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Jun 10, 2008 05:30 AM

Insect & bug eats in Toronto?

The most recent "Eating Bugs" article in TIME magazine has the adventurous side of me looking to try some fine crickets, bugs, beetles and worms cuisine. As I expected, my searches on the internet have come up with nothing. Are there any reputable places here in Toronto that have such items on their menu? Distance and price are not concerns.

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  1. A couple of the candy shops around the city have various bugs\scorpions covered in various candy coatings. Maybe start with that.

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    1. re: MindGrinder

      Thanks MindGrinder, do you have any specific names/locations?

      1. re: phosej

        i've seen it at the Sugar Mountain in Waterloo (University St. West and Philip St), but I imagine you'd probably be able to find it in any of those complete candy stores. I think there's one just north of Yonge and Eglinton and another one on Queen West somewhere between Bay and Spadina.... They'd probably be good bets :) maybe somebody here could check for you.

        1. re: sumashi

          Thanks sumashi. Thanks for the replies so far; candy is good, but I am most interested in actual dishes featuring the critters!

        2. re: phosej

          I've seen it in some store at Kensington market.. maybe try to look for it! I think it was a candy/bakery store? I can't quite remember.. but it's nice to browse around the stores anyway..

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        1. I only know of two 'day trip' places - both are Butterfly Conservation areas.
          I've been to the one in Guelph

          They have the 'feast' for a few days each year - and it was in march this year. Had several items - all fairly tasty but VERY small samples available. probably wouldn't go back.
          The other one, in Niagara, I haven't visited but here's a link to an article on this year's event (also past).

          The candy versions are really not that good - I've been given several and you don't get a real insect taste from any of them - just candy.