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Old Bay Seasoning

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  • 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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  1. 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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    1. re: childofthestorm

      SLM?

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

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      1. re: youdonut

        SLM = St Lawrence Market.

        Just figured it out.

        1. re: zeva

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

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

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        1. re: sweetie

          Sweet!

        2. Highland Farms, too.

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

          1. Mike's Seafood in Etobicoke is where I got mine

            1. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6655...

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              1. re: toveggiegirl

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

                1. re: youdonut

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

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

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

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

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                  1. re: tbonetak

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

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

                    1. 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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                      1. re: zeva

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

                        1. re: h2into

                          I have seen at Bulk Barn