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Fennel Pollen downtown Toronto?

Breadcrumbs Jun 26, 2011 09:04 AM

Has anyone seen fennel pollen being sold in Toronto? I'd love to know where I could pick some up.


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    Gritseeker Jul 1, 2011 03:30 PM

    I bought mine at the Spice Trader on Queen St W. (see online, it's $19.95): http://www.thespicetrader.ca/detail.a...

    Spice Trader
    805 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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    1. re: Gritseeker
      Breadcrumbs Jul 1, 2011 04:08 PM

      Gritseeker thanks so much for sharing this info and the link. I wasn't aware Toronto had a lovely spice shop like this! I can't wait to check it out, thanks so much!!

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      childofthestorm Jun 26, 2011 06:37 PM

      Longo's by the ACC has it. Tin for $10.99. Just had it on a steak the other night, awesome.

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      1. re: childofthestorm
        4.184kj Jun 30, 2011 09:15 AM

        Where in longos do they put it? The spice section? I tried looking for it at the longs in Markham but couldn't find it.


        1. re: 4.184kj
          zonker Jul 1, 2011 03:44 AM

          Find their "just a pinch" spice and seasonings" section. It's in with their specialty salts.

      2. jayt90 Jun 26, 2011 10:08 AM

        I have been looking, too, and decided that the eBay online sellers in the U.S. might be an easier source, at a reasonable price. They should come through the border by USPS transferring to Canada Post, once they start work.

        I don't know if it is similar, but I can get an intense fennel flavor by grinding the seeds and putting them through a sieve.

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        1. re: jayt90
          Breadcrumbs Jun 26, 2011 04:20 PM

          Interesting jay. I hadn't thought of Ebay. I did look at Penzey's online some time ago for other spices but the duty, taxes and shipping charges made it cost prohibitive. Thanks!

          1. re: Breadcrumbs
            jayt90 Jun 26, 2011 05:57 PM

            There won't be any duty or border charge if you go USPS for food. I order green coffee beans that way, at $1.5/lb shipping.

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