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Most tasty desserts of Kensington Market?

Ediblethoughts Jan 7, 2014 06:24 PM

I'm planning on going to KM on the weekend for dinner and wondering what is the best thing to call ahead to reserve. Pies, cookies, squares...?

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  1. kwass RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 8, 2014 04:37 AM

    Haven't been yet, but Millie's Creperie is supposed to be fantastic. Also, Fika is supposed to have great baked goods. But these aren't places that you have to call ahead for.

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      Ediblethoughts RE: kwass Jan 8, 2014 07:48 PM

      Crepes don't travel home well. Hadn't heard of Fika...

    2. MissBingBing RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 8, 2014 05:08 AM

      You want to make reservations for dessert? Most of the dessert spots in the market close fairly early and don't take reservations afaik (Millie's, Wanda's)

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        Ediblethoughts RE: MissBingBing Jan 8, 2014 07:47 PM

        I often phone ahead and ask them to put stuff aside for me. But yeah, I've noticed the early closing. I eat dinner early so can probably get there just before they close.

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        Snarf RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 8, 2014 08:35 AM

        Are you looking for cakes, pastries or ice creams? Many options depending on which culture you wish to partake in. A couple of places make fresh churros (Pancho's and Pancho & Emiliano's), Via Mercato makes interesting gelato, Segovia makes savoury empanadas, Moonbeam has a good selection of pastries. Akram's on Baldwin has some very good variations on baklava.

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          justsayn RE: Snarf Jan 8, 2014 09:18 AM

          That's a good list...also...
          Urban Herbivore - Delicious, hearty, healthy-ish muffins.
          Jelly Modern Donuts - if you like that sort of thing.
          My Market Bakery - appeals to many

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            kwass RE: justsayn Jan 8, 2014 09:27 AM

            +1 Urban Herbivore. Awesome muffins!

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              Ediblethoughts RE: justsayn Jan 8, 2014 07:46 PM

              Is there a JMD there? Good to know!

              What is MMB like?

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                kwass RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 8, 2014 07:49 PM

                JMD is on College just East of Bathurst. So not right in KM, but close.

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                  flonie RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 8, 2014 11:07 PM

                  MMB is a no frills bakery. Get there early for fresh baked buns that are made elsewhere.

                  They have the typical cakes, slices, and squares. Reasonable I guess.

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                    MissBingBing RE: flonie Jan 9, 2014 04:00 AM

                    My Market Bakery doesn't bake their own products? News to me!

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                      LexiFirefly RE: MissBingBing Jan 9, 2014 11:12 AM

                      They make some muffins on site but that's it. I worked over nights in the market and there were a lot of Westons racks out every morning.

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                        magic RE: LexiFirefly Jan 9, 2014 11:25 AM

                        Their banana bread seems quite homemade and is sold for dirt cheap. I'd be shocked if that were mass produced.

                        Some of the other products, I can see that.

                        Interesting.

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                          LexiFirefly RE: magic Jan 9, 2014 11:59 AM

                          Banana bread would make sense to make themselves. It's a quick bread, like muffins. I'd see bakers in other bakeries at 2 am but there would be bread racks outside (filled) sometimes as late as 6 am. For a bakery that's like no one showing up till 7 for a dinner service!

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                            magic RE: LexiFirefly Jan 9, 2014 12:56 PM

                            Hmm, ok then. Thanks for that bit of info :)

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                          flonie RE: LexiFirefly Jan 9, 2014 10:27 PM

                          What place is open for you to be there that late? If Weston's makes the bread at MMB, it sure doesn't seem like it.

                          Good riddence Cobs is gone though. I found that location had apricot buns that were regularly dry and hard and not fresh.

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                          flonie RE: MissBingBing Jan 9, 2014 10:25 PM

                          Some of hte portuguese buns are made offsite and brought there. They bake some stuff but other things aren't made there but brought elsewhere.

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                    Ediblethoughts RE: Snarf Jan 8, 2014 07:46 PM

                    What kind of pastries does Moonbeam have?

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                      Snarf RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 11, 2014 09:37 AM

                      A decent selection of sweet and savoury, French standards, rugelachs, muffins, and many more.

                  3. Charles Yu RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 8, 2014 09:57 PM

                    If you don't mind walking a little, I would definitely order the 'Spanish Chocolate Flan' from Torito's around the corner, to take out!!

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                      MissBingBing RE: Charles Yu Jan 9, 2014 04:01 AM

                      They'll do this?

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                        Ediblethoughts RE: Charles Yu Jan 9, 2014 06:33 PM

                        I think I might have had it way back--is it like chocolate creme caramel?

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                        magic RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 9, 2014 06:11 AM

                        Krepesz European Palascinta Cafe, on Augusta. Haven't been in a few years, but last I was there - yummy.

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                          Ediblethoughts RE: magic Jan 9, 2014 06:33 PM

                          That looks like an eat rather than take away. But if we have time before it closes, will consider.

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                            magic RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 10, 2014 06:37 AM

                            True, yes. Although it did not meet your requirement I thought it'd still be nice to give a shout out to this place on a Kensington dessert thread.

                            But yes, quite right :)

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                              Ediblethoughts RE: magic Jan 10, 2014 08:12 PM

                              It sounds worthy of mention.

                        2. Spanglo RE: Ediblethoughts Jan 11, 2014 10:59 PM

                          I cannot recommend any desserts down in KM,but what I will tell you is,do not go for the Dutch apple pie at Wanda's.

                          Not good at all.

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                            Ediblethoughts RE: Spanglo Jan 12, 2014 06:45 PM

                            I have been thoroughly discouraged from the pies at Wanda's. Just not good.

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