Recommendations for 'best' Parisian style bakery in Toronto/GTA
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?
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
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.
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.
812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA
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