Where to find the best pumpkin pie in Toronto

Save room for a slice!

Along with cozy sweaters, cooler nights, and Halloween costumes, October is also pumpkin season (and we’re not just talking about pumpkin spice lattes). This weekend, friends and family will be sitting together over a delicious turkey dinner, and for those who still have room for dessert, this will likely include some pumpkin pie. Toronto is bustling with pumpkin pie options, ranging from your classic nutmeg-spiced slice to gluten and vegan-friendly options that are so good, you wouldn’t spot the difference! Here are our top picks in Toronto to grab a pumpkin pie for this weekend.

Almond Butterfly Cafe

Almond Butterfly Cafe is a sleek and chic 30-seat cafe with two convenient locations: the first opened on Harbord Village in 2011, and the next expanded into Trinity Bellwoods in 2019. This cute dine-in bistro and bakery blend is known for various options that welcome the paleo, vegan, and dairy-free diet. Their pumpkin pie follows suit with a complete gluten and dairy-free recipe. In addition, their use of organic coconut milk will satisfy every one of your family members.

Wanda’s Pie In The Sky

This sweet shop was created by a passionate OCAD student named Wanda Beaver, who became known for delivering her signature pies while riding the TTC. Since then, the popularity of the pies has soared, and for a good reason. Every item from Wanda’s Pie in the Sky is made fresh daily, mere feet away from where they are sold in Kensington Market. Their pumpkin pie doesn’t quit on the flavour factor, diving head-first into the classic spice, thick crusts, and specified pastry decorations.

The Rolling Pin

If you’re looking to try something different this Thanksgiving, this trendy bakery is where you want to be. The Rolling Pin offers unique options for pumpkin pies, including pumpkin cheesecake pie, chocolate pumpkin pie, and pumpkin pie jacked up with salted caramel, whipped cream, and candied pecans. Then, of course, there’s always the traditional, made in classic pie size as well as a cupcake pack!

 

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Short and Sweet

This pretty shop is known for its cupcakes that are baked fresh from scratch. With a sweet new flavour unveiled every month, Short and Sweet is very easy to identify on Avenue and Lawrence, with a flamingo pink awning that beckons those with a sweet tooth inside. Their pumpkin pie will remind of the warmth and comfort of home, offered as the Fully Loaded with fresh whipped cream and salted caramel, or the Plain Jane if extra toppings aren’t your flavour.

Bunner’s Bake Shop

Every item baked at Bunner’s Bake Shop is allergen-friendly, free of gluten, eggs, soy, and dairy. They also provide a variety of Thanksgiving dessert options, including pumpkin pie cheesecake and pumpkin pie cupcakes. Their classic pumpkin pie is a 9” plate of yummy goodness that’s creamy and spicy with a puffy and tasty crust.

 

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