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Downtown source for salt cod?

chloe103 Nov 21, 2007 07:18 PM

Seeking: source of good quality salt cod, anywhere south of Bloor.

I'm sure there are lots of places in Little Italy/Little Portugal that stock it, but I'd be grateful if anyone has specific recommendations - it's getting too cold to meander until I happen to find it! (Note: I'm not limiting myself to this area, I just figure that that's the most likely place to start.)


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  1. jayt90 RE: chloe103 Nov 21, 2007 07:53 PM

    I get mine from Sobey's in 1lb wood boxes. Any large mart with a fish counter such as Loblaws should have Nova Scotia salt cod.

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      crawfish RE: chloe103 Nov 22, 2007 02:14 AM

      All the fish places in Kensington have it.

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        Mila RE: crawfish Nov 22, 2007 06:16 AM

        I also saw some nice fat pieces at St Andrews Chicken. Can't vouch for quality but it looked good and is bound to be cheap there.

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          pearlD RE: Mila Nov 22, 2007 06:22 AM

          Kensington would have it for certain... West Indian's also use a lot of salt cod ..so have a look around in the Market. Acki and saltfish( Cod) is a particularly popular dish to several of the Islands.

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        lamaranthe RE: chloe103 Nov 22, 2007 06:02 PM

        Fortino's (Lawrence Square)

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          ognir RE: chloe103 Jan 7, 2008 11:17 PM

          The vegetable store on College, NW corner of Beatrice, one block W of Grace.

          1. City Girl RE: chloe103 Jan 9, 2008 09:36 AM

            I buy my salt cod at Newport Fish, Dufferin and Dupont

            1. NovoCuisine RE: chloe103 Jan 9, 2008 01:29 PM

              All Kensington fish shops and St. Lawrence Market.

              Sobey's carries it and it's increasingly common to find small bags of it at Loblaws.

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