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Mar 10, 2013 01:21 PM

Spanish Anchovies in Toronto?

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

Any leads appreciated.


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  1. 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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    1. re: bytepusher

      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.

      1. re: jayt90

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

        1. re: principessa del pisello

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

    2. 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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      1. re: acd123

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

        1. re: acd123

          Turns out Hooked sells about a mouthful for $4.50.

          1. re: BeeRich

            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.

        2. You can buy them by weight at Cheese Boutique