Pumpkin spice season is in full swing, but rather than getting the syrupy, sweet Starbucks staple, we’ve sussed out Toronto’s best indie alternatives.
From ‘pumpkin spice cream’ to cheesecake doughnuts, and more, here are some of our favourite pumpkin-laced sweets you’ll find in Toronto this fall.
Three-finger thick PSL bars are all on the menu at this Hamilton bakeshop. These ultra-rich treats start with an espresso blondie bottom layered with cake, espresso infused ganache, and a toasted meringue squiggle.
Address: 321 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton
Address: Hamilton Farmer’s Market, 35 York Boulevard, Hamilton,
Mini pumpkin spiced cheesecakes 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
If your appetite for pumpkin-everything precedes the fall weather, cool off with ‘Pumpkin spice cream.’ It’s on the menu now at this vegan and gluten-free bakery.
Address: 3054 Dundas Street West, Toronto Kensington: 647-350-2975
Address: 244 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
The bake shop on Avenue Road is fully stocked with PSL-inspired treats. On the ever-changing menu, find pumpkin spice caramel pudding cups, pumpkin spice cannoli cupcakes, pumpkin spice cheesecake doughnuts and more.
Address: 1970 Avenue Road, Toronto
The Corktown patisserie has added this pumpkin spiced cake to the line-up of sweet treats for a limited time.
Address: 362 King Street East, Toronto
Head to this Italian bakery in Scarborough and spice things up with ice cream sandwiches made with ginger molasses cookies and pumpkin gelato.
Address: 6758 Kingston Road, Scarborough