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Where to buy Sumac in Calgary

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smumby Jan 4, 2011 07:05 PM

I am in desperate need of sumac and have visited both Somar and Westend Grocery which are both sadly closed.

Does anyone know of a Middle Eastern grocer that is currently open and operating in the south of Calgary that sells sumac?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. howlin RE: smumby Jan 4, 2011 08:45 PM

    im pretty sure ive seen it at cedars in forest lawn where giant tiger is.i know this isnt the south but its the one place i know of.

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      sirdinealot RE: howlin Jan 5, 2011 06:22 AM

      Not the cheapest place to purchase but try Williams Sonoma.

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        smumby RE: howlin Jan 6, 2011 06:36 AM

        I was able to buy some at Cedars, and the gentleman behind the counter is extremely friendly and funny. A really nice place to explore. Thanks for the tip!

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          howlin RE: smumby Jan 6, 2011 10:31 AM

          some nice stuff in there eh?

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        Scary Bill RE: smumby Jan 5, 2011 07:30 AM

        I too feel the loss of Somar.

        Whenever I'm in the NE I go to Basha, it's a great store. They would have sumac most likely.

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          smumby RE: smumby Jan 5, 2011 07:40 AM

          Thanks everyone for your input. I will check out those places! Cheers!

          1. cellophane_star RE: smumby Jan 5, 2011 09:28 AM

            I got mine at Silk Road Spices in Ramsay.

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              ladybugs65 RE: smumby Jan 6, 2011 11:07 AM

              I am not sure of the name but there is a place near Willow Park in Forest Lawn that sells it.

              I believe it is just south of 17th Ave SE on 31st Street.

              Good luck!

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                beggsy RE: smumby Jan 6, 2011 02:59 PM

                Cookbook Company definately carries it. I bet Dalbrent Spice Rack has it too. Unfortunately, neither are 'south'.

                1. KcM RE: smumby Jan 7, 2011 08:16 AM

                  I've seen it at Spiceland on Fairmount.

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