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Where can I buy restaurant quality Brioche Burger buns?

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Where can I buy restaurant quality Brioche Burger buns?

I've always said the bun is the 2nd most important if not the most important ingredient in a hamburger. I know there are countless YouTube recipes that make extraordinary buns but I just want to have a go-to place where I can buy some fresh (or frozen) Brioche style burger buns. Costco sells mini-sized Brioche buns and they are pretty good for sliders but I'm leaning more towards a firmer texture. You know those asian bakeries that sell the bun with a filling inside (custard, coconut, hotdog, etc). Well that's pretty much spot on but without any filling. I guess I could ask them to bake me some but I don't know how I feel about it.
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So the PC version is not good enough? They want enough for them! $3.99 for 6 https://www.loblaws.ca/Food/Bakery/Bagu ... 1094319_EA

*Edited: Never mind. Order of ingredients is sugar first, then butter. They get credit for using actual butter and not some simulated replacement. Clearly though, sugar is helping to cut corners with less butter use.
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I’ve seen brioche burger buns at Longo’s.
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Brioche from Fournee Doree, are not good for burger, but good on their own, too soft, too sweet. We found the ACE bakeries brioche buns to be good for burgers. Also, for sliders, the Costco ones are good, but they came in 36 pack, and they don't freeze well somehow.

http://www.acebakery.com/home/products/ ... urmet-bun/

Loblaws carries them, and they freeze well too. Same price as La Fournee Doree ones
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my0gr81 wrote: Brioche from Fournee Doree, are not good for burger, but good on their own, too soft, too sweet. We found the ACE bakeries brioche buns to be good for burgers. Also, for sliders, the Costco ones are good, but they came in 36 pack, and they don't freeze well somehow.

http://www.acebakery.com/home/products/ ... urmet-bun/

Loblaws carries them, and they freeze well too. Same price as La Fournee Doree ones
These look like the one ChefsPlate ships out for their burgers. I'll post a pic later and see if they are the same.
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Just go to Metro and buy Martin's Potato Rolls, imported from Pennsylvania. If they're good enough for Shake Shack...

https://www.eater.com/2017/3/1/14751564 ... burger-bun
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my0gr81 wrote: Brioche from Fournee Doree, are not good for burger, but good on their own, too soft, too sweet. We found the ACE bakeries brioche buns to be good for burgers. Also, for sliders, the Costco ones are good, but they came in 36 pack, and they don't freeze well somehow.

http://www.acebakery.com/home/products/ ... urmet-bun/

Loblaws carries them, and they freeze well too. Same price as La Fournee Doree ones
Been using Fournee Doree for years for us and anyone that comes over. Everyone loves the buns. When they are sold out (often) using other buns is a letdown.
Yes they are soft and buttery...that is what makes them so good. Stores keep selling out so someone must be liking them :)

Ace bakery buns are OK but they are often not fresh tasting.
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my0gr81 wrote: Brioche from Fournee Doree, are not good for burger, but good on their own, too soft, too sweet. We found the ACE bakeries brioche buns to be good for burgers. Also, for sliders, the Costco ones are good, but they came in 36 pack, and they don't freeze well somehow.

http://www.acebakery.com/home/products/ ... urmet-bun/

Loblaws carries them, and they freeze well too. Same price as La Fournee Doree ones
Ace bakery is great! I love these guys. And loblaws carrys it including the brioche buns
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Pete_Coach wrote: Been using Fournee Doree for years for us and anyone that comes over. Everyone loves the buns. When they are sold out (often) using other buns is a letdown.
Yes they are soft and buttery...that is what makes them so good. Stores keep selling out so someone must be liking them :)

Ace bakery buns are OK but they are often not fresh tasting.
Absolutely, they are good. They are just too soft and too buttery for a hearty and juicy burger, which is what the OP was asking for. They fall apart, and if you toast them, they exude some of the butter, that makes it so they fall apart even more.
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UrbanPoet wrote: Ace bakery is great! I love these guys. And loblaws carrys it including the brioche buns
They better carry it, they have the same owner.
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote: Just go to Metro and buy Martin's Potato Rolls, imported from Pennsylvania. If they're good enough for Shake Shack...

https://www.eater.com/2017/3/1/14751564 ... burger-bun
Does Metro now sell Martin's potato rolls?
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Most of them do now. Go to the Martin's website to verify if the location near you carries it.
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote: Most of them do now. Go to the Martin's website to verify if the location near you carries it.
Well, their website lists about 13+ products and while they do have a location finder, I find it hard to believe each location would carry every item on their website. Do you concur?
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What I can say is the Metro near me carries both hamburger and hot dog buns.
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