Alchemy Baking does things with bread you didn’t know could be done! And once you try, you’ll be hooked on their taste and quality.
Previously located on Bathurst Street, between Bloor Street and Dupont Street, they have just moved to a new shiny location in Toronto’s Kensington Market: 287 Augusta Ave, on the north east corner of Augustra and Oxford (Here’s the Gmap) (telephone 416.531.2471).
So what so different? Breads with lavender, Afghani with Nigella, Artisanal loaves, including sweet Persian with mahleb. Focaccia with Potato and Herb, or Cranberry and Raisin, or Blueberry and Raisin, or Kalamata Olive. And Shortbreads to melt in your mouth: Lemon Anis, Rosemary Lemon and Cracked Pepper, Cinnamon Almond, Persian with Malheb, Almond, Amla fruit, Four Berry, Oatmeal Raisin, Masala, Peppermint Poppy, and Orange Cardamon. Plus 7″ Cakes. (I’m getting hungry again just writing about this, excesme while a go steal a “small” piece of fresh bread…..Ok
Brian Kirk, owner and artisan bread maker, tells me the greatest selection is available on Saturday’s (but any day is a good day for fresh bread). There is also a bunch of table and chairs to enjoy some of their cookies or other pastries, coffee, teas or other non alcoholic drinks while making your bread decision.
Update: as of 2009 Wanda’s Pie in the Sky is now at that location in Kensington Market.