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Where to buy hominy in GTA?

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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.

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    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.

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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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                  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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