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sue bailey Apr 20, 2008 02:59 PM

I am looking to purchase south african spices and food...does anyone know where in Toronto.. ? Someone mentioned Baxters on Sheppard...they have since gone out of busines ? thanks for any help

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    peter78 Dec 22, 2008 01:47 PM

    I would recommend Memories of Africa. They sell everything you're looking for. Biltong, spices, pops, chocolates and much more. The service is very friendly and you'll feel right at home! They have a website too, you can check them out at http://www.memoriesofafrica.net/

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    1. re: peter78
      bluedog Mar 4, 2009 06:27 AM

      I came across Memories of Africa last week on one of rare driving forays. Interesting store. Bought some frozen Farmer's Sausage (Boerwoerse?), and some peach chutney, both good. For anyone looking to try SA food, its a good starting point, I reckon. I may go back and pick up some Ostrich Jerky! Others have posted the link, so you can check out their selection on-line.

    2. JamieK Apr 20, 2008 04:02 PM

      Baxters is closed, yes.

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      1. re: JamieK
        phoenikia Apr 20, 2008 04:07 PM

        From a South Africans in TO Facebook group:


        Working Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM (7 days a week)
        Address: 1733 Eglinton Ave. E. Unit 5, North York, ON
        Contact: (416) 223-7011

        1. re: phoenikia
          JamieK Apr 20, 2008 04:45 PM


          Memories Of Africa
          1733 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4A, CA

          1. re: JamieK
            FBTO Apr 22, 2008 09:47 AM

            I highly recommend Sedo Snax. Neil is your man...if there is anything you need from SA, he can get it! Not sure about the Memories of Africa people. Not that it is a requirement, but they aren't from SA? I think it is franchise or something? Baxters was garbage anyway, always had old stock!

            1. re: FBTO
              chocabot Apr 22, 2008 09:51 AM

              where is sedo snax

              1. re: chocabot
                kpzoo Apr 22, 2008 10:22 AM

                I posted the address & phone no. above, in the first reply to the OP.

                1. re: kpzoo
                  chocabot Apr 22, 2008 10:31 AM

                  I'm sorry, evidently i'm blind...

              2. re: FBTO
                hungry_pangolin Apr 23, 2008 07:47 PM

                Hey, FBTO! Do you know whether Sedo Snax carries Nali's Piri Piri Sauce? (Ok, it's from Malawi, but I was able to get it in RSA.) I can't find it anywhere, and Baxter's didn't carry it.

                I wouldn't swear to this, but I think that the people who ran Baxter's were a Greek(?) family from RSA.

                1. re: hungry_pangolin
                  FBTO Apr 24, 2008 07:26 AM

                  I actually think he might have it. Give him a call to confirm. If he doesn't, he can get it. He special orders stuff from SA constantly.

                  I don't think the Baxter people and Memeries people are the same one?

              3. re: JamieK
                embee Apr 22, 2008 11:20 AM

                Where exactly is this? I looked in all the plazas between Vic Park and Warden to no avail.

                1. re: embee
                  JamieK Apr 22, 2008 11:46 AM

                  I've not been but from the maps on 411 and chow placelink, it looks like it's west of Vic Park, closer to Bermondsey.


                  Memories Of Africa
                  1733 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4A, CA

                  1. re: JamieK
                    FBTO Apr 23, 2008 12:51 PM

                    Memories is right next to one of the car dealerships, not VW, but I think it might be an american car dealer?

                    And Sedo is at Bayview, just North of John, South of hwy 7.

          2. kpzoo Apr 20, 2008 03:11 PM

            Hiya, I found this:

            Eat-Sum-More, Inc
            7700 Bathurst Street, Unit #6
            Thornhill, Ontario

            "Located in Toronto, Canada, we are ex South Africans who help other ex South Africans who have a craving for their favourite South African foods fulfill their cravings."

            and this:

            Florence Meats
            2136 Speers Road,Oakville,ON (Speers Road just west of 3rd Line

            "We offer a full line of South African groceries (i.e. Mrs. Ball Chutney, Rusks, homemade pickled fish, samoosa's, koeksisters, milktarts and even gem squashes (seasonally)."

            Oh, and this:

            Sedo Snax
            60 Green Ln,, Thornhill ON L3T7P5
            (905) 731-1779

            Good luck!

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