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Fresh yeast in Toronto

kaka Oct 16, 2006 05:53 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a place that sells fresh (bakers' compressed) yeast. All I can find at stores are either instant yeast or active yeast.

Does any know of anywhere? I would prefer places close to Mississauga. Or anywhere in the GTA would be fine.


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    Anna B Oct 16, 2006 07:35 PM

    If you are familiar with any of the Polish delis in Mississauga, or Polish bakeries, they always have fresh yeast cakes for sale. If you don't see them, ask for them.

    Dixie and Burnhamthorpe is a good place to try, as well as the Karpaty bakeries (Dundas/Confederation) and Bristol/Britannia.

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      kaka Oct 16, 2006 08:03 PM

      Thanks! I will give them a try tonight.

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        kaka Oct 17, 2006 03:47 PM

        Anna, I have actually gone to Karpaty bakeries to get my fresh yeast. They are selling it for 99 cents per small block, perfect for my baking needs! Thanks very much!

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          Anna B Oct 17, 2006 06:45 PM

          Glad it worked out for you.

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        AbbyHail Apr 13, 2012 08:03 AM

        Anna's Bakery sells fresh yeast. ($4/ pound)
        Address: 2394 Bloor St. West (near Jane)
        Toronto, Ontario

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          fickle Apr 13, 2012 11:47 AM

          I get mine from Lady York on Dufferin south of Lawrence. They sell them in 80-100 gram cubes.

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            AbbyHail Apr 17, 2012 11:34 AM

            Riviera Bakery Ltd
            576 College St (near Manning Ave; Little Italy)
            Toronto, Ontario

            They will sell a $1 worth or entire brick for $5

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            jrscc Jun 2, 2012 01:40 PM


            I have found Fresh Yeast at Starsky's in Mississauga. They are at Winston Churchill and Dundas. Actually, just a little west of Winston Churchill near Costco.

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