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17 Best Bakeries in Toronto
The best bakeries in Toronto are the ones where you can smell the aroma of freshly baked goods from a mile away. Luckily for you, Toronto has plenty of bakeries that deliver just that. Here you will find many bakeries with their own specialty baked goods that are freshly prepared every morning for you to enjoy.
Discover your new favourite baked goods shop with our list of the 17 best bakeries in Toronto.
17) Dough Bakeshop
This bakery is found on Danforth avenue and creates aromatic dough using local grains. Everything looks so delicious here, you can’t really go wrong with the selection here. A personal favourite is the carrot cake. This moist and dense dessert has real pieces of carrot and chunky seeds in every bite. This cake is topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. For those looking for something savoury, we recommend trying the sandwiches which have both meat and vegan options available.
16) Grodziński Bakery
Undeniably the best Kosher bakery in Toronto. Grodzinski’s is located in North York and serves kosher baked goods and bread. Their bread buns and pastries are phenomenal but who could resist their sugar cookie. The beloved Jewish bakery serves pre-packaged baked goods along with their fresh ones, and the quality is consistent throughout. If you are looking for a kosher bakery, you can’t miss the Grodzinski bakery.
15) Oishiii Sweets Cafe
This cute little cafe is a great place to enjoy some freshly baked treats. A fan favourite is the black sesame cheesecake. The black sesame mousse is layered with cheesecake and topped with white chocolate, blackberries and toasted sesame seeds. The flavours aren’t overpowering and complement well with one another. The best part is tea lovers can enjoy a variety of dessert flavours such as Matcha, Thai milk tea, Vietnamese coffee, Earl Grey and more.
This bakery is found in Dundas Street West and makes a variety of homemade goods. They don’t just serve sweet foods, but savoury ones as well. The selection of goods includes pastries, bread, muffin, dessert, and cheese. What’s more, is that they come at reasonable prices. A favourite here is the toffee tart which comes with a smooth and rich filling and a flakey buttery crust. The goods at this bakery are always freshly baked for you to enjoy. We recommend pairing your meal with their coffee or tea.
13) Butter Baker
This bakery is popular for its butter tarts. The baked goods served here are perfectly balanced in terms of flavour. Be sure to try the lemon meringue croissant. The croissant is made to be flaky and buttery. The lemon cream is flavoured just right so you just taste a hint of lemon. This lemon cream oozes out after each bite of the croissant. A perfect combination is eating it with their soft-serve ice cream. The soft serve changes every month so you can expect to try something unique each time with flavours like guava or strawberry apple.
12) Bake Shoppe
Have you ever wanted to eat a cookie with Drake’s face on it? Or how about gourmet pop tarts? If this is something you’d fancy, check out this little Italian shop. Bake shoppe is a unique bakery putting a pop culture spin on timeless classic flavours. The shop does treats for any occasion, and I do mean any, so check out their totally Instagrammable treats next time you’re in the area!
11) Danish Pastry House
The Danish Pastry House is a GTA chain that doesn’t fall short of delivering what its name suggests. The bakery serves a variety of bread and croissants, but the real star is their pastries. Once you figure out how to pronounce the danish names, you’ll be set. Many of the pastries feature marzipan (a sweet almond paste) and raspberry jam. A favourite is the heart-shaped cookies or spandauer. The bakery also serves traditional danish tarts and rum balls. Stop at one of their 7 locations across Toronto and taste for yourself.
10) Mashion Bakery
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A traditional Chinese bakery with arguably the best-baked goods in Chinatown. Their items are all usually under a dollar each but deliver beyond their value. If you’re looking for quality traditional Chinese baked goods, stop into Mashion. When you go, try their pork buns, blueberry pineapple bun, as well as their spring rolls. The bakery also sells pre-packaged Chinese snacks!
