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salt-packed anchovies in Toronto?

wjd23 Mar 20, 2010 09:14 AM

Recently moved to Toronto from San Francisco. Can anyone tell me where I can buy tins of salt-packed anchovies? thanks.

  1. Kagemusha Mar 20, 2010 10:57 AM

    Highland Farms or well-stocked Italian bakeries/delis around the GTA. Woodbridge should be a reliable source.Tins are better than tubs. Be sure to check pack dates since these often aren't high turnover items in some stores.

    Highland Farms
    850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

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    1. re: Kagemusha
      jayt90 Mar 20, 2010 11:24 AM

      Diana's Seafood in Scarboro has them
      I've had good QPR tins from Highland Farms, from Argentina or Chile.

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

      Highland Farms
      850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

      1. re: jayt90
        Kagemusha Mar 20, 2010 01:29 PM

        Highland is about the only place I've seen small tins(roughly the size of a VHS cassette);otherwise, it's monster Garfield's dream-sized cans. I've bought by weight from Italian delis' tins but those can be decidedly funky-tasting if they've hung around in a fridged counter. But when they're good, they're killer!

    2. tbonetak Mar 20, 2010 09:24 AM

      One of the cheese places on Kensington Ave in Kensington Market sells plastic tubs of salt-cured anchovies. Pretty sure it was Global Cheese, but if it's not, they'll direct you to the right place. I asked in a bunch of different places and they all pointed me in the right direction.

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      1. re: tbonetak
        wjd23 Mar 20, 2010 09:50 AM

        Thanks! I just phoned Lady York Foods, and it sounds as though they might have those big Italian tins of salt-packed anchovies, too. (Person on the phone was a little sketchy, though.)

        Lady York Foods
        2939 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON , CA

        1. re: wjd23
          fickle Mar 20, 2010 03:07 PM

          Lady York has an 800g tin by Agostino Recca by the packaged cured meat section next to the butcher counter. It's $11.99

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