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Jun 26, 2011 09:04 AM

Fennel Pollen downtown Toronto?

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


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  1. 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

      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

        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.

    2. 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

        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

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

      2. I bought mine at the Spice Trader on Queen St W. (see online, it's $19.95):

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

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        1. re: Gritseeker

          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!!