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This one goes out to the breads I love...

prima Jan 11, 2013 07:15 AM

running list of breads worth eating in TO and/or in Ontario:

in the Greater Toronto area:
corn bread and Portuguese rolls at Doce Minho
pain au chocolat at Rahier
almond croissant at Rahier
baguette and pastries at Patachou
Thuet's breads
Thobors breads http://www.thobors.ca/
challah and sticky buns from Harbord Bakery http://www.harbordbakery.ca/sweet-cha...
bagels from Bagel House http://thebagelhouse.com/
Gryfe's bagels - I buy my Gryfe's at Nortown
laffa at Dr.Laffa
garlic naan at Copper Chimney
garlic bread at Tom Jones' steakhouse
Italian breads at San Remo
Italian breads at St. Phillip's in Woodbridge https://www.stphillipsbakery.com/inde...

in Ontario:
Chef Neil Baxter's sourdough and walnut raisin breads, available when dining at Rundles during the Stratford Festival season, and through the Stratford Farmers' Market
breads from Loaf, from the Covent Garden Farmers' Market in London (May-Dec) http://coventgardenfarmersmarket.com/...

Toronto and area bakery thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/821733

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    eppicurious RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 07:27 AM

    I'll add:

    Savoury cheese and bacon brioche from Knead
    Almond croissants from Brick Street

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      stephen RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 07:38 AM

      There is a bakery called Rustic Bakery...off Keel and the 401 that makes the most amazing hearth baked bread.

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        millygirl RE: stephen Jan 11, 2013 07:56 AM

        Trying to reduce my carb intake can I just say I hate this thread :)

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        pakmode RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 08:00 AM

        Great title for the thread. Made me lol.

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          kwfoodiewannabe RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 08:25 AM

          I guess I like the chains... and cheese too!

          Cheese onion baguette from Michel's Baguette

          Asiago Cheese bread from Panera

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            ggom1 RE: kwfoodiewannabe Jan 11, 2013 01:09 PM

            +1 for cheesy bread!

            I have a bit of an obsession with Epi Bread's cheese/potato/chive loaf which they stopped making a while ago. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what to do with all the bread I'd need to order to get a special order made up...mmm...cheese potato bread...ooo and I also love Epi's pan au chocolat! And almond croissants!

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            phisherking RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 08:35 AM

            De la terre based in St Catherine's. An excellent example of sourdough. Love Thuet bread as well but they can be very unreliable at the store front on King East.

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              juno RE: phisherking Jan 11, 2013 09:03 AM

              The cheese-onion chala at Bagel Plus ($5.25), at Sheppard and Bathurst, available only from Friday to Sunday. The tastiest chala-style loaf I've tried in years. Get it sliced. The bakery's regular chala, though acceptable enough, isn't nearly as distinctive.

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                kwfoodiewannabe RE: juno Jan 11, 2013 09:10 AM

                +1 for Bagel Plus! forgot that one! Also love their Onion buns with the onions inside! (Onion pockets?)

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                  juno RE: kwfoodiewannabe Jan 11, 2013 09:38 AM

                  They'll called onion ROLLS (85 cents). I'm partial to them as well. Different from the bakery's onion BUNS, which have the onion decorating only the top of the bun.

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                hungryjoanne RE: phisherking Jan 11, 2013 10:52 AM

                + 1 for De la Terre - their amazing multiseed sourdough is my favourite, and I can't not have one of their cheese croissants when I see one. They're available at Picone's in Dundas, and at the Hamilton Farmers Market.

              3. justsayn RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 09:10 AM

                Great list! in addition...

                Artisano has some delicious grain breads but one of the standouts is the Cornbread. They have a grain bread with cranberries that stands out too.

                Kiva twisters
                Caldense on Dundas W - particularly the bun Prochetta uses.
                T&T makes awesome milk breads and egg bread (challah)

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                  kwass RE: justsayn Feb 21, 2013 02:53 PM

                  ++++++1 Kiva's twisters!!!

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                    justsayn RE: kwass Feb 21, 2013 08:09 PM

                    : )

                2. Googs RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 09:58 AM

                  You knew I'd have to, so I'm indeed putting Montmartre Bakery out there. This may be the last of the old-fashioned bakeries. Heavy focus on German wares made with Old World expertise. And, yes, they even gluten free every Thursday by pre-order only.
                  I have to work really hard to spend more than $10 and that includes dessert.

                  1. DockPotato RE: prima Jan 11, 2013 02:35 PM


                    New Dominion Bakery @ 110 Victoria Street South, Kitchener.

                    German bakery with no pretensions and the best light rye anywhere.

                    They have other offerings as well, but we're stuck at the rye.

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                      NVollkornbrot RE: prima Feb 21, 2013 02:50 PM


                      Excellent Olive Bread !!

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