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Best chopped liver in Toronto?

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bakersdelight Aug 22, 2011 10:01 PM

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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    CarNut Aug 23, 2011 06:09 AM

    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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      magic Aug 23, 2011 06:23 AM

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

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        biggreenmatt Aug 23, 2011 06:24 AM

        +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

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        midhurst1 Aug 23, 2011 06:19 AM

        Harbord Bakery-Thursday afternoons-mmmm!

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        Harbord
        147 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S1H1, CA

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          acd123 Aug 23, 2011 07:27 AM

          +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

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          toronto guy Aug 23, 2011 07:49 AM

          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. lyndak Aug 23, 2011 12:09 PM

            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. justsayn Aug 23, 2011 04:02 PM

              Caplansky's chopped liver is very good!

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

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                magic Aug 23, 2011 05:18 PM

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

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                  iMarilyn Aug 24, 2011 05:27 AM

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

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                    magic Aug 24, 2011 05:40 AM

                    Thanks for the info, iMarilyn.....

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                Helen Aug 23, 2011 09:12 PM

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

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                  warlock Aug 24, 2011 07:29 AM

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

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                    magic Aug 24, 2011 07:45 AM

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

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                      pearlD Aug 24, 2011 07:48 AM

                      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.

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                      warlock Aug 24, 2011 07:58 AM

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

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                        magic Aug 24, 2011 08:25 AM

                        Pleasure.

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                      canadianbeaver Aug 24, 2011 07:15 AM

                      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

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                        bakersdelight Nov 1, 2011 08:04 PM

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

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                          peppermint pate Nov 2, 2011 08:15 AM

                          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. RUEdeLUX Nov 2, 2011 03:23 PM

                          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

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                            embee Nov 2, 2011 03:55 PM

                            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.

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