Hansen's Danish Pastry Shop
East York, ON M4K 3V8
Hansen's Danish Pastry Shop has been an East York staple since 1963. Torontonians have enjoyed Danish pastry recipes that have been in the Hansen family for generations. The founding baker learned how to make the shop's recipes from his father back in Denmark before moving to Toronto. Here, patrons can enjoy usual bakery favourites like chocolate éclairs or butter tarts, but it would certainly be remiss to not try one of the Danish specialities like the eccles cake, a small, round buttery cake filled with currants. Hansen's Danish Pastry Shop also imports jams, cheeses, fish, and pickled vegetables from Denmark showing that the bakery has never lost sight of its origins. It's also common for customers to come in as kids, and then as adults with children of their own.