Pick up fresh-baked bread at these Toronto bakeries

There’s nothing like fresh-baked bread right outta the oven. Check out these Toronto bakeries where you’ll find still-warm loaves and baguettes to take home. Three cheers for carbs!

Woodlot Restaurant

1
293 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2J3

This famed restaurant just off College Street fires up seven different varieties of organic, handmade breads baked on-site in an authentic wood oven. Skip the everyday staples and try the light red fife loaf (made with whole grain red fife wheat), cinnamon raison loaf or sourdough pretzel. Loaves are available for pickup at the restaurant daily after noon. You’ll also find Woodlot’s carb creations in breadbaskets at numerous restaurants across the city.

TERRONI

2
720 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E8

Legendary Toronto pizzeria Terroni opened Sud Forno, its authentic southern Italian bakeshop, just steps away from its Queen Street location back in 2013. Skillful head baker Fabio Pappa creates a daily selection of fresh authentic breads that blend Italian and Canadian ingredients. His signature Pane Pugliese is a rustic sourdough loaf with a golden brown crust and spongy interior. Grab a loaf to go or be tempted to stay a while; the remarkable lofty space, designed by Giannone Petricone Associates, is the perfect spot to enjoy a house-made panini.

Mabel's Bakery

3
323 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON M6R 2M6

You’ll find classic home-style baked goods at this neighbourhood bakery with locations in Roncesvalles and Queen West. Artisanal loaves are made on-site every morning with filtered water, sea salt and unbleached local and organic flour for an authentic taste. The bakeshop also sells a selection of cheese, charcuterie and preserves to pair with its fresh-baked breads.

Brick Street Bakery

4
27 Trinity St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Walk the cobblestoned streets of the Distillery District to visit the original location of this renowned Toronto bakery. Here the skilled bakers use traditional and all-natural ingredients to prepare everything from scratch. Pick up a baguette to go and order a hot, flakey sausage roll to snack on while you stroll through the historic ’hood.

Blackbird Baking Co

5
172 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L8

This Kensington Market bakery specializes in European style hearth-baked breads and offers an unrivaled selection of baguettes, buns, rolls, loaves and focaccia breads. The impressive variety of sourdough options includes spelt and sesame, flax or a jam-packed loaf with black olive, rosemary and nigella seed. Local beer lovers will appreciate the Bellwoods Brown red fife sourdough made with ingredients from the brewing process at nearby Bellwoods Brewery.

Silverstein's Bakery Ltd

6
195 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W6

This family-owned neighbourhood bakery has been in business since 1918 and claims to prepare Toronto’s best rye bread — we’re inclined to agree. In addition to the noteworthy rainbow rye, you’ll find a variety of specialty loaves and banquet breads for special occasions. Cover all your carb needs with multigrain, braided challah, egg loaf and onion bread.

Petite Thuet

7
1162 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2L9

Marc Thuet’s gourmet bakeshop feels like a turn of the century Alsatian boulangerie. The celebrated Toronto chef draws on old world recipes to prepare authentic breads that are good to the very last crumb. His traditional Parisian baguette is left to rise four times to develop a dense yet airy texture.

Ace Bakery Ltd

8
1470 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2G1

You’ve probably seen sweet and savoury ACE Bakery bread products in grocery stores, specialty shops and restaurants across the GTA. At the ACE Café & Bread Store near Lawrence Avenue West and Caledonia Road you’ll find a vast emporium full of fresh-baked breads, sandwiches, ACE merchandise and cookbooks. Pick up “Bake Your Own” baguettes, garlic bread and croissants to keep in the freezer at home and pop in the oven for that fresh-baked taste anytime.

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