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Sunny Food Mart

elkerette | Nov 29, 201104:23 PM

My boyfriend was feeling like pho for dinner tonight, so I met up with him at our usual place in a strip mall just south of Don Mills and Eglinton. We needed milk at home, and he mentioned how he thought there might be a grocery store nearby.

Was there ever!

Tucked into one end of the strip mall, and pretty invisible from the street, was this really clean, large grocery store - Sunny Food Mart. We were only in the place for a short time, but I was amazed. It is essentially a Chinese and Middle Eastern grocery store COMBINED. If a T&T and Adonis (my favorite Montreal Lebanese grocery store) had a baby, it would be Sunny.

Really, really huge produce section and a great meat section filled with large cuts of lamb, goat and ducks as well as the usual suspects. The frozen seafood section was also big (a la T&T) and they had an entire room set aside in the store for fresh fish and seafood. They had a bakery section that had chinese buns sitting side by side baklava. And there was a hot deli counter featuring the usual dim sum and chinese take out stuff side by side some yummy looking samosas.

The place is obviously playing to its market - Flemingdon Park has big Chinese and Middle Eastern and Central Asian populations. And at 6pm on a weeknight, it was pretty packed with shoppers.

We only spent a few minutes in the place because we were in a rush to get home, but we'll be returning soon for a real, in-depth grocery field trip. Anyone go there often and have some good recommendations on what to look out for in particular?

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