Queen's Patisserie Hot Pot On Dundas
442 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, M5T 1G7
Queen’s Patisserie’s buns are stuffed with delicious and unusual fillings like green tea, winter melon, and taro.
|Getting There |||Dundas or Spadina streetcar|
|Cross Street |||Dundas and Huron Streets|
|Mon-Fri 10AM – 7PM, Sat 10AM – 5PM, Sun 11AM – 5PM|
Profile Last Updated: June 20, 2008
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Queen’s Patisserie is an upscale Chinese bakery offering a fresh selection of unique baked goods. All items are individually-packaged and displayed in baskets or drawers. The best time to visit is the early morning or afternoon because by the end of the day, the selection will have been depleted. Then again, visiting later often means getting a discount on your goods. If you’re looking for something more substantial than a bun or three, take a seat in the small dining area. Queen’s Patisserie offers a variety of soups, entrees, and rice dishes, plus hot tea and fruit slushies.
Sweet and Savoury Buns
Visiting a Chinese bakery means having a different assortment of treats to choose from. Instead of gingerbread, chocolate chip cookies, and danishes, you’ll find winter melon pastries, custard buns, and delicate almond cookies. Some of the more unusual offerings include green tea buns, taro buns, and the savoury selections that are stuffed with meat. Look for shredded pork puffs, “mermaid” buns (with tuna), curry beef, and ham and cheese. The bakery also has a few typical Western bakery items like cinnamon buns, but like everything else, they have a unique Asian flair.
Queen’s Patisserie also offers full-sized cakes and birthday cakes made to order. Cakes are available in a variety of flavours, including black forest, orange mousse, and Japanese and New York cheesecake. Or, for a more casual celebration, pick up a swiss roll-style cake and you’re good to go.