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Nov 26, 2012 05:37 PM

Buying oysters in Toronto

Where is a good place to buy fresh oysters in quantity in Toronto?

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    1. I pretty much only shop at Diana's when it comes to oysters. The staff are friendly and helpful.
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      1. I echo Diana's. However, they are not perfect. I bought a small box of Beausoleil's once and opened them up at home. Well I opened three of them and two were totally skunky so I returned the box. They tried to tell me they were fine, but I insisted they weren't and gave me my money back. Bit of a hassle.

        But that's just once in about ten times of buying there. Smell before you buy.

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        1. re: grandgourmand

          Allseas in Etobicoke just north of Ikea is a dependable source usually having 3 or 4 types of oysters. They're primarily a vendor to hotels and restaurants with a small retail outlet.

        2. Bill's Lobster on Gerrard's a wonderful choice, too. Order ahead.