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cathy Mar 12, 2002 11:29 AM

Can anyone help me find Chelsea buns in Toronto? Thanks!

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    J Gorman RE: cathy Mar 15, 2002 08:23 AM

    I don't know if the chelsea buns at Forest Hill Bakery (1128 Eglinton Ave W) are up to your standard, but they do bake them on the premises daily. They are especially good when fresh from the oven in the morning and I think go downhill after that. Worth a try though.

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      cathy RE: J Gorman Mar 16, 2002 06:07 PM

      Thank you!! Perfect - will check it out soon, my husband will be so happy!!

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        Caitlin McGrath RE: J Gorman Mar 17, 2002 10:07 PM

        Help me out please with a description of Chelsea buns. What are they?

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          cathy RE: Caitlin McGrath Mar 18, 2002 07:36 PM

          They're like cinnamon buns, but sort of soaked in sticky caramel, at least, those are the Chelsea buns I know. I think they are also sometimes smaller and darker than cinnamon buns. I'm trying to find them for my husband, who is not a help in describing them, so he'll have to be happy with whatever I find!! haha...

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        ceeceecee RE: cathy Feb 9, 2010 10:00 AM

        The Danish Pastry Shop on Pape Avenue in Toronto makes pretty good chelsea buns. They also freeze well. Here is their website: http://danishpastry.ca/index.html

        1. Olivia RE: cathy Feb 9, 2010 05:27 PM

          I'd swear there was a long thread on this before but these wee ones were all I could find:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/672409
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/564829

          I get mine at Yitz's (Eglinton at Avenue). Sobey's carries decent ones too, but at their price point I'm guessing the ingredients are on the mass-manufacturing side.

          1. cynalan RE: cathy Feb 9, 2010 06:45 PM

            I recall that thread from years ago. If memory serves, I think Open Window bakery at Cloverdale Mall was mentioned. Don't even know if it still there.

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              Atahualpa RE: cathy Feb 9, 2010 06:54 PM

              Brick Bakery makes a Chelsea bun. I like it, but I have had very little to compare it to.

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