Cheap Eat of the Week: the Jamaican beef patties from Fahmee Bakery


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Jamaican patties (Image: Gizelle Lau)

Nearly every day, for seven years, I waited just outside the Scarborough strip mall at Brimley Road and Alexmuir Boulevard for the good ’ol Brimley 21 bus to go to school. And nearly every morning, I’d get hit with the waft of freshly baked Jamaican beef patties, cocoa bread and sticky buns from Fahmee Bakery & Jamaican Foods. If I couldn’t see the bus coming, I’d usually have no choice but to run in to grab a fresh, piping hot patty.  

Fahmee Bakery, run by a Chinese-Jamaican “fahmee,” has looked the same for decades. Yelp reviewers call it “dirty,” “run down” and “sketchy;” I call it character.

The patties are crispy on the outside, and they’re dense, with a thicker crust than your flaky Kennedy Station patties — and they go for $1.35 each in beef or chicken, mild or spicy ($13 for a dozen).

Get a coco bread and patty combo for $2.70. Or, get the jerk chicken or jerk pork stuffed in coco bread for $3.

Fahmee Bakery & Jamaican Foods, 119 Montezuma Trail, 416-754-2126

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that costs $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

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