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Slider buns - where ?

LotusRapper Feb 24, 2013 06:48 PM

Just a twist on the typical lunch options for Lotus Jr. - using my meatloaf as the meat patty for lil' burgers for his school lunch. I recall there was a thread about this but somehow the search came up empty.

I used to see slider buns from time to time at different stores (Superstore/No Frills, Famous Foods, Buy Low) but in the past 2-3 months when I actually started looking for them I can't find any.

Any help is most appreciated.

  1. m
    meghany Mar 23, 2013 07:49 PM

    I know everyone boycotts them, but Cobbs pretty much always has slider buns.

    1. w
      watashi Mar 22, 2013 08:16 AM

      I saw some at Whole Foods yesterday. They were from La Baguette & l'Échalote bakery. I think there were 12 in a bag and priced around $4-5.

      1. fmed Mar 19, 2013 04:35 PM

        I'm thinking you should try Filipino pandesal for this. They are the perfect size.

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        1. re: fmed
          LotusRapper Mar 20, 2013 02:38 AM

          Or small "mantou" :-)

        2. g
          Georgia Strait Mar 14, 2013 04:40 AM

          fwiw - if you don't have a save-on nearby, Presidents Choice also makes various versions - avail at Extra Foods / Superstore / Super Valu - maybe even No Frills

          go to www.presidentschoice.ca and type in "Sliders" in the search field.

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          1. re: Georgia Strait
            LotusRapper Mar 14, 2013 07:12 AM

            Funny, because since I'm near a No Frills (Bdwy/Manitoba) I've looked there regularly and have only seen them there once. But it wasn't PC brand. And I regularly shop bulk at Superstore (Main/Marine) and have never seen them there.

            The nearest Extra Foods to me is 4 & Alma (?) so it's a bit out of the way. Super Valu .... AFAIK there's the one on 1st/Commercial and in the West End, right ?

            1. re: LotusRapper
              Philx Mar 14, 2013 10:33 AM

              THere is an Extra Foods at Champlain Square 54th and Kerr Street; not sure how close that is; 4th and Alma is no frills I think

              1. re: Philx
                LotusRapper Mar 14, 2013 12:47 PM

                Yes I stand corrected, thx Philx. 4th & Alma used to be a Buy Low, now No Frills.

            2. re: Georgia Strait
              kinnickinnik Mar 14, 2013 12:57 PM

              I've seen these slider 'buns' (more like mini flatbreads) at the No Frills on 4th between Fir and Pine

              I can't say if they're any good - never tried.

              1. re: kinnickinnik
                LotusRapper Mar 14, 2013 08:38 PM

                They're ok (mini or regular-sized) when fresh (out of the bag):


                But the little people always like the soft supple traditional buns.

                But I gotta say, PC's Blue Menu is ever-expanding and coming out with healthy, interesting and *good-tasting* products. Last week I bought a bag each, of cannelllini beans chips and hemp with flax seed chips ....... super good !


                There's even a red adzuki beans chips (I should have grabbed a bag):



                1. re: LotusRapper
                  kinnickinnik Mar 14, 2013 10:46 PM

                  Thanks - I'll check out those bean chips - like having some healthy with my tasty.

                  I like the idea of the little flatbread rounds - might be nice with a quick grilling and a bit of grilled fish, meat or veg.

                  1. re: kinnickinnik
                    LotusRapper Mar 14, 2013 11:51 PM

                    +1. And they hold up well to wet fillings by not turning soggy and disintegrating.

            3. LotusRapper Mar 12, 2013 07:31 PM

              Thanks to Mr. BP, I got exactly what I need from SOF, perfect for the kids party we had. Sliders but with meat loaf as the patty :-)

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                betterthanbourdain Mar 12, 2013 05:37 PM

                you could try asking a local bakery to bake you some.
                zip lock and freeze portions you dont use right away for another day.

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                  repartee Feb 25, 2013 01:27 PM

                  I posted a request for these back in June, 2010. Other than the usual suspects, I got suggestions of Stuart's Bakery in Grnville Island and Moore's in Kerrisdale. I ended up getting them at Stuart's.

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                    mrbitterpants Feb 24, 2013 10:14 PM

                    They're nothing special but you can get white ones at the Save-On Foods on Cambie. Come in a pack of 12.

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                    1. re: mrbitterpants
                      LotusRapper Feb 24, 2013 10:54 PM

                      Great, thanks Mr. BP.

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