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where to buy smoked salmon - van.?

jmil Feb 18, 2009 07:17 AM

Hi there,
Just wondering of someone can point me in the right direction on where to buy the indian candy type smoked salmon thats already packaged up. (Some friends would like to take some on the plane home with them). I have seen it all over, but was hoping to get some help on what / where to find the best quality / price etc.
(In Vancouver)
thanks for any help

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  1. Sam Salmon RE: jmil Feb 18, 2009 09:44 AM

    The three best producers (whwere I have all my own sport caught fiash custom smoked) are
    Bruce's Market http://www.bruces.ca supplier to many restaurants/shops around the Lower Mainland I see their trucks on the road all the time

    Classic Smokehouse 8383 Crompton St (604) 684-2850
    no web site they've just undergone a large expansion if you give them a call they can tell you who handles their product

    Ocean Master supplies Capers/Whole Foods and many others

    Finest at Sea has 3 different types in the Granville Island shop that's where they do all their own smoking too never tried it though no idea how it is.

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      Pollo RE: Sam Salmon Feb 20, 2009 10:01 AM

      I have been to "Finest at Sea" and not v. impressed with their selection of smoked products....not to mention the prices are way too high. How are the other 3 places when it comes to price/quality?....do they sell directly to consumers (walk-up)?

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        Sam Salmon RE: Pollo Feb 20, 2009 11:01 AM

        I agree that FAS is expensive.

        Bruce's sells direct from their Maple Ridge store but the other two sell through local retailers.

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        WILDSMOKE RE: Sam Salmon Jun 13, 2012 05:10 PM

        Hi Sam; Classic Smokehouse now has a web site up at http://www.classicsmokehouse.ca - lots of mouth watering product shots there to enjoy.

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          Sam Salmon RE: WILDSMOKE Jun 13, 2012 08:45 PM

          Roger That!

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            jmil RE: Sam Salmon Jun 14, 2012 08:36 AM

            few years passed ,. but I did end up purchasing some nice quality salmon from Classic Smokehouse. Was very pleased with the product, and reasonable prices. I drove down to the location to have a look around and was greeted kindly by the staff person working there. Was toured around the facilty and he explained their operations to me. Very friendly .. I would recommend them again!

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        food_alice RE: jmil Feb 20, 2009 12:50 PM

        Lots of places on Granville island sell it - I'd bet at least one of them will package it for you.

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          grayelf RE: food_alice Feb 20, 2009 07:20 PM

          Definitely not an Indian candy aficionado, but they have it at Seven Seas on Fourth and I suspect the prices are decent there (it's where I buy smoked salmon to ship overseas). Might be worth a call for a comparo and to find out if they can vacuum pack it for you.

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          faceman RE: jmil Feb 4, 2011 08:37 PM

          The best place becasue I travel a lot for business is Jet Set Sam. They dont have a physical location, but they will deliver it to you, or ship it to your destination. Their service and quality has never dissapointed. Their site is http://www.jetsetsam.com

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            Pollo RE: faceman Feb 8, 2011 07:11 PM

            Do you know who makes (smokes) the salmon for them?

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              Sam Salmon RE: Pollo Feb 8, 2011 07:36 PM

              In response to my earlier suggestion re: Granville Island Smokery-I've since managed to taste a number of their products and they are outstanding in every way.

              It's quality fish done right-there are a few as good but none better IME.

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                Pollo RE: Sam Salmon Feb 9, 2011 07:27 AM

                Sam Salmon - I am going to check out their Arbutus location this weekend and see if anything has changed.

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                  brokentelephone RE: Pollo Mar 12, 2011 06:13 PM

                  I bought some smoked salmon at their GI location this past week, and wasn't particularly impressed (though still better than most frozen store bought brands); there was a fairly thick dry outer layer which I presume came from leaving it in the smoker for too long.

                  I'd had it in the past (old owners) and recall the fish having the consistency of sashimi and being the best I'd ever had by a long shot. Hopefully my recent purchase was an exception to their usual quality.

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            food_persuasion RE: jmil Feb 11, 2011 03:47 PM

            You can get them in the Seafood section at Whole Foods in West Vancouver and I believe Cambie. They are not too expensive

            Delicious tip: you get to have as many samples as you'd like.

            Whole Foods Market Group
            925 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A, CA

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              jcolvin RE: jmil Mar 13, 2011 12:44 AM

              Tip for FAS in granville ; you can usually buy a bag of offcuts at a considerable price reduction. Great for stuffing in a bagel. I like FAS; i went there once to buy a lb of fish bones for soup and they gave me an entire large halibut skeleton that probably had a lb of meat still on it, never mind the bones. Made for fantastic stock.

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                kinnickinnik RE: jcolvin Mar 13, 2011 09:45 AM

                Great tip - thanks for that jcolvin!

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                Puffin3 RE: jmil Jan 30, 2012 06:24 AM

                If you want 'the real thing' contact the Musqueam band office 16042633261. I pretty sure someone will know someone who's selling 'legal' Indian Candy.

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