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Oct 5, 2009 12:08 PM

Where to get roasted macadamia nuts in Montreal?

A coworker brought back some amazing roasted, salted macadamia nuts from Hawaii (Mauna Loa brand). However, regular grocery stores just don't seem to carry any kind of macadamias at all, except as an ingredient (Pepperidge Farm cookies, etc) -- which is strange as so many recipes call for them, either raw/slivered, roasted, the oil, etc.

The last relevant posts on Chow indicated they might be available at Akhavan, Sunsource (very expensively) or other places in the north-eastern end of the city. Any luck finding them affordable and/or closer to downtown? Does the guy at Atwater Market carry them? Thanks in advance.

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  1. I think they're commonly available as I've seen tins of them at Costco as well as various Metro, Loblaw and IGA's. The "nut" guy at Atwater carried them when he was there last fall/winter.

    1. Try Coconut:

      9050 rue Charles-de Latour
      Montréal, QC H4N 1M2
      (514) 388-0066

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      1. re: fraisefatale

        Or Bassé:

        9360, rue Charles de la Tour
        Montréal, QC H4N 1M2
        (514) 387-4568

      2. The nut stand at Jean Talon does carry macadamia nuts. Not sure about varieties, but I have bought the fine herb. A tad too vinegary, but oddly addictive.

        1. Dollarama sells little packages of roasted, salted macadamia nuts for... a dollar. Dollar for dollar, they're definitely your best deal, and the quality isn't that bad considering the savings.

          1. If you're ever in NDG, I just noticed yesterday that Akhavan (Sherbrooke & Grand) sells bulk macadamia nuts for $25/kg. The quality of their nuts is very high - they're always fresh and delicious. I'm not sure if they're roasted - and they're definitely not salted.

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            1. re: kpzoo

              I'm pretty sure they're unroasted.