From gingerbread houses that are more impressive than your apartment to little people dancing around cakes and perched atop cupcakes, Toronto is on point when it comes to these seasonal sweets.
Here are all the best gingerbread treats in Toronto.
Gingerbread cake from Tori’s Bakeshop
This Christmas cake goes ginger all the way! It comes decorated with candied ginger and a team of gingerbread people and can be ordered from The Beach(es) bakeshop for the holidays.
Address: 2188 Queen Street East, Toronto
Victorian Gingerbread Houses from Bobbette & Belle
Find these gilded Victorian houses in store at this patisserie with locations in Leslieville and in Midtown. It might be the closest you’ll ever be to home ownership in this city.
Address: 1121 Queen Street East, Toronto; 3347 Yonge Street, Toronto
Ginger Bourbon Molasses Cookies from Bloomer’s
The bakeshop in The Annex is stocked with these vegan sandwich cookies for the season.
Address: 873 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Gingerbread Toffee from SOMA
Savour the season with gingerbread flavoured toffee enveloped in top tier chocolate from this top Toronto bean-to-bar maker.
Address: 443 King Street West, Toronto; Distillery District, 32 Tank House Lane, Toronto
Gingerbread Buttons from Bakerbots
Buttons and bobbles are deliciously gingery at this bakeshop located just outside Ossington subway station.
Address: 205 Delaware Avenue, Toronto
White Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies from Desmond & Beatrice
This classic Christmas cookie takes a quick dip in a bath of white chocolate in anticipation of Santa’s arrival.
Address: 388 Carlaw Avenue, Unit 206, Toronto
Gingerbread Doughnuts from The Rolling Pin
Doughnuts dolled up with little Gingerbread men are the ultimate indulgences from this midtown bake shop.
Address: 3429 Yonge Street, North York
Gingerbread latte from San Remo
Warm up with this spiced up latte that pairs best with housemade treats like say, a chocolate dipped doughnut rolled in gingerbread crumble.
Address: 374 Royal York Road, Toronto
Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes from Bunner’s
The vegan and gluten-free bakery with outposts in The Junction and Kensington Market is serving up these chocolate and gingerbread spiced cakes filled with chocolate whipped cream filling and topped with spiced cream cheese frosting and cookie crumbs.
Address: 244 Augusta Avenue, Toronto; 3054 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Gingerbread Pancakes from Emma’s Country Kitchen
Start the morning off on a festive note with a stack of these light and fluffy pancakes flavoured with molasses, warm winter spices, and brown sugar. Whipped brown butter and real maple syrup are served on the side.
Address: 810 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto
Gingerbread Snowflakes from Dundas Park Kitchen
As special and unique as ever millennial reading this. Gingerbread snowflakes can be found in store at this Roncesvalles-area bake shop.
Address: 2066 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Gingerbread Man Ravioli from Continental Noodles
Call ahead to ensure these gingerbread man ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese are available in store. They’ve been so popular lately they’re practically running out of the store.
Address: 830 Rowntree Dairy Road, Unit 9, Woodbridge; 1664 Jane Street, Toronto; 602 Marlee Avenue, Toronto
Gingerbread Cupcakes from Lamanna’s Bakery
Vanilla cupcakes, buttercream swirls and a smiling gingerbread on top. This Scarborough bakery is fully stocked with holiday sweets.
Address: 6758 Kingston Rd, Scarborough