If you have a vegan sweet tooth, you need to high-tail it to Toronto, like right now! It’s well known that the city’s vegan scene is next level, but did you know it also includes a jaw-dropping lineup of decadent treats?
For starters, you’ll find buttery pastries with delicate, flaky layers, fudgy whoopie pies sandwiched with fluffy buttercream, and rich and creamy gelato — but that’s just for starters! It’s guaranteed that no matter what sugary sweets you’re dreaming of, you’ll find them at one of these outstanding Toronto vegan bakeries or ice cream spots.
Mouthwatering Vegan Bakeries You Must Visit in Toronto
715 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E6, Canada
873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1M4, Canada
OMG, will be the first words out of your mouth when you walk into this vegan donut heaven! These plump donuts are made by hand every morning and crafted into an assortment of epic flavors — rose pistachio, birthday cake, salted caramel pecan, along with all of the traditional favorites! On top of having a killer donut lineup, you’ll also find cinnamon buns, bagels, brownies, and even gluten-free treats! Sadly, there aren’t any gluten-free donuts.
823 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1M1, Canada
There can never be too many vegan donut shops, right?! Homer Simpson would fall into a sugar coma with one look at this fabulous lineup. You’ll find creative flavors- chai cronut, banana bread fritter, matcha berry, and tiramisu — all made fresh daily! And, if you’re celebrating something special, check out their donut letter options! Nothing says happy birthday or congratulations quite like fluffy donuts!
1312 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1L4, Canada
If you thought you’d never have another tender, flaky pastry after going vegan, you’ve got to visit this amazing vegan pastry shop — it’s one of the best vegan bakeries in Toronto! Behind the glistening glass cases, you’ll find row after row of incredibly delicate and buttery croissants, Danishes, turnovers, and more. As if that weren’t enough to get you drooling, they also have a massive assortment of cupcakes covered in rich buttercream, sweet butter tarts, cheesecakes, biscotti, and much more. They generally also have gluten-free options (sadly, not croissants).
2188 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E6, Canada
This charming vegan bakeshop has been delighting guests for over a decade with its extensive lineup of organic and seasonally-inspired treats. Pop in for a crunchy chocolate walnut biscotti with your oat milk latte, or go for a luscious nanaimo bars or slice of fluffy chocolate hazelnut babka. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it here! They have great gluten-free options too!
460 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1X8, Canada
The owner behind this vegan-friendly bakery believes that food (including sweets) is “an integral part of everyday life,” no matter if you’re vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, etc. The bakery is a beacon for anyone looking for something special; they can make anything! In addition to vegan and gluten-free options, you’ll also find refined sugar-free, nut-free, diabetic-friendly, and low-sodium products. Their menu includes freshly baked bread, cookies, muffins, pies, cakes, and much more.
Two locations in Toronto
If you’re a lover of creative and traditional cinnamon rolls, you must make a mad dash to this vegan bakery. These sticky sweets are piled high with every sugary combination you can think of – cream cheese frosting, graham crackers, marshmallows, pretzels, candied almonds, cookie dough, and so much more. If you’re overwhelmed by creating the most mouthwatering combination, have no fear because there are plenty of signature rolls that have already been taste-tested and approved – they’re just waiting for you to dive in. If, by some chance, cinnamon rolls aren’t your thing, you’ll also find brownies, cookies, and scoops of rich cookie dough – it’s the one time when it’s ok to eat the raw dough!
Vegan (Or Vegan-Friendly) & Gluten-Free Bakeries in Toronto
Many of the above vegan or vegan-friendly bakeries have gluten-free options, but if you’re celiac, you probably want a spot that doesn’t allow gluten in the doors. In that case, don’t miss a visit to one of these two delicious spots.
244 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L7, Canada
Scents of freshly baked cookies will lead you under the bright pink awning of this vegan and gluten-free bakery in the heart of Kensington Market. Even if you’re not gluten-free, your mouth will instantly start watering once you see their sweets! They have everything you can dream up — cheesecake, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, pies, tarts, and even creamy oat milk soft serve!
100 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6, Canada
Gluten-free friends, don’t sleep on a visit to this longtime vegan-friendly and gluten-free bakeshop! Since 2011, the folks behind this charming shop have prided themselves on ensuring that Gluten Free folks won’t go without a sweet treat. You’ll find a stellar lineup of sweets, from chocolate cookie dough cupcakes to raw power balls and much more. Their creations are so tasty that they opened a beautiful bistro on Dundas West that serves brunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday, of course, with vegan options.
Vegan Ice Cream Shops