5 best spots to get ube desserts in Toronto

Mar 25 2021, 9:33 am

A gift from the gods? It sure does taste like it. If you’ve never tried ube treats, there are a few spots across Toronto that make the best desserts out of the purple yam.

For those who may not know, ube is a purple yam originating from the Philipines that is used in desserts from pastries to drinks, ice cream, and more.

This is one treat that looks as good as it tastes.

Here’s where you can try ube desserts in Toronto:

iHalo Krunch


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Soft serve ice cream? Yes, please! iHalo Krunch has such aesthetically pleasing ice cream, you’ll want to capture the moment before you eat it. Ube All The Way is one of their most popular flavours, served in one of their signature black cones, coloured with activated charcoal which comes from coconut husk. On its own or mixed with the Black on Black coconut soft serve, you’re in for a treat.

Address: 831 Queen Street West, 17600 Yonge Street, and 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Hours: Hours vary

The Crane Express


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Ube white chocolate chip cookies. Enough said. They come in a pack of six or 12 and are available for delivery via a third-party app so if you’re unable to make it to the Scarborough, Vaughan, or Mississauga locations, you can get them sent right to your door. They also have ube waffles, halo-halo, milk tea, and slushies depending on location.

Address: 1520 Steeles Avenue West, 707 Markham Road, and 6380 Northwest Drive
Hours: Hours vary

The Night Baker


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Ube? More like “Ooh Bae,” this appropriately titled cookie creation is from The Night Baker. This ube cheesecake cookie is filled with ube jam to give you that sweet kick.

Address: 825 College Street
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 12 pm to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm, Mondays closed.

CASA Manila


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There’s a lot you can make with ube when it comes to desserts and a cake is what CASA manila has on their menu. Ube to the extreme, their layered cake is coated with ube halaya in the centre and ube buttercream icing on the outside.

Address: 879 York Mills Road
Hours: 11 am to 9:30 pm

Cafe Bora

One thing Cafe Bora has down pat is their ube treats. Tiramisu, bingsu and ice cream, their desserts are definitely worth trying out if you haven’t yet!

Address: 5317 Yonge Street, Upper East Food Club

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