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Recommendations for 'best' Parisian style bakery in Toronto/GTA

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Just returned from a too short trip to Paris and am going thru withdrawal...BIG time. Can anyone share their recommendations for the 'best' 'Parisian-style' boulangerie in Toronto?

Thanks, merci!

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  1. You must be kidding, right? Best in Toronto doesn't even come close to Paris. Try Rahier, Thobort or Ma Maison in Etobicoke.

    1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

    Ma Maison
    4243 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M8X, CA

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    1. re: MichelinHound

      I second Ma Maison

      Ma Maison
      4243 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M8X, CA

      1. re: 5andman


    2. if you're looking for a boulangerie (breads), I like Epi breads on Bayview. If you're looking for pastries (patissier), I would say Rahier is the best. Patachou is also good, however I haven't been in years, so not sure if it still exists/still is good

      1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA

      1120 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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      1. re: MELCH

        patachou still exists -- one branch near summerhill on yonge, and the other on st clair west. very good pastries in my (limited) experience, but very, very expensive.

        we have not found a very good full service bakery yet. we've had good breads from epi and jules, and good pain au chocolat and other pastries from patachou, petit thuet and pain perdu. many of these bakeries seem to have a rather limited selection of items.

      2. I like Bonjour Brioche on Queen East. Great croissants, quiches, tarts, and, of course, brioche. There's a line up for brunch on weekends, but not for bakery items.

        Bonjour Brioche
        812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

        1. Thobors does the trick for me. Great baguettes, croissants and pastries.


          627 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

          1. That's really tough because: like Paris (or any other city in France) each bakery or patisserie in Toronto excels at one or two particular things. Better to ask: Best baguette?-Bonjour brioche, etc. The closest pain au chocolat I've had here that reminds me of the ones you get in France are the ones at Patisserie La Cigogne (but their quiches aren't very good at all)

            1626 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA