5 must-try Japanese mochi treats in the GTA

Sep 7 2018, 10:05 pm

From classic daifuku filled with cream to chewy pull-apart doughnuts, we’ve rounded up some of the most delicious mochi desserts in all of Toronto.

Here’s where to find the squishiest Japanese-inspired treats made with glutinous rice.

Mochi HK Waffles

mochi waffle


Mochi HK Waffles are a special feature on the menu at Golden Bubbles. Look forward to the chewy bubble waffle series making a semi-regular appearance in flavours like matcha, taro, and milk tea.

Address: 3276 Midland Avenue, Unit C125, Scarborough
Phone: 416-617-8824

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Mochi Ice Cream

Whole Foods self-serve mochi ice cream


Whole Foods has added their infamously popular self-serve mochi bar to seven Ontario locations this summer. If you’re unfamiliar with this treat, you should know that it’s a Japanese-inspired dessert made by covering bite-sized balls of creamy ice cream with a sweet Japanese rice dough.

Address: Yorkville – 87 Avenue Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-944-0500

Address: Yonge and Sheppard – 4771 Yonge Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-730-1100

Address:  Leaside – 1860 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-484-0090


Mochi Doughnuts

mochi doughnuts


These chewy, “pon-de-ring” do-natsu can be found at Isabella’s Boutique Restaurant in The Beaches where Japanese brunches also include mochi pancakes.

Address: 2328 Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-792-8889

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Mochi Cake

mochi cake

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Address: 158 Main Street Unionville, Unionville
Phone: 905-604-6670

Address: 4750 Yonge Street, Unit 119, North York
Phone: 647-350-8868

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Sasaki Fine Pastry

mochi sasaki fine pastry


The Toronto area pastry shop and tea house is a popular source of sweetness in J-town where they serve up authentic daifuku mochi in an assortment of seasonal flavours. Look forward to classics like Ichigo daifuku filled with plump strawberries and as well as fruit and matcha cream fillings.

Address: 3160 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Phone: 905-604-4055

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