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Good produce/ grocery store Yonge and Sheppard area?

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Sarah1218 Jan 29, 2013 09:26 AM

Just moved to this area before I would regularly go to the green grocers between Eglinton and Davisville on Yonge with the main bulk of my shopping was done at whole foods. Now they are all too far. I've been trying out the Loblaws and metro in my area and frankly Loblaws is just OK,. The quality of produce just falls short and metro is pretty terrible the selection of everything is to be polite, scant. And I find a lot of the produce only comes in these overpriced packages (I never wanted 50 thai chilis I wanted one serrano!) I also would regularly go to Lady York on Dufferin, It has almost everything I need, but again its far. I know a whole foods is being built a few blocks away from me but who knows how long that will be. Anyone have any recs in my area?

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    edfs72 Jan 29, 2013 09:43 AM

    There's a Pusateri's (and Loblaws) at Bavyiew Village at Bayview/Sheppard

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      Sarah1218 Jan 29, 2013 09:56 AM

      thanks. Yes Pusateri's is an option.

    2. TorontoJo Jan 29, 2013 09:56 AM

      If you have a car, the Bruno's at Avenue Road and Wilson is where I usually bought my produce in the area.

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        Sarah1218 Jan 29, 2013 10:13 AM

        Yes I do. Thats not at bad idea I would occasionally go to the brunos in deer park area. I'm not so impressed with the one on avenue but I will give it a shot. Does anyone regularly shop at longo's?

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          TorontoJo Jan 29, 2013 10:15 AM

          I love Longo's but I avoid that parking lot like the plague.

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            Sarah1218 Jan 29, 2013 10:22 AM

            Really ! I've never been but hear great things. Mom loves it because she can get her starbucks there but wasn't sure how good the quality/selection was

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            TorontoJo Jan 29, 2013 10:17 AM

            By the way, you might want to check out the Loblaw on Yonge, south of York Mills. It's a "Great Food" location and is much smaller than the massive one at Bayview Village Mall. I found it mostly fine for produce.

        2. prima Jan 29, 2013 10:23 AM

          I like the Longo's at York Mills and Leslie.

          There are also some produce shops (Dick Young, and a newer one with another name) on Yonge between Lawrence and Yonge Blvd.

          1. Chester Eleganté Jan 30, 2013 02:15 PM

            A bit out of the neighbourhood, but you should try Galleria by Leslie/York Mills. Produce/meats/prepped is much better than Loblaws/Metro.

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              Charles Yu Jan 30, 2013 02:19 PM

              Whilst in that area, there's also McEwan's

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                Sarah1218 Feb 2, 2013 07:56 AM

                Yes McEwan's is great. I go there for lunch maybe once a week and pick up a few things that will keep in my car for the rest of the work day. There are lots of people eating there but I seem to be the only one grocery shopping. I wonder if Mr. McEwan hasn't found some sort of smart loophole to supply his restaurants with ingredients because the grocery section is so dead I wonder how he keeps a float.

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              TeacherFoodie Jan 30, 2013 02:45 PM

              The Galati store at Leslie, North of Finch, usually has excellent produce. I really like their selection, prepared foods, and meats.

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                Sarah1218 Feb 2, 2013 07:46 AM

                thank you! I am definitely going to check that place out

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                graydyn Jan 31, 2013 01:55 PM

                I'm a big fan of the PAT on Spring Garden. Just a couple blocks north of Sheppard. It's small so selection is limited, but the quality of the produce is much higher than Loblaws, and the prices are often around halved.
                They do a good job of stocking whatever is in season, and during the summer they get in some really great local veg.

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                  Sarah1218 Feb 2, 2013 07:48 AM

                  would never even have known this existed and I drive down spring garden almost daily. Thank you!

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