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Where to find Iranian Dates?

Janine Sep 28, 2007 09:14 AM

I bought some dates from Bam? at the CNE...yum. I am out already. Where can I find these lovelies in the GTA?

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  1. mikeb RE: Janine Sep 28, 2007 09:47 AM

    Go north of Finch on Yonge st. Check out places like Super Khorak:


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    1. re: mikeb
      Janine RE: mikeb Sep 28, 2007 04:47 PM

      Thanks...looks like the right place.

    2. chocabot RE: Janine Sep 28, 2007 09:51 AM

      highland foods at duff and finch has a big selection of fresh and dried dates

      1. orangewasabi RE: Janine Sep 28, 2007 04:48 PM

        if you're downtown, check out your local Rabba, they have em sometimes

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          koknia RE: orangewasabi Sep 28, 2007 06:10 PM

          I mentioned a place a couple of days ago, Holy Land on Roncesvalles Ave. It's run by a Syrian guy who sometimes brings in boxes of Iranian dates that he claims are the "best in the world". I don't know about that, but they are the best I've ever had.

          1. re: koknia
            Janine RE: koknia Sep 29, 2007 05:57 AM

            yes those would be the dates.

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              koknia RE: Janine Sep 29, 2007 08:15 PM

              They are only $3.99 a box, so I imagine there are fancier ones out there. Phone ahead to make sure they're in stock.

        2. estufarian RE: Janine Oct 1, 2007 08:14 AM

          Recently I was considering starting a thread on 'ingredients available in Toronto you never knew about' - never got started, but "Dates from Bam" would have been #1. First had them in Bam - then sought them out in Toronto. Several sources on Yonge (north) and in Mississauga, but my regular stop (for several Iranian items) is
          on Leslie just north of York Mills (take the first entrance east after the final Longo entrance (i.e. after the new set of lights).
          Price is usually around $4 - half the cost of California dates.

          And try wrapping them in ham (I use serrano) and baking them until hot. Stunning appetizer!

          Shirini Sara
          1875 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M3B, CA

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