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Anyone know where to get Sorrel In the West end of Toronto?

I seem to be blogging more about ingredients than about restaurants.... hmm Well a couple of tips on ingredients for those who read this post (however unrelated to the post in many ways - T & T on Cherry St. is open and they have a pretty ridiculous price on some decent meat - Pork Tenderloin for about $8.00/kg and Beef Tenderloin for about $11.00/kg and both meats are decent quality - no angus or beautifully aged/kobe meat here. I also got some frozen abalone there for a decent price however I'm totally going to experiment with it and have never prepared it before, so I'll put something up about how that turns out).

So, Sorrel - the leafy plant has been seemingly disappearing around town, it used to be pretty available in the west end, but now the demand may have diminished so the availability went down and the price went up where my friend did find it (St. Lawrence Market seasonally).

Anyone have some tips for the west end.

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  1. the carribean shops in kensington market often have it (saw it there a couple of weeks ago but can't remember which shop). not exactly west end, but west of yonge:)

    1. If you have the space to grow it and are looking for a long term solution, you can pick up several varieties at Richters. They deliver. It is easy to grow.

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      Goodwood Rd, Uxbridge, ON L9P, CA

      1. Yes, Sorrel is generally available in Kensington, around Eglinton West & Oakwood and probably a lot of other Caribbean neighbourhoods that I am not familiar with BUT it is a 'summer' crop. I would think it probably isn't available at this point unless it's being shipped up here from Jamaica (among other Islands)...it doesn't keep very well so I doubt you'll find it at this time.

        1. Call Boncheff Greenhouses(Kipling+Dundas).They supply fresh herbs across the GTA. Most usually a buck a pac.

          1. If you are looking for dried sorrell, the Carribean stores should have it now, or quite soon. It's usually served as a drink around Christmas time, which I'm sorry to say is not that far away. There, I've said it!!!

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            1. re: Leslieville

              and what a drink it is!!
              It's a gorgeous deep red colour, has lots of ginger in it..can be served cold (most of the time) and also hot! SORREL PUNCH is THE 'drink' at Christmas and New Years! To me it beats Egg Nog hands down! The 'soft drink' people also make a store-bought version (not as good as home made), maybe it's available in some of the West Indian stores either now or during the Christmas season.