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Hot Cross Buns

I haven't had a hot cross bun in years and can't seem to find them anywhere. Does anyone know where I could get some?

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  1. Oh! That sounds delicious. I do hope you get some great recommendations so that I can also take advantage!

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    1. re: vorpal

      There is a bakery on the lower level of St Lawrence market that regularly has hot cross buns and they are very good. You might also want to try the Farmers market in the North St Lawrence building on Saturday morning.

      Have also seen them in Dominion but not tried them.

      1. re: Pebbles

        I second the Stonemill Bakehouse at St. Lawrence. Very good hot cross buns, and I've tried a lot. (Unfortunately sold almost year-round, which kinda takes the thrill out of them, like year-round asparagus and artichokes and rhubarb and corn ... but that's another rant.)

    2. I saw them at Whole Foods today. You might want to drop by soon. They look popular and it was a total zoo there today.

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      1. re: fickle

        Saw some at Fresh and Wild today. (king/spadina)

      2. Cobbs Bakery (Bloor & Spadina, as well as other locations) has not only traditional hot cross buns, but also chocolate chip ones for those of us who love the spice flavour, but can't stand raisins. The chocolate ones were great.

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        1. re: FrenchSoda

          agree with the chocolate hot cross buns.. they made a delicious easter weekend breakfast in our house

        2. I was at Altitude Bakery on Friday and they definitely had them there then.

          1. When I was at Morning Glory a couple of weekends ago, they had fresh hotcross buns. I'm almost sure they bake them in-house, but I'm not 100% sure of that. Perhaps another hound can help answer that question?

            1. Flaky Tart on Mount Pleasant Rd have the best Hot Cross Buns! You'll never go anywhere else.

              Flaky Tart
              711 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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              1. re: macandcheese4ever

                Oh funny, I was just there yesterday and they told me that they would be making them fresh today and would have some samples out.

              2. Try Montemarte, a bakery on Midland north of Lawerance. It is on the West side of the street, just a bit up Midland in more of an industrial area, but its of my favorite bakeries. They make the Hot Cross Buns, but im not a fan of them in general. They also have great croissants, streudals, Banana and Carrot Cake, Turnovers and a bunch of bread options. Also, they have soft jumbo pretzels, delicious!

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                1. re: jmarcroyal

                  Another vote for Montmartre. I've bought hot cross buns there twice this Spring and they are excellent. It's a real gem of a bakery.

                  1. re: jmarcroyal


                    Montmartre Bakery
                    105 Midwest Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 3A6, CA

                  2. Knead Bakery Kingston Road (had some really lovely ones! Hopefully she will be making more for tomorrow. Lots of currants & citron.


                    Knead Bakery
                    283 Scarborough Rd, Toronto, ON M4E 3M8, CA

                    1. bakers street in the Distillery district