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Apr 24, 2011 11:11 AM

Anchovies packed in Salt : Any sources in downtown Toronto?

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

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

    1. 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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      1. re: Breadcrumbs

        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.

        1. re: Breadcrumbs

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

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

        2. Have you tried calling Scheffler's, to see if they stock them?

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

          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

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

            1. 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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              1. re: ngmatthe

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

                1. re: Breadcrumbs

                  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.