Anniversary Edition: Edgar’s Latin International

Coming to our second last bakery of our Top 5 Latin American Bakeries, we are back to the west end of the city reviewing Edgar’s place. 

Edgar's Latin International | Toronto

Argentinian born Edgar is the owner and baker, along with his wife, of this cute and tiny Latin store in south Etobicoke. Edgar’s is both a convenience store filled with Latin goods as well as a bakery (especially if you make it there early enough). 

Edgar and his lovely wife spend their weekends baking in the kitchen everything from Argentinian bizcochos, breads and alfajores, to Salvadorean pupusas and even Colombian empanadas. There is pretty much nothing in the Latin world of baked goods that Edgar will not try in his kitchen.

Edgar's Latin International | Toronto

In my opinion, Edgar’s bizcochos are the best treat you can try in this bakery. His use of arequipe (aka dulce de leche) as the filling, letting it rest in the centre just right, no too moist or dry, is fantastic. The pastry in itself is flaky and fluffy and not overpowering, a great balance to the sweetness found inside this goodie treat.

Alfajores are another great addition to Edgar’s assortment of Latin findings. Although Edgar’s alfajores are really up to par with some of the best bakeries, BF Bakers’s still remains my favourite.

Until our next Latin Bakery Foodies!

Buen Provecho,
Foodies Inked.

 

Venue: Edgar’s Latin International
Specialty:Latin American baked goods
Location: 639 The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario, (416)-201-8810
 Reviewed: Bizcochos and Alfajores

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2 Responses to Anniversary Edition: Edgar’s Latin International

  1. Foodies Inked August 28, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Andres,
    Thank you so very much for the lovely tip and for letting everybody know about this place. Paitto has been added to Foodies Inc’s bookmarks and I will be sure to go try it very soon.
    Maybe even as a dinner outing with both families? ;)
    Buen Provecho,
    Foodies Inc.

    Reply
  2. Anonymous August 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Vivi,

    I thought I’d share this with you and your followers. After 10 long years of search and frustration, I finally found a restaurant that makes traditional paella just like we knew it. No more bastati rice and turmeric, no more jambalaya masked as our beloved paella and, best of all, we don’t have to break the bank to afford it.

    The place it’s called Piatto, in Mississauga, 1646 Dundas Street West, just east of Mississauga Road. It’s an Italian restaurant in principle, but chef Fdernando Garcia is from Spain, and as soon as someone is speaking Spanish he will come to the table to meet and greet. He has added a great touch of Spain to Piatto’s menu.

    As for the paella itself, this is exactly what you would hope for if you were eating in Madrid. They use the traditional rice styled for paella, similar to arboreo rice but not quite the same. The best olive oil, real zaffron, and the right amount of seafood, chicken and sausage with the right texture and balance. The rice is not soupy but is not dry,very authentic, and you can also taste the tomato and the sweet pepper. We love it!

    Long ws the wait, but at last we found a true paella to enjoy in the GTA!!! Spread the word …

    Cheers,
    Andres Gonzalez

    Reply

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