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Saturday, April 4, 2015

It's All Greek To Me

Here at Pioneer HQ, it's a fact of life that we have a weakness for chocolate and pastry. So it's no surprise that at Easter, and pretty much any other occasion, we hop skip and jump up to Select Bakery on Donlands for a fix of chocolate baklava or Melomakarona. 

Select Bakery is the worst kept best local secret ever. It's not only an amazing local bakery, but also the penultimate Greek bakery in Toronto. The Katsamakis family has been running Select in East York for over 40 years and according to son-in-law Angelo, around this time of year they can't keep their Easter goodies on the shelf. 

Pioneer fully believes we don't have to be Greek to enjoy the traditional Greek Easter bread called Tsoureki ($9), which in it's standard form is a rich yeast bread flavored with orange and cherry. We here at Pioneer HQ go big or go home, upgrading to the version filled with Nutella and covered in chocolate. It's $25 but will impress even the pickiest foodie at your Easter table. 

Select sells almost 100 loaves of Tsoureki every day around Greek Easter, which happens on April 12. If you don't make it in time to grab one, fill up a box (priced per gram) with mini baklava or almond cookies as a host gift. Or just for yourself! 

P.S. Check out their Instagram feed for even more deliciousness!

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