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Oct 1, 2009 10:27 PM

Sumac in Toronto [moved from Quebec board]

I'm actually interested in the whole seeds too now from the Sumac (sicilan) Rhus coriaria

Anyone know where I can find these in Toronto or GTA?

[Note: This thread was split from the Quebec board at -- The Chowhound Team]

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  1. The Spice Trader on Queen st has it and it's organic. (you can see it online)

    Last time in Kensington from the spice/bulk store near the nut shop.

    4 Replies
    1. re: chocabot

      The website says ground, have you seen the whole fruit or berry there?

      1. re: BamiaWruz

        I've never seen the whole fruit or berry before.

        I was at St. Lawrence Mkt today and Dominic's normally has it but was out.
        The "international food store" across from Rube's Rice outside of Domenic's had packages of Sumac, ground, in a glass canister for $3.50. It looked darker than the pinky stuff I've bought in Kensington.. almost moist looking.

        1. re: chocabot

          You can also get it (ground) at the halal convenience stores around the Madinah Masjid on Danforth. They have it behind the counter so may be able to source whole berry for you.

          1. re: alison87

            Chocabot, and alison, thanks.
            I don't have a problem finding it ground as it's everywhere, and yes some better than others. The redder moister looking one was always better. Some are just dark red and totally dried out (yuck)

            The seed will be hard to find, but I'll see what I can do.

    2. I've never looked for this myself, but I would think that the Persian Grocery Stores on Yonge between Cummer and Steeles would be the first places I would check.

      1. I realize I am bumping an old post, but I found sumac berries (also ground) at Marche Istanbul (3220 Dufferin Street).