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Where to get frisee lettuce?

I'd like to make a French style lardon and frisee salad but I never see frisee lettuce in grocery stores. Any ideas of who carries it?

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  1. check the farmers market today @ st. lawrence. failing that, i know there is organic frisee @ harvest wagon but it's overpriced.

    1. You get quite a large selection of greens (dandelion etc.) in some Italian greengrocers. Can't guarantee frisee, but I'd try Lady York on Dufferin, if you're in the area.

      1. Frisee is a frilly endive basically. A Lyonnaise salad usually uses the blonde frisee if available and that is near impossible to find outside of specialty growers (it is blanched in the field involving labour and that means $)-so it is not going to be in a grocery store-maybe the gourmet produce route (eg Harvest Wagon).

        1. I see it regularly in my neighbourhood, at Fruit King and Sun Valley. (Both on Danforth Ave.) A few days ago I even saw some Earthbound Farm frisee, either at the two places I mentioned or at Pape IGA.

            1. I'm pretty sure every supermarket in Yorkville has frisee -- "the awkward lettuce"

              I used to buy it at the Valumart in the Manulife Center

              1. Bumping this thread, any recent frisee sightings?

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                1. re: haggisdragon

                  I've seen it recently at Longo's, Highland Farms and the Loblaws at Yonge north of Lawrence.

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                  Highland Farms
                  850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

                    1. re: haggisdragon

                      The quality of the frisee at Pusateri's, Avenue Rd. location, is first rate - if you can afford the price. It's usually about double what it is at the No Frills a few blocks north on Avenue Rd. But my, it is damn good frisee, the best I've encountered in Toronto. Worth it if you're a frisee buff (with some disposable income).

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                      Pusateri's
                      1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

                      1. re: juno

                        Thanks, I got myself a bunch from Highland Farms today.

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                        Highland Farms
                        850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

                  1. re: haggisdragon

                    McEwens has this at the shops at don mills.

                  2. Phil's in the first floor of the St. Lawrence Market has it.

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                    St. Lawrence Market
                    92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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                    1. re: Bibingka

                      Summerhill always carries it. I believe it's roughly $5 for one of those plastic containers.