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Best Cinnamon Rolls in or near chester co.

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snowy11480 Mar 13, 2008 07:47 AM

I live in Downingtown, PA - chester county - and am desperately wanting to locate some fresh, homemade cinnamon rolls at a bakery! Does anyone have any recommendations for me? I'm pregnant and dying for some :-)

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  1. CindyJ RE: snowy11480 Mar 13, 2008 02:12 PM

    Have you checked the bakery at Wegman's? That's the first place I'd look for ANY baked goods in the Downiingtown area.

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      bechevarria RE: snowy11480 Mar 17, 2008 11:23 AM

      Hi snowy, my name is Betty. I'm originally from west phila. class of 53. Different world there today. There is a place called Grammy O's ( in Bucks county. e-mail grammyo's.com phone: 804-564-4856 buns) There's also MALLON" Homemade sticky buns They look soooo delecious 1340 bay Avenue Ocean city N.J. 08226 phone- 1-609-399-5531 $29.00 per dozen.Ck. their websites. If there's a Au Bon Pan near you they carry them also.Take care, Bechevarria saudia6@yahoo.com

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        Mirangela RE: snowy11480 Mar 17, 2008 12:28 PM

        Here's a bakery I haven't personally been too, but have been hoping to visit. I think they might have what you are looking for. It's called weinrich's bakery (celebrating it's 46th anniversary so they must be doing something right) and is in Newtwon Square. Please let us know if you get there and what you think. Here a link to an article about it in the Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/image/...

        Good Luck!

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          collih RE: snowy11480 Mar 19, 2008 06:49 PM

          Snowy: Congrats! While not a place to go to buy a dozen or so cinnamon rolls, check out the cinnamon roll french toast at the King Street Grill on Rt. 30o in Frazer. It will satisfy that craving!

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            idia RE: collih Mar 20, 2008 08:18 AM

            Remember Hanscom's cinnamon buns?
            I'd give anything for them to come back again.

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              OldTopper RE: idia Feb 6, 2009 12:03 PM

              Hanscom's Cinnamon Buns were called "Carioca Gems" back when I was a kid growing up in Ardmore. They were superior to any cinnamon bun I have ever tasted. Hanscom's is long gone but I have been on a quest to try to replicate the recipe. Best substitute for their frosting is Crosse & Balckwell's Brandied Hard Sauce. I have tried various recipes for brioche to approximate the bun itself, with cinnamon sugar swirled inside. Making progress, but haven't quite found a recipe yet that matches my recollection of the original. If I get there, I'll post it here.

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              snowy11480 RE: collih Apr 7, 2008 06:57 AM

              Collih - last sunday had a late breakfast at the King Street Grill. Ordered the Cinnamon Roll French Toast which came with their 'famous' cinnamon butter. The dish was really yummy:) loved it. and hope to go back sometime soon.

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              snowy11480 RE: snowy11480 Mar 28, 2008 01:17 PM

              Wanted to give a quick update on the cinnamon roll hunt. I bought a 6 pack of sticky buns from the reading terminal market a couple weekends ago (from the amish bakery there). Brought those home and they were good but a bit dry.

              Then decided to check out Wegmans bakery this morning as CindyJ had suggested. Excellent suggestion - they had a pecan sticky bun - i was able to just buy one which was nice. Brought that home, warmed it up, and YUMM it was wonderful!

              I still plan to check out the Weinrich's Bakery some weekend soon. I read the article Mirangela posted and hope to do this soon. Sunday I am meeting a friday for brunch at the king street grille - never been there - and just might check out that cinnamon roll french toast!! Thanks again for all the suggestions.

              1. ShootingShark RE: snowy11480 Mar 28, 2008 02:38 PM

                Well, it's not Chester County, but you did say "near"... There's a bakery in the Booth's Corner Farmers Market located about 15 minutes from West Chester, in Delaware County. It's only open on Fridays and Saturdays, but their cinnamon buns are made right there in the booth behind a big glass window so you can watch the entire process unfold. From morning to night, fresh cinnamon buns go in and come out of those old ovens, only to get snapped up by customers-- usually before they get a chance to cool. They come plain or topped with your choice of raisins, pecans, peanuts and if memory serves, cashews. Can't recall the exact price, but it has always been very reasonable-- I think around $5/doz for plain. The quality isn't just "good"-- it's superior.

                Last year, a family member was given some similar-looking cinnamon buns which came from Williams-Sonoma. I think the price was like $20 or $30 (high either way) and everyone agreed the quality/flavor/texture couldn't begin to touch those we've come to love from the little shop in Booth's Corners.

                Here's their website: http://www.boothscorner.com/ That's for the Farmers Market-- the shop itself is called Donut Haven.

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                  RC51Mike RE: ShootingShark Mar 28, 2008 04:27 PM

                  Donut Haven is outstanding. Sometimes when I'm there, the line is huge so you should go early. The Beinets at Cajun Kate's are also worth the stop.

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                  carl555 RE: snowy11480 Mar 28, 2008 05:31 PM

                  Not in Chester County, but Traub's on 420 in Prospect Park, Delaware Co. has excellent sticky buns. I don't live in the area any more but often get off I-95 to get some.

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                    snowy11480 RE: snowy11480 Apr 7, 2008 07:00 AM

                    Well I've made my rounds checking out the best cinnamon rolls within a decent driving distance!! Being pregnant and wanting cinnamon rolls requires a lot of travel haha. Last Sunday I met a friend for Cinnamon Roll french toast at the King Street Grille in Malvern - very yummy! This past Saturday, my husband and I drove to Booth's Corner Farmers Market to buy cinnamon rolls/stickey buns at Donut Haven. Excellent Cinnamon rolls and a great price for a half dozen. I think a half dozen w/ pecans were 3.15. They weren't hot when we got them but not cold either. and it was obvious they were fresh baked that day. We had a bite there - and then at home warmed them like i like. Very delicious. Would recommend!! Also high on the list is the one I got at Wegman's Bakery - also delicious!! Thanks for all your help guys!

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