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Jan 2, 2011 08:04 AM

Where can I buy the best fresh salsa in Toronto?

Don't have time to make my own but want fresh salsa...please send suggestions.

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  1. St Lawrence Market North on Saturdays. Vendor also sells various dips, homemade tortillas, enchiladas etc. Also try the black bean cilantro dip- wonderful.

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      1. Rowe Farms sells a good fresh salsa. Its the same brand that is sold at the St.Lawrence Market North. Sorry cant remember the brand.

        Rowe Farms
        912 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

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        1. re: irondale

          You might be thinking of Mad Mexican, which makes a pico de gallo, guac, morita salsa, salsa verde and a black bean dip. The website has a list of stores around the city, usually 6$ per. All fresh, no preservatives, so you might want to check the dates when you buy it.

          Also good are the three they sell at Tortilleria, a couple of locations. Around 3$ per container.

        2. THE best fresh salsa, hands down that I've ever tasted is from Jumbo Empanadas in Kensington Market at Augusta and Baldwin. Cilantro, fresh tomatoes, vinegar, jalapenos, so simple but one of the tastiest salsas I've ever had.

          Jumbo Empanadas
          245 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L8, CA

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          1. re: RotaryMobile

            Agree with RotaryMobile. This was the first thing that came to my mind as well. Not sure if they sell it in containers though?

            1. re: pancake

              Jumbo Empanadas salsa is fantastic and yes they sell it in containers.

              Jumbo Empanadas
              245 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L8, CA

              1. re: crawfish

                A mass-market line of salsas that I find particularly tasty is Garden Fresh, which you can find in the refrigerated sections of many supermarkets. No preservatives, all-natural ingredients - unlike many of the wimpy salsas on supermarket shelves. Astoundingly fresh-tasting for a mass market product. I've seen them in the St. Lawrence Market's south building as well. From $3.99 to $4.69 for a 16-ounce tub, depending on where you buy it. The line ranges from mild to hot, and Jack's Special Hot - one of their hotter salsas - is my favorite. At Longo's, Pusateri's (the only place I've found the hot), Metro and - I think - Loblaw's. Most of the supermarkets carry only the milder Garden Fresh line.

                1. re: juno

                  Those are pretty good, and the Mad Mexican ones are very good.

                  1. re: foodyDudey

                    Lately I have been partial to the fresh salsa from La Tortilleria


                    Three kinds. A mildish green salsa with lots of chunks of white onion, a red one with some chipotle and another milder red.
                    All great but a bit pricy, esp good with their fresh tortillas.

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