11 best Toronto bakeries for your sweet tooth

Feb 10 2021, 1:34 pm

Sweet treats are never a bad idea, especially during the cold months where you want nothing more than just to stay indoors and have a self-care day. Desserts help with that!

Toronto is full of bakeries that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth and craving.

Some spots require a couple days’ notice, so to make sure you have your goodies for special occasions like Valentine’s Day, which is only a few days away, you might want to hop on the offers now.

Here’s a list of local Toronto bakeries to enjoy:

Choc/ed

 

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Chocolate-covered strawberries for any occasion! Whether it’s for a birthday or a “treat yourself” kind of day, Choc/ed offers a wide array of beautifully created strawberries dipped in your favourite chocolates from dark, milk and white-coated goodness. You can pick from the already designed treats or create a special box for yourself and customize it based off of what’s available on the website. For pick-ups or deliveries ($15) within 48 hours, please email the store.

How to order: Add items to your basket and get them delivered!

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Letterbox Doughnuts

They’re as good as they look! Whatever letter you want, there’s a donut for that. Letterbox Doughnuts specializes in letter-shaped donuts that can help you get your point across when it’s too hard to put into words. Flavours come in Raspberry Lemon, Sprinkle Galore, Traditional Glaze, Chocolate Espresso, White Chocolate and Chocolate.

How to order: Fill out the online form with what you’re looking for.

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El Habanero & Churro Bar

A simple yet delicious way to show someone you care! These lunch box cakes are the perfect size for a thoughtful treat or when you’re craving sweets. They’re available at McEwan foods along with their Heartbreaker smash hearts for a special Valentine’s Day treat.

Address: McEwan Don Mills – 8 Karl Fraser Road, North York
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm

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The Good Goods

 

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The Good Goods recommend that if you’re new to mochins (mochi muffins), then their classic mochi set is a must try. It comes with six of their classic flavours: OG matcha, white chocolate hojicha, sesame, churro crunch, butter mochin, and coffee. Orders can be placed online.

Address: 8801 Woodbine Avenue and 211 Steeles Avenue East
Hours: 

Woodbine – Saturday from 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Steeles – Saturday from 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm

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Lamanna’s Bakery

 

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Lamanna’s Bakery is well known for its gigantic pizza slices as well as their mouth-watering desserts. They have special features every day, but if you’re looking for something more extravagant, you can also place orders for their pizza cakes and indulge in the sweet toppings such as Kit Kat, S’mores, Churros and so much more. Certain items will be available for walk-ins so if this Strawberry Shortcake donut caught your eye, keep checking their Instagram page for more. Only pick-ups and walk-ins are available at this time.

Address: 6758 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday pick-ups only

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Craig’s Cookies

 

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With many locations across Toronto, Craig’s Cookies has you covered if you’re looking to satisfy that sweet tooth. Delivery, takeout or pick-up orders are available through their website. DoorDash also offers delivery if you want something fast. Cookies are available in mixes of a dozen or half a dozen. They also have a Valentine’s Day mix available with their Red Velvet, Ferrero Rocher, Truffle, Salted Caramel Macadamia, Mars, and Sweet Lovin’ cookie with red and pink mini chocolate chips.

Address: 1537 Queen Street West, 483 Church Street, 1581 Bayview Avenue

How to order: Fill out the online form

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Short & Sweet Bakeshop

Short & Sweet Bakeshop has specially themed Valentine’s Day treats from cookies to cakes. They look so good, you wouldn’t want to eat them, but you definitely will. Their slogan is “Ruining diets since 2009.” That seems about right.

Address: 1945 Avenue Road
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm

How to order: Fill out the online form

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Glory Hole Doughnuts

 

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Who can say no to a donut? Glory Hole Doughnuts makes sweet doughy treats that are perfect for gifts or just as a special treat for yourself. They currently operate as takeout only through their curbside window. Pre-orders are not necessary, but they do require a 48-hour notice and an order minimum of half a dozen. Unfortunately, they can’t put anything on hold, so for same-day orders, act quickly before it’s sold out.

Address: 1596 Queen Street West, and 1505 Gerrard Street East
Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
How to order: Takeout only via curbside window

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Bloomer’s

 

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Looking for vegan options? Bloomer’s prides itself in their handcrafted vegan donuts and goodies. If you want same-day delivery, you can order off Door Dash or order for pick-up. They have deliciously filled donuts and treats for Valentine’s Day if you’re opting for something more themed. They require 48 hours notice in advance for special orders via delivery within the GTA.

Address: 715 Queen Street West, 873 Bloor Street West and 2901 Bayview Avenue
Hours: Friday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm, Bayview from 11 am to 6 pm

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San Remo

 

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This family-owned Italian bakery has been operating in Toronto for the last 50 years — if you know, you know! They bake traditional cakes and goodies as well as weekly donut specials that sell out quickly. Online ordering for pick-up is also available.

Address: 374 Royal York Road
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday’s closed

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Bunner’s

 

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Another bakeshop that sells 100% gluten-free and vegan treats that you can absolutely devour. Cakes, muffins, macaroons, cupcakes and more, even beautifully created Valentine’s Day treats are available for purchase. Orders can be placed online or for same-day deliveries via Uber Eats and Skip The Dishes.

Address: 3054 Dundas Street West and 244 Augusta Avenue
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday’s closed

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