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Where to find pea shoots in Toronto?

Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 08:50 AM

Looking for pea shoots for a very specific recipe...anyone know where to find them in Toronto area?

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  1. foodyDudey RE: Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 08:54 AM

    Which part of town? I've seen them at either the former PAPE IGA or SUN VALLEY, maybe both have them.

    1. pinstripeprincess RE: Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 08:55 AM

      any chinese grocery store...

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        warlock RE: pinstripeprincess May 16, 2011 10:16 AM

        Thats right..any asian grocery store will have them...

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        JennaBean RE: Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 08:56 AM

        If you're downtown SLM has them at many of the veggie stalls.

        1. bigfatbroad RE: Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 09:47 AM

          Whole Foods in Yorkville has them and so does McEwan Foods. Good places to shop if you have lots of money to spend.

          1. Full tummy RE: Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 09:50 AM

            T&T sells them.

            1. dachopstix RE: Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 06:46 PM

              Full tummy is bang on - T&T sells pea shoots in small packages, quite a bundle though, for around 2 bucks a pound, I think - had some this week, always available. If you go, they're actually not with all of the other chinese greens, rather, they're prepackaged along the mirrored vegetable fridges, usually next to the carrots and radishes.

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                Full tummy RE: dachopstix May 16, 2011 08:15 PM

                I wondered if I'd be able to use them up before they went bad, but they were still green and crisp two weeks later--and finished shortly thereafter, as they're easy to use with so many dishes: in salads and sandwiches, with rice and stir fries, as a garnish... I'm going to be buying them regularly!

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                  Suburban Gourmand RE: dachopstix May 17, 2011 10:47 AM

                  Thanks everyone for the very specific replies...I thought I'd have the darndest time trying to find them. Off to T&T now, cheers!!

                2. chocabot RE: Suburban Gourmand May 16, 2011 07:12 PM

                  I'll add the Big Carrot as well as many grocers in Kensington have them.

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                    blinknoodle RE: Suburban Gourmand May 17, 2011 10:48 AM

                    T&T or Chinatown definite has them cheaper than SLM and Whole Foods. They could also be labelled as dou miao.

                    I did the price comparison a few weeks ago:
                    Toronto Sprouts at SLM: over $4 for 125g)
                    T&T: $11/kg or $2 for a large container

                    Even cheaper: Growing your own! :)

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                      dachopstix RE: blinknoodle May 17, 2011 04:08 PM

                      Dou miao is actually more expensive and are actually known as "pea greens" - the mature version of pea shoots :p

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