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MyraB Nov 11, 2007 11:46 AM

Where can I find kosher salt in downtown Toronto? I used to see it all the time, and now it seems to have disappeared. (Anyone know why?!)

I've been scouring grocery stores and markets, whenever I go shopping, looking for it. (Loblaws, Dominion, corner stores, Honest Eds...) I can find plain, iodized salt, about 5 different varieties of sea salt, and that's about it.

Thanks in advance!

  1. xtal Nov 13, 2007 04:03 PM

    No Frills carries boxes of it as well.

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      MyraB Nov 13, 2007 01:41 PM

      Update: The salt store does not sell Kosher salt anymore. The guy there said it took forever to sell, so thy stopped carrying it. However, it is apparently available in boxes at a Ukranian store there, and more expensively in bulk there.

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        pescatarian Nov 13, 2007 01:49 PM

        I got my last box at Loblaw's.

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        MyraB Nov 13, 2007 01:22 PM

        Thank you all! A friend is currently scouring St. Lawrence, and if that's a bust, I'll head to Hazleton tomorrow.

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          radiopolitic Nov 12, 2007 08:14 PM

          Whole Foods in Hazelton Lanes carries at least 4 different kinds of Kosher salt.

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            wontonfm Nov 12, 2007 07:33 PM

            I've seen it at No Frills at Dufferin Mall (but they are often sold out) and also at Dominion at Yonge & Eg. Check the salt aisle AND the kosher aisle.

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              rsvp7777 Nov 11, 2007 02:00 PM

              It was hard to find at Loblaw's, No Frills etc for about two months, but it's been back at my Loblaw's (Leslie & Lakeshore) for a couple of weeks now. And the Bulk Barns usually have it too.

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                kpzoo Nov 11, 2007 03:32 PM

                I'm not a Torontonian, but what I've noticed here at my local Loblaws is that they are almost always out of kosher salt in the kosher section - the part of the shelf where it should be is almost always empty. However, salt giant Windsor now makes its own kosher salt, which I can always find in the non-kosher part of the supermarket - and I find it just as good as the Diamond's I used to be able to find. Here's the box to look out for: http://www.windsorsalt.com/food_salts...

                Good luck!

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                  pearlD Nov 12, 2007 04:51 PM

                  I don't know how far downtown you live but you could phone Harbord Bakery (they might have it). I also think Honest Ed's will have it...they have a good sized section on Kosher food downstairs.

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                    kpzoo Nov 12, 2007 04:55 PM

                    I'm so far downtown I'm in Montreal. ;-)

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                ElizabethS Nov 11, 2007 12:03 PM

                Downstairs in the south market of St Lawrence is a stall that sells nothing but salt - they have everything you might need (it's on the Jarvis side - across from the Caviar place)

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                  ekammin Nov 11, 2007 01:09 PM

                  Have you tried any of the Jewish food stores along Bathurst?

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