Where can I get the best Hamburger Buns?
- Bobby Wham May 27, 2008 09:21 AM
Looking for either classic white bread, sesame, or challah, onion buns, etc. What's the best bun for a burger in T.O?
Toronto Bread seems to serve many local burger joints. They have large white sesame buns which I have used many times. I really like their yellow poppy seed hot dog buns and sub rolls as well. They are open to the public and relatively cheap.
Toronto Bread Co.
34 Progress Ave
Scarborough, ON , M1P 2Y4
I have been looking for an onion bun my parents used to get at the St. Lawrence Market. It was a yellow onion bun with a little nest of onion baked into the middle of the bun. Can someone point me in the right direction as to where I might be able to pick up something similar?
re: Dr Butcher
Silverstein's makes the onion buns. Get them at the bakery on McCaul near Baldwin - call to find out when they'll be ready, since they are ruined once packaged.
Bagel World's onion buns were among the best. I don't know whether they still make the buns, but I had their pletzel (what you describe, but the size of a pizza) recently and it was very good.
embee I looked up what a pletzel is and it's not quite what I'm after.
It was a sweet(ish) yellow bun a bit bigger than a dinner roll but about the same shape, baked inside the actual bun was what I'm assuming was sauteed red onion (possibly reconstituted onion). If you'd take a cross section of the bun there would be a little pile of pinkish onion baked into the center of the bun.
Some people might find them chewy, but I like a Portuguese Pada or Papaseco for my burgers. If you go to Brisa do Luz (?) on Bloor west of Dufferin, they bake them fresh throughout the day.