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Dec 9, 2009 07:25 AM

ISO boerewors in Montreal

I've been picking up my boerewors in Ottawa and Toronto because I haven't found any in Montreal. Anyone know a local source?

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  1. Have you tried William J Walter? It's a long shot but worth a try.

    Perhaps you could even get them to make you some if you bat your eyelids the right way...

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    1. re: NickMontreal

      I have tried batting my eyes at thm when asking...but I am a 265lb didn't work. But thanks for the suggestion! lol

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      1. Good boerewors are hard to find. Is there an ex-pat community in Montreal? Maybe they have some info?

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          1. re: bigfellow

            Well then Betsy's Boerewors in Edmonton might be a decent option. Haven't tried myself but they've received positive reviews from some trusted bloggers and they ship cross-canada.

            1. re: maplesugar

              Ordered and it's on its way! Thank you muchly!!!!!

              1. re: bigfellow

                Excellent, be sure to report back once you receive it :)

              1. re: bigfellow

                FYI - I asked a Mtl friend who grew up in SA if she knew if there was anywhere to get boerewors here and she doesn't, but said she'd ask around for you. If I hear anything, I'll let you know.

                1. re: kpzoo

                  Thank you! I've lots of friends from SA and ZIM. None of them know of a place. Betsy of Betsy's Boerewors in Edmonton used to live in NDG when they first came to Canada. They usually won't ship boerewors this time of year because of the delayed travel time. They might defrost. But I have a pilot friend who will bring them for me. Betsy will have them at the airport for him.

            2. I was wondering about that spelling - hey, Afrikaans! Is boerewors very different from Dutch boerenworst?

              bigfellow, I've never had boerewors (boerenworst, yes, in Netherlands and Belgium) but googling it there are a lot of sausage-making recipes for it, as you are a chef, after all. This could be an innovation here!

              Where can one find boerewors in Ottawa?

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              1. re: lagatta

                I just don't have the time these days.

              2. I live in Ville St Laurent, Montreal, am going to ask my local butcher to make some for me from a SA recepe, anyone else want to place an order or go 50/50 ?

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                1. re: EugeneFerreira

                  Please add an email address to your Chowhound profile or post one here so people can contact you outside of the message boards - thanks.