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Feb 9, 2007 10:35 AM

Jewish food in South Etobicoke

I realize that I may be out of luck, but can anyone tell me where I can find basic Jewish groceries in South Etobicoke? The Sobe's on Queensway usually has chrain (horseradish with beets) and occasionally matzo, but so far I haven't been able to track down gefilte fish. Any suggestions?

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  1. I'm sure I used to buy gefilte fish at the Loblaw's at Royal York and the Kingsway. I know it's not South Etobicoke, but...

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    1. re: pescatarian

      Thanks for the suggeston pescatarian. I assume you mean the tiny little Loblaws in the Humbertown mall. I'll give it a shot.

      1. re: Richard_S

        Yes, that's the one. I used to live nearby and I believe I did get it there (it was several years ago though.

    2. You're pretty much out of luck. I know that the Loblaws over at Lower Jarvis & Lakeshore has a tiny kosher section (about one vertical shelving unit!), but it is only dry goods (some matzah meal and the like). But if you want anything substantial (i.e. kosher meat, imported Israeli foods, etc.) the most Southern grocery store I've found is the Loblaws on St. Clair West, just East of Bathurst. Your next stop could be the Dominion at Bathurst & Lawrence.

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      1. re: Ubervache

        or Daiter's at Bathurst and Eglinton (not for meat, but the other kosher items such as gefilte fish)

        1. re: pescatarian

          The Daiter's store at Bathurst and Eglinton closed up a number of months ago (Open Window/Health Bread moved into the space). Their other location on Bathurst north of Lawrence is still open.

          1. re: FlavoursGal

            Thanks for the update, I didn't realize that. Bathurst and Lawrence is the only one left then I guess. The one that used to be at Bathurst and Cedarcroft has been gone for some time now.

      2. You can get a lot of eastern european stuff, which is similar at various places on Roncesvalles and bloor west village.

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        1. re: DDD

          The Polish and Ukrainian delicacies that one would find on Roncesvalles and in Bloor West Village are usually very, very different in flavour and execution from similar Eastern European Jewish foods.