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 elegant bakery has two locations including one located downtown at 3 Wellesley St.
Japanese restaurant Miku is celebrating the blossoming of Sakura cherry blossoms by offering diners a five-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, meny highlights include a Sakura Tai sea bream dish and featured cocktail, Sakura Sour. 105-10 Bay St.
With sakura season underway, Markham bakery authentic daifuku mocha and tea house Sasaki Fine Pastry is offering sakura mochas 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.
Bloom Dessert Shop
Bloom Dessert Shop invites you to celebrate the coming of Spring with two special Sakura cakes! Available in six and eight inches, the first is called the Double Fromage and the second is the Sakura Tiramisu. Multiple locations including 5317 Yonge St.
The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
Indulge in a cherry blossom afternoon tea at thus posh Toronto hotel. Included is cherry blossom-infused tea, cherry blossom macarons and other cherry blossom inspired treats. 188 University Ave.