The Friendly Butcher
Toronto, ON M4N 2L5
Ken and Donna MacDonald opened The Friendly Butcher in the Yonge and Lawrence neighbourhood to serve their uptown Toronto community. The butcher shop works with family-owned farms in Ontario to provide customers with locally-sourced meats that are traditionally raised and high quality. Patrons can order meat by the pound directly from the butcher shop's website or can pop in to the shop and pick from the selection in-person. Regular butcher shop offerings are available such as beef products, burgers, sausages, hot dogs, chicken, turkey, lamb, veal and pork. On top of the regular stuff, customers will also find a selection of seafood available, as well as produce, spices and seasonings, prepared foods, deli meats, salads, oils and salad dressings, pastas and sauces, frozen meals, marinades, cheeses, eggs, chips, crackers and even bakery items such as breads, butter tarts and cakes. Essentially, The Friendly Butcher can suffice all the needs you might have at a local grocery store. For those who prefer not to go in-store, the shop offers a pick-up or delivery service where orders can be placed right on the website. The MacDonalds introduced this neighbourhood institution to the area more than 20 years ago, and it's definitely become a favourite.