Where can I find tomatillos at this time of year in Toronto. I have seen them grown in the Summer but I need to cook Mexican food NOW! Perhaps canned?
Go to Perola's on Auguta Ave. in Kensington Market - they always have fresh tomatillos. Whole Foods on Avenue Road usually have them too, but very expensive. I'd go to Perola's - between them and Casa Mexico and all the other Latino stores in the vicinity you can find everything you need (except fresh Epazote) to make an authentic Mexican meal. Perola's have a great selection of dried chilis, and also tortillas. And fresh Serranos, which you will need if you are making a sauce with the tomatillos.
Canned are OK and are easy to find now--Loblaws/No Frills seem to be carrying more Mexican canned goodies than ever. If you have some sunny terra firma, tomatillos are dead simple to grow. Epazote can be grown in flower pots or containers. It's a tough weed that'll grow out of parking lot cracks.Seeds available through Richter's or Thompson&Morgan. Order now if you're interested.
Thanks Everyone. I stopped by Kensington @ picked up tomatillos at a store I think was called Guatamala. Great stuff. I made a great green pumkin seed mole and found Poblano peppers( which you can't find at large grocery stores) and stuffed them. Also did chicken marinated in mexican spices and baked in banana leaves from Hung Phat Grocery. Shit, I love this city.
I checked it out for myself. I got the following addresses. 7 days means it's open..., Confirmed means they told me that they sold tomatillos and had them in stock. No answer Sunday means I made the calls on a Sunday and no one...
Whole Foods Market (on Avenue Road in Yorkville) (7 days) (Confirmed)
87 Avenue Road Toronto, ON M5R 3R9
Harvest Wagon-on-Yonge (7 days) (Confirmed)
1103 Yonge Street, Toronto
El Buen Precio (no answer Sunday)
227 Augusta Ave Toronto
Emporium Latino (7 days) (Confirmed)
243 Augusta Ave. Toronto
Market Tino (no answer Sunday)
2394 Keele St. Toronto
Mercado Internacional (no answer Sunday)
1742-A Jane St. Toronto
Perola Supermarket (7 days) (Confirmed)
247 Augusta Ave. Toronto
Edgar's Latin International (7 days) (Confirmed)
639 The Queensway (between Park Lawn and Royal York)