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Baked goods in Montreal...

Please tell me what your favouritelocal baked item is and where I can get it. I am going to do a bakery-crawl soon, because this board hads me jonesing for things I have never had (rugelach, come to me, even though I have never eaten you before). Any and all recommendations welcome.

FWIW I tried the Lamingtons at Tourtiere Australienne a few weeks ago and they were delicious.

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  1. Like I mentioned in the thread about rugelach and babka, I love Cheskie's and especially their cinnamon danish.

    The Polish donuts from Wawel (I go to either St Mark downtown or Sherbrooke in NDG) are also a personal favourite.

    1. the pistachio cherry squares at mamie clafoutis are dangerous

      1. - Bun aux pommes at Boulangerie Guillaume
        - Chocolatine aux amandes at De Froment et de Sève
        - Cake Caramel at Mamie Clafoutis
        - Palmier and Turtle Bar at Olive et Gourmando
        - Kouign-amann and the other thing with raspberries at Kouing-Amann

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        Olive et Gourmando
        351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC , CA

        Mamie Clafoutis
        1291 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC , CA

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        1. re: Glaff

          Kouing-Amann is closed for vacations for the next couple of weeks (up to aug 8th)

          1. re: Maximilien

            Damn, the Kouing Amman at Koiung Amman was top of my to-scoff list. Thanks for the other recs, though, all have gone on the list. Does Mamie Clafoutis make good clafoutis? Can anyone recommend somewhere for brioche?

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            Mamie Clafoutis
            1291 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC , CA

            1. re: montrealeater

              If you want a brioche bun/danish (as opposed to a loaf) any of the ones at Olive et Gourmando are incredible. Apple-cinnamon, pecan-maple, or the chocolate-chocolate they sometimes have (used to do them only on Fridays, not sure now) - all divine. Expensive, but divine.

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              Olive et Gourmando
              351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC , CA

              1. re: montrealeater

                Only tried one clafoutis there and it was pretty bad. The one I had at Kouing-Amann was better. I don't think they do it every day though.

                And to be honest, apart from the excellent bread and the cake caramel, most of the things I tried at Mamie Clafoutis were surprisingly not that great...

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                Mamie Clafoutis
                1291 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC , CA

          2. A few more :

            - Not an original suggestion, but if you've never had it : Brownies at Olive et Gourmando... actually you might want to try everything they do if you've never been.
            - Bichon at Pâtisserie les 3M (like a caramelized lemon chausson)
            - Croissant à l'érable at De Froment et de Sève
            - Everything at Pâtisserie Mahrouse

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            Olive et Gourmando
            351 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC , CA

            1. My favourites -

              Le petit ecolier at Guillaume
              Blue cheese and walnut ficelle at Mamie Clafoutis
              Pistachio croissant from ArHoma
              Chocolatine from Fous Desserts (currently closed for vacation)

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              Mamie Clafoutis
              1291 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC , CA

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              1. re: unlaced

                Oh, and the olive fougasse from Guillaume. I like ArHoma's too, but it is much more expensive - Guillaume's is only $2.95!

                1. re: unlaced

                  mamie is closed for renovations until next week

                  1. re: celfie

                    Sweet Lees Bakery in St Henri is fantastic with their handmade cookies, cakes and tarts.
                    Try the espresso & hazelnut butter square or praline maple pecan & pear cheesecake, so delicious.
                    Everything is so fresh and the sister and brother team are super nice.
                    They have a shop opening soon but at the moment they sell their products at the local markets;

                    This is the list of locations as per their website;
                    Thursdays at Metro Verdun 2-7pm
                    Fridays Metro Atwater 2-7pm
                    Saturdays Parc St-Paul 9am-3pm
                    Sundays Parc Sir Georges-Etienne Cartier (St Henri) 9am-3pm

                    http://sweetlees.ca