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Oct 30, 2009 08:43 AM

No longer a Silverstein's virgin...

Needed slider buns and took the advice of a few comments on this board and went to Silverstein's. Was a little skeptical at first that a commercial bakery would do a custom order of 3 dozen - and not forget about it on day of pick-up.

After wandering through the factory I picked up my order of 12 each of plain, sesame and onion. Everything fresh and sliced, as promised. I think it's just amazing that in this day of economies of scale and manufacturing efficiency we have a place that still aims to please the customer.

Now, I have to stop eating these things and save them for tonight...!

BTW - if you do go, bring cash, as they don't take anything else and there are no bank machines in the area!.

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  1. I heartily agree, and have been getting my bread at Silverstein's for years. You can get a seriously huge rye, pumpernickel, or egg bread for around $3- I don't think I've ever seen these for sale in grocery stores, and they're really good. I get them unsliced and freeze half if it doesn't go within a few days.

    1. Where's the factory? Is it the one downtown near Mount Sinai Hostpital (back entrance)?

      Had mini burgers from McEwan as an app for Thanksgiving recently and also bought the Ace Bakery buns he sells to use, but found them a little stale.

      75 The Donway W, Toronto, ON M3C, CA

      Mount Sinai Restaurant
      334 Church St, Oakville, ON L6J1P1, CA

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      1. re: Restaurant Dish

        It's 195 McCaul, just north of Baldwin. I was expecting a small retail store out front of the factory, but you walk in, and find someone. I'll have to find out what other products they have and how to place orders for those...

        1. re: Thatcher

          Do they have a storefront like Dimpflmeiers to just go in and browse freshly baked items? I've been getting my rye bread for smoked meat sandwich night at Dimpflmeiers but lately I keep only finding the bagged pre-sliced variety for rye.. I heard silversteins is the best though, thats what Caplansky's uses and i think Katz also


          1. re: duckdown

            Silverstein's rye is in a lot of chain groceries, but usually a day or two old. It's around $2.50 for a half loaf at Metro.
            I'm lucky to live close to superb rye bakery, Breadhouse, where it is fresh every day (except Monday) at 11 AM. They charge $3.50 for the large loaf.

            Breadhouse Bakery
            893 Bayly St, Pickering, ON L1W, CA

            1. re: duckdown

              You walk down a side entrance right into the bakery surrounded by racks of breads.
              The first time you go you will think that you came in the wrong way.

              1. re: erly

                I walked by there once and was tempted to go inside but I wasn't sure if you could do that ... so you just walk in?

                1. re: kas

                  yes, just walk down the stairs right into the bakery.
                  No counters, just point out the bread you want.
                  They will even slice it for you.