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Jul 26, 2012 12:08 PM

St. Lawrence Market in yet another top 10 listing!

CNN's "World's Best Fresh Markets":

Following its previous listing:

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  1. I love SLM but I actually think that the Jean Talon Market in Montreal is better in terms of Canadian options.

      1. Like CNN is credible on this, much less anything else?

        The CNN blurb is a bit wide of reality.

        1. Of course they had to make a reference to how cold Canada is:

          "St. Lawrence's South Market also sells imported items such as tropical fruits and avocados that are not easily grown in Ontario's chilly climate"


          Anyway, good publicity for the market. I also like Jean Talon better but maybe because it is a special treat since I am not in Montreal often.

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          1. re: ylsf

            and cue the haters that couldn't possibly believe that Toronto has a decent anything

            edit: nevermind...just noticed they're already here

            1. re: downtownfoodie

              Wow, can't we just accept that the list is subjective and celebrate our own for once?

              1. re: downtownfoodie

                besides the (IMO) well-founded hate for CNN I see no hate here. Maybe you're being a bit overly sensitive... just sayin'

                1. re: downtownfoodie

                  I am far from a hater. Love SLM but just making a comment about a preference.

                  1. re: ylsf

                    sorry, i wasn't responding to your post...just happened to be the last one at the time. the edit was referring to the comment above yours. i bugs me that any time someone says toronto has a great ANYTHING someone else has to crap on it

                    1. re: downtownfoodie

                      how about some reverse psychology then....

                      Toronto has the best negative self opinion about itself, its food scene and pretty much everything...

                  2. re: downtownfoodie

                    Please...SLM is what it is but don't imply that it's the "best" of anything. Food resources around the GTA are staggering in their variety now, far more so than what SLM has on offer. It's not all that, downtownfoodie.

                    1. re: Kagemusha

                      sorry my bad. i'll hit the three on the list that I haven't been to yet sometime soon.

                      to give your previous post a more honest answer, where in the GTA is there a better collection of food purveyors than SLM? I don't mean farmer's markets where there is great local fruit and veg, but full-service, one-stop shops?

                2. Good on SLM, but I'm shocked that the Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh didn't make the list. It's absolutely mammoth with more food, raw and prepped, than you could shake a gigantic stick, provided you could find a gigantic stick and were strong enough to shake it.

                  Visited it a few years ago, and spent a blissed-out afternoon wandering through, ordering food randomly from different stalls. Absolutely amazing place and best market I've seen on the planet.