as well as as game such as elk, venison and duck.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Cumbrae's. Vince Gasparro's photo by bloodsweatpig.

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