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Looking for pistachios on Lawrence Ave.

No2cilantro Dec 12, 2007 06:24 AM

I don't know if I have the correct name of the store... I think it might be Lodan. I hear they have the best pistachios (from Iran perhaps?). Any help is appreciated.

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    embee RE: No2cilantro Dec 12, 2007 10:12 AM

    I believe it's Ladan. I get confused about what's in which strip plaza, but I think it's at the east end of the Nasr plaza. They have many different types, so taste away.

    Arz also has very good pistachios.

    There's another small nut shop in the area that may be even better, but I can't think of the name. Any help out there?

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      millygirl RE: embee Dec 12, 2007 10:29 AM

      Are you thinking Nutcracker Sweet?

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        embee RE: millygirl Dec 12, 2007 02:42 PM

        I don't know :-(

        Is that place wonderful?

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          millygirl RE: embee Dec 12, 2007 04:45 PM

          I haven't been in quite some time but they are like an upscale bulk store. They sells all kinds of nuts, and every type of candy you can think of - both kiddie and adult types. A large part of their business is gift baskets. I believe they have a website too. Everything would be fresh for sure.

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      ishmael RE: No2cilantro Dec 13, 2007 09:09 AM

      Ararat on Avenue road at Melrose ( between Lawrence and Wilson across from No Frills) has the best pistachios I've ever tasted. Don't know if they are Iranian but they are certainly not California which I find tasteless. $6.99 a lb IIRC

      1. Finnegan RE: No2cilantro Dec 13, 2007 12:46 PM

        Scarborough's large arab population ensures some really great middle eastern gorceries....Samarra Roasted Nuts at 1865 Lawrence Avenue East is pretty good as is Arz, there's several smaller ones on Lawrnce beween Phramacy Ave. and Warden Ave. also

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          embee RE: Finnegan Dec 13, 2007 01:00 PM

          Samara is the place I couldn't remember. Thanks.

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          YummyYummy RE: No2cilantro Jan 16, 2008 12:37 PM

          Been addicted to pistachios for quite some time. Absolutely love the nuts!!! However, I find them quite expensive if you wanna buy a lot.

          Any place where I can buy in the bulk downtown, but relatively inexpensive in cost?

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            TorontoJo RE: YummyYummy Jan 16, 2008 01:58 PM

            Not downtown, but if you have a friend with a car and a Costco membership, the house-brand (Kirkland) nuts are fantastic. Big nuts, fresh, not too salted and incredibly cheap.

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            illy RE: No2cilantro Jan 16, 2008 03:10 PM

            NASR itself always has fresh, good pistachios, as well as almonds in huge bulk bins near the cash. I'm usually nervous buying nuts in bulk bec. they may be old, but these ones are always fresh.

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