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dark_honey Jan 11, 2010 01:07 AM

hello all,

I am an egyptian living in toronto. I need to find some groceries that sell middle eastern items. I am sooooo home sick and cooking some mom's food recieps definitly would help (aside of being cheaper than cheaper than flying to egypt for a vac ...lol)
Any one knows some middle eastern grocieries in toronto.

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    Livingtoeat RE: dark_honey Jan 11, 2010 03:20 AM

    I have an Eqyptian friend and I did a search for food for him. Check out "Lawrence of Arabia"....Lawrence Ave between Vic Park and Warden. There are a large number of Middle Eastern grocery stores and restaurants. The best grocery stores are Arz and Nasr. Right across the street from Arz in a little strip mall is Lotus Catering which is specifically Egyptian. They have a lot of Egyptian comfort food items including molokhai. The Butler's Pantry on Markham Street is a restaurant that specializes in international comfort food including koshari. My friend says the koshari is not as good as home....but what is? I thought it was good and I have had koshari in Cairo.

    Hope this helps and good luck with your search.

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      carissima RE: dark_honey Jan 11, 2010 05:26 AM

      Ararat on Avenue Road, across from No Frills. They are Armenians, and they carry products from Middle East.

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