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Best chopped liver in Toronto?

I know, people hate the stuff, but every so often I get such a hankering. My favorite version is Solly's, in Montreal. They put honey in it, I think. Moving to the Annex this fall and looking for sources.

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  1. I could be wrong, but you're not going to have much luck finding chopped liver downtown. The closest source will likely be Nortown on Eglinton, west of Bathurst.

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    1. re: CarNut

      Seconded. Nortown would be a good bet for you near the Annex. I love their chopped liver.

      1. re: CarNut

        +1 for Nortown. Caplansky's also does a decent plate in your neighbourhood.

        I hesitate to mention it, but chopped liver is dead simple to make at home.

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        Caplansky's
        356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

      2. Harbord Bakery-Thursday afternoons-mmmm!

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        Harbord
        147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

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        1. re: midhurst1

          +1 for Harbord Bakery. When they have it in, that is. I usually go on Saturday mornings and they only have it sometimes.

          I too get a hankering for it from time to time (e.g. once a month or so :-)

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          Harbord Bakery
          115 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

        2. Diamonds Fine Foods near the Promenade Mall - 7700 Bathurst St.

          Choose chicken or beef - both available - accompanied by fried onions

          Delicious, ungreasy and velvety smooth

          (OK, it isn't exactly Toronto - but when you drive a few blocks south and cross Steeles Ave you will have the best CL in Toronto!)

          www.diamondsfinefoods.com/

          Enjoy

          TG

          1. Centre Street Deli also carries chopped liver and fried onions.

            I"m far from an expert but I find it quite palatable.

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            Centre Street Deli
            1136 Centre St, Thornhill, ON L4J3M8, CA

            1. Caplansky's chopped liver is very good!

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              Caplansky's
              356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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              1. re: justsayn

                Do they bring it in, or is it made in-house? Does anyone know?

                1. re: magic

                  It's his mother's recipe - former federal cabinet member Elinor Caplan(sky).

                  1. re: iMarilyn

                    Thanks for the info, iMarilyn.....

              2. Nortown`has the best - then I `doctor`it at home, adding fried onions and another hard boiled egg. >Delicuious.

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                1. re: Helen

                  Is it always available?....and I'm assuming the one on Bathurst and Eglinton

                  1. re: warlock

                    Yes, it's available every day at Bath/Eg. They are closed on Saturdays however.

                    1. re: warlock

                      Yes, NORTOWN always has it fresh and you can choose with or without 'egg'...my personal fave is with egg...more moist..I hate chopped liver when it's on the 'crumbly' side.

                    2. re: Helen

                      Great,will check it out...Thanks for the heads up about Saturday...

                    3. New Yorker Deli probably has some, although I haven't tried it there. Free Times Cafe probably does as well...

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                      New Yorker Deli
                      1140 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                      Free Times Cafe
                      320 College St, Toronto, ON M5T1S3, CA

                      1. Thanks, you all. That time is rolling 'round...

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                        1. re: bakersdelight

                          In case you decide to go on a "chopped liver" crawl, I'll also throw Haymishe Bakery's version into the mix. I only get the craving once a year or so, and pretty much only if it's in front of me, but Haymishe's is quite good. I like Nortown too.

                        2. Harbord Bakery and Centre Street Deli with their fried onions.

                          ENOUGH SAID!

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                          Harbord Bakery
                          115 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

                          Centre Street Deli
                          1136 Centre St, Thornhill, ON L4J3M8, CA

                          1. Nortown (contains eggs and much schmaltz) and Centre St (sweeter and with lots of fried onions) - two distinctly different styles. Bagel House on Bayview has Solly's for their in-house sandwiches. I assume they sell it to go.