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2. Chicago Butcher Shoppe does more than just serve $2.50 hot dogs on Saturdays – meat and fresh bread is ridiculously cheap here.
3. After consuming your hot dog, head over to High Park for a nature walk.
Even after moving away from the High Park area near Roncesvalles in Toronto, Kyle and I still headed over to this neighborhood to buy meat from the Chicago Butcher Shoppe. For $7 you can buy ten freshly baked buns and a pound of ham, which is ridiculously cheap compared to the $15 you would pay at Loblaws. On Saturdays you can buy a massive sausage in a bun for $2.50, and top it off with the regular hot dog toppings. The food is served to you by a Polish woman who speaks little English, which is all part of the charm.
After grabbing your hot dog and sandwich meat for the week, I would recommend wandering down Roncesvalles and grabbing a quick coffee along the way. This area has a lot of charm and is very family-friendly, with many people walking their dogs and stopping to talk to friends for a quick chat. High Park is less than a twenty-minute walk west, so you could even take your sausage from the Chicago Butcher Shoppe on the go and see some nature.His Take