These are the Toronto treats to give your sweetheart on Valentine's Day this year

Feb 2 2019, 12:49 am

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might be starting to stress about what to get for that special someone in your life.

But the answer is easy: get them something delicious to eat. Because the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach.

These are some of Toronto’s sweetest edible gifts.

CXBO Chocolates


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These art-inspired chocolates are ideal gifts for every occasion, and the sweet spot is offering an extra special treat for Valentine’s Day. At the Kensington Market shop on February 9 and 10, and at The Drake General Store on February 10, you can write a love note and have it sealed inside a gorgeous Ziggy Stardust Disco Egg, before choosing a delicious filling and having it sealed on the spot. You can also opt for a bite from their love-inspired collections, including Glowing Hearts and Fireside boxes, and Love and Hunny bars.

Where: 193 Baldwin Street – Kensington Market
When: February 9 and 10

Where: 1151 Queen Street West – The Drake General Store
When: February 9 and 10



Nadège via Butter PR

Nadège, always romantic, is offering a Chocolate ‘I Love You’ box including three bonbons, a chocolate lolli and three chocolate hearts inside. The spot’s also got ‘His and Hers’ heart-shaped cakes, one made with gluten-free chocolate biscuit, soft caramel, chocolate mousse, and vanilla pannacotta, and the other with raspberry financier, passion-mango jelly, passion chocolate wafer and raspberry mousse. There are even a couple cute teddy bear-shaped options, which look almost too adorable to eat. Almost.

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


Butter Avenue


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Butter Avenue’s ‘Box of Hearts’ makes an ideal gift for the macaron-lover in your life. The special set includes one each of Fleur de Sel Chocolat Noir, Lavender, Cassis, Passionfruit, Strawberry Cream and Rose Pedal. These special-edition sweets are only available once every year, and only 500 boxes will be made. Don’t miss out.

Where: 477 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-815-8686


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For the eco-chocolate lover in your life, pick up a Valentine’s Day Chest from Chocosol. Six of the bean-to-bar creators’ most popular half bars, made with raw cacao and love, are packed into a festive box to make a gift that’s easy to give and easy on the environment, too.

Where: 1131 St. Clair Avenue West
Phone: 416-923-6675


Le Dolci


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Share the fortune of love this February by gifting that special someone a customized fortune cookie. Yep. You can have your own sweet nothings wrapped up in a crisp, sweet cookie. Your sweetie has never received a valentine like this before.

Where: 2700 Dufferin Street, Unit 13
When: 416-262-3400


Sweet Flour Bake Shop


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From cookie dough to cookies to cupcakes, this spot’s offering a wide variety of delicious sweets for your sweet this season. You can even arrange to have cookies delivered to your darling, adding a little lovin’ to the middle of their work-day.

Where: 1130 Cawthra Ave #105
Phone: 416-763-2253


David Chow


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If your love prefers the finer things in life, (which they must—they picked you, didn’t they?) hand-crafted sweets from David Chow are sure to spark joy. Tiny bites are available alongside bigger options. One of the flavour combinations? A dark chocolate and strawberry couverture shell that’s filled with layers of strawberry marshmallow and local Ontario Kernal peanuts, in a milk chocolate peanut butter meltaway. What you’re feeling right now? Yep, that’s love.

Where: Visit the stockist nearest you


Bake Shoppe


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You and your bub tease each other as a way of showing love? This is your spot. Customizable cookies are offered in cheeky messages that showcase the fun, sarcastic and silly side of love. Because what’s the point of any of this if you’re not able to belly laugh over goofy cookies together?

Where: 859 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-916-2253


Short and Sweet Bakeshop


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Sweetheart’s got a nut allergy? No problem. Short and Sweet offers delectable delights that just so happen to be totally nut-free. Cupcakes, cookies and cakes are on deck for you to pick and choose from for that special someone.

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


Sweet Hart Kitchen


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Dating a vegan? Don’t fear! From chocolate truffles to “cheesecakes” to donuts to pop-tarts, Sweet Hart’s got plenty of options for your sweetheart. Plant-based, gluten-free, raw, baked and unbaked… all the healthified versions of your favourite treats are available here.

Where: 68 Wales Avenue
When: 647-340-4645


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