Where to buy good-quality steaks for cheaper?
We're looking for AAA or better (Prime, Wagyu, etc.) cause we love the marbling.
We've been buying from the big grocery stores each week based off who is having a deal. I would have thought that local butchers would be cheaper, but they're not! Almost always they're more expensive than the deals of the big grocery stores, even when the butcher is selling 5 pounds or some large bulk amount. I've tried to see if there is a difference in quality, but I haven't noticed any when comparing to the same grade of meat in the big grocery stores.
I've never tried buying a cow or something like that, because I haven't had good experiences with frozen steaks, the smell and taste has always been off to me. I've tried to follow proper defrosting procedure, but it still doesn't seem to come out the same, maybe i'm doing something wrong.
We live in the GTA, specifically the Vaughan/Richmond Hill/Markham area, if that matters.
So is there a cheaper way to buy good steaks?