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Apr 2, 2008 09:31 PM

Berbere Ethiopian Spicy Paste: Does anyone know where I can find this, anyplace Missisauga, Hamilton, Toronto (scarborough, markham)

I am looking to buy Berbere Ethiopian Spicy Paste. Does anyone know where I can find it, anyplace in toronto? The recipe takes too long to make. If I can find the ready made paste.... would be awesome... please help.

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  1. Reading Saveur as well? ;) I don't think it would take very long at all; the list of ingredients is just a long one.

    1. You could call the Ethiopian Cultural Centre at Danforth & Woodbine, who would likely be able to direct you to sources for the mixed spices. I used to get them at the Ethiopian Village on Danforth (now defunct), but I'm sure other stores sell ready to use mixtures. There's an Ethiopian store at Gerrard & Logan and several along Danforth and Bloor West, but I don't know any of their names.

      The ingredients for the two generic Ethiopian spice mixes are actually quite easy to find. The House of Spice in Kensington would probably have them and you might find even find what you need at a Bulk Barn. You can even get teff flour (for injera) in Toronto.

      1. The House of Spice in Kensington carries a dry version, there is also an Ethiopian store on the north side of Baldwin in Kensington that carries Ethiopian spices as well as green coffee beans and crafts.

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        1. re: blogs

          The Ethiopian place you are referring to is The Ethiopian Spice Store and is located at 160 Baldwin Street in Kensington Market.


        2. Ethiopian Village Food & Spice, 2229 Danforth Ave.

          1. La Salumeria near Yonge and Davisville generally has it.

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            1. re: Cat123

              Sorry - was thinking about Harissa (which they have), not sure what else they would have.