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Pickled/preserved Herring in Toronto (NOT sweet)

Steph_Kirby Aug 11, 2011 05:57 PM

Hi. I am looking for pickled or preserved herring in Toronto that is not sweet and not in a cream sauce. Thanks.

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    Vinnie Vidimangi Aug 11, 2011 07:04 PM

    AQny Russian or Polish delicatessen will have pails of teh stuff.

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      acd123 Aug 12, 2011 05:17 AM

      There is a salty but really good matjes herring at Grodzinski, I think at the Bathurst location. It's soft with great flavour. Sold by weight. Expensive but worth it.

      1. lyndak Aug 12, 2011 05:22 AM

        I highly recommend Viking brand matjes herring. I used to be sold at Highland Farms but I haven't seen it there for the last few months. The No Frills on Centre Street carries it and you'll likely also find it at most eastern european delis.

        matjes herring - yum yum :)

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          jayt90 Aug 14, 2011 05:39 PM

          Highland Farms has matjes herring from Poland for $13/kilo. It looked good in the sealed package, so I bought it. No sugar added.

          Highland Farms
          850 Ellesmere Rd, Toronto, ON M1P, CA

          Highland Farms
          3300 Rutherford Rd, Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z2, CA

        2. Kagemusha Aug 12, 2011 05:58 AM

          Starsky? North Fish in Etobicoke?

          2040 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4X, CA

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            camp1980 Aug 15, 2011 05:27 AM

            Starsky's has a million different types of herring, I was looking at it all this weekend.

            2040 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4X, CA

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            lamaranthe Aug 12, 2011 11:22 AM

            At Metro 620 grams jar pickled herrings, ''Feature Food' brand, thick cut herrings, European Style, around $6.00 a jar.

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              jayt90 Aug 14, 2011 03:10 PM

              Feature is sweet.

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              wannabfoodie Aug 14, 2011 09:45 AM

              daiters at bathurst and lawrence

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                Full tummy Aug 14, 2011 12:00 PM

                Second that recommendation. They have great herring!!

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                  diva121545 Aug 14, 2011 05:20 PM

                  I'll jump on the Daiter's bandwagon. They're located north of Lawrence, south of Wilson on the east side of Bathurst. Excellent herring, smoked fish and cheeses.

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                    Full tummy Aug 14, 2011 05:55 PM

                    And, I just want to add that this is not the packaged sort. You can purchase it in salt, oil, or a sour cream sauce, if memory serves. They will cut up the whole herrings for you, while you wait. Or, you can buy them already cut in pieces.

              2. mrbozo Aug 14, 2011 06:02 PM

                Mendel's in Kensington Market has both matjes and pickled herring fillets in trays on the counter under glass. Very nice. Don't know who their supplier is, though.

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