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Best chopped liver in Toronto?

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.

        356 College Street, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

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        midhurst1 Aug 23, 2011 06:19 AM

        Harbord Bakery-Thursday afternoons-mmmm!

        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 :-)

          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!)




          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.

            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!

              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


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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...

                      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!

                          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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