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Pickled/preserved Herring in Toronto (NOT sweet)

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

    1. 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. 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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        1. re: lyndak

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

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

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

        2. Starsky? North Fish in Etobicoke?

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          Starsky's
          2040 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4X, CA

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          1. re: Kagemusha

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

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            Starsky's
            2040 Dundas St E, Mississauga, ON L4X, CA

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

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            1. re: lamaranthe

              Feature is sweet.

            2. daiters at bathurst and lawrence

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              1. re: wannabfoodie

                Second that recommendation. They have great herring!!

                1. re: Full tummy

                  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.

                  1. re: diva121545

                    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. 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.