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Salt Cod and portuguese stores in Toronto

anaToronto Jan 16, 2012 01:14 PM


Does anybody know where to get salt cod downtown Toronto? and do you know where can I found some good portuguese stores here?

I've just arrive in Toronto last month and I would like to find a good place.

Thanks for any/all replies!


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    wontonfm Jan 17, 2012 08:06 PM

    Kensington Market will have salt cod for you (try the west indian grocer or the fish stores).


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    1. re: wontonfm
      anaToronto Jan 24, 2012 06:34 AM

      Thanks guys!

      Just to give my feedback I went to Taborda last weekend and it is really nice, thanks for the Tip!
      They have different types of salt codfish and not really expensive! The one I bought was 6.99/lb.
      Plus, there we can find lots of other Portuguese’s products and the people there is also Portuguese!
      For sure that I will come back!

    2. jayt90 Jan 16, 2012 03:00 PM

      Go to Dundas Street at Ossington Avenue, and walk west toward Dundas at Dufferin Street, and you will cover most of little Portugal.

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      1. re: jayt90
        dmartins123 Jan 16, 2012 09:23 PM

        We usually get our salt cod at Tavora (st clair/caledonia or bloor/landsdowne). They sell a lot, so they have a good variety and price. Its also a good place to get anything portuguese including meats, cheeses, salted butter (mmmm), olives, etc.

        If you need more downtown, just walk along Dundas from Dovercourt to Dufferin and there are a couple of places there too.

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        currycue Jan 16, 2012 02:40 PM

        I've seen Bacalhau in many major grocery stores (filets in small plastic bags) like Loblaws and NoFrills. You can also go to any West Indian or Italian grocery. For the best bread, head to a location of Caldense Bakery. I love their padas and Pao Caseiro (although their coffee could use improvement)

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          lamaranthe Jan 16, 2012 01:19 PM

          Lady York, on Dufferin or Fortino's at Lawrence Square.

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