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Spanish Anchovies in Toronto?

BeeRich Mar 10, 2013 01:21 PM

Hi folks. I'm looking for some Spanish Anchovies. Surprisingly hard to find.

Any leads appreciated.


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    bytepusher RE: BeeRich Mar 10, 2013 08:16 PM

    Try Pimenton but be aware that there is a season for the white anchovies like you have in your picture (in Spanish, boquerones [sp?]) so they are simply not always available.

    When Lola was still with us she definitely brought them in, not sure if Jose still does.

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      jayt90 RE: bytepusher Mar 31, 2013 04:08 AM

      Interesting that they are seasonal. That explains why I can only get them at Costco for a month or two each year. They have an Italian jar, about 300 ml, with oil and vinegar, for about $7. beside the refrigerated sour pickles.

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        principessa del pisello RE: jayt90 Apr 3, 2013 09:55 AM

        I've never looked for them in my local (Queensway) Costco. Do you remember what months you've seen them?

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          jayt90 RE: principessa del pisello Apr 3, 2013 10:16 AM

          I don't remember offhand. Next time I go there I'll have them search my buying history.

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      acd123 RE: BeeRich Mar 11, 2013 05:43 AM

      They have them in bulk at Sheffler's at St. Lawrence Market.

      They also have them at Hooked in Kensington and Leslieville.

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        BeeRich RE: acd123 Mar 18, 2013 04:45 PM

        Hey thanks to both of you. I'll be chasing some tomorrow, or Saturday at the latest. Excellent news.

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          BeeRich RE: acd123 Mar 29, 2013 03:11 PM

          Turns out Hooked sells about a mouthful for $4.50.

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            acd123 RE: BeeRich Mar 30, 2013 04:16 PM

            That's why you have to go to Sheffler's in SLM. Sorry, I should have written that in my post. It's much less expensive than hooked for what appears and tastes like the identical product. Sheffler's has them in bulk. I usually fill a small container myself, have them weighted, and then cover them with some of the vinegar/oil mixture. They're really good.

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          panko RE: BeeRich Mar 18, 2013 05:50 PM

          You can buy them by weight at Cheese Boutique

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