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Where to buy oysters by the pint in Mississauga (or GTA)

South Carolina Girl Oct 28, 2009 01:16 PM

With American Thanksgiving coming in November, I'm starting to look for ingredients to make some traditional southern family recipes. One is oyster pie which I usually make with (pre-shucked) Willapoint oysters sold by the pint that were readily available in my US grocery stores. I haven't seen them or anything similar in the grocery stores since my move to Canada. Does anyone have a source in Mississauga (preferably) or the GTA for pre-shucked oysters?

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    ssainani Oct 28, 2009 01:18 PM

    t&t in mississauga will have them for sure ---- pre shucked in a pint container

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      Tatai Oct 28, 2009 01:56 PM

      I've bought them at Loblaws and Whole Foods. You have to ask for them at the fish counter.

      1. Kagemusha Oct 28, 2009 04:49 PM

        Whew! Loblaws Miss. fish counters are awful, among the most maldorous in the west end. Frankly, the Miss. T&T, while sweeter-smelling, isn't all that great, either. You might try Mike's on N. Queen near Sherway Gardens but call first.

        West End Restaurant
        151 Emerson St, Hamilton, ON L8S2Y1, CA

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          Tatai Oct 28, 2009 06:15 PM

          I bought my oysters at the Forest Hill Loblaws, which is pretty awful, too (I never ever buy fresh fish there). The oysters come in frozen -- shucked elsewhere and shipped off to the retailers. All you have to do is ask for frozen (as opposed to already thawed) shucked oysters to ensure "freshness" and avoid potential stinkiness.


        2. doubledown Oct 29, 2009 08:51 AM

          there's a chinese market in the plaza northeast corner of finch and leslie, they have shucked oysters in pint and larger sized containers, as well as lots of other seafood. they also have a good fruit and vegetable selection.

          1. fogducker Oct 29, 2009 09:01 AM

            Costco has them as well.

            1. South Carolina Girl Oct 29, 2009 01:47 PM

              Thanks for all the suggestions

              1. Nelson Oct 29, 2009 02:12 PM

                Just saw them today--not in Mississauga, I am afraid, but fresh and plump at Diana's Seafood Delights, 2101 Lawrence Avenue East at Crockford (one block east of Warden). Its definitely worth the journey!

                Diana's Seafood
                2101 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, ON M1R, CA

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                  South Carolina Girl Oct 29, 2009 02:23 PM

                  Funny you mentioned this place, Nelson, as I just learned about them this morning. The BF and I went to Starfish last Saturday night to celebrate my birthday with oysters. I learned from a Chow post that Diana's is their supplier. This is definitely a place I'll be checking out soon!!

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