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salt-packed anchovies in Toronto?

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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.

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  1. tbonetak RE: wjd23 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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      wjd23 RE: tbonetak 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.)

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

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        fickle RE: wjd23 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

         
    2. Kagemusha RE: wjd23 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.

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

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        jayt90 RE: Kagemusha 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.

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

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

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          Kagemusha RE: jayt90 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!

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