Since 1979, Bagel Plus has been serving all Torontonians classic Jewish comfort food from its location at Bathurst and Sheppard. They will always have you covered for when that bagel and schmear craving hits, but the menu also includes options such as eggplant Parmesan and fish and chips, branching outside the shtetl world of blintzes, pickled herring and rugelach.
Bagel World has been baking bagels (obviously), pastries and breads for over 50 years in the heart of the Bathurst and Wilson and Thornhill areas. Expect New York‒style bagels, with their tender interiors covered by a nice skin as the go-to bagel here, but what they're really famous for are their flat bagels and giant twister bagels, which are twisted before the loop is closed.
Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants’ newest endeavour, Bannock, keeps with the O&B tradition of serving unapologetically Canadian cuisine (à la Canoe) and, as you might expect, serves bannock. Oliver & Bonacini’s chef Michael Bonacini and corporate executive chef Anthony Walsh developed the menu, going back to the basics of what bannock is meant to be: “a round flatbread traditionally cooked on a griddle or stone, brought to Canada through Scottish explorers and traders, adapted by Indigenous people and settlers.”
A sandwich shop doesn’t get to be a Rosedale institution by doing anything less than great work. The Black Camel’s brisket sandwich is the sparks that fly when bubby meets Texas barbecue. The meat has been roasted so long and slow that it melts in your mouth. Its tomato-based sauce is just sweet enough to
Dundas West is dotted with oodles of eateries, many of which heavy-handedly populate the blogosphere. Others, like the creatively named Brazil Bakery and Pastry, are overlooked, perhaps for lacking the neighbourhood’s hipster trappings. Sitting on the corner of Dundas and Sheridan, this bakery is an unpretentious place to grab a quick bite. Housed in a
Located right by the Distillery District’s front gates, the Brick Street Bakery has been wooing Torontonians since 2001. Known for its selection of baked treats, the homey space is filled with the scent of just-out-of-the-oven bread, which includes picks such as warm croissants and basil and parsley loaves. Although there are now four locations around
With pink walls, chalkboard paint, and a colourful garland made from shredded paper, Bunner’s Bake Shop fits right into the bright and lively Kensington Market neighbourhood. The fact that their menu is entirely vegan and gluten-free certainly helps, too. Every single sweet treat that enters their ovens is completely plant-based and made with ingredients that
Carousel Bakery is one of Toronto’s most iconic vendors in the St. Lawrence Market. Located on the second level and posted up under a huge yellow, red and blue sign that’s reminiscent of a country far, it’s pretty hard to miss. This famed bakery has been serving up Canada’s best peameal bacon sandwiches for over
Taste a mother’s love in every bite of a treat from Charmaine Sweets. Owner Teresa Ho and her daughter are baking cookies, cakes and other sweet pastries from their Leaside locale. Trained in the classic French techniques of pastry baking, Ho not only shares her love and expertise of all baked goods through her menu
Amanda Mizen’s website is, quite frankly, food porn for fans of baked goods. And, after selling those baked goods online for about a year, she opened up Desmond and Beatrice Bakeshop and Cupcakery in Leslieville, expanding on her wholesale line.
This Yorkville bakery has been turning out some of the city’s most luxurious and over-the-top wedding cakes since 2005. At Dessert Lady, you can feel the whimsical energy when you walk through the front door. The Wow 3D cakes that sit in the display case are a spectacle, and the rest of the glass casing
Dineen Coffee Co. sits pretty at the corner of Yonge and Temperance. On the street level of the Dineen building, which was once the famous W. and F. Dineen Co., this coffee shop takes us far from the era of thousand dollar T-shirts and back to a time where regal luxury reigned supreme. Marble covered
Il y a un world to discover at Douce France, the French café and small grocery destination on the Danforth. Be greeted in either language by the bilingual staff and peruse the curated selection of imported goods while the likes of Edith Piaf or Charles Aznavour plays in the back. Those who seek the absolute
Dufflet has always been a destination for divine and delectable pastries in Toronto. Dufflet Rosenberg began baking in the Cow Cafe and opened her first shop on Queen Street West in 1982. Since then, people have been coming from all over the country to indulge in some of her tasty treats. In 2002, the uptown
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
Toronto’s first gelato bar never disappoints. With its 22 original and handmade flavours, Hollywood Gelato remains the city’s premier place for a scoop of this sweet Italian dessert. At the corner of Bayview Avenue and Manor Road, this gelato shop has been serving Torontonians some of the best authentic, made-from-scratch gelato since 2001. This store
A Toronto institution, Jimmy’s Coffee has been preaching the “death before decaf” gospel for over 10 years. But it does have decaf options. Founder Phil Morrison’s initial concept was to a) honour his, mine and your favourite Jimmies, from Jim Henson to Jimi Hendrix, and b) create a warm and familiar setting where high-quality coffee
Authentic French goods, both sweet and savoury, come aplenty at this Avenue Road bakery. Flatbreads and small but flavourful toasties join simple yet delicious pizzas on the savoury portion of the menu, and out-of-this-world croissants in many flavours meet fruit tarts and chocolate eclairs in this homey bakery. All of the pastries are made daily,
La Bohème is a café and patisserie serving up the best in artisanal coffee and baked goods. With coffee made using the beans from Pilot Coffee and sweets from Jules Café Patisserie, La Bohème’s focus is to offer only the highest quality products. Along with a range of caffeine drinks and smoothies, La Bohème serves