September 2, 2021

4 Exclusive Recipes From The Buzziest New Bakery In Toronto

If you haven’t heard of Emmer yet, you will soon. Toronto’s buzziest new bakery has foodies swooning, lining up for hours to buy fresh sourdough loaves and double-baked croissants. Since opening in May, the most sought-after items, like the pain au chocolat stuffed with black currant chocolate, sell out within 20 minutes. Dozens of chewy sourdough loaves are baked every hour, the smell of fresh bread constantly wafting out of the sun-filled space in the Annex. Lynda Reeves and her husband are huge fans. “Michel says that Philip’s bread and croissants rival Poilâne in Paris,” says Lynda.

Emmer is the brainchild of Philip Haddad, a self-described food fanatic, sourdough obsessive and prosthodontist by trade, who, you may remember, baked flatbread in his backyard pizza oven for our May 2018 issue. Emmer is Philip’s first bakery, a decade-in-the-making journey made up of equal parts A-list mentors, worldly travels and dogged dedication.

Scroll down to learn how Toronto ended up with the best croissants and sourdough loaves in the city and discover four must-try recipes from the bakery!

Author: Samantha Edwards

Stacey Brandford


House & Home September 2021


Food styling by Miranda Keyes


Produced by Emma Reddington