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ISO: Mini-Hamburger Buns

jamesm Jun 14, 2007 07:00 AM

Does anyone know where I can find some good quality mini-hamburger buns? Thanks in advance.

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    lister RE: jamesm Jun 14, 2007 07:30 AM

    Ace Bakery makes them. You need to call ahead to the Toronto location near Keele and Lawrence to order a bag. We did that last Christmas. The price was pretty reasonable too.

    1. OnDaGo RE: jamesm Jun 14, 2007 07:32 AM

      Loblaws advertised "Mini Chef Hambuger buns" in their insider report.. do not be confused like I was.. They are regular sized but just healthier... did not notice till after I made my mini burgers.. I felt pretty stupid!

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        jamesm RE: OnDaGo Jun 14, 2007 08:09 AM

        Ha, thanks for the headsup. Thanks Lister, sounds like Ace is the place to go to. I'm surprised they aren't showing up on more grocery store shelves though. There appears to be a demand for them.

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          estufarian RE: jamesm Jun 14, 2007 10:35 AM

          I think I saw them (maybe mini-rolls) at Pusateri on Bay near Bloor. But ususally available at Ace Bakery itself.

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            leslievillian RE: estufarian Jun 18, 2007 08:37 AM

            I just called ACE to see about purchasing some mini-buns and was told that they don't sell them to retail customers. Any thoughts or advice about how you got themn??

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              thenurse RE: leslievillian Jun 18, 2007 09:39 AM

              I made some mini burgers with ACE dinner rolls, about a month ago. Bought them at Loblaws. They're not as spongy as traditional burger buns, which I like.

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                estufarian RE: leslievillian Jun 18, 2007 02:35 PM

                I'm positive that I saw them in their "factory" store! But it may just have been fortuitous. I recall being surprised at how expensive they were! (prices at the factory store are similar to retail, but they have 'other' items e.g. frozen loaves that you can 'finish' in a toaster oven, or similar).

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                  TorontoJo RE: estufarian Jun 19, 2007 07:27 AM

                  Those flash frozen loaves are available in grocery stores, too. I've bought them at Dominion, Loblaws and Bruno's (I think). They're really handy to have in the freezer for whenever you want freshly-baked bread.

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                  Mila RE: leslievillian Jun 19, 2007 09:44 AM

                  I just bought some at Christmas from Ace, though I had to pick them up from their factory.

                  This is the email I received from them, I would suggest contacting Stefania directly, she was very helpful.

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Our 2 inch hamburger bun is a
                  foodservice product and therefore normally only available to our restaurants, hotels etc. We do realize that during the busy entertaining season this is a
                  popular product and therefore we are glad to make this exception. There are
                  12 pieces per bag and it retails for $6.00 per bag. This product is only
                  available here at our Retail Cafe located at 1 Hafis Road. To place this
                  order and for directions or for any other questions you may have please do
                  not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience.
                  Our hamburger bun is made using our white dough. It is the same dough used to make our regular sized hamburger buns. The best way to store them for 48hrs is by freezing them. If you wish to place the order, you can do so by calling me 2 days prior at 416 241 3600 and ask for Stefania and I will be glad to assist you.


                  Stefania Loberto
                  Customer Service
                  Tel. 416 241 3600 x.333

                  1. re: Mila
                    violabratsche RE: Mila Jun 19, 2007 11:30 AM

                    I have found that most small bakery dinner buns are perfect for smaller burgers. I am in Mississauga, and La Novita is a few minutes walk for me. I get the kaisers buns for the big burgers, the "hamburger buns" for a normal sized burger, and the white dinner rolls for a smaller burger. The bread in these rolls is substantial without being too heavy.

                    Their calabrese bread and buns are fantastic rustic breads and perfect for anything needing that heavy peasant style bread.


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                      jamesm RE: violabratsche Aug 15, 2007 03:28 PM

                      I was just at the Drake and the server told me they get their mini buns from Silverstein's bakery at College and McCaul. Does anyone know anything about this place, whether it's a commercial supplier only, or can I walk in off the street and buy a quantity of mini-buns?

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                        sherry f RE: jamesm Aug 15, 2007 06:16 PM

                        You can order mini hamburger buns (and mini hot dog buns and mini rye breads as well) from Grodzinski's kosher bakery on Bathurst between Lawrence and Wilson. They make them for the kosher caterers all the time. Good luck.

                        Note they are not open on Saturday and close early on Friday. They also make fantastic, whole wheat buns stuffed with onions that we use for regular hamburger buns.

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                          jamesm RE: sherry f Aug 16, 2007 07:35 AM

                          Thanks for the tip. The onion-stuffed whole wheat buns sound fantastic.

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                            jamesm RE: jamesm Aug 16, 2007 11:53 AM

                            I just called Silverstein's located at Dundas and McCaul and they take private orders for mini-hamburger buns. I just ordered five dozen mini-sesame kaisers for pickup next week for a grand total of 10 dollars. 2 dollars per dozen, and the gentleman on the phone couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful.

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                              berbere RE: jamesm Nov 10, 2007 05:45 PM

                              hi jamesm,

                              may I ask how the mini kaisers turned out and how big they were? I too am in search of mini buns and seeing this thread, am thinking of ordering from Silverstein's.... i'm looking for light rolls, not too dense or chewy...oh, and would you know the hours for Silverstein's?

                              thanks in advance!

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