Guys With Knives

It’s not really about who we are; it’s about what we know. And we know meat. Sure we look really young, but our team has more than 80 years of experience between us. We’ve been located on the Danforth since 2010, changed our name a few times until we got it right, and have been operating as the Meat Dept since the beginning of 2012.

Our product is the best. As lovers of high-quality meats, our goal is to always have products that you can’t find anywhere else. And if you call to ask for something extraordinary, we will our best to get it for you. (It is a little known fact that we actually have a Sherpa on retainer to find exotic things.) The majority of our meat, as well as the prepared products we sell, is locally grown – coming to us from Ontario and Quebec, with a few other interesting places thrown in for variety. From organic products to deli meats to gourmet sauces and condiments, we sell exceptional products. Period.

Our service is unparalleled. Put simply: We truly love what we do and our goal is to give you the butcher shop experience that you’ve seen in the movies. We want to be your neighbourhood butcher – whether you live around the corner or across the city – so we go the extra mile to ensure you’re satisfied. If you want a specific product, we’ll do the research and get it for you. If you want something we have cut a different way, we’ll cut it for you. If you want to know how to cook what you buy to get the best result, we’re happy to tell you.

You have to see it to believe it. We are all about family, friends, and community. Our shop is a safe place away from the rest of the world to remember who you are and how much fun you can have just living your lives and being part of something. We are absolutely in love with what we do and who we are. And it is amazing what happens when you are actually having fun at work. Passion is a powerful thing. It’s that simple.

Our store is difficult to explain. It is what it is. We just hope our customers have as much fun shopping as we do working here.  It is one of a kind.

So come in. Have a chat. Buy some meat. And come back often.

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