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Where To Find Jicama?

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XOXO Mar 21, 2006 01:50 PM

Does anyone know where you can buy Jicama in Toronto? I tried the Big Carrot last weekend and they don't sell it. Has anyone seen it around town? Thanks in advance!

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    tj2007 Aug 6, 2010 08:06 AM

    My friends from Mexico used to go to Kenzington Market for their Jicamas.

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      blui Aug 4, 2010 07:28 AM

      You can get them at T & T and most chinese supermarket.

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        George in the jungle Apr 17, 2006 03:37 AM

        You can get them in any chinese store in China Town, and it is half price compare to all the big store they were recommanded

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          odysseus Aug 3, 2010 11:54 PM

          I joined to ask this question, then saw I'm restarting a 4 year old thread ... oh well

          >> get them in any chinese store in China Town,

          What do I ask for - I've asked for help in a couple of those stores a bunch of times & few of them understand me ((lived on Baldwin near the LCBO, shopped in Chinatown there all the time, always had to find the stuff myself)

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            Big Trouble Aug 4, 2010 09:34 AM

            I have found jicama at the sobey's on Bloor in the Annex.

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              TorontoJo Aug 4, 2010 02:42 PM

              Longo's always has jicama. My Loblaw's sometimes has jicama.

              As for what to ask for in a Chinese market -- your best bet is to show a photo (either on your phone or print one from online).

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                curnonsky Aug 4, 2010 03:35 PM

                Like this:

                http://www.preparednesspro.com/blog/w...

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            snoobie Mar 22, 2006 06:08 AM

            Highland Farms always has Jicama. A good place to buy it is at a fruit store on bathurst , north of glencairn on the east side.... sorry I don't know the name, but the jicama there is always excellent.

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              XOXO Mar 22, 2006 10:25 AM

              Thanks to everyone for all their input, I really appreciate it!

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              TwinklyTerrapin Mar 21, 2006 02:39 PM

              I've frequently seen it at the bigger Loblaws Markets.

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                DAB Mar 21, 2006 04:06 PM

                Also seen it at Dominion and St Lawrence market.

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                  XOXO Mar 21, 2006 05:38 PM

                  Any particular Loblaws locations?

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                  jill Mar 21, 2006 02:04 PM

                  try Sun Valley, east of the carrot. They always have that kind of stuff

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                    Ishmael Mar 21, 2006 02:13 PM

                    Saw some at Highland Farms not too long ago

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