9) Baker and Scone
Looking for some coffee and scones, or just the latter? Baker and Scone on St. Clair west offers over 40 different scone flavours. The range spans from plain, all the way to protein scones, including buttermilk vanilla, cheddar dill, and spinach feta. These scones challenge the preconception that all scones are dry with their moist texture. Whether it’s sweet or savoury, don’t hesitate to stop in and see what you’ve been missing.
Bunners is a firm believer in cinnamon buns. These cinnamon buns are to die for, though they have other treats and cakes too. Their original Kensington market location was so popular, they decided to open up a second location on Dundas, between Keele and Runnymede. This place is completely gluten-free and vegan, but you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference when it comes to taste. When you go, be sure to try the cinnamon buns and the raspberry square!
Bloomer’s is a vegan bakery serving up beautiful and tasty donuts. With over 34 donut flavours, you can satisfy everyone’s taste buds. This bakery is dedicated to keeping its pastries GMO-free using unbleached flour, organic non-dairy milk, and ethically sourced cane sugar. Their three locations are on Bloor, and Queen in Toronto, and on Torbram in Mississauga. When you go, be sure to check out their scrumptious seasonal donuts!
The desserts here are a cut above in terms of flavour, texture and presentation. Their baked goods are a bit pricey, but they are worth it for the quality you’ll be getting. A favourite is the earl grey cake which has a strong tea flavour, and a soft textured mousse with a flakey and crispy crust. This cake is solely responsible for gaining the loyalty of their customers. Another recommendation is the turtle tart, which comes with salted caramel and candied pecans on top of a chocolate mousse in an almond tart shell.
5) Forno Cultura
This hidden bakery is raved about in downtown Toronto. They have a wide selection of artisanal bread, as well as a variety of mouthwatering pastries. Try the Appolinni, which is a delicate pastry layered with crispy dough. It’s filled with creamy custard and topped with powdered sugar. The sandwiches are also a favourite because of their famous bread. People have recommended the Soppressata sandwich, which is a savoury treat packed with spicy meat, a slice of cheese, arugula and roasted peppers.
This German Bakery ships its products worldwide, but did you know their factory is located south of Bloor, just off of Kipling? When driving past, the aroma of fresh bread fills the air! Their showcase space on site is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to pick up items you can’t in stores. Some highlights are the pretzel buns and sugar-coated pretzels. Additionally, the bagels from this Toronto bakery just can’t be beaten!
3) Serano Bakery
Looking for some traditional Greek delights? This bakery has been serving Greek pastries for over 30 years. Nothing will ever top the spanakopita from Serano, with a flaky pastry crusting and warm filling. You might have to have more than one. That isn’t all though, the amount of cookies and other pastries available is to die for, and we’re sure you’ll agree once you try them too. The shop is attached to a Greek grocery store, so on your way out pick up some Greek feta or honey!
2) Wanda's Pie in the Sky
This bakery is located on Augusta Avenue and is known for its delicious cheesecakes and pies. A customer favourite is the monkey bread. This crispy gooey dessert is topped with brown sugar sauce and nuts which gives it the right amount of tartness. This bakery also offers savoury treats. We recommend the Egg Wanda, a croissant patty with mushroom and spinach slathered in bechamel sauce and topped with poached egg and cheese. You can’t go wrong with anything you order here.
Ask anyone in Etobicoke what their favourite bakery is, and I’m sure 99.9% would say Sanremo. This Italian bakery on Royal York is an Etobicoke staple and has been since 1969. They serve up pizza, sandwiches, and coffee; but their donuts are what people line up for. They have so many unique creations and flavours, you have to go try it for yourself. Make sure you’re there early enough to try them, the shop usually sells out by 2 pm. If you’re unsure where to start, go with the fritters, you won’t regret it. They also have baked goods other than donuts too. Try their croissants, cupcakes, bars, and of course cannolis for a delicious culinary experience.
That’s for our list of the best bakeries in Toronto. Hopefully, we didn’t make you too hungry from the delicious baked goods that were mentioned on this list. If you like to discover other treats in Toronto, make sure to check out our other blogs on all things Toronto.