Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Mar 14, 2009 09:02 AM

Tilda basmati rice toronto

Does anyone know where I can buy Tilda rice? Spadina--Dundas or anywhere else in Toronto? Thanks

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Tilda is my favorite brand of basmati rice. I usually purchase it at No-Frills but I have seen it on occassion at Wal-Mart & Loblaw/Superstores.

    1. I'm looking for Tilda basmati rice, too. But I can't find it at the usual No Frills or Loblaws. These stores now carry PC brands of rice.
      Has anyone seen Tilda basmati rice lately?

      1 Reply
      1. re: carissima

        I saw some at the Victoria Park & Gerrard Loblaws last night.

        1. re: jayt90

          Same here. Loblaws/NoFrills and other NG outlets carry various brands of basmati where it sells strongly; elsewhere, probably not.

          1. re: Kagemusha

            jay90, unfortunately, Costco is not an option for me.

            1. re: carissima

              I just bought a bag the other day at my local Zehrs (a.k.a.) Loblaw/Great Canadian Superstore. I haven't bought any in quie a while, since my previous bag was a 5lb Mr. Gouda's sack which lasted a long time. The Tilda packaging is a metallic royal blue and looks pretty flashy. I found it amongst the vaious rice types in the regular aisles (vs. health food/organic aisle).

              1. re: 1sweetpea

                sweetpea, at which store (location) did you buy? How big is the package?

                1. re: carissima

                  Sorry to say that my store is in Windsor, but I can't imagine that the stock would be much different in T.O. stores. My bag is 2lb (907g). The bag has a resealable sticker, like a sack of coffee beans. The best before date is Feb. 01, 2011. I'm guessing that this packaging is quite new. My Zehrs recently got renovated and is now a Superstore, I believe. Along with the renovation has come more ethnic/imported items (the tilda rice is packaged in the UK and imported by the USA).

                  1. re: 1sweetpea

                    sweetpea, Windsor is a little bit further than I'm prepared to go for Tilda rice :)
                    I called the Indian restaurant on Dupont, and asked where I could buy the brown basmati rice from India, not from USA.
                    It is Evergreen store, 513 St Clair West.

        2. Try the Indian stores at Albion and Islington.

          1. I've seen it at Metro at Kennedy Commons in Scarborough, so you might try contacting them and see if there is a closer store that carries it.