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haggis or black pudding in TO?

philly cheeze Aug 19, 2007 07:49 PM

Looking for haggis or black pudding (from either a butcher to cook at home) or maybe from a pub or fish n chips place made for me

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    Jimbo Bob RE: philly cheeze Aug 19, 2007 09:46 PM

    I used to love Black Pudding when I was a kid. Loved it!

    Then I found out was it was made from. Haven't touched it since. I actually kinda miss it. Still won't eat it however.

    You can buy it at any Loblaws or local grocery store.

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      hipfunkyfun RE: Jimbo Bob Aug 20, 2007 05:50 AM

      haggis you can usually get everywhere in january (robbie burns day), but can be hard to come by the rest of the year. call you local butcher shop and ask.

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      11oclockish RE: philly cheeze Aug 20, 2007 05:59 AM

      The Scottish Company usually has some haggis in stock, frozen. Can't recall if they had black pudding in stock last time I was there - I wouldn't be surprised if they get it in for New Year's Eve.
      The haggis there is pretty good, but I, too, was wondering if there are other places to get it - preferably east of the DVP. Before I lived in Toronto, we used to get it from a small town butcher, who sourced it "from a guy in Scarborough". Boy, I wish I'd paid closer attention to who that was. The haggis was great - peppery, evenly ground texture, very nice. Can't wait to see what ideas the Chow Hounders come up with!

      1. mikeb RE: philly cheeze Aug 20, 2007 08:12 AM

        For fresh black pudding, and haggis, try Allen's Scottish Butchers on Weston Road in Weston in the west end. East end, your best bet and probably "the guy in Scarborough" is But n Ben. Here's some links:

        http://www.crawfordscottishbutchers.com in Niagara

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          wciu RE: mikeb Aug 20, 2007 11:05 PM

          Besides But n Ben, there's a fish 'n chip place that sells deep fried haggis and some other deep fried Scottish stuff. Haven't been there for a while, but if I remember correctly, they have half portions at lunch.

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            11oclockish RE: mikeb Aug 21, 2007 06:40 AM

            Many thanks, MikeB - I will check those out!

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              mikeb RE: 11oclockish Aug 21, 2007 07:10 AM

              You're welcome, 11oclockish. Crawfords website also lists who they supply, if you want a sit down meal. IIRC Haggis is also available at McNies Fish and Chips on Underhill.

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                rayrayray RE: mikeb Aug 21, 2007 08:34 AM

                believe it or not most west indian groceries (especially jamaican) with a butcher counter usually carry it.

          2. Olivia RE: philly cheeze Aug 21, 2007 11:01 AM

            You also might want to try Mrs. Bridges British Bakery (Eg and Vic Park) for haggis:

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