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axt Feb 16, 2007 05:44 PM

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?

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  1. foodyDudey RE: axt Feb 16, 2007 06:59 PM

    Sun Valley on Danforth Ave near Pape. I'm sure you could find them in Kensington market also.

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      KitchenVoodoo RE: axt Feb 16, 2007 07:00 PM

      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.

      1. Kagemusha RE: axt Feb 17, 2007 05:44 PM

        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.

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          axt RE: axt Feb 17, 2007 08:43 PM

          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.

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            TaliskerCats RE: axt Mar 4, 2007 08:05 AM

            I just found tomatillos at Harvest Wagon on Yonge Street

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              paledin RE: axt Feb 17, 2008 07:27 AM

              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)

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                EarlyDrive RE: paledin Feb 17, 2008 09:10 AM

                They also currently have them at Fiesta Farms.

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