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The Best Bread in Toronto

The best bread in Toronto proves that baking isn’t just an art, it’s a science. All across our city bakers get up at ungodly hours just to provide one of the most basic staples in all of our pantries, so we can make anything from our morning toast to midnight sandwiches on raisin, olive, multigrain, rye, pumpernickel...the list goes on.

Here’s the best bread in Toronto.


Blackbird Baking Co.
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Blackbird Baking Co.

This Kensington Market staple supplies locals as well as some of the best restaurants in town with their signature breads. Lines go out the door at popular times. Try their pizza bianca, flatbread or focaccia.

Forno Cultura (First Canadian Place)
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Forno Cultura (First Canadian Place)

This bakery with locations on King West and the Financial District specializes in Italian baking from tiny amaretti to huge loaves of focaccia, and uses all their own breads for their reputable sandwiches.


Brick Street Breads (Leslieville)
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Brick Street Breads (Leslieville)

It has locations in the Beaches, Distillery District and First Canadian Place, but it's in Leslieville where this baker makes their delicious bread, croissants and other baked delights used in scrumptious offerings like hot or cold sandwiches.

St. John's Bakery
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St. John's Bakery

Not only does this Riverside bakery make some of Toronto’s finest organic sourdough, they’ve also got a conscience with a social service side through St. John’s The Compassionate Mission.


Mabel's Bakery (Queen St.)
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Mabel's Bakery (Queen St.)

There are a huge variety of artisanal breads at this bakery with locations throughout the city, and their baked goods like cakes and cupcakes aren’t too shabby either. They only use sea salt, unbleached local flour and filtered water to make their breads.


Prairie Boy Bread
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Prairie Boy Bread

This College Street baker supplies Toronto cafes with some of the thickest, most rustic sourdough. The bread is perfect for sliding some kale, nut cheese, and roasted beets in between.

Petite Thuet (King East)
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Petite Thuet (King East)

This bakery of Marc Thuet's is a legend in Toronto, bringing some of the softest and most authentic French breads to citizens and sandwiches across Toronto. Locations on King East and Rosedale also serve cafe fare, and take home some of Thuet’s pre-made goods as well.


Thobors (Eglinton West)
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Thobors (Eglinton West)

An authentic French bakery and patisserie with two locations, one on Eglinton and one on Mt. Pleasant, this place bakes up sophisticated fig bread, fougasse, honey rye, poppyseed baguettes and even chocolate cocoa bread.

Cliffside Hearth Bread Company
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Cliffside Hearth Bread Company

This place on Kingston Road in Scarborough bakes almost twenty different kinds of loaves, from organic spelt, olive & herb, onion & walnut, and ciabatta to chocolate cherry, brioche, and buckwheat & honey rye.

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Hector Vasquez

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