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Apr 24, 2008 07:03 AM

Anyone notice higher food prices in GTA yet?

So far we've been lucky in Canada. The strong loonie has buffeted us from a lot of the rise in prices, but this will change. Has anyone noticed a price increase? I noticed the other day -- more for some packaged at my favorite health store, directly related to recent rises, and an increase in price at the Eating Garden (don't know if that's related).

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  1. Have definitely noticed the price rise in breads and bagels. What a bagel raised a dozen bagels from $4.50 to $5.50 to $6 within a 3 month period. As well baguettes have gone from $1.49 to $1.69 to $1.99 at Concord within the past couple of months. And I expect more to come.

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      1. it's only been a week but bahn mi is up to 1.75 on the spadina strip and bananas (even in china town) are up a couple dimes per lb.

        1. A loaf of Pane di Casa bread at Cobb's bakery has gone from $4.00 to $4.20.

          1. Almost all cereal-based products have risen steadily since late last year. Pasta and baked goods are obvious examples. World prices of rice have spiked dramatically. Can beer and booze derived from grain be far behind?