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Looking for South African Bakery/Specialty Desserts

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WestIslandian Apr 24, 2012 05:56 PM

Hi everyone,

I looked through all the threads and could not find mention of a bakery in Montreal that would make South African specialties like Koeksisters, Soetkoekies, Hertzog, Krakelinge, etc.

I need to find these for a work function that is going to be South African-themed. Does anyone have an idea of where I could get things like this??

As a bonus, any pointers to a place that sells good Rooibos tea, preferably in large quantities would be appreciated!

Thanks so much!

  1. m
    Maximilien Apr 24, 2012 06:07 PM

    Curiouser and curiouser!!!

    Yikes! do we even have a south-african community in Montreal ?

    I admit, I never ever looked it it.

    1. kpzoo Apr 24, 2012 06:44 PM

      Loose rooibos in bulk is very easy to find these days - Spice Station (2 locations), Camelia Sinensis and most other tea shops in town should have numerous varieties.

      http://camellia-sinensis.com/
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spice-Station-Mile-End/110356935718352

      The South African baked goods will be much harder. I found this place by Googling - not sure exactly where they are in Quebec but it may be a place to start:

      South African Connexion
      http://www.southafricanconnexion.ca/e...

      Good luck and please report back if you find anything!

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        w
        WestIslandian Apr 25, 2012 05:03 AM

        Wow, thanks guys! The tea seems to be resolved. I'm emailing the South African Connexion but their website doesn't have a dessert menu =( I might have to make something from scratch....which wouldn't be so bad except that it's time consuming and it's for work, not for me!

        I will keep you posted if I find anything...

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