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Where to find Iranian Dates?

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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:

    http://www.parslists.com/world/toront...

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      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.

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            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

          Congratulations!
          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
          http://www.shirinisara.com/
          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!

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

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