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Any News on Milbree Viking?

acd123 Aug 17, 2010 07:15 PM

Wondering if they plan to reopen.

  1. PoppiYYZ Apr 18, 2011 06:50 AM

    Stopped into MV's new location in Newmarket last week. Tiny place with poor selection. Very disappointing, don't waste the gas.

    1. PoppiYYZ Dec 30, 2010 05:36 AM


      Anyone been to the reopened store in Newmarket ? Is it worth a trip ? Do they have any plans on restarting their smoked fish ?

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      1. re: PoppiYYZ
        Chatty Cathy Dec 31, 2010 09:18 AM

        Yes, we went before Christmas. They may be closed for the holidays right now (hubby tried phoning them the other day and there was no answer). They still had their yummy pulla, joulu tortu for the Christmas season, Karelia pastries, and donuts with fruit fillings. I also tried their rum balls which were rich and delicious. I didn't see any smoked fish. I think they also used to take orders for smoked hams or turkeys (?) before Christmas but I didn't see any signs up for those either. The lady behind the counter told us they were shipping a lot of food across the country before the holidays so they were a little low in stock that day.

        1. re: PoppiYYZ
          sumashi Dec 31, 2010 11:28 AM

          I went there about a week after they opened. They do sell cold smoked salmon, but it is not their own for the time being. If I recall correctly it's from a smokehouse in Barrie, but it is pretty similar to their own. They said that they are in the process of getting their license for the smokehouse... who knows when that will go through. They sometimes pre-package slices of smoked salmon but I have also asked them to cut more salmon.

          133 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V5, CA

          1. re: sumashi
            PoppiYYZ Jan 2, 2011 06:46 AM

            Thanks very much for the updates. Disappointing about not having their own smoked fish yet (which was excellent), but it still sounds like it's worth a trip. Thanks again.

            1. re: PoppiYYZ
              Herne Jan 2, 2011 08:55 PM

              So for somebody not interested in driving to Newmarket---What is now the best smoked fish in Toronto

              1. re: Herne
                acd123 Jan 3, 2011 03:28 AM

                I love the smoked salmon at Harbord Bakery. Not sure who makes it for them (it's in clear plastic with no label), but it's excellent.

                Harbord Bakery
                115 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                1. re: acd123
                  sumashi Jan 3, 2011 07:22 AM

                  I would also choose Harbord as the best alternative for not driving up to Milbree. It's the closest out of the ones I have tried so far.

                2. re: Herne
                  foodyDudey Jan 3, 2011 06:13 AM

                  Some people like Kristapson's Smoked Salmon. I liked Milbree's better.


                  133 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V5, CA

                  1095 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

                  1. re: Herne
                    PoppiYYZ Jan 3, 2011 08:10 AM

                    IMHO, the best are :
                    Cold Smoked Salmon : Kristapson's (a few locations but I get mine at the outlet shop at 3248 Yonge Street (S of 401).
                    Hot Smoked Salmon : Diana's at 2101 Lawrence E (E of Warden). They have 2 or 3 varieties. All excellent.
                    Freezer Backup : Nanuk cdn pacific cold smoked Coho 140g net only $5.99 at Seafood Depot. Excellent frozen product.

                    1. re: PoppiYYZ
                      gscodras Feb 22, 2011 11:10 AM

                      Nanuk is to smoked salmon what Pringles is to kettle cooked potato chips. At one point in its product life it WAS a salmon, but after all the processing and freezing and thawing, the product has lost all its authenticity.

                      1. re: gscodras
                        estufarian Feb 22, 2011 03:03 PM

                        So... name a better frozen product to act as 'backup'.

                        1. re: gscodras
                          Kagemusha Feb 22, 2011 03:28 PM

                          That's a bit severe. If I'm feeding a crowd or feeling penurous but in a smoked salmon mood, Nanuk does the trick when it's <10 minutes away at Costco.

              2. PoppiYYZ Nov 19, 2010 06:04 AM

                Milbree will be reopening next Tuesday Nov 23rd 2010 at their new 350 Davis Drive Newmarket location, but sadly will not have their famous smoked fish.... =' (

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                1. re: PoppiYYZ
                  LidaK Nov 21, 2010 07:29 AM

                  Oh no that is so far away. Why did they close?

                  1. re: LidaK
                    PoppiYYZ Nov 21, 2010 08:33 AM

                    Fire in 2009 : http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/668753.

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