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The Best Butchers in Canada

By: Sharp Staff|November 10, 2014



Big Lou’s Butchershop, Vancouver

269 Powell St, Vancouver

With a focus on offering sustainable local and fresh foods to their customers, Big Lou’s Butchershop offers a wide range of made-in-house items like sausages, dressings, cures, marinades and pickled vegetables. And that’s in addition to the ol’ butcher shop favourites.

What To Order: Big Lou’s Chicago Style Sausage Sandwich


Frigs Natural Meats & More, Winnipeg

3515 Main St, West St Paul, Winnipeg

All the deli meat you order and eat from Frigs Natural Meats & More is made and smoked in-house. Every meat imaginable is offered including rabbit, bison, elk and lamb.

What to order: Their perfectly cured and smoked bacon

The Healthy Butcher, Toronto

565 Queen St W, Toronto & 298 Eglinton Ave. W, Toronto

It’s right there in the name of the shop. The Healthy Butcher specializes in local, Certified Organic and 100 per cent grass-fed meat. Plus, they offer all the delicious, gourmet prepared side dishes you could ever want.

What to order: Organic Beef Burger

Highland Drive, Halifax

5544 Kaye St, Halifax

The meat sold at HIghland Drive is produced locally and is 100 per cent grass-fed, hormone free and sustainable. Nothing is left to waste here; they bring in whole animals and are happy to prepare specialty cuts just for you.

What to order: Stuffed Lamb Burger

Manotick Village Butcher, Ottawa

5556 Manotick Main St, Manotick

In this traditional small village butcher shop customers are provided with a custom cutting service to allow you to have your meat cut to your specifications. Meat that is locally, ethically and sustainably raised, naturally.

What to order: Pan Cooked Steak

Second To None Meats, Calgary

#3, 2100 4 Street SW

With a few ‘master butchers’ working in house, Second to None Meats offer healthy beef products custom prepared for customers. They also have an abundance of gluten free and nitrate free products just to drive their healthy initiative home.

What to order: In-house Smoked Pork St. Louis Side Ribs

Spolumbo’s, Calgary

1308 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

Usually regarded as the ‘Sausage Kings’ of Calgary, Spolumbo’s offers sausages made in a traditional European manner, with a blend of fresh, natural ingredients in a variety of flavours.

Spolumbo’s Spicy Italian Sausage

Windsor Quality Meats, Vancouver

4110 Main St, Vancouver

An active member of the community, Windsor Quality Meats has specialized in local fresh, Natural, non-medicated beef, pork, lamb and poultry for over 60 years.

What to order: Dry Aged New York Steak (aged 45 days on site)


Sanagan’s Meat Locker, Toronto

176 Baldwin Street, Toronto

With an large prepared food counter and deli, Sanagan’s Meat Locker offers a wide variety of sandwiches and take-out in addition to fresh cuts of meat. Whatever you choose to take home will be offered with an emphasis on grass-fed beef and hormone-free meats.

What to order: Sunday Roast Sandwich

Boucherie Lawrence, Montreal

5237 St-Laurent, Montreal

Your friendly neighbourhood butcher shop offers its customers locally raised meats, sandwiches and an assortment of products from small independent outlets.

What to order: Dry Smoked Ribs

Cote de Boeuf, Toronto

130 Ossington Ave, Toronto

When a shop is modelled after something reminiscent of Paris in 1890, you know you’re going to get what you pay for. Cote de Bœuf focuses on local suppliers, naturally raised meats, and seasonal products, not unlike their restaurant sibling Union.

What to order: The Signature Côte de Boeuf (bone-in prime rib)

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