Searching for the best meat loaf in the city seems like an odd endeavor, meat loaf is generally a bottom tier food. Not something you crave, let alone go out of your way (45 minute walk actually) to seek out. Caplansky’s just so happens to be a block away from Kensington, so we thought heck why not get two birds with one stone and also go to best Latin American bakery? It seemed like a good idea. Until we fell into the trap of places not always existing when the address is Kensington Market. Brent, ever so clever and caught on the best of lists, quickly realized that Bunner’s Bakeshop (now with a new location in Kensington) had been recently voted best muffin.
I was wary of a muffin from Bunner’s, as I was less than thrilled with previous baked goods from them. Personally, I like soy, eggs, dairy and gluten. They are tasty. Lack of them was, less than tasty. I don’t know how they did it, but Bunner’s managed to make an amazing muffin, surpassing the ones I am used to with all the aforementioned ingredients! I’ve never even been a big fan of morning glory muffins, I much prefer chocolate chip. The muffin was so moist and perfectly balanced with just the right amount of shredded carrots, walnuts, pine nuts. The cinnamon bun was more in line with what I was expecting from Bunner’s, good but not outstanding with a slight off taste.
Caplansky’s offers the option to have cheese on top of the meat loaf, which has smoked meat in it. No wonder it was voted the best meat loaf, it was amazing!! It had a nice crispy outside, the cheese was perfectly melted on top and the meat was well seasoned and not dry or bland. It feels like an insult to call it meat loaf. Brent’s smoked meat sandwich was also amazing, but I was in no mood to tackle a soggy bun. The chips on the side however were fresh out of the fryer- amazing!