where to find the BEST cinnamon bun?
TTC accessible would be preferred... West end would be perfect!
I hate to recommend something I haven't tasted, but The Drake has been making fabulous cakes and pies and cookies. I always see big plump fresh cinnamon buns with requisite icing on top but they are huge and I haven't tried one yet. Their house version of the Oreo Cookie is awesome as are their fresh made chocolate glazed donuts!
My personal favourite is the cinnamon bun at What-A-Bagel!
It's not sticky, though there is a wee bit of icing on it.
The thing that makes it so terrific to me is that it's pastry dough not bready -- so it's more like a like a heavier croissant than a dinner roll. Plus, the cinnamon goodness is quite bitey, not just sticky sweetness.
yuummmm, I try to limit myself to having them on the weekends only, but sometimes I slip.
if that's your preference... i might suggest that the next time you're in leslieville to check out bliss bakery. they do a sticky bun that's absolutely fabulous. the dough isn't dense and bready but very moist and pocketed with holes to make it wonderfully chewy. they don't overload it with sugar, much of it crystallizes on the bottom, and has this great spice/sweet/rich ratio. i believe they're about $1.25?
Not quite a cinnamon bun, but the cinnamon pecan loaf at Health Bread on Eglinton west of Bathurst (I don't know if other Open Window/Health Bread bakeries carry it) is heavenly. Sticky/chewy on the outside, gooey on the inside, it's made with a traditonal dough, but it's lighter and fluffier (somewhat like their challah) than most.
They usually have only one or two available daily, so call ahead. While you're there, try their traditional Jewish breads. The pumpernickel and seeded rye are great.
Health Bread Bakery
928 Eglinton Avenue West