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Corn tortillas in western part of GTA???

sjst1000 Jun 30, 2006 11:21 PM

Hi all!

We just moved here a few months ago, and I've been unsuccessful in a search for corn tortillas. I need to make enchiladas!! Has anyone spotted a grocery chain or small independent grocer who carries corn tortillas anywhere near Oakville?

Thank you so much for any info :c)


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  1. TorontoJo RE: sjst1000 Jul 1, 2006 07:18 PM

    Fresh corn torillas are a rare commodity in Toronto. Highland Farms sometimes carries them frozen. My recommendation is to find the closest Mexican restaurant that makes homemade tortillas and ask them if they will sell their tortillas to you. This is what I finally had to do, and luckily there's a place near me that is happy to oblige. Unfortunately, I don't know Oakville, so can't help you with recs. Good luck!

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      Lipant RE: sjst1000 Jul 1, 2006 11:47 PM

      Up in Aurora, we have several "healthy food alternative" type stores such as Ambrosia, that carry corn tortillas. Also if you have a Whole Foods chain store near by, check them. I am sure that Oakville has one of this kind of store... check your yellow pages and call ahead.

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        Gritseeker RE: sjst1000 Jul 2, 2006 03:31 AM

        Try El Gran Tropical at 391 Kerr St. in Oakville - 905-845-9262. It's a Latin grocery store/market. IF it's not in business anymore, try Vigo International $ Transfers at 3038 Hurontario St in Mississauga, 905-949-8446.

        There are lots of other spots. Try GuiaHispana.net and click on supermercados


        1. Davwud RE: sjst1000 Jul 3, 2006 01:58 AM

          My suggestion, if you can't find them in Oakville and have to come into the city is Kensington Market. There's a shop there that has corn tortillas and many different chilies both fresh and dried. It's a great place. I also know that the No Frills at Eglinton and Black Creek has them and I suspect that the one at Dundas and Lansdowne does as well since they're the same type of NF.

          Good Luck

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            sjst1000 RE: sjst1000 Jul 10, 2006 01:11 AM

            Thank you all so much for your suggestions, I will begin my search!!

            1. Kagemusha RE: sjst1000 Jul 10, 2006 07:24 PM

              Given iffy supply and freshness issues, You might do what I did an simply start making your own from widely-available masa harina. Most No Frills seem to carry it and it's fresh.

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                jcanncuk RE: sjst1000 Jul 10, 2006 10:41 PM

                Believe it or not, there seems to be a place in the lower level of the Hamilton Farmers Market (open T, Th, Fr, Sat early AM until 6PM) that sells all sorts of Latin American products including corn tortillas. I jsut moved to Hamilton and haven't tried them yet, but saw them when I was checking out what was available.

                1. YYZSolly RE: sjst1000 Jul 19, 2006 05:14 PM

                  Hi. Whole Foods (right at the corner of Trafalgar and Cornwall) always has corn tortillas.

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                    squeaks RE: sjst1000 Jul 19, 2006 06:49 PM

                    The IGA on Dupont (Dupont & Lansdowne?) carries corn tortillas.

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