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Where can I find good dolmades?

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TwinklyTerrapin Jun 8, 2008 09:30 AM

I'm hoping to bring dolmades as a snack for a crowd -- any suggestions where I can pick some up?

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    currycue RE: TwinklyTerrapin Jun 10, 2008 09:13 AM

    I bought some really good rice filled ones from Arz bakery on Lawrence near Pharmacy.

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      millygirl RE: currycue Jun 10, 2008 10:36 AM

      Curious as to what consitutes a 'good' dolmade? I've bought them occasionally in a tin from various places along the Danforth and they were just okay. I'm now wondering what a really good one would taste like. Perhaps I should be searching these out also?

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        pescatarian RE: millygirl Jun 10, 2008 10:56 AM

        I happen to love all dolmades. I've never really had one I didn't like at all, but the good ones don't come from a tin, because they tend to be overly mushy.
        The best ones I've had were from lebanese or israeli restaurants - not necessarily here though. I had some great ones at a lebanese restaurant in Dartmouth, N.S.
        Some of the olive bars in the supermarkets have them. I've gotten them from Longos, where they are pretty good.
        I've also had good ones from St. Lawrence Market, but at the moment, I can't remember from where.
        Twinkly - You can get them from Mezes on the Danforth - with beef and rice - freshly made.
        You can also get them from Jerusalem on Eglinton (they are on the menu as Warak Enab) without the beef.
        If all else fails, I'd try the salad bar or olive bar at a Longos or Loblaws.

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          millygirl RE: pescatarian Jun 10, 2008 11:20 AM

          Thanks pescatarian, I will check for them next time I'm at SLM.

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            torontofoodiegirl RE: pescatarian Jun 10, 2008 11:43 AM

            Tabule (on Yonge, north of Davisville) also has really good warak enab (veggie, no meat). However, if you're buying for a crowd, it might get pricey.

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        cupcakez RE: TwinklyTerrapin Jun 10, 2008 02:49 PM

        I haven't found one in toronto. The tinned ones are a horid substitution for fresh. I personally don't like the meat filled ones. Ive had them from various shawrma and falafel places but nothing struck me as delicious. My faves come homemade from family in niagara :(
        Id be glad to know of some yummy ones here.

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