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Bakeries in Vaughan / Woodbridge - hits and misses

Breadcrumbs Feb 17, 2013 11:41 AM

mr bc & I often travel to the Woodbridge area to pick up groceries. We have found our favourite butcher and market but we still haven't landed on a bakery that's made us want to stop looking for another option. We've had some hit and miss experiences so I thought I'd check in here for some favourites. Here are 2 places worth mentioning:

Nino D'Aversa - We prefer the Kipling Ave location to the newer one on Rutherford. Their Italian pastries are good and always fresh. The danishes are just ok. The breads are great and the wood oven pizzas are very good from the Kipling location. The service at Kipling is very good, we find the Rutherford location to be more impersonal.

Pane Vittoria - Evidently they've been around since 1953 and I honestly believe the cannoli we picked up yesterday had been there just as long. The ricotta filling was rubbery, totally dried out and completely inedible. The mini pizza breads were incredibly greasy and were placed in the same bag as the loaf of bread we purchased. The grease had seeped through the paper wrappers onto the bread. Very disappointing experience.

What are your hits and misses?

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    realtorav8tor Feb 17, 2013 12:50 PM

    I like stopping into Fortinos on 7, they actually have a good selection including oven baked bagels.

    1. kwass Feb 17, 2013 01:48 PM

      Hit: Seara's on Weston Road, just North of Major Mack

      1. prima Feb 18, 2013 04:33 AM

        I like the breads, pastries and espresso at St.Phillips. They also sell Pocket Coffee, so I stock up while I'm there.

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        1. re: prima
          Davwud Feb 19, 2013 11:20 AM

          Absolutely. Make sure you go to the one at Islington and Rutherford.


        2. Midknight Feb 20, 2013 06:40 AM

          I've never tried their pastries (or anything else for that matter), but the bread itself is pretty good at Molisana Bakery on 7 just west of Martin Grove.

          A question for you, though. You mention that you've found your favourite butcher and market. Might I ask what those may be? I'm also on the look out for more/better choices, especially when it comes to butchers. Thanks!

          1. Davwud Feb 20, 2013 10:45 AM

            Just outside Vaughn in Kettleby is Dorio Bakery. The best bread in York Region.


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              Smokinator Feb 20, 2013 10:59 AM

              I would highly recommend Aida's Pine Valley Bakery at 830 Rowntree Dairy Rd. Its in a little strip plaza. They are an Italian bakery and their sweet goodies are excellent. Large variety of breads and rolls along with a phenomenal variety of classic Italian pastries from peaches and lemons to biscotti. Its all great! The staff is warm and inviting. Cannoli are filled to order so they remain crisp. There is also an industrial Gaggia machine for espresso joy. Highly recommend.

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              1. re: Smokinator
                ciaociao1 Feb 21, 2013 09:05 AM

                I second the Aida's reco. I have tried many of the local Woodbridge bakeries and this one is the best in our families opinion. They also have amazing pizza by the slice.

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