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Jun 1, 2010 04:51 AM

Where can I buy vanilla paste in toronto?

I have a recipe that calls for vanilla paste, but I don't know where to buy it.... I would appreciate your help.

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  1. Williams-Sonoma carries Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste. Pricey, of course. One of the vendors in the St. Lawrence Market might carry it, but I couldn't tell you which.

    St. Lawrence Market
    92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      I get mine at WS. It is pricey - about $30 for a bottle, but it lasts for a very long time and for me WS close to home.

      1. re: TorontoJo

        I just saw that Ashton Green also carries the Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste. And at $14.95 for a 4 oz jar, I'm guessing it's a fair bit cheaper than the Williams-Sonoma price.

        It's a mail order store, but the warehouse is in Scarborough and you can pick up your order there if you don't want to pay for shipping.

      2. The Spice Emporium sells vanilla powder, which I assume can be reconstituted into vanilla paste. They might have a method as well.

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        1. re: stet

          Try Bulk Barn. I think I bought my bottle there; I certainly didn't go to Williams-Sonoma or St. Lawrence Market. I would remember if I had gone to W-S!

          1. re: Aleta

            I've seen it at Williams-Sonoma.

            In the St. Lawrence Market, I've seen it at one of the basement stores sells assortment of gourmet groceries. They had it on the counter by the cashier.

            I bought one from Golda's Kitchen.

            Which Bulk Barn carries the Nielsen-Massey brand in Markham area? I would like to buy some Nielsen-Massey extracts. Golda's kitchen is really out of the way.

            St. Lawrence Market
            92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

            Golda's Kitchen
            2885 Argentia Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N, CA

        2. I saw it the other day at Pusateri's on Avenue Road, in the baking aisle. It was attached to another bottle with vanilla extract so I guess it's a package deal and probably on the pricey side.

          1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

          1. The W-S vanilla paste says to use it 1 for 1 as a substitute for vanilla extract. So if you can't find it, a similar amount of vanilla extract should be fine (it just doesn't give the nice little specks, and is a bit more liquid).

            1. Bonnie Stern sells vanilla paste at her cooking school (near Yonge and Eglinton). She uses it a lot of her recipes and I'm a total convert - way better than extract.

              Bonnie Stern
              6 Erskine Ave, Toronto, ON M4P, CA