looking for great indian pickles and chutneys
I've noticed a shortage of Patak product at loblaws as well. I like Patak's chilli pickle the best.
Chutney wise, if it's not homemade product, we like Shah's mint and coriander chutneys. I think we tried Nirav's coriander chutney once but didn't like it as much. Other household hits include Maggi Masala Chilli Sauce (looks like ketchup but brother it ain't ketchup!), and a sweeter green chilli sauce from Sri Lanka, MD brand. I tend to pick this stuff up at smaller Indian groceries, like the one at Dufferin & Center, or the shops along Goreway.
Indian store on Bloor just west of Ossington on the south side of the street next to some nail beautifying place. Has a broad range including Swad...and an assortment of other indian brands...
other side of the street a bit further down, the bulk food store opposite Long and McQuade usually has a reasonable range of Pataks. But Pataks you should really be able to find in pretty much any big grocery...loblaws just has gotten shitty at keeping things in stock (cutting costs).