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Looking For Argentinian Bakery - Cookies

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Euclus Jan 25, 2010 10:54 AM

I had these in Montreal at a specialty shop, they are two shortbread style cookies stuck together with a caramel type filling and dusted with fine coconut. Anyone know them, where I can pick some up in Toronto? Thanks.

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    currycue RE: Euclus Jan 25, 2010 11:02 AM

    Ooh, Alfahores, yum!

    I had some too at a Spanish grocer on St. Laurent in Montreal. The only other place I've seen them in town is at Aroma Cafe on Bloor near Bathurst.

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      Euclus RE: currycue Jan 25, 2010 11:08 AM

      I think we went to the same place. The young guy at the counter said his mother had just made them and laughed when I bought most of what he had. They were so fresh, mmmmm. He was surprised I couldn't find them in Toronto.I bought my paella pan there as well.

      Thanks for the tip, I will definitely check it out!!!

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        currycue RE: Euclus Jan 25, 2010 11:55 AM

        That's a nice little store. We finally have one here, but it's all the way up on Mt. Pleasant. No alfahores though. Striclty Spanish. (www.pimenton.ca)

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      ComeUndone RE: Euclus Jan 25, 2010 11:20 AM

      Saw them at the empanada stand in Green Barn Market last Saturday. Didn't try them though.

      1. Wahooty RE: Euclus Jan 25, 2010 12:02 PM

        In the Latin food court at Milvan & Finch (9 Milvan, I think) there are several places that sell alfajores. In particular, the bakery on one side with its own entrance seemed to have the nicest baked goods.

        1. TorontoJo RE: Euclus Jan 25, 2010 12:22 PM

          Columbus bakery on Dufferin, south of Lawrence, carries them.

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            peppermint pate RE: Euclus Jan 25, 2010 12:33 PM

            Haven't tried them but the new Argentinian-owned mate cafe that I posted about, El Almacen, has them. I've also seen them at Aroma.

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              toveggiegirl RE: Euclus Jan 25, 2010 04:23 PM

              They are actually relatively easy to find here. I've never tried them but I've seen them at various places.
              In Kensington Market, both Jumbo Empanadas and Perola's sell them. The (newish) Arepa Cafe has them as does Pasteleria Barreda, a Chilean bakery on Christie south of Dupont.

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              Jumbo Empanadas
              245 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T2L8, CA

              Perola
              247 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

              Arepa Cafe
              490 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

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                Moonsammy RE: toveggiegirl Jan 26, 2010 10:16 AM

                El Almacen is a new Argentinian cafe that opened on Queen West at Dovercourt. I haven't tried it yet but I hear they are serving alfajores, various flavours of mate, etc. etc. Here is a recent CH thread about it: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/682503

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                Arcadiaseeker RE: Euclus Jan 27, 2010 04:20 AM

                yes - just bought one at wychwood barns market from the empanada stand. she is argentinian.

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