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Where to get frisee lettuce?

KitchenVoodoo May 30, 2008 02:34 PM

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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    Bibingka Jun 22, 2010 12:18 PM

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

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

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    1. re: Bibingka
      millygirl Jun 22, 2010 12:43 PM

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

    2. haggisdragon Jun 22, 2010 07:04 AM

      Bumping this thread, any recent frisee sightings?

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        illy Jun 22, 2010 07:10 AM

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

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

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          haggisdragon Jun 22, 2010 07:27 AM


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            juno Jun 22, 2010 11:13 AM

            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).

            1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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              haggisdragon Jun 22, 2010 11:16 AM

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

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

        2. re: haggisdragon
          mphoenix88 Sep 9, 2013 06:53 PM

          McEwens has this at the shops at don mills.

        3. Mr Rabbit Jun 1, 2008 08:07 PM

          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

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            stephen May 31, 2008 05:25 AM


            1. foodyDudey May 31, 2008 05:22 AM

              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.

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                woodenhorse May 31, 2008 05:16 AM

                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).

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                  Yongeman May 31, 2008 05:11 AM

                  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. zed1984 May 31, 2008 04:55 AM

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

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