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Where can I get Sabra spicy hummus in Montreal?

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Lilasbaby Jun 12, 2013 10:16 AM

I looked for it everywhere, can't seem to find it.

Thanks!

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    Maximilien RE: Lilasbaby Jun 12, 2013 10:20 AM

    I've seen it (and bought it) before; probably even in a standard grocery chain.

    Try natural food stores ("Rachelle Bery")

    Max.

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      C70 RE: Lilasbaby Jun 12, 2013 10:22 AM

      IGA CSL and IGA Cavendish always have a good selection of that brand.

      1. 514eats RE: Lilasbaby Jun 12, 2013 01:27 PM

        I think most Metro supermarkets carry it. At least the one in Westmount does. Also, the Cinq Saisons (which is currently under construction) in Westmount has it too.

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          cherylmtl RE: 514eats Jun 12, 2013 04:37 PM

          The 5 Saisons is under construction, as you noted, and hasn't been open for several years. So while they may have carried it, who knows if they will once they reopen? What's the point of even mentioning it? Just wondering...

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            514eats RE: cherylmtl Jun 12, 2013 04:45 PM

            Because it's opening very soon and will almost certainly still carry it...

        2. chefjeannine RE: Lilasbaby Jun 12, 2013 01:29 PM

          Pretty sure I've seen it at the Provigo on Mont-Royal and St. Urbain

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            catroast RE: chefjeannine Jun 12, 2013 02:01 PM

            PA has it

            It's pretty common.

            I am surprised that the OP is having troubles.

            But, sometimes it is not found in the same section as the fontaine sante stuff.

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            Cookiehead RE: Lilasbaby Jun 12, 2013 08:35 PM

            The Metro on de la Montagne/Notre-Dame has several of the flavours, including the "Supremely Spicy." I'm hooked on it myself. It sells for $4.99 regularly but is often on sale for $3.99. It's more expensive because it comes from the States as opposed to the Fontaine Sante line, for example, which is produced locally.

            They also have a line of fresh salsas that I love. Also expensive.

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              Kamel RE: Lilasbaby Jun 13, 2013 07:25 AM

              Did you try the Roasted Jalapeno Hummus from Fontaine Santé? I am hooked to it. Also, they have the Chipotle that is awesome with chicken on the BBQ. I stopped buying Sabra because they put tons of chemicals ( Sorbate POtasium - Erythorbate and citric Acid) and is more expensive than The fontaine Santé brand, that is a Canadian brand by the way.

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                C70 RE: Kamel Jun 13, 2013 08:26 AM

                I prefer the texture of FS to Sabra, which is too smooth, IMO.

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                  Cookiehead RE: C70 Jun 14, 2013 07:58 AM

                  The texture was one of the main reasons Sabra regular hummous won first place recently in a Cook's Illustrated taste test comparing it to other common US brands. I find the FS a bit too "fluffy." The Sabra is creamy and reminds me of the homemade hummous I used to get at a Lebanese place in east-end Ottawa. The owner would never tell his secret how he got it so silky smooth but swore he used minimal oil.

                  Now I'm curious about the Montreal West/CSL place lagatta mentions. I hope someone comes back here with the name. I live near the PA downtown and can check if they carry it once I know what I'm looking for.

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                    kpzoo RE: Cookiehead Jun 14, 2013 08:55 AM

                    > Now I'm curious about the Montreal West/CSL place lagatta mentions. I hope someone comes back here with the name.

                    Patisserie Adar?

                    5458 Westminster Av
                    Cote Saint-Luc, QC H4X 2A5
                    (514) 484-1189

                    Just a guess.

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                  lagatta RE: Kamel Jun 13, 2013 04:26 PM

                  I almost replied to the OP, thinking of a small family business run by Sephardic Jewish people in the West End (think Montréal-West or CSL) But the name isn't Sabra, and I can't remember it. They have very good hummus, though it is also fairly smooth, smoother than what I make at home.

                  They make a stellar spicy hummus, very interesting spicing, and no chemical overload. Name was in a Semitic language; not sure if it was Hebrew, Arabic or a Ladino variant on those. Perhaps someone remembers the name of this business? They always have tubs of hummus, baba ghanoush and tahineh at PA and Mondiana.

                  They are certified Kosher, if that helps.

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                    chefjeannine RE: lagatta Jun 14, 2013 05:28 AM

                    I think I know which one you're thinking of. Is the base of the container green (if I recall correctly). Do they make a za'atar one as well? I'm a huge fan of that one.

                3. Ruthie789 RE: Lilasbaby Jun 22, 2013 02:26 AM

                  Think I purchased at Walmart grocery in Laval. Call and ask if they carry it, almost sure purchased this brand there.

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