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ISO queso fresco and small flour tortillas (fresh)

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itryalot Aug 16, 2007 11:14 AM

Looking where to find? May be heading out to Kensington and St. L markets; any Mexican purveryors would be good; yes, I know, TO has little in that respect.

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    cowhound RE: itryalot Aug 16, 2007 11:17 AM

    Try Emporio Latino on Augusta and Perola next door. Chorizo at Segovia across the street.

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      ssainani RE: cowhound Aug 16, 2007 11:22 AM

      not near kensington

      but i buy those items from Edgars Latin foods on the Queensway and Royal York

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      cowhound RE: itryalot Aug 16, 2007 11:53 AM

      Actually, there are quite a few of latino grocers in Toronto but mostly Salvadoran, Ecuadorean and Chilean.

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        itryalot RE: itryalot Aug 17, 2007 05:52 AM

        ARe these available at STL Market too?

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          basileater RE: itryalot Aug 20, 2007 10:01 AM

          I was looking for queso fresco a few months ago and ended up empty handed. If you find any, please let us know where!

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            gregclow RE: basileater Aug 21, 2007 09:44 AM

            I'm pretty sure I saw queso fresco a few weeks ago at one of the Latino markets in Kensington. Perola's, I think.

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              Mila RE: gregclow Aug 21, 2007 10:55 AM

              I have definitely bought queso fresco at Perola several times. FYI - they also have crema.
              I'd love some fresh flour tortillas but I suspect you may be outta luck.

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          itryalot RE: itryalot Aug 21, 2007 09:41 AM

          No luck; but did buy some frozen veg empanadas, fresh corn tortillas at El saboro Latino in STLM. That queso fresco and flour tortillas still are still elusive!

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            tartetatin RE: itryalot Aug 21, 2007 11:15 AM

            Kensington Market

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            azul49 RE: itryalot Aug 23, 2007 06:51 PM

            Try Monforte Dairy at STLM (north side). She's got great artesenal cheeses and one that is really close to queso fresco. Alternately a wholesaler (Latin American Foods) is offering a queso fresco, but don't know which retailers carry it.

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              deepcreek RE: itryalot Aug 23, 2007 07:20 PM

              OK, not what you're looking for, and not appropriate to this board, but: flour tortillas are ridiculously easy (and cheap) to make at home. You won't get fresher!

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                itryalot RE: deepcreek Aug 24, 2007 07:38 AM

                I know; I want to try it some time I have a little more time, but I am busy right now and wanted a quick fill.

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