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Cravings for Malasadas in YYC / YEG / YVR

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foodkarma Jan 14, 2010 09:11 PM

Hi, was in Honolulu this past Nov and had the amazing Leonards' malasadas (warm Portugese donuts some filled with custard and coated in sugar). Anyone know of Portugese bakeries that sell them in Calgary OR Edmonton OR Vancouver? Attached 2 photos of the doughy pieces of heaven.

 
 
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  1. el_lobo_solo RE: foodkarma Jan 14, 2010 09:36 PM

    In Vancouver, you could try Universal Bakery. Those look sinfully good.

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      fmed RE: el_lobo_solo Jan 15, 2010 12:46 AM

      A friend brought me back a big box of these from Leonard's in Hawaii (...a shout out to jahvay! Thanks!). I don't think I've seen them at Universal (I only get their egg tarts there, actually), but that place is your best bet.

    2. John Manzo RE: foodkarma Jan 15, 2010 06:19 AM

      Pretty sure that Hawaii is the only place to get Malasadas that are the Leonard's variety.

      Toronto is the Portuguese capital of Canada (by far) so perhaps you can try there, but as I say you aren't going to find something like Leonard's anywhere else in the world.

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        foodkarma RE: John Manzo Jan 16, 2010 01:30 AM

        *sigh* I guess I'll just have to wait until Leonards does online orders... or buy a flight to Hawaii

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          cleopatra999 RE: foodkarma Jan 16, 2010 12:54 PM

          I have not actually had Leonards, but the malasadas in Kauai (small truck set up for only certain hours outside walmart) were incredible, if anyone finds them anywhere in Alberta, pls post!!

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            sweeterpea RE: cleopatra999 Jan 17, 2010 09:02 AM

            We had those too. The lady who parks outside of the Walmart in Lihue. Amazing!

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