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Beef Patties?

Alex Mar 8, 2005 11:29 PM

The best ones I've found thus far are in Bathurst subway station. Out of the mass-produced patties, Patty King has got the rest beat, but I'm looking for the good ole homestyle ones -- maybe with a bit of flair on the original recipe.

Some people like the ones up in Peanut Plaza (Don Mills/Finch) but I find them to be waaaaay too liquid for my taste.

Anyone have a recommendation?

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    Goober RE: Alex Mar 9, 2005 04:43 AM

    It's been a couple years since I've been there,
    but they have homemade Guyanese beef patties at
    Da-de's (?) in Scarborough. It's on the north side of Sheppard Ave. E. between Mc Cowan and Markham; the plaza immediately west of the Tim Horton's.

    The patties are huge by the way.

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      Jar RE: Alex Mar 9, 2005 07:59 AM

      If the North-West corner of the city might be handy, at the North-East corner strip plaza ,Grace's Patties I believe, has been there for decades making a variety of Jamaican Patties. It is on Westmore & Albion,one set of lights east of Highway 27. It is across the road from Dr. Fleas, the large weekend Flea Market where I drop in to buy sugar cane juice in the far north area closer to 27!

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        Monte RE: Alex Mar 9, 2005 08:36 AM

        Randys at Oakwood and Eglinton.

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          am RE: Monte Mar 9, 2005 09:49 AM

          I would second Randy's. They have a good selection of different patties and they have "cocktail" patties (half the size of regular patties).

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          kasia RE: Alex Mar 9, 2005 09:41 AM

          I like the patties at the Caribbean Queen on Bloor and Lansdowne (previously the Patty Queen on Bathurst and Vaughan and St.Clair). Her patties are not as hot as others, but the meat mixture is very flavourful, and the shell is delicious. Make sure you have it on a coco bun for the proper sweet/spicy contrast. You can see Queen's whole operation through the glass partition separating the shop from the kitchen. I'm not sure if she still does, but at the old location she used to make mini patties on special order, which were perfect for parties.

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            mike RE: Alex Mar 28, 2005 03:22 PM

            The patties at George's Tastees are great, if u get one straight from the oven, spicy, its delicious. There are 2 stores one in north york the other in markham at denison and woodbine i think, 300 denison specifically. Also at the pickering flea market theres a fella who makes the homestlye ones, very good also.

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              pinstripeprincess RE: mike Jul 13, 2006 02:08 PM

              this thread began a little craving in the back of my stomach for some beef patties and so i stopped into this shop that makes snacks and samosas in eglinton station.

              turns out they offer george's tastees, so i picked up a spicy one. the filling is moist with a good amount of building heat towards the last bite. the outside shell was a little flakey and held together well. it was good, but i feel there's possibly better out there. i noticed that on the back of the bag they listed ingredients and somewhere around number five was msg. is this typical of most patties?

              this may be an interesting hunt for the best subway station food in general.

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              Mike Tyson RE: Alex Jul 12, 2006 03:04 AM

              Hey you guys should try the patties at "Ashanti's Corner" store near Bathurst and St Clair. It is on Vaughn street and taste good.

              Also try the patties down in Ritz @ Bloor and Yonge street. It taste good too.

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                Ubervache RE: Alex Jul 12, 2006 01:51 PM

                What is the address for George's Tastees in North York?

                1. Googs RE: Alex Jul 12, 2006 06:49 PM

                  They just opened a new place in my neighbourhood. My hubby & I tried it for the 1st time this week. We had the spicy beef, chicken, and the curry goat patties. I know goat just doesn't sound right at first, but I gotta tell you it was good. Plus the pastry was delicate & light, not that cardboard you get at some of the subway stores (Bathurst aside). We liked them so much we took home a dozen goat.
                  Patty Stop, 330 Parliament just north of Dundas (416) 806-2807. Open 11am-7pm. No website yet.

                  1. sasgirl RE: Alex Jul 12, 2006 07:42 PM

                    Where exactly in Bathurst subway station are these really good beef patties? :)

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                      fickle RE: sasgirl Jul 12, 2006 08:29 PM

                      the one closest to the tailor shop at the bottom of the escalator, the spicy beef patties are very good

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                        sasgirl RE: fickle Jul 13, 2006 01:13 PM

                        Thanks fickle! I had one yesterday and it was delicious!

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                          fickle RE: sasgirl Jul 13, 2006 05:56 PM

                          You're welcome! Now I'm tempted to go get one myself. Maybe a slight detour tonight enroute to the gym ;-) Try one of their sugar twists the next time you're there and see what you think. I'm not a big donut fan but those win hands down for me over any other in the city!

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                            Davwud RE: fickle Jul 13, 2006 06:02 PM

                            Is this in the paid fare area or can I just whip in and get me a patty??


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                      Paolo RE: Alex Jul 14, 2006 01:35 PM

                      There is a place in Kensington Market with really meaty patties. I don't know the name, but it's on Balwin St, south side between Augusta and Kensington.

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                        chowgal RE: Alex Aug 22, 2006 01:20 AM

                        I just tried the ones at Bathurst station and I only have to say one thing.....YUMMMMMM!

                        These are the best patties I have ever tasted.

                        I went to Bathurst station last week and tried the patty at the Cafe/bakery place; the one with the table and chairs and was not at all impressed. I figured it was an off day and I had to go back and try the patty that all the chowhounds were raving about. So I get off the train and am trying to get to the above place, when I notice that there is another small bakery there. I went in and ordered a spicy beef patty and it was heaven. I even noticed someone delivering boxes of these patties but I forgot to take a look at the name on the box.

                        This is my new favourite patty. They are so yummy, I can have them everyday. The crust is good and the filling is a little runny (not too much) but they are sooooo good.

                        Thanks chowhounds.

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                          fickle RE: chowgal Aug 22, 2006 03:26 PM

                          Sorry, I should have mentioned it was the bakery on the west side of Bathurst station and not the cafe on the east side. Glad to hear you made it to the right one and was not disappointed! I love those patties, 15 years of munching on them and I still think they're fabulous ;-) And for Davwud, it is in the paid area downstairs (your posting doesn't have a reply option).

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