The best places to find cherry blossom-inspired food in Toronto

If you don’t have the time to witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms while they’re in bloom, there are plenty of Sakura-inspired food and drink options on offer at some of the best restaurants, bakeries and cafes across the city.

Here are the best cherry blossom-themed food and drinks to check out this spring in Toronto

Shu Cake Boutique

Started by five friends with a passion for pastry, Shu Cake Boutique offers beautiful Sakura cakes inspired by the cherry blossoms.  The Kyoto features a salt-pickled sakura jelly top with mascarpone cheese mousse cake & Uji matcha mousse layer. The elegant bakery has two locations including one located downtown at 3 Wellesley St.

Miku

Japanese restaurant Miku is celebrating the blossoming of Sakura cherry blossoms by offering diners a seven-course kaiseki tasting menu with optional wine and sake pairing, all inspired by the iconic spring phenomenon. Created by chef de cuisine Junnosuke Fujikawa and lead pastry chef Glenda San Jose, menu highlights include a wild caught Baffin Island Arctic char with sakura dashi cream. This special menu is available exclusively during dinner service until April 30th.

Sasaki Fine Pastry

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With sakura season underway, Markham bakery Sasaki Fine Pastry is offering sakura mochi to match the season. Featuring delicate cherry blossoms, topped with cream and generous amounts of white bean paste, these sublime creations are the sweet embodiment of spring. 3160 Steeles Ave E.

Minami

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Minami Toronto’s sous chef Trong Dang and Michelin chef Ryusuke Nakagawa of Aburi Hana have each crafted exclusive Cherry Blossom menu items to celebrate the sakura season. These special features are available exclusively during dinner service until April 30th.

Neo Coffee Bar

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Spring has arrived at Neo Coffee Bar! Their menu is blossoming with new products celebrating cherry blossom season. Indulge in the sakura latte or savour the decadent sakura cheese mousse, topped with raspberry jelly, sponge and a delicate white chocolate flower.

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