San Marzano Tomatoes in Calgary?
Does anyone know where to find canned San Marzano tomatoes? Have tried LIna's and the italian market on Edmonton Trail but no luck (I'm very surprised they weren't at either site). Any other thoughts?
any italian market should have them, they even carry them at Safeway now (albeit Unico branc). i can't beleive they don't have them at Lina's! If you're in the NW, I would try Scarpone's, which has a great variety of imported brands: http://www.scarpones.com/ (I think it might be at the skyline address bluther2 posted above, but not sure, since they have seperate importing and retail buildings so it's confusing).
you could also use canned "plum tomatoes" if you have a hard time finding them for some reason. (san marzanos are just a variety of plum)
good luck, i imagine you are going to make a delicious sauce with this!
Dr. J, San Marzano tomatoes are definitely available at The Italian Store (next door to Scarpone's). They are on the NE corner of Deerfoot & McKnight. They used to carry the Italissima brand (w/ or w/o basil), but the latest case I bought were from Rega. Yes, they are available individually (for roughly $3.85 per can) or by the case (12) at $38.90. Photo of both are attached. Having purchased most every brand of tomatoes, I recommend either of these for cooking over Alymer or Unico.
The Italian Store
5140 Skyline Way NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6V1, CA