When European Quality Meats left my Kensington market neighbourhood in favour of somewhere really far away that I will never go to (Etobicoke? maybe? I could probably look that up but… it’s just far) I felt a little betrayed. They had been providing me with Meats of European Quality for so long, I didn’t know where to turn.
Sanagan’s moved into the space and they’re great; they offer high quality meats along with friendly and knowledgeable service. They tend to be a little expensive for my poor ass but overall I’m glad that they’re there.
I’m particularly happy that they’ve carried on their predecessor’s tradition of having a takeout counter. Instead of the former burgers, sausages and fries, however, theirs features rotisserie chicken, house made soups, sandwiches, salads and fries (still – of course).
So far I’ve tried the rotisserie chicken – for $13 you get a whole perfectly seasoned chicken with crispy golden skin and tender meat – and the roast beef sandwich which, at $7, comes complete with pickled red onion, arugula, horseradish, and crispy parmigiano frico on a kaiser.
It’s some tasty.
Also of note: everyone on staff at Sanagan’s seems to be unreasonably attractive. Go for that if nothing else.