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Insect & bug eats in Toronto?

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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
          http://www.wingsofparadise.com/index....
          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).
          http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news/c...

          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.