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Where to get roasted macadamia nuts in Montreal?

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ajkandy Oct 5, 2009 12:08 PM

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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    davyboy Oct 5, 2009 01:56 PM

    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.

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      fraisefatale Oct 5, 2009 03:18 PM

      Try Coconut:

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

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      1. re: fraisefatale
        Foie Gras Lover Oct 7, 2009 08:44 AM

        Or Bassé:

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

        http://www.bassenuts.com/

      2. Andria Oct 5, 2009 04:48 PM

        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. afoodyear Oct 6, 2009 04:02 PM

          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. kpzoo Oct 10, 2009 07:45 AM

            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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              blehfu Oct 14, 2009 02:43 AM

              I'm pretty sure they're unroasted.

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              ajkandy Oct 13, 2009 07:44 AM

              Thanks everyone! I managed to find some Bassé packaged nuts at PA Supermarché on Fort, and got a big bag of salted ones from "the nut guy" at Jean-Talon Market (who also runs one at Atwater, I think?). Funny though, I couldn't find any at 5 Saisons on Greene nor at my local IGA or Metro...

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                Campofiorin Oct 13, 2009 11:45 AM

                When the walls come up at JTM he moves his stand to Atwater for the winter. We're still fighting to keep around year round but the market authority is a bit stubborn.

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                eatkat Oct 14, 2009 03:16 AM

                You can find macadamia nuts at Adonis on Sauvé street. Their selection is amazing and the prices are probably the best in Montreal.

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