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petitaubergine Nov 11, 2008 12:01 PM

I am looking for somewhere (anywhere!) that I can buy Moishe's Kosher Dills in downtown Toronto. I am sure I could travel up north to find them, but if anyone knows a place downtown it'd be greatly appreciated.


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  1. Davedigger RE: petitaubergine Nov 11, 2008 12:23 PM

    I'm almost positive Loblaws has them. They carry the coleslaw too.

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      pearlD RE: Davedigger Nov 11, 2008 12:36 PM

      Don't know if you consider Christie & Dupont downtown but this branch of Loblaws carrys them. On that same question, if you run into Mrs. Whyte's Dills let me know..I actually prefer them to both Moishes and Strubs.

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        Wahooty RE: pearlD Nov 11, 2008 01:07 PM

        I think I found Mrs. Whyte's at Whole Foods, but it was a few months ago, so I'm not positive.

        ETA: Oops. Never mind. I'm thinking of Bubbie's.

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          Yongeman RE: pearlD Nov 11, 2008 03:01 PM

          I think (not sure, though) that the NoFrills at Bathurst and Wilson carries Mrs. Whytes's.

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            toveggiegirl RE: Yongeman Nov 12, 2008 09:49 AM

            They do. And Bubbie's which are even better IMO.

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        Doctormhl1 RE: petitaubergine Nov 11, 2008 01:31 PM

        You can find Moishe's Kosher Dills at Costco on Wilson Ave. West just east of Dufferin St...not downtown but ....

        1. Bueno RE: petitaubergine Nov 11, 2008 03:02 PM

          Pusateri's carries them as well. They are delicious, aren't they? I'm a recent Strub's convert.

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            Bueno RE: Bueno Nov 11, 2008 05:54 PM

            I should also add that my local Loblaws also used to carry the brand, but have stopped. Yet another reason my hatred for Loblaws has grown so rapidly in the past year or so. Soul-less bastards.

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              petitaubergine RE: Bueno Nov 11, 2008 05:54 PM

              oh they're so good!

              i remember the first one. we're all at a bar one night, drinking a ton of beer and at the end of the night the bartender pulls out a jar and handed them out. it was absolutely perfect, and i've loved them ever since.

              thanks for the pusateri's info, that's well within the downtown core!!

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              jillybean38 RE: petitaubergine Nov 12, 2008 07:16 AM

              Definately not downtown but Real Canadian Superstore at Winston Churchill and 401 has them. I saw them on Nov 9 when I bought my jar of Strubs. Now I need to go back and get a jar and have a pickle taste-off!

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                embee RE: petitaubergine Nov 12, 2008 11:02 AM

                Loblaws at VP/Gerrard has them. I have seen them at Queens Quay, but haven't been there recently.

                I find that Strub's, Mrs Whyte's, and Bubbie's are all better than Moishe's.

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                  Atahualpa RE: embee Nov 12, 2008 01:42 PM

                  I agree. I haven't had Mrs Whyte's; but, I'd put the other 3 in that order -- Strub's (1), Bubbie's (2), and a well removed third place to Moishe's.

                  P.S. I saw Moishe's at Queen Quay Loblaws as recently as Early Fall/Late Summer (Sept.?).

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                    Bueno RE: Atahualpa Nov 12, 2008 06:20 PM

                    To each their own, I suppose. I like Moishe's because it has a nice hit of garlic, and a bit less acidity as compared to a Strub's. Don't get me wrong though, I still love my Strub's. After being on a steady diet of them for 28 years, they certainly were delicious. I just think Moishe's is a step up. Or maybe just different. Whatever the case, they're my favourite mass-market pickle.

                    Homemade pickles of all sorts, though, are usually infinitely tastier in my experience. We have a polish pantry near me where they've got wooden barrels of various types of pickles and you just reach in and grab your share. Absolutely incredible. Far and away the best pickles I've ever eaten, period.

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                      jayt90 RE: Bueno Nov 13, 2008 04:33 AM

                      Is this open for retail sales? Address?

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                  graydyn RE: petitaubergine Nov 13, 2008 12:08 PM

                  Costcos sell them, as long as you don't mind getting a big jar.

                  1. porker RE: petitaubergine Nov 13, 2008 12:23 PM

                    Thought I'd throw my Montreal-area hat in the ring....
                    While you're on the search for Moishe's, stop in a Zellers and check out the refrigerated food section. They have american Clausen brand pickles (at least they do in Quebec). A refreshingly different, delicious pickle.

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