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potato bread...where?

saucethatcounts Sep 2, 2007 06:50 AM

Hello CH-ers

Does anyone know where I can find potato breads and rolls besides Thuet's variation?

I've checked out a range of places in the GTA with no luck. I especically love Martin's potato rolls, but I can't even find these in Buffalo. Does anyone know where to find any potato bread products?


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    basileater Sep 4, 2007 01:09 PM

    My in-laws served some wonderful potato bread once, obtained locally in the Rice Lake area where they life.

    It seems like you already have a wide range of options much closer to the city, but if you'd like me to ask them where they purchased it let me know and I can do so.

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      tartiflette Sep 4, 2007 09:19 AM

      I occasionally pick up a loaf of potato-rosemary from a vendor at the Withrow Park farmers' market (Saturday mornings). They don't have a name, but they're usually the only vendor selling baked goods aside from the ubiquitous St John's Bakery table.

      It has a very soft and doughy type of texture that I love, though I know that others prefer a loaf with a bit more "bite" to it. If that's what you've got in mind, I second the suggestion of the Fred's Bread potato loaf, which is more of a chewy/crispy type of crust.

      1. Bueno Sep 3, 2007 01:19 PM

        Every Sobey's store carries a variation of poato bread / potato roll. Choose one, any one. Delicious stuff! Mine has a potato and cheddar bread sometimes, potato and scallion bread at others, and a potato and rosemary bread frequently as well.

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          jamesm Sep 4, 2007 06:36 AM

          The Thin Blue Line cheese shop on Roncesvalles has a great potato bread. It's amazing with the Guiness cheddar they sell as well.

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            dlw88 Sep 4, 2007 07:00 AM

            Are all of these potato breads wheat free?

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              chocabot Sep 4, 2007 07:07 AM

              potato bread generally has mashed potato added to a white bread base, so no.

        2. estufarian Sep 2, 2007 12:45 PM

          My local Sobeys carries both Potato Foccaccia loaves and Potato Focaccia Rolls. Both are excellent.

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            saucethatcounts Sep 2, 2007 06:44 PM

            Which Sobey's, Estufarian?

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              estufarian Sep 3, 2007 06:24 AM

              St Clair East of Yonge.

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              Yongeman Sep 2, 2007 08:18 PM

              The Sobey's near my place (Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton) has potato/chive bread, I think. Pretty good, considering the source.

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              millygirl Sep 2, 2007 11:29 AM

              Fred's Bread also does one. I've seen it at All the Best Fine Foods and sometimes Summerhill Market, and Pusateri's. St. John's is also very good.

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                Moonsammy Sep 2, 2007 07:19 AM

                My Market Bakery in Kensington Market has a potato rosemary loaf that's great.

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                  xtal Sep 2, 2007 07:35 AM

                  I second My Market Bakery. They also sell potato bagels I believe.

                  My Market Bakery
                  184 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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                    kiwiFRUIT Sep 3, 2007 01:59 AM

                    I love those potato breads from My Market, so moist. Although I'm pretty sure they're smaller than they were 6 months ago. I love to eat them with a little butter.

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