These are the holiday treats to enjoy in Toronto this season

Dec 4 2019, 11:07 pm

Visions of sugarplums can’t even begin to compare to these holiday treats.

Like Santa’s elves, Toronto’s sweet-makers have been working hard, and the results are staggering.

Whether you’re in search of the perfect stocking-stuffer, potluck contribution or (let’s be real) gift to yourself, here’s where to find Toronto’s finest and most flavourful.

Milk and Cookies Christmas Trees from Nadège


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So cute, and made entirely of Santa’s favourite treats. Just like Father Christmas, you’re probably going to need at least eight of these snacks to help you make it through the holiday season.

Address: 780 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-368-2009

Address: 1099 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-968-2011

Address: The PATH — Richmond Adelaide Centre, Toronto
Phone: 416-350-2014

Address: Yorkdale Mall — 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-789-2016


Grinch Candies from Papabubble


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Artisan candies spun from sugar feature Santa, Gingerbread men, and bushels of mistletoe just waiting to pass your lips.

Address: 3360 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-483-3360


Sufganiyot from The Rolling Pin


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Here’s lookin’ at you, strawberry sufganiyot. And in previous years, the shop has also offered lemon, blueberry, raspberry, and Nutella, too.

Address: 1970 Avenue Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-691-4554


Chocolate Ornaments from David H Chow


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These artsy, hand-crafted ornaments are way too pretty to hang from the tree. So you’ll just have to eat them immediately instead, right? Right.

Address: Saks Food Hall — 176 Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: Fresh City — 476 Roncesvalles Avenue
Address: Bespoke Butchers — 171 East Liberty Street
Address: Schmaltz Appetizing — 224 Ossington Avenue


Holiday Mousse Cake from Butter Avenue


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This holiday cake is made of 100% natural pistachio mousse, house-made raspberry jelly, vanilla chiffon with light rose infusion and coated with pistachio chocolate glaze. Get it in your belly!

Address: 477 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-815-8686


Holiday Edition Macaron Characters from Daan Go


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Animated characters that we all know and love are being made into macarons this holiday season. These sweets will make an adorable stocking-stuffer.

Address: 3380 Midland Avenue, Scarborough
Phone: 647-800-0559


Gingerbread Houses from Bobbette & Belle


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Honey, I’m (moving into a gingerbread) home! Pick up one of these babies on your way to a holiday party and let folks snap a few pics for the gram before you break it into pieces and devour it together.

Address: 1121 Queen Street East, Toronto
Address: 3347 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-466-8800


Christmas Cakes from Phipps


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This bakery is doing up festive cakes for all your holiday needs. Scratch the whole pie thing… bring cake to Christmas dinner.

Address: 420 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
Phone: 416-481-9111


Japanese Christmas Cake


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In what’s become a holiday tradition, Neo Coffee Bar is serving up a Japanese holiday special. Strawberry shortcake is adorned with fresh strawberries, blueberries and creamy icing. Call to place your order today, and receive a drink coupon upon pickup between December 20 and 24!

Address: 161 Frederick Street, Unit 100
Phone: 647-348-8811

Address: 770 Bay Street


Holiday Truffles from CXBO


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This year, CXBO is offering a Milk and Cookies truffle collection. We’re talkin’ Snickerdoodle stuffed inside a bite-sized chocolate delight. If that doesn’t scream holiday, we’re not sure what will.

Address: 193 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Phone: 416–588–2926


Vegan and Keto Goodies from Sweethart Kitchen


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Mini Gingies atop a vegan cake that can also be made keto. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who might have some dietary restrictions, or anyone who’s prepared to be amazed at how good plant-based can taste.

Address: 68 Wales Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-340-4645


Panetonne from Sud Forno


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If you’re on the fence about Panettone, this Italian bakery from the Terroni family of restaurants might just sway you. This classic cake is made from scratch with fresh free-range eggs, butter and vanilla beans.

Address: 716 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-504-7667

Address: 132 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-955-1100


Allergy-conscious Sweets from Sorelle and Co.


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This nut, gluten, soy and sesame-free vegan catering spot is serving up delectable holiday-themed goodies. The perfect gourmand gift for your plant-based, gluten-free fam.

Address: 1050 Rutherford Road


Croquembouche from The Tempered Room


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There are 100 orange bourbon caramel choux that come together to create this croquembouche. To finish, it’s enrobed in a vortex of caramel, which is supposed to be cracked open amid your holiday celebrations.

Address: 1374 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-546-4374


The Noël Collection from Nügateau


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This Queen West bake shop devotes its attention entirely to éclairs, and they have released a whole Christmas-inspired collection. They look delightful from afar, and you can visit either of their shops to see the selection up close. Stop in for one, or grab the whole collection as a gift box.

Address: 717 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-7001

Address: Saks Food Hall, lower level — 176 Yonge Street


Seasonal lattes from SanRemo


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Best known for its unbelievable baked goods, SanRemo is also serving up seasonal beverages packed with holiday flavours. Don’t miss out on steamy eggnog and gingerbread drinks.

Address: 374 Royal York Road, Etobicoke
Phone: 416-255-2808


Holiday Cookies from Short and Sweet Bakeshop


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This beloved bakery is serving up classic Christmas cookies this season. Swirls, thumbprints, snowflakes and shortbread will be the perfect addition to your holiday spread.

Where: 1945 Avenue Road
Phone: 416-519-4441


Christmas Trees from Le Dolci


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Le Dolci is serving up bright green Christmas tree sweets that are sprinkled with tiny candies reminiscent of glistening lights and snowflakes.

Address: 2700 Dufferin Street
Phone: 416-262-3400

Address: 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough
Phone: 416-296-9900


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