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Hot Cross Buns

Livingtoeat Apr 5, 2007 04:51 PM

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?

  1. meatnveg Apr 9, 2011 09:55 PM

    bakers street in the Distillery district

    1. Otonabee Apr 9, 2011 03:03 PM

      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

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        jmarcroyal Apr 9, 2011 08:48 AM

        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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          taterbrandy Apr 9, 2011 09:45 AM

          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
            Googs May 17, 2011 06:52 AM


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

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            macandcheese4ever Apr 9, 2011 05:28 AM

            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
              TorontoJo Apr 9, 2011 06:11 AM

              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. Juniper Apr 10, 2007 05:11 PM

              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. vorpal Apr 10, 2007 04:29 PM

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

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                  FrenchSoda Apr 10, 2007 01:48 PM

                  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
                    hungryabbey Apr 10, 2007 02:01 PM

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

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                    fickle Apr 6, 2007 08:52 AM

                    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
                      deelicious Apr 6, 2007 01:18 PM

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

                    2. vorpal Apr 5, 2007 09:11 PM

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

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                        Pebbles Apr 6, 2007 06:08 AM

                        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
                          DylS Apr 6, 2007 06:14 AM

                          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.)

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