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Apr 28, 2011 05:04 PM

Why is the King East Petite Thuet so terrible?

The location on King just east of Sherbourne is near my work, so I've stopped by a few times in an attempt to buy lunch. They only ever have a few wrapped sandwiches (most I have seen is 5 available, and that's total, not 5 varieties). Once they had two prepared salads, and once one singular flatbread pizza. Everything seemed like it had been there awhile. I know they are bakery focused, but I have bought macarons at this location (also seemed old) and I've never seen anyone there buying bakery items. In fact, the place is almost always empty.

I don't think this is an issue of timing and them selling out of products. I have stopped by at 11 for lunch and still no product.

What is going on with this location? If it wasn't a Thuet I'd swear it was some kind of front.

Petite Thuet
244 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A, CA

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  1. I've also popped my head in a few times recently between 12 and 1ish, and when I see the display case empty of sandwiches I just turn around again and leave. Not sure if they make sandwiches to order but usually I'm in a hurry, so I don't want to stand around waiting. I have bought loafs of bread there before, a couple times, and they were very good and fresh.

    1. You are right. That location is nowhere near as good as Thuet's other stores.

      I stopped by once for breakfast pastries and there were very few available, even though there should've been plenty for the morning rush. I bought a muffin and a croissant: they were stale, clearly day-old. Haven't been back since then.

      609 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

      1. I've gotten a prepped sandwich there (turkey and brie) which was pretty good. Tried some macarons for the first time ever, and they didn't blow me away, but maybe I should try them at other places based on what I'm reading here.

        1. This is odd, because I thought their King East location was a production spot for them!

          I think the King and Yonge location is decent for breads/sandwiches. There are always a ton in the display.

          Pincus > Thuet is inconsistent with their macarons, I find. It's always a bit of a dice-roll. If you have time, hit Lemon Tree (a table outside of Lively Life on the bottom floor of SLM on Saturdays only) or go to La Bamboche. Those are my two recs for macarons in Toronto.

          609 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V1M5, CA

          La Bamboche
          4 Manor Rd E, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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          1. The King East location is where they do all their baking. It's not really a retail outlet like the others.