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Where to buy hominy in GTA?

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Not grits - hominy is corn with the husk and germ removed, also known as samp.

I've tried Foodbasics, Walmart (plus international section), Nofrills, Superstore, Loblaws, Bulkbarn - no luck. Would prefer dried but would be okay with canned hominy.

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  1. Lively Life fine foods on the lower level of the St. Lawrence Market sells hominy dried in bags and also in cans, in both yellow and white varieties.

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

    1. Have bought canned yellow and white from Highland Farms and NoFrills around Mississauga.

      1. Canned homily also available at Perola Market - 247 Augusta Ave in Kensington market. Other good Latin products there too.

        1. I've found this at Ajax & Whitby No Frills, FreshCo, Loblaws

          1. There's a fruit vendor at Bloor and Delaware (next to the Shoppers) that has both canned and dried hominy.

            1. There is canned hominy at The Real Canadian Superstore on Weston Rd. There is dried hominy at a Latin market on the South West corner of Keele and Lawrence.

              1. I get dried field corn at Perola's and soak in lime/cook it myself for soup. As PoppiYYZ posted, they also have canned, as does Fiesta Farms.

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                Perola
                247 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

                Fiesta Farms
                200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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                1. re: myriam5555

                  Where do you get the lime from?

                  1. re: JeffyK

                    From Perola's too -- they call it "cal" or "cal para nixtamal". you can also buy pickling lime wherever canning supplies are sold as it is used for pickles.

                    1. re: myriam5555

                      Thanks very much.

                2. I bought a can on Monday from Wal-Mart in Aurora. It was in the Mexican section.

                  Which is where I usually find it. If I'm not mistaken, the No Frills at Eglinton and O'Connor has it there as well.

                  DT