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Frozen, grated cassava (yucca) in GTA with parking??

Moimoi Jan 16, 2011 03:05 PM

Anyone know where I can purchase frozen cassava in TO?? I just tried an amazing cassava cake and the recipe calls for grated cassava (frozen)... Don't know anything about cassava, except that it's a weird root that is gluten-free and the third-largest source of carbs for food in the world, and I'm intrigued... Free parking would be a bonus. Thanks.

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    Truffles Jan 20, 2011 05:47 AM

    No Frills carries fresh Cassava.

    1. mogo Jan 19, 2011 09:16 PM

      Practically all Asian groceries should carry fresh cassava. You can freeze and grate it yourself if necessary.

      1. sweetie Jan 16, 2011 03:25 PM

        You don't mention where in GTA,but unless you are downtown you really shouldn't have a problem finding an Asian grocery store with free parking. You will find it at West Indian stores too. Perhaps you could mention what neighbourhood you are close to.

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        1. re: sweetie
          Moimoi Jan 16, 2011 05:54 PM

          You're right... I should have been more specific. I'm uptown, near Yonge/York Mills... I went to the new Galleria Supermarket at York Mills/Leslie today but didn't find it... I love T&T on Cherry Street, but would love to find something closer to home... not sure if there's anything uptown... I'm not up on West Indian stores... would love any suggestions you have. Thanks.

          1. re: Moimoi
            TorontoJo Jan 16, 2011 06:11 PM

            The T&T at Warden and Steeles is a much closer drive than Cherry St. I'm also in the same area as you and it takes me 10 minutes to get there (401 > 404 > Steeles). Bummer that Galleria didn't have it.

            Cherry St. Restaurant
            275 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 3L3, CA

            1. re: Moimoi
              sweetie Jan 16, 2011 06:18 PM

              I am not familiar with that part of town. You are right though, Gallaria would not have this item. There is a possibility that the Loblaws or No Frills has it. I know the No Frills near me carrys it. but that is proably because there is a substantial west indian population here. There are other T & T's besides the Cherry St one, if you are ever north of the city there is one at Warden and Steeles. The only asian grocey stores I can think of are nowhere near you. hopefully some one else can suggest a place close to you. Cassava is used in many cuisines, latin, philippino, west indian.

              Cherry St. Restaurant
              275 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 3L3, CA

              1. re: Moimoi
                TorontoJo Jan 16, 2011 06:20 PM

                Another thought, if you're ever out towards Dufferin. Columbus Bakery has a freezer case that I'm pretty sure I've seen frozen cassava in. Might be worth a phone call to them.

                Columbus Bakery
                2931 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON M6B, CA

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