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Liberte Yoghurt - plus other groceries - where to get?

AussieGirl Aug 24, 2007 11:53 AM

I love Liberte Yoghurt. I first found it in Paris. And now they sell them here in Dallas (where I live) and I notice that it's made in Canada. My son won't eat any type of yoghurt unless it's Liberte (it's twice as much as other yoghurts here in the US -- grrr... but he won't drink a lot of milk these days so I indulge. I think he likes the thick consistency. With other yoghurts he gags)

I'm staying just near the Eaton center and usually we like to buy a few things for the room eg: nice fruits for breakfast, nice yoghurt, pelligrino etc.

If there's a good patisseries (my 23 mth old has a penchant for croissants -- the ones in dallas are very papery) please do recommend.

Suggestions?

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    yyzsfo Aug 26, 2007 06:32 AM

    I have just discovered Liberty as well- black cherry was great. With respect to the yogurt, you might also want to pick up some Mini-Go's at any grocery store. It's "cheese", but has the consistancy of thick yogurt and most of my friends feed it to their kids around that age when texture is newish.
    As for Croissants- take the Queen Street Streetcar West to Trinity Bellwoods Park. Just in front of the park, there is a blue shop called "Clafouti" spectacular, buttery croissants. Just get there early or they run out. Bonus- park has plenty of space, a playground and you can look around the shopping in the area. (Men's clothes at Grreat Stuff, paper products at The Paper Place, shoes at Heel Boy)

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      hoagy294 Aug 25, 2007 07:32 PM

      Check out the Shopper's Drug Mart near you to see if they have a grocery section, the one near us has a full selection of Liberte yogurt.

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        erly Aug 25, 2007 08:44 PM

        Unless I am incorrect, Dominion Stores discontinued Liberty a couple of years ago.
        All Loblaws stores do stock it..
        The loblaws mentioned above is a huge superstore, (Queens Quay) so you might want to check it out as well, to see other Canadian products.
        You could take the trek to the discount places, but they are far, and depends on quantity you require.
        The small specialty stores are more expensive.

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          embee Aug 25, 2007 08:51 PM

          Dominion does carry it at the four stores I'm familiar with. They have it on Front St. I've never been in the Mutual St store myself.

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            erly Aug 26, 2007 02:14 PM

            That's good to know.
            The two Dominions near me (North York) only carry the large tubs, plain and three flavours.

      2. Nuray Aug 25, 2007 07:18 AM

        I am addicted to Liberte youghurt as well.. I am in NYC and I get it from Whole Foods. They might have it in your area too. It is 2.99 here.

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          millygirl Aug 25, 2007 07:32 AM

          Liberte is not hard to find in T.O. It is delicious. I think the one I had was prune and walnut?? Very nice. Not in your area but I've seen it at Pusateri's, Sun Valley, and Summerhill Market.

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            Nuray Aug 26, 2007 09:01 PM

            Yes, I haven't seen that flavor here. It does sound yummy.. Actually the last two times I went to WF, I couldn't find them there either. Now I am craving it :)

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          LemonLauren Aug 24, 2007 02:30 PM

          Pastries are fave topic here:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/425179
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/430682
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/417521

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            embee Aug 24, 2007 01:39 PM

            For Liberty products:

            Kitchen Table at Atrium on Bay MAY have them. It's north of the Eaton Centre via the underground PATH. But you will be better off going to the 24 hour Dominion a few blocks to the east. Walk east on Dundas to Mutual St (about 5 blocks). Turn north. The supermarket is at the north end of the Merchandise Building, an enormous condo that you can't possibly miss. I recommend the versions with 8-10% butterfat.

            For patisserie:

            You'll really need to leave the downtown core for the best stuff. Pusateri's at Bay & Yorkville often has a selection of stuff from good pastry shops, but they aren't necessarily fresh when you get them. For croissants, I recommend Patachou on Yonge St near Summerhill or Rahier on Bayview south of Eglinton.

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              Apple Aug 25, 2007 07:16 AM

              It is a little bit farther but not much - but the Kitchen Table under First Canadian Place has liberte yogurt for sure. I bought it yesterday. (and it WAS on sale) The only catch is that it is only open during the week.

            2. Chester Eleganté Aug 24, 2007 12:33 PM

              Right by the Eaton Centre is a place called Kitchen Table, 595 Bay St. which is just north of Dundas. You'll find your Liberte and various specialty goodies as well. They should have prepared foods as well if you're looking for that.

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                Minnow Aug 24, 2007 12:39 PM

                If it is the one I'm thinking of, you should be aware that it is underground. It is just at Yonge and Dundas at the north end of the Eaton Centre... just look for the LCBO on the opposite side of Dundas from the mall. The Kitchen Table is downstairs in that building... and you can pick up some wine at the LCBO while you're there! (It is the government run liquor commission.)

                (That said, I can't vouch for the yogurt, but it stands to reason they'd have it there if they have it at the Bay location.)

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                  professor plum Aug 24, 2007 01:12 PM

                  The cheapest place that you will find Liberty is at Price Chopper just off of the lakeshore. We buy it there regularly and I believe the price is about $2.75. You could also pick up croissants at bonjour brioche while you are out that way - it is on queen street east as you make your way back downtown.

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                tartiflette Aug 24, 2007 12:16 PM

                It's a bit of a trek, but I can tell you with 100% certainty that there is a fantastic selection of Liberte Yogurts at Fiesta Farms on Christie just north of Bloor. I've been going through withdrawal ever since I moved away from that area, as the grocers in my area don't carry a single flavour of Liberte. :(

                If you're taking transit it's easily accesible by subway. Just ride to Christie station and then walk about 5-10 mins (there's also a bus, tho it doesn't run all that often).

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                  AussieGirl Aug 24, 2007 12:21 PM

                  Thanks! LOL... so it's not just me that thinks that Liberte yoghurts are just gorgeous!

                  Any reccs on patisseries?

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                    chiujason Aug 24, 2007 02:32 PM

                    I find them lovely too. I have a tub of Apple Pie flavour waiting in my fridge as I type this.

                    +1 vote for Fiesta Farms. They always have reasonable prices, and a better selection than Loblaws. Loblaws tends to be overpriced, you'd easily pay $0.50 or more for the same tub than at Fiesta Farms.

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                      amitnigam Aug 25, 2007 07:36 PM

                      + 2 vote for fiesta farms. THey have an ecclectic but good selection of lots of things - and tend to use lots of local stuff (bakeries, produce etc.)

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                  ssainani Aug 24, 2007 12:05 PM

                  loblaws sells it (and everything you need)

                  a little bit of a trek for you however :\ (queens quay and jarvis)
                  i'm also sure the dominion right near you should too?

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                    AussieGirl Aug 24, 2007 12:07 PM

                    what's The dominion? is it a grocery store?

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                      pancake Aug 24, 2007 12:15 PM

                      Dominion is a grocery store...

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                        chocabot Aug 24, 2007 01:12 PM

                        your closest Dominion is on Ryerson campus On Gould St at Mutual. It's not that far from Eaton Center if you need a full grocery store

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