Los Angeles hound looking for some local intel. I have an acquaintance going to Toronto next week, and I'd like her to bring back some mangosteen and Szechuan peppercorn. I will be informing her of the risks involved and she can choose to smuggle them, or not.
Question 1) Have you seen mangosteens recently? I'm not sure if they are avaiable now.
Question 2) I request your help with specific addresses, as I'm not familiar with Toronto and neither if my friend. Prior posts suggest mangosteen are available in Chinatown at the K&K and T&C fruit markets (which I failed to find by searching). Harvest Wagon was also suggested. Baldwin Street was mentioned, but no specifics other than that.
I've searched on Yahoo and whitepages.ca and this is what I've found. Please confirm or correct these addresses.
Harvest Wagon (don't know if either of these is in Chinatown)
1103 Yonge St, Toronto
546 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto
K&C Fruit Market? (this is what I came up with when I searched for K&K)
303 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Question 3) Same deal for the peppercorn, please. Prior posts were skimpy with names of specific spice shops. The one I found is:
House of Spice
190 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
Thanks for reading, and I look forward to any responses.