A dozen sweet treats you can pick up in Toronto this Valentine's Day

Feb 10 2020, 9:32 pm

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.

To help you decide what to choose, 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, with each bite offering a sweet and delightful surprise. When it comes to chocolate, just like in true love, there’s always something new to discover — especially when you’re willing to look outside the box. Or in this case, inside it?

Address: 193 Baldwin Street — Kensington Market




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Meet the Love Is All Around Cake. Featuring an almond biscuit, crunchy praline, creme jivara and maple mousse, this indulgent dessert will have you swooning. Also available at this beautiful bakery are dark chocolate tablets, and his and hers’ heart cakes in large and small sizes.

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, Passion fruit, Strawberry Crème, and Rose. These special-edition sweets are only available once every year, and only 500 boxes will be made. Don’t miss out.

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




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For the eco-chocolate lover in your life, pick up a couple bars of sweet, sustainable goodness from Chocosol. The bean-to-bar creator’s popular treats, made with raw cacao and love, are delightful when munched on as a snack or melted and blended into a warming, heart-opening hot chocolate. Either option is ultra-romantic to share on a cold February day.

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


Le Dolci


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Behold: the Valentine’s Day Cake Pizza. This sweet creation is made with a light and airy vanilla cake with decorations on top piped with a deliciously smooth Swiss meringue vanilla buttercream. The cake has mini Parisian macarons, edible silver decorations, hand piped mini meringues, mini cake truffles, and a sole cupcake in the middle for one lucky loved one. Combining two of the greatest foods ever. Serves 13… allegedly.

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


Bunner’s Bake Shop


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Strawberry, raspberry, and champagne macarons are on the menu at this vegan bake shop. “The perfect balance of delightful crunch and chew,” these treats are offering an experience that many vegans miss out on once they give up on animal products — French indulgence. And they’re nut-free and gluten-free, to boot.

Address: Kensington – 244 Augusta Avenue
Address: Junction – 3054 Dundas Street West
Address: Dundas West – 1134 Dundas Street West
Phone: 647-352-2975




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All of this flagship store’s chocolate is imported directly from Switzerland each week and is made with sustainably sourced cacao, and each item has a hand-made touch. Whether it’s the dusting of edible glitter atop a truffle, or the sprinkle of toffee over a slab of FrischSchoggi (fresh chocolate), the integrative process of humans working with technology allows for quantity to harmonize with quality. Special Valentine’s Day boxes, barks and bears are a few of the treats you can choose from here for your loved one.

Address: CF Toronto Eaton Centre




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The Sweetheart cake nods to the romantic combination of raspberry rose and lychee flavours, offering a brightness to bites of indulgence. You’ll be able to get your hands on this special treat at both Roselle locations from February 13 to 16.

Address: 108 Dovercourt Road
Phone: 647-352-8088

Address: 362 King Street East
Phone: 416-368-8188


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. With brave flavour combinations presented in the form of bold colours and fun shapes, these treats embody the vibe of a relationship filled with adventure and good times.

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.

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

Address: 65 Queen Street West (PATH)


Sweet Hart Kitchen


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If you’re 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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