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Pinky1234 Aug 11, 2010 09:28 AM

looking for purple basil for a dessert dish...which stores will sell the product toronto and surronding area

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  1. Jenya RE: Pinky1234 Aug 11, 2010 10:20 AM

    Try Farmer's Market (south side of St. Lawrence Market) - it is opened on Saturdays, and I got purple basil there 2 weeks ago.

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

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    1. re: Jenya
      jlunar RE: Jenya Aug 11, 2010 11:20 AM

      Just FYI:

      If it's South St. Lawrence, then they're open all week.
      If it's North St. Lawrence, then it's Saturday only.

      I'd think purple basil could be found in asian markets... I'm just not sure which ones.

      1. re: jlunar
        Jenya RE: jlunar Aug 11, 2010 11:32 AM

        of course, it's a North side!

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          1sweetpea RE: Jenya Aug 11, 2010 01:46 PM

          There's a lady who lays out a blanket on the sidewalk on the south side of Gerrard, just east of Broadview. All she sells are fresh herbs. She's not easy to understand, as she doesn't speak much English, but I've definitely seen her selling a few types of basil, shiso leaves, cilantro and other herbs used regularly in Vietnamese cooking. If she doesn't have it, one of the stores on that block probably will.

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