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Ortiz Anchovies

tibetanpeachpie Oct 23, 2013 07:04 AM

Anyone know where I can get Ortiz anchovies in town?

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    lagatta Oct 23, 2013 03:38 PM

    L'Espagne à vos pieds (on St-Denis, corner Mont-Royal) mostly sells espadrilles, but they have a small collection of Spanish delicacies. https://www.espadrilles.ca/ I don't know whether their anchovies are Ortiz.

    L'Española on the Main: http://www.lespanola.com/ I don't see Ortiz Anchovies on their product list, but there are many more products at that shop than indicated on their site.

    ¡Buena suerte!

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    1. re: lagatta
      SnackHappy Oct 23, 2013 11:52 PM

      Surprisingly enough, Librería Española doesn't carry many Spanish canned fish and seafood products. Most of their stuff is Portuguese. It's a shame since Spanish canned food is so delicious, but I reckon there's not much demand.

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        porker Oct 24, 2013 05:58 AM

        I'm thinking not many people want to pay primo prices for canned.

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          lagatta Oct 24, 2013 06:08 AM

          Yes, I know they have more Portuguese than Spanish stuff, but thought it could be a possibility. L'Espagne à vos pieds is 100% Spanish, and has very high quality stuff, but only one wall of their shop is food - the rest is canvas shoes and cookware (mostly tapas dishes).

          I'm not aware of any other dedicated Spanish shops here. Many Latin American shops have some Spanish items, however I don't remember seeing Ortiz sardines at those near me.

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        williej Oct 23, 2013 08:39 AM

        Can't help but curious what in particular makes Ortiz anchovies better than other brands?

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          sophie.brunet Oct 23, 2013 09:55 AM

          I asked myself the same question, googled it and found that

          :http://citysearch.com.au/events/ortiz...

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            Gloriaa Oct 23, 2013 10:50 AM

            My guess would be that the interest sprang from serious eats, they ran an anchovy taste test and Ortiz won. I have also been curious to find out where to buy them. I was thinking of going to the Atwater market tomorrow and will report back if I find some.

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              tibetanpeachpie Oct 23, 2013 12:05 PM

              Yes... maybe at Douceurs du Marché? Got some in NYC a while back and they were frankly amazing. Let us know if they have white anchovies and anchovies in salt as well! :-)

        2. c oliver Oct 23, 2013 07:39 AM

          Not exactly answering your question but you can order them from Amazon. Don't know how shipping charges work to Canada. Just a thought.

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