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Jul 5, 2007 07:25 PM

athens bakery - danforth

Went to Athens Bakery this past week for the first time in a long time.
Naturally I ordered those little fried dough balls that are in a syrup...sprinkled
with cinnamon. Not sure why I only ordered 6 and not a dozen...YUMMY.
Does anyone know what Im referring too? Has anyone ordered anything else from this bakery...

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    1. The Galaktoboureko (a semolina custard, made with their house-made phyllo pastry) is good too. Gotta like those Loukoumades though. They're like the ultimate gourmet timbit!

      And, if you ever need fresh phyllo dough for home baking, they sell it...

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      1. re: cybergod

        I think the Indian version is the ultimate timbit... Gulab Jamun.

        1. re: thenurse

          I love both -- in fact, had some loukoumades from Athens Bakery just last night. Loukoumades are far lighter than gulab jamun. Just try eating a dozen gulab jamun in one go!

          1. re: thenurse

            I agree with this completely... Gulab Jamun are heavenly!

        2. and the best part athen's is nut free - so if yuo have friends and family who have a nut allergy you can feel good about bringing these home. I also like to get the spinach and cheese pies.

          1. arz has this fantastic persian version that's not as ball like and more crispy.. it kind of looks like one of those ikea pegs with the ridges. anyhow, it's got saffron in it and it's just so fantastic.

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            1. re: pinstripeprincess

              so...where can I find good "gulab jamun"...? now I need to compare...LOL

              1. re: domesticgodess

                You can usually find it at any Indian Restaurant or sweets place. If you go to the buffet at Mahar (Gerrard St) you can eat as many as you desire!


                1. re: domesticgodess

                  Same with the buffet at Little India, on Queen. Yum!

                  Little India
                  255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z4, CA

                  1. re: estragon

                    Hey domestic godess, you should also try them from Select Bakery at Donlands and O'Connor....a little bit off the beaten track but just as good, perhaps even better than Athens.

                  2. re: domesticgodess

                    I'd recommend walking through the Indian Bazaar and stopping at a few sweet shops to buy a couple from each. Bring home and compare! They can be quite different and you're bound to find one that suits your personal palate.

                    I like mine cold and soft with hints of cardamom and rose essence. Yum!

                2. Their spanokopita is excellent - we regularly buy a whole, unbaked pie for a quick, vegetarian mid-week meal at home.

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                  1. re: gogol

                    Hey gogol, are you referring to Athens or Select?

                    1. re: millygirl

                      Athens - it's not on the menu board but you can get an uncooked pie to go. I think it's $10...they'll even give you a small cheat sheet with cooking instructions if you ask.

                      1. re: gogol

                        The baclava at Select is heavenly! The one dipped slightly in chocolate is the best.