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Coleslaw in Toronto?

Trusted Chowhounds,

My SO is a coleslaw fan. Where should we be looking for great slaw in TO? Any legendary delis out there? He prefers the vinegar base, but as I like the creamy type I'm open to any suggestions you have. Who sells the best coleslaw in the city?

many thanks
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  1. Daiter's creamery on Bathurst St., south of Wilson have both kinds and they are both great. Also, try Wolfie's deli on Sheppard, west of Bathurst. All of those are classic deli coleslaws. The Wolfie's one is particularly good when combined with their homemade smoked meats. Those two ingredients combined with fresh rye bread. YUM-O!

    1. My favourite is from the Pickle Barrel Restaurant!

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      Pickle Barrel Restaurant
      5941 Leslie St, Toronto, ON M2H1J8, CA

      1. Caplansky's is making his own, and has a following for a distinctive home made slaw. Some of the other places may be buying a commercial product, such as Moishe's, available at Costco, a bit too sweet for me..

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        Caplansky's
        356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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        1. re: jayt90

          I actually think Caplansky's slaw is weak now. At first, it was sharp, tangy and great, but lately it has tasted basically like cabbage with oil. Not sure why the change, or if it has just been off the times I've been recently, but I wouldn't recommend it anymore.

          1. re: tjr

            We went this past weekend for the first time since October. Back then I thought the coleslaw was okay, not as sharp and tangy as I'd like but it was decent and thankfully not creamy. The version now is much weaker and mostly sweet. We had to add vinegar to it to give the coleslaw some bite.

            1. re: lister

              Even back in October, I thought the slaw needed extra zip. Zane, if you're reading this thread, you need to rethink your slaw - or at least add some sharp vinegars and instructions on the table!

        2. I like the creamy one from Summerhill Market, they do a vinegar based one too!

          1. Nortown's "garlic cole slaw" does it for me.