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molcajete, where to buy in Toronto?

Dflip Jul 23, 2009 09:31 AM

I am looking for a molcajete. The Williams-Sonoma website has them for $49 US and I haven't tried their stores yet, but does anyone know of a place that sells the basalt versions and not the concrete ones (fake) in the Toronto area?

  1. Kagemusha Jul 23, 2009 02:27 PM

    I'd check the Indian and Chinese/S.E. Asian grocers/cookware shops downtown. I busted a nice heavy porcelain mortar and pestle kit(not the same but a functional facsimile)that did the trick, thanks to a rough interior almost like a suribachi. Getting a real molcajete shipped up from Phoenix at no small cost.

    1. Davwud Jul 24, 2009 04:28 AM

      Don't do WS if that's the route you're thinking of. Try EBay first.


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      1. re: Davwud
        Kagemusha Jul 24, 2009 05:02 AM

        I'd use online as a last resort. Check around for merch you can actually inspect.

      2. ms. clicquot Jul 24, 2009 05:39 AM

        You might want to check out some of the stores in Kensington Market. I got one there years ago for about $25. Sorry I can't be more specific - I don't recall which store it was - but it was a lot cheaper than the one I was considering at WS.

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        1. re: ms. clicquot
          Dflip Jul 26, 2009 07:28 PM

          I will check in the Kensington Market area and August St. either later this week or next. Ebay is fine, but then the shipping makes it the same price as WS, so it's not a deal. At least the last time I checked they were only available from the U.S.

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