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foodbatman Jan 9, 2007 12:58 AM

I've had a crazy craving for churros, but I can't find anywhere in Toronto to buy them.

I actually also want them for a catering session I'm running, so does anyone know where I can buy them in bulk. I doubt Sopra Restaurant (4 stars) will mass produce them for me. Does Costco sell them? Or are they easy enough to make myself?

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  1. spigot RE: foodbatman Jan 9, 2007 01:01 AM

    Johny Banana on Bathurst........

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      foodbatman RE: foodbatman Jan 9, 2007 01:03 AM

      do you think they'll cater?

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        spigot RE: foodbatman Jan 9, 2007 02:39 AM

        I dunno. They're nice folks; you could ask.

        Yay to Food Tourist for the churro list below! That's my weekend, locked :-)

      2. Food Tourist RE: foodbatman Jan 9, 2007 01:07 AM

        A quick search turned up:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/10441...

        Kensington Market is a goldmine for churros, but usually only on weekends. However, the Latin American emporium would probably make them to order since they make a few other items to order such as pupusas. Tacos El Trompo and the Mexican dry goods store have the same churros which are slightly crunchier than Latin American's (which can be a little mushy inside). Avoid Cava's churros. Bymark's churros are the best as they are filled with dulce de leche.

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          ah123 RE: foodbatman Jan 10, 2007 12:45 PM

          And in the summer, the international marketplace at the Harbourfront Centre has a churros stand. Wait till they make it fresh and buy them for $1.50 a pop. It's there on weekends all summer long, I believe, because I always see it whenever I go to one of the day time events or concerts.

          If you can fry, you can make churros. Google for the recipe and have a piping tube with a star tip. The only reason I don't make it at home is that would just be an invitation for unabashed glutonny. However, it would be very economical if you want to do it for catering by making the simple dough then rolling the fried sticks in cinnamon sugar... For even more decadence, serve with with a chocolate dunking sauce. The Spanish eat it with thick hot chocolate so it mimics that.

          But personally, I like my churros piping hot, crunchy outside soft inside, sweet and cinnamony, and as is.

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            Jar RE: foodbatman Jan 10, 2007 12:49 PM

            Try Mexican Food Wholesalers such as Pepe's in the North West end Albion Rd. Hwy 27 area or do an internet search for one in Mississauga, don't have info handy!

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              bonvivante RE: foodbatman Mar 12, 2007 10:33 AM

              believe it or not , there is a churro stand on yonge and eglinton center , right next to chapters !

              they are not badn , even for a chain

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                Cat123 RE: bonvivante Mar 12, 2007 03:40 PM

                Churrisimo (I think that's what it was called) closed some time ago.

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                  fickle RE: Cat123 Mar 12, 2007 05:37 PM

                  It's going to be a Jugo Juice next.

              2. eddy RE: foodbatman Mar 12, 2007 01:33 PM

                The Columbiana cafe and bakery on Dufferin south of Lawrence next to Lady York Plaza has them

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                  BamiaWruz RE: eddy Apr 23, 2011 09:05 PM

                  oh must try, thanks!

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                    justsayn RE: BamiaWruz Apr 24, 2011 12:43 PM

                    I saw you bumped this thread after 4 years and was hoping a new Churros spot was opening like the one I just ate at in Phoenix. Any sign of anything like this coming to Toronto? http://www.xooro.com/ Quite yummy!

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                      Wahooty RE: justsayn Apr 24, 2011 05:54 PM

                      wow, um...looks..fancy. Best churros I've had in town are at Milvan & Finch. There is a proper bakery in the food court - best churros and alfajores of the bunch.

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                  julesrules RE: foodbatman Mar 16, 2007 12:45 PM

                  They have them at the bakery in Bathurst station, they can't be making them from scratch, there must be a commercial supplier?

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                    abigllama RE: foodbatman Nov 8, 2009 10:51 PM

                    I have not tried them myself but Burrito Loco at Hayden and Bay offers churros.

                    I was there recently and someone was asking what looked like an owner or manager if the churros contained eggs because of an allergy issue. He didn't know but dug out a business card and called someone, then informed this person that they did not. From this I'd assume they get their churros from someone so you might want to inquire with them to figure out the source.

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