Pies are autumn’s gifts to the world.
Apple, pumpkin, pear, and pecan-filled pastries are calling your name, from their seats on the windowsills of Toronto’s best bakeries.
If you’re hankering to fill your pie-hole with some sweet, seasonal goodness, these are the spots to hit.
Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
This pie spot is a must-visit in the fall. Take advantage of the crisp and fresh weather to take a stroll through Kensington Market, and then stop into this sweet little shop to fill up on flaky pastries, pies and tarts in both savoury and sweet varieties.
Address: 287 Augusta Avenue
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The Rolling Pin
The Rolling Pin is serving up two fierce kinds of pie for the Thanksgiving holiday. Stop into the shop to choose between chocolate pumpkin mud pie, made with a chocolate crust, chocolate brownie, creamy pumpkin custard, chocolate shards whipped cream and caramel, or pumpkin caramel pecan cheesecake pie, made with graham crust, pumpkin cheesecake filling, a layer of salted caramel candied pecans and whipped cream. Or, you know… have both.
Address: 1970 Avenue Road
Bunner’s Classic Pumpkin Pie is creamy, warm, spicy, vegan, and gluten-free. The shop is gearing up to make hundreds, but even so, they sell out every year. Place an order in advance if you want to be guaranteed to get your hands on one of these golden goodies.
Address: Kensington – 244 Augusta Avenue
Address: Junction – 3054 Dundas Street West
Address: Trinity Bellwoods – 1134 Dundas Street West
Phone: (647) 352-2975
You can pre-order on SanRemo’s website for pick-up of this seasonal sweet between October 11 and 13. This bakery may be a bit out of the way for those in the downtown core, but dang, it is worth the trip. Don’t hesitate to grab a couple pumpkin spice cannoli while you’re there.
Address: 374 Royal York Road, Etobicoke
Vegan, gluten-free, and keto options are aplenty at this Kensington Market bakeshop. And the pumpkin, maple pecan, and veggie pot pie all fall under those categories. If you’re looking for healthified versions of your seasonal favourites, this must be the place.
Where: 68 Wales Avenue
You can place orders in advance at this allergen-free (seriously: nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sesame-free, and vegan) bakery for their classic pumpkin and apple pies. While there’s a lot that isn’t in them, we can tell you one thing that certainly is: deliciousness. You can call 416-234-1340 x2 to place an order.
Address: Yorkville – 161 Yorkville Avenue
Address: Saks Food Hall, lower level – 176 Yonge Street
The Tempered Room
This warm French kitchen is swimming in the smells of spice and herbs thanks to both sweet and savoury treats From roasted pumpkin reindeer pies baked in croissant dough to latticed wild boar tourtière pithiviers to perfectly-paired candy apple lattés, you’ve got choices here. Drop by the pâtisserie for a treat or, to guarantee you’ll get what you want, e-mail [email protected].
Address: 1374 Queen Street West, Toronto