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Jul 17, 2013 07:09 AM

Where to buy hot dog buns

Does anyone know where I can buy hot dog buns like they serve from a cart? The yellow-coloured, soft and fluffy kind? It would be great as a hamburger bun too. Supermarket buns I find are too thick and bready and I'm looking for something more spongy.

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  1. Are you prepared to shlep up to the northwest part of town? If so, I get my hot dog and hamburger buns at Bagel Plus, a smallish, locally popular bakery and cafe in a plaza on the northwest corner of Sheppard Ave. and Bathurst St. Their buns are a most satisfying delivery system for dogs and burgers. About this bready vs. spongy business (which I've never considered before), I guess these buns come down on the side of spongy, as you requested. Always fresh, though you might want to call ahead to make sure they have them that day.

    1. There is Champs which is right by the TIFF Bell Lightbox (on Widmer):

      There is another place on Richmond:

      Never been to either and I am sure there are more than just those two but probably a good place to start!

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      1. re: ylsf

        champs supplies most of the downtown carts. super cheap dogs, buns, even condiments. but be prepared to buy costco sized volumes from them

        - khao san road

        1. re: KhaoSanRoad

          The sausage vendor at the east York farmers market sells champs buns In a more manageable quantity, 8am-1pm I think (I'm always there when it opens) on Tue at the east York civic centre at coxwell and Mortimer.

          1. re: LexiFirefly


            12 buns for $3
            33 hotdogs for $23

            - khao san road

      2. you could go to European Quality Meats at.
        16 Jutland Road, Etobicoke
        they sell a 12 pack for about $3

        You could also try Wholesale Club (open to the public no membership needed) at.
        605 Rogers Rd, Toronto
        they sell the buns for about $3 as well per bag.

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        1. re: youdonut

          European Meats is where I get them too

        2. Silverstein's on McCaul St. has great hot dog buns.

          1. Awesome suggestions. I love finding out about these hidden gems!