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Old Bay Seasoning

zeva Sep 12, 2010 10:37 AM

Picked some up last time I was in the States. I just ran out and am not planning a trip across the boarder for a while. I'm dying to make crabcakes. Anyone know if I can somehow buy Old Bay in Toronto? I'll travel a bit for it. If not, anyone know a good substitute for it?

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    childofthestorm Sep 12, 2010 10:46 AM

    You can get it at SLM in that basement shop that sells all the different spices and packaged stuff, I forget the name of the place but you can't miss it.

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      zeva Sep 12, 2010 10:55 AM


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      youdonut Sep 12, 2010 10:56 AM

      if you cant find it you could try making it .. http://busycooks.about.com/od/homemad...

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        zeva Sep 12, 2010 11:03 AM

        SLM = St Lawrence Market.

        Just figured it out.

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          00CP Sep 15, 2010 06:32 AM

          2nd this.... the owner was extremely helpful when i was in there buying pickling spices last week

      2. sweetie Sep 12, 2010 11:05 AM

        I saw it at Longo's, the one in Markham on HWY 7 near Woodbine.

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          zeva Sep 12, 2010 11:15 AM


        2. Kagemusha Sep 12, 2010 11:28 AM

          Highland Farms, too.

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

          1. duckdown Sep 12, 2010 12:30 PM

            Mike's Seafood in Etobicoke is where I got mine

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              toveggiegirl Sep 12, 2010 12:42 PM


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                youdonut Sep 12, 2010 02:16 PM

                that link is a year old, a lot can change in a year, stores close or discontinue carrying products etc.

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                  toveggiegirl Sep 12, 2010 07:21 PM

                  I think most (if not all) of those stores are still open and it doesn't hurt to add a link for the OP.

              2. scarberian Sep 13, 2010 02:33 AM

                I've seen them from Highland Farms to Mike's Seafood in the St. Lawrence Market. It's pretty common now.

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

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

                1. tbonetak Sep 13, 2010 08:06 AM

                  I've seen it at a number of Sobey's around town, but not at Metro or Loblaws.

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                    jamesm Sep 13, 2010 10:12 AM

                    All the seafood places in St.Lawrence carry it. usually at the checkout.

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                    writer11 Sep 13, 2010 11:34 AM

                    Try The Summerhhill Market (Rosedale) for Old Bay and fabulous food - the chicken pot pie is dinner-party worthy.

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                      zeva Sep 14, 2010 02:16 PM

                      Hey everyone. Thanks for the input. I thought I'd have to shlep my big fat butt to Buffalo to get some but I took a drive today to the Longo's at Woodbine and Hwy 7 and sure enough, they had them.

                      I want to thank everyone who helped. I appreciate it and more importantly, my husband appreciates the fact that I can now make his fave crabcakes and he can get his omegas. He hates fish but loves my cakes made with the crab flavoured pollock.

                      Once again, Chowhounders prove they know more than anyone about almost anything.

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                        h2into Sep 14, 2010 09:01 PM

                        I saw it at Metro (aka Dominion) just the other day!

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                          Cheeze N Pickles Sep 15, 2010 02:37 PM

                          I have seen at Bulk Barn

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