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Good Bread in Canada???

Old Jun 19th 2019, 7:52 pm
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Ezekiel. It comes frozen and has a very short expiry date.
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Old Jun 19th 2019, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian View Post
I asked a friend-of-a-friend who lives in Chateuguay. Your best bet if you're on or near the Kahnawake res is to head to Mercier, 894 blvd St-Jean-Baptiste (the main drag through the village) to find https://www.boulangeriedjmartinez.com/ - apparently excellent bread and superb cakes and pastries as an added bonus. It's only a couple of km south of the reservation.
Thanks for this. Husband born in Montreal but grew up in Kahnawake. We are staying Chateauguay and he just said, yes, we can stop in Mercier. Yah!

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Old Jun 19th 2019, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Rete View Post
Thanks for this. Husband born in Montreal but grew up in Kahnawake. We are staying Chateauguay and he just said, yes, we can stop in Mercier. Yah!
I hope the recommendation is worthwhile, then. I have no direct experience, so don't blame me if it all turns out to be sweet, pappy nonsense. The pictures on their website look nice, though...
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Old Jun 19th 2019, 10:50 pm
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Yep, good bread is hard to find. Generally waaaayyyy too sweet for our tastes. We now have a Panasonic bread maker - problem solved!
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Old Jun 19th 2019, 11:20 pm
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Cobs Bread is the best, get either the White Loaf or the Higher Fibre White Loaf - the higher fibre one makes excellent toast too. It's not sickly sweet like supermarket bread, and they will even cut it into regular slices for you in the store.

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Old Jun 19th 2019, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by CanadaJimmy View Post
Cobs Bread is the best, get either the White Loaf or the Higher Fibre White Loaf - the higher fibre one makes excellent toast too. It's not sickly sweet like supermarket bread.
Their "find your local bakery" doesn't appear to work. I tried several locations and it does nothing.
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Old Jun 19th 2019, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Their "find your local bakery" doesn't appear to work. I tried several locations and it does nothing.
Weird, works for me. Maybe try another browser? I'm using Chrome.
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Old Jun 19th 2019, 11:35 pm
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Weird, works for me. Maybe try another browser? I'm using Chrome.
Opera didn't work either. It offers suggestions as I type, I click to allow whichever I'm allowing and it shows them but there's no response to anything after. It's laughing at me.
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Opera didn't work either. It offers suggestions as I type, I click to allow whichever I'm allowing and it shows them but there's no response to anything after. It's laughing at me.
Appears there are simply no locations near you. The 2 closest locations appear to be these 2. Your not missing much really, I don't find Cobs to be that great, overpriced but not great. I much prefer the in store baked from Save On and Safeway.

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Old Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 am
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This farm bread is nice:

https://www.zingermans.com/Category....ory=all_breads

Eating it regularly has to set some kind of benchmark for conspicuous consumption.
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Old Jun 20th 2019, 2:36 am
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Appears there are simply no locations near you.
I didn't think there would be but I tried Vancouver and Montreal among other places just in case it was a location thing. It was dead whatever I typed.
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I didn't think there would be but I tried Vancouver and Montreal among other places just in case it was a location thing. It was dead whatever I typed.
Guess their website doesn't like you....lol
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Old Jun 20th 2019, 1:39 pm
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Like magnumpi and dbd I am both an Ace and a Sobeys bread buyer. In packages I do find Dempsters 12 grain loaves edible and the Superstore does have “European Style whole grain Bread” which isn’t bad.

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Old Jun 20th 2019, 2:17 pm
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Perhaps I'm assimilated, or perhaps I'm fortunate in my choice of bakers but I don't find sourcing "decent" bread to be a problem here. Daily Bread comes from a local bakery who do a passable 90% wholewheat bread that isn't too sweet. $2.50 a loaf from the bakery or, $3 from the local Sobeys which is more convenient what doing the grocery shop. Sobeys and Dominion (Loblaws. ACE) in store bakery stuff is acceptable. Local grocery chain colemans does decent bread but for softest white bread as a treat Dough By's bakery is the place to go. If I head into the metropolis of St John's, Artisanal and Hipster bread (which I suppose is the same thing) can readily be found. The most hipster of bakeries does rather frown on selling bread to people who don't live in the immediate neighbourhood, but they will hold their nose and do it if you persist.
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Old Jun 20th 2019, 7:41 pm
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Originally Posted by MillieF View Post
...Superstore does have “European Style whole grain Bread” which isn’t bad...

Have you tried their 'crusty' bread? They have a hell of a nerve calling it crusty.
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