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Mangosteen in Toronto?????

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cn_in_ny Sep 24, 2003 11:39 AM

Just read an article in the NY times that Mangosteens can be found at "street markets and greengrocers" in large Canadian cities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/24/din...

I'll be in Toronto for 2 days next week. Anyone know where I can get one?

Thanks so much!

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    Dulac Sep 24, 2003 11:48 AM

    Go to Chinatown, around Dundas and Spadina, and many of the chinese grocery stores has them.

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      julesrules Sep 25, 2003 10:06 AM

      No mangosteens available in New York? Just curious... love to brag about Toronto's chinatowns.

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        shan Sep 25, 2003 03:58 PM

        I read somewhere that mangosteens are not allowed to be imported to the U.S. I've forgotten where I read the article but will try to track it down.

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          shan Sep 25, 2003 04:01 PM

          AHA! It was on the general Chowhound board.

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Francesco Sep 29, 2003 12:16 PM

        I was at Dundas/Spadina on Saturday and stopped by both K&K and T&C fruits markets - two great fruit shops located next to eachother. Mangosteens were priced at $4.99 a pound. I can tell you that they are ripe and delicious right now. Two of them cost me approximately $2.50.

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          misha Sep 29, 2003 11:59 PM

          If you're looking in Chinatown East, my sister and I found some at a couple of places. One had them for $4.99/lb, the other $1.99. We got 3 for $1. The place was called Ken's Poultry market, and it's the last food/fruit shop when you are going east on Gerrard. I think the number is 645 Gerrard. And they were very tasty!

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          cn_in_ny Oct 8, 2003 02:22 PM

          Thank you so much for your suggestions. I picked up 10 on October 3rd (bloody cold day) near Dundas & Spidina and managed to eat 7. They were wonderful and so exotic!

          Thanks for all your help.

          cn.

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