Pumpkin spice season is in full swing!
And for those who’d prefer something artisanal over the sweet and syrupy Starbucks staple, we’ve sussed out Toronto’s best indie alternatives.
From tarts to doughnuts and everything in between, here are some of our favourite pumpkin-laced sweets to indulge in across the city this fall.
Seasonal pumpkin tarts are back on the menu during peak harvest season at this longstanding Toronto bakery.
Address: 787 Queen Street West, Toronto
Address: 2638 Yonge Street, Toronto
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Pumpkin pie donuts are gracing the counter at Sweet Hart Kitchen; each one dipped in a pie filling and topped with coconut whip/warming spices. The shop’s also got keto pumpkin spice cinnamon buns, pumpkin chocolate muffins, and even more on the way.
Address: 68 Wales Avenue
The bake shop on Avenue Road is fully stocked with PSL-inspired treats. On the ever-changing menu, pumpkin spice cheesecake doughnuts, jacked-up pumpkin pie (topped with a layer of gooey caramel), and plenty more.
Address: 1970 Avenue Road, Toronto
Nadège’s beloved pumpkin tarts will be returning to stores across the city sometime during the week of September 15. Anticipate pumpkin spice macarons, too!
Address: 780 Queen Street West, Toronto
Address: 1099 Yonge Street, Toronto
Address: The PATH, Richmond Adelaide Centre, Toronto
Address: Yorkdale Mall, 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Pretty macarons from this specialist are taking a seasonal swing this year, as pumpkin spice flavoured ones have just hit the shelves.
Address: 647 Dupont Street, Toronto
Address: 709 The Queensway, Toronto
No, it’s not in Toronto, but it’s a short GO ride away. And one that’s worth the trip! Thick and fluffy PSL buns are all on the menu at this Hamilton bakeshop. Yes, that’s a pumpkin-spice-flavoured take on a cinnamon bun, and yes you need it in your life.
Address: 321 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton
Address: Hamilton Farmer’s Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton,