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Anchovies packed in Salt : Any sources in downtown Toronto?

Breadcrumbs Apr 24, 2011 11:11 AM

I've been looking for anchovies packed in salt and wondered if anyone has come across them downtown?

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  1. Kagemusha RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 24, 2011 04:49 PM

    A well-stocked Italian bakery/deli should be able to help. I've seen large-ish tins at Highland Farms, too.

    1. Breadcrumbs RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 24, 2011 05:07 PM

      Thanks Kagemusha, I'll look up where to find Highland Farms. Unfortunately we've hit a brick wall w Italian bakeries. Even made a trip to Woodbridge last weekend to no avail.

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        ThreeEm RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 25, 2011 12:29 AM

        Specifically in salt is a toughie.

        Downtown, Pusateri's and Whole Foods are sure things for preserved anchovy products, and they have variety so you might luck out there. You could also try Grace Meat Market on Grace and College. As far as I'm aware, the aforementioned Highland Farms (the Scarborough one near me anyway) only has anchovies in brine or oil, which is unacceptable for your purposes I gather?

        If not, I suspect you can probably think of some places already.

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          Kagemusha RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 25, 2011 05:25 AM

          Pasquale Bros.? I have seen them at the Miss. Highland Farms store.

          Pasquale Bros
          16 Goodrich Rd, Toronto, ON M8Z, CA

        2. prima RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 25, 2011 07:39 AM

          Have you tried calling Scheffler's, to see if they stock them? http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/shopp...

          Might also be worth calling Sun Valley or Greek House Market, to see if they have any in stock. http://sunvalleyfinefoods.com/


          Pisces Gourmet may also stock salt-packed anchovies.

          1103 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

          Scheffler's Delicatessen
          93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1C3, CA

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            fickle RE: Breadcrumbs Apr 30, 2011 04:30 PM

            Not downtown but Lady York has them. The price is still same at $11.99 from last year:

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              ngmatthe RE: Breadcrumbs Jun 1, 2011 04:34 PM

              San Antonio Fish Market in Woodbridge has several varieties, you can even buy a portion of a giant can if you want (130 creditview) The other option, also in woodbridge, is the Fish Depot (9244 E Hampton Drive)

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                Breadcrumbs RE: ngmatthe Jun 1, 2011 04:41 PM

                Thank-you so much ngmatthe, we'll definitely go there.

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                  Breadcrumbs RE: Breadcrumbs Mar 17, 2012 06:42 AM

                  ngmatthe thanks so much for directing us to San Antonio Fish Market. We have now been several times and have been consistently impressed with the quality, selection and freshness of the fish and seafood there. We've been sampling some lesser known (to us anyway) fish and seafood they bring in from the Adriatic. Definitely some unique and wonderful choices here. This is our go-to place for fish & seafood now.

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                    Danybear RE: Breadcrumbs Mar 17, 2012 09:05 PM

                    Fiesta Farms has them.

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                Abbeshay RE: Breadcrumbs Mar 18, 2012 06:17 AM

                Try the seafood department at most Fortino's. They used to keep a small container of them in their showcase. If you have to buy the large cans, you can keep the anchovies in your fridge or freezer as long as you keep them covered by the salt.

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                  childofthestorm RE: Breadcrumbs Mar 18, 2012 01:42 PM

                  They had some really nice ones at Hooked in Leslieville on the shelf.

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