I’ve gone past this area several times since I live nearby and have always wanted to step inside of Panidor Bakery but never had the chance to until the other day. Interestingly enough, Panidor Bakery is owned and operated by the same owners of La Baguette et L’Echalote (from Granville Island a while back). I loved their breads and pastries, so to know they’re back in business and so close to me is good news all around!
Everything is made right there and their pastry case is so tempting! However, this time I ducked in for some lunch – I ordered their Sandwich and Soup/Salad combo ($9.99).
I ordered their Chicken Sandwich which is made with sous vide chicken, mustard, tomato, lettuce and your choice of bread and sauce – I chose their multigrain and roasted tomato spread. The chicken was nice and tender while the roasted tomato spread gave it a slightly sweet taste. The mustard gave it some kick and all around, I really enjoyed my sandwich. The bread was toasted on a panini grill and is crisp but still chewy. I would have to say this is probably my favourite lunch sandwich in the city – great flavour and the bread is delicious.
The combo comes with either salad or soup, so I went with soup. The day I went they had Spinach Veloute. The soup was nice and hearty without being too heavy, it’s nicely seasoned and didn’t require any extra salt or pepper to make it tasty!
I definitely want to come back and try some of their pastries along with some of their bread as well.