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ISO portugese salt cod fritter/tuna pate in downtown

saltandsaffron Mar 13, 2011 09:29 PM

I'm craving some amazing portugese snacks that I had recently - one was a crunchy and creamy salt cod fritter from a bakery in mississauga, and the other was a small jar of tuna pate that my friend brought from portugal. The label on the tuna pate reads "La Piara - pate de atun con pimientos del piquillo."

I'm looking for these treats a bit closer to home - any ideas on where I can find them in downtown toronto, someplace not too far from the subway line? I probably won't be able to find the exact same tuna pate brand, but anything close to it will do!

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    dmartins123 RE: saltandsaffron Mar 13, 2011 09:50 PM

    I always smuggle those pates over from Portugal forgetting that I can buy them here! I like the tuna, but the sardine is my favorite. However, I find I appreciate them better in Portugal; must be the bread!

    Back to your request, most Portuguese groceries should carry those. I know Tavora does. They have two locations. One at St. Clair and Caledonia, another at Bloor and Landsdowne.

    1. TorontoJo RE: saltandsaffron Mar 14, 2011 03:49 AM

      Most of the Portuguese bakeries carry the cod fritters (pasteis bacalhau), so hit up whatever is closest to you in Little Portugal (Nova Era, Caldense, etc.).

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        taterbrandy RE: saltandsaffron Mar 14, 2011 09:45 AM

        For the salt cod fritters,
        Venezia Bakery
        114 Ossington Avenue

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          saltandsaffron RE: taterbrandy Mar 15, 2011 09:19 PM

          thanks for the recs everyone! I might just go on a cod fritter/tuna pate spree and try them all!

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