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Where to buy hominy in GTA?

Guzzler Jan 9, 2011 11:01 AM

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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    Gary RE: Guzzler Jan 9, 2011 12:29 PM

    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.

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

    1. Kagemusha RE: Guzzler Jan 9, 2011 02:55 PM

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

      1. PoppiYYZ RE: Guzzler Jan 9, 2011 03:51 PM

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

        1. Breadcrumbs RE: Guzzler Jan 9, 2011 04:56 PM

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

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            piccola RE: Guzzler Jan 9, 2011 05:48 PM

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

            1. ver1307 RE: Guzzler Jan 11, 2011 06:08 PM

              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.

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                myriam5555 RE: Guzzler Feb 13, 2011 07:20 PM

                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.

                247 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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

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                  JeffyK RE: myriam5555 Dec 6, 2012 01:18 PM

                  Where do you get the lime from?

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                    myriam5555 RE: JeffyK Dec 6, 2012 06:02 PM

                    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.

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                      JeffyK RE: myriam5555 Dec 9, 2012 03:00 PM

                      Thanks very much.

                2. Davwud RE: Guzzler Dec 7, 2012 04:40 AM

                  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.


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