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Feb 18, 2009 06:07 AM

Looking for the best biscotti...

I'd like to buy some biscotti for a sweet ending to a dinner party I'm throwing. Anyone have any recommendations for places near St. Lawrence Market, Chinatown or Queen West (i.e., within the downtown core)?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. There is a vendor in the north St. Lawrence Market that sells Mandelbroiten (sp?) which is pretty much the Jewish equivalent of biscotti. Very nice and crumbly.

    They also make mean nutella biscotti at B Espresso Bar on Queen E near Church. Not sure if they sell them by the lot though.

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    1. re: currycue

      Mandelbroiten sounds delicious. I'm wondering if you can point me to the vendor -- middle row, or east or west row? Thanks, currycue!

      I'll have to stop by B at one point to check out your other suggestion...

      1. re: Yum2MyTum

        I believe they are middle ish and nearer to the Front St. entrance.

    2. Soma in the distillery has some really good biscotti. I think they only have one kind (chocolate + some sort of nut) but they are really delicious.

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      1. re: sam_1

        Is there anything Soma doesn't do well? : ) Thanks sam_1.

      2. So only 3 Toronto CH opinions on biscotti in Toronto? That might explain the scanty results upon searching the board...

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        1. re: Yum2MyTum

          I'm not a biscotti eater, so can't comment on these, but I've seen them at lots of shops around town over the years (Chapman's, Bruno's, Pusateri's).

          1. re: TorontoJo

            i've seen these around too -- everywhere! Have never tried but maybe I'll give it a shot. Thanks TorontoJo!

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          1. Domino's Foods downstairs in the south SLM also sells biscotti. They are usually near the cashier, on the side wall, outside of the store. I have never tried them and have always meant to, just out of curiosity. I have no idea who supplies them.

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            1. re: always_eating

              Bubbie's are pretty good but now that they are widely available they seem to have gone downhill IMO. Another one is Leah's biscotti which are very good, esp. the lemon poppy seed. I've seen them at Summerhill Market and Pusateri's. One other spot that has excellent biscotti is LaSalumeria at Yonge and Davisville. They have a few different varieties, and my fav being a lemon cranberry that is decorated with white chocolate. Hope this helps.

              1. re: millygirl

                Frangipane on Davenport at Madison has wonderful biscotti made on site chocolate/strawbeery/almond and lemon/poppyseed....Miranda