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United Bakers Dairy

Posted by Staff / Listed on March 7, 2010 / review policy

United Bakers DairyThe United Bakers Dairy was once a pillar of Jewish Spadina but it moved uptown years ago with its clientele, into this big, buzzing space where you can get a thick, sweet, rich cabbage borscht among the daily specials. Soup like this should be a right, not a choice.

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14 Comments

a / March 9, 2010 at 07:13 pm
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best split pea soup in the city, hands down.
a2 / April 12, 2010 at 12:16 am
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I agree, definetely the best pea soup.
Mary B. Goouch / February 27, 2011 at 12:41 am
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I am not Jewish but before any Jewish High Holiday I make a point of going to "United" for my Pea Soup Fix. I can't stand the thought of this soup not being available even for a short time. Simply the best Pea Soup ever!
Dave G / May 1, 2011 at 08:12 pm
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unreal pea soup. I just went for takeout and spent twice as much on gas as I did on soup - completely worth it.
Dave G / May 1, 2011 at 08:13 pm
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unreal pea soup. I spent twice as much on gas as I did on soup to pickup some takeout and it was totally worth it.
Morty / June 9, 2011 at 03:15 pm
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I can't believe this place is still around. The food is lousy at best and the place is so outdated it's not funny. I'd say only someone who hasn't had real deli food would consider this place good. It sucks.
RedOwl replying to a comment from Morty / June 9, 2011 at 06:04 pm
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"Each to his own taste".
No use arguing with someone whose opinions differ from my own. I could probably name a restaurant that I hate and it might be your favourite. I've never considered United a "deli" just an old style restaurant filled with the most unusual characters in town. Sometimes the floorshow alone is worth the price of the free admission. If I wanted a "deli" I would probably go to Pancer's. I have sat down to a meal at United once but I do make regular use of the take-out counter as do many others. At busy times the take-out line goes out of the front door. Terrific soups and the best traditional cherry cheesecake!
Marc Bernstein replying to a comment from Morty / January 12, 2012 at 07:58 am
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To the "Chowhound snob and foodie phony called "Morty":
I have gone to UB all my life with my family and friends and solo-I detest,loathe pretencious chowhound,or Yelp,blogtoronto foodie snobs: to name a few favorites of mine: #1-a bitch called "Kageamusha",an anti-semite,#2-Duckdown from brampton,a schmuck,#3-Vinnie Vindamangi,a putz,#4-Charles Yu, #5-Embee, #6-Morty: why don't you have some pan fried marmot steak with roasted Oleander and poison sumac in baneberry sauce,or try this soup of the day: Cream of spider and tarantuala in garlic flavored tulip broth??!! Or try this: monkshood,panda,mountain lion stew,with bosco-flavored mandrake roots!? Or,try this: Southern Fried Whooping Crane??! Or,last but not least: 1000 pound OWL PIE!!! But seriously-asshole@!@!
Meredith / April 25, 2012 at 10:31 am
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Although United Bakers is a great restaurant, it is not kosher nor does it claim to be. It is a misnomer than Blogto would rate this one of the best "kosher" restaurants in the city.
Marc Bernstein replying to a comment from Morty / May 17, 2012 at 12:12 am
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Obviously you're a pretencious Chowhound snob,Morty,and an anti-semite,just like that schmuck from Brampton,the Hooter Inspector, AKA Bill Clinton, Duckdown.
I love UB,my family,friends and I go there all the time-they are now currently celebrating their 100th anniversary,long may they continue to serve wonderful soups,blintzes,Kasha,noodles and cheese,rice pudding,etc for another century. UB will still be a legend in the hearts of Jews in Toronto long after you have crumbled to dust.
Marc Bernstein replying to a comment from Morty / November 4, 2012 at 04:53 pm
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Morty: You are an anti-semite and a troll!
What an asshole!
Have some soup of the day at "Horrid's Pretencious Bistro" in Toronto: Soup of the day: Cream of Jimsonweed and moose piss with rancid raccoon crapula and garlic flavored mothballs! Salad: Pokeweed and arsenic with moldy Munchee Cheese and lemon pledge with wolfbane!! Dinner: pan fried,roasted platter of 100 dead owls,served with succatoosh and baneberry flavored bok choi! Dessert: Canada Moonseed and Black Widow pie,with ergot and black henbane ice cream! PISS OFF YOU SON OF A BITCH!!!
Carol / December 23, 2013 at 05:44 pm
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Love the cabbage rolls. We drive many miles to visit this simple warm fascinating place and I salivate just thinking about the scrumptious food.
Danielle / January 26, 2014 at 09:02 am
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Best cabbage borsht, pea soup, and greek salad around. Great mac and cheese too. The best comfort food around.
yoche / February 24, 2014 at 03:19 pm
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My family has been going here for years! Their onion rings are amazing! I usually go for the lasagna or the pizza bagel. SO dope

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