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May 4, 2013 12:55 PM

Yummy Market ( Major Mac & Dufferin ) - An Amazing ' European Experience ' Super Market!!!

Opened about 3 months ago, I only realize of its existence through the flyer they send out yesterday. With an area about twice the size of McEwan on Don Mills, this impressive 'European product focused' supermarket is a 'must visit' for any serious foodies who happen to visit this Maple/Richmond Hill area

Entering the premise this fine Saturday morning, I encountered a store full of customers, at least 90% of whom were speaking either Russian or Polish!! For a moment, I thought I was inside a supemarket in Moscow!!

First impression was WOW!!! Why? Because I noticed they don't just have a Delicatessen Department, they actually have independent 'stand alone' Smoked Meat and Smoked Fish departments!! The former, featuring at least 20 types of European sausages whilst the latter, featuring Pickled Fishes in barrels!! Variety of smoked fish was also an eye opener! Both the Hot and Cold prepared food sections as well as the Cheese department were equally huge and impressive.

Some of the unique and 'hard to find' products I bought this morning to try included:
- Pickled Beef Tongue rubbed with raw garlic!
- Smoked Beef Tongue
- Wild Alaskan King Salmon Caviar ( $9 per 100grms ). {They also have other wild Salmon Caviar in bulks, jars or cans. Not to mention Russian Sturgeon Caviar!!}
- House cured Gravlax ( Oily but a bit too salty, IMO. Prefer St. Lawrence Markets' selection)
- Fresh house-made Chicken Kiev
- Veal Croquettes.
- Duck Leg Confit with Mandarin glaze
- Frozen wild 'Lingonberries' from Eastern Europe. ( They also have frozen Black Currants and Black Berries!! Great for Smoothies! )

From over 7 types of marinate Herrings ( including real Swedish ones ) to Smoked Sturgeon and Butter Fish to 10+ types of Smoked Pork Loins and Pork Pates, authentic Beef Stroganoff, Lamb, Beef, Chicken and Pork Shashlick, Russian Smoked Fish Casserole, Baked stuffed whole Bass....etc There were simply too many interesting products to mention in such a posting. Best to see for yourself!!

Price point for most produce and grocery products were a touch lower than your Loblaws, Metros or Longos...etc

Only downside! I was too busy browsing and shopping, I forgot to take photos so that I can post here! Sigh!!

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  1. Wow Charles! What a find!! I can't wait to check this out next time we're in that neck of the woods. Thank-you for sharing.

    I found them on the www here:

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    1. re: Breadcrumbs

      Thank you!! The website should provide more info to those who want to pay it a visit.

    2. There's been one on Dufferin just south of Finch for a few years now. Its set back quite a bit from the street and its where the old White Rose Nursery used to be. Never been inside, and for some reason I always thought it was an Asian supermarket.

      1. Charles, the orginal location is Dufferin/Finch. There have been threads on it but I cannot find them for some reason.

        It is a fantastic European grocery store. :)

        1. Wow! Just checked their website. Apparently, their new store at 50000 sq ft is almost 3 times the size of McEwans and bigger than the size of most Loblaw's Superstores, but without the clothings and household goods!!