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Dutch bakeries and/or Stroopwafels

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Ashley Moore Feb 9, 2006 09:31 PM

Looking for authentic stroopwafels in the downtown area. Or does anyone know of any Dutch bakery, as a matter of fact? Thanks.

  1. munchieHK Apr 23, 2010 07:25 PM

    The correct drink with a stroopwafel is hot Chocomel. Failing that it would have to be coffee. Unfortunately, Chocomel is not available here (that I know of).
    I have bought stroopwafels in a package from Metro and while they would not stand up to a freshly made one from the Stroopwafel stand in the Albert Cuypmarkt, they are easily as good as anything you can buy from Albert Heijn or Super De Boer. Anyone who says they are inferior to the Dutch made ones in a package is talking complete nonsense. They also have the advantage of being fresher than an import would be. Making stroopwafels is hardly rocket science, no matter how delicious they may be. The local version is just fine and any Dutchman would tell you so.

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      Ferdzy Apr 23, 2010 11:59 AM

      Local eaters rejoice... there is an Ontario baker of stroopwafels. The bad news for Torontonians is that they are in Norwich.

      http://www.schepsbakeries.com/

      I was able to buy them in Cambridge. I don't know where you would get them in Toronto. You could try emailing or calling them and asking, I suppose.

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        KyoRain Jan 4, 2010 09:54 AM

        I can't find any good stroopwafels in Toronto!
        I tried those supermarket brands, but they taste totally different.
        Ones that I got from toronto tastes too much like cinamon cookie.
        The one that my bf from netherland tasted so sweet and crunchy XD <3

        I got "Double Dutch" from Food Basics around on Yorkmills+ DVP, but those ones don't even have expirary dates on it! Double Dutch tastes too chewy and I can't taste the syrup at all cuz of strong cinamon flavour on the cookie.

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          currycue Jan 4, 2010 11:45 AM

          It's tough. Some times the grocery store ones are good, some times not. I noticed that when on a trip to the Netherlands recently. The cookies are exactly the same, just fresher over there. They tend to sit a while on the grocery shelf here, so that's why they're not as good. Try putting a couple in the microwave for :15 seconds and see if that helps.

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            lilaki Jan 5, 2010 08:41 AM

            i talked to the woman who owns the dutch store in bradford (where i bought a few packs of stroopwafels) and she gave me two tips ... 1) store them in the freezer and 2) once defrosted, sit them over a mug of steaming tea/coffee to soften/warm them up a bit. apparently, her kids eat them straight out of the freezer.

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          Camille Feb 13, 2006 01:19 PM

          They sell them in many of the Ukranian bakeries/delis in Bloor West Village - I noticed that the Sunglow bakery at Bloor & Runnymede had them this weekend, but I've seen them at some of the other places on the strip as well.

          I haven't tried them, but they look the same as the ones I had in Holland (which, of course, were delicious!)

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            Ashley Moore Feb 11, 2006 06:28 AM

            Thanks for your suggestions. I'll be sure to check a few of the places out. Now has anyone ever heard of a Dutch bakery in town?

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              Hans Brinker Feb 11, 2006 12:19 PM

              Sorry...no Dutch bakeries in this town. What exactly is it you are looking for?

              If you don't mind a little drive up the Don Valley for stroopwafels or some imported Dutch baked goods go to.

              Niemeyer Imports Ltd
              905-764-0302
              10 East Wilmot Street,
              Richmond Hill,

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                Ashley Moore Feb 15, 2006 08:40 AM

                Thanks for the address. Do you know whether this is a retail store or warehouse/manufacturer?

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                  Hans Brinker Feb 15, 2006 10:17 AM

                  It is a retailer that imports all kind of products from Holland. It has a small seating area where you can eat Dutch pea soup, herring and some very good sandwiches with Gouda, smoked Eal, croquettes you name it they have it. Also of course all kind of cookies and candies from Holland including Stroop Wafels. Give them a call for the operating hours. I go sometimes for lunch at that place and get my shopping fix at the same time. Happy chowing.

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                    sumashi Oct 20, 2010 08:41 PM

                    My family goes here to get our Dutch groceries as well. As for the stroopwafels, they have a few different brands, some Canadian and some imported from Holland. They have frozen croquettes, you can just deep-fry them and they're good to go. I find them quite salty though and their roux is also quite flour-y...
                    I can't wait til it's kerstkrans time... !

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                  Zengarden Oct 20, 2010 12:20 PM

                  Thank you. I didn't think that I would enjoy Dutch foods but just returned from Amsterdam and I like it.

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                  qtxniki Feb 13, 2006 04:10 PM

                  Yes, there is a dutch bakery in Bloor West Village. It a little east of Keele. It's owned by a old Dutch family and they also sell some miscellaneous dutch goods in the front. I don't remember the name right now, but they always have some authentic strudels (NOT PUFF PASTRY) sitting out in the window.

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                  Bumblegirl Feb 9, 2006 10:03 PM

                  Mmmmmmmm stroopwafels!

                  I'm not sure where to get authentic ones. I found some in the Rabba by the Manulife centre (not great) and some in the Loblaws at North York Centre (haven't tasted them) and some at the chocolate shop on the lower level of Atrium on Bay (I thought these were tasty, but I'm not sure if they're authentic).

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                    fushykiwi Feb 10, 2006 05:44 AM

                    You can get the waffles at the Cheese Dairy shop on Bloor, near Bathurst.
                    I am not sure if they are authentic or not though.

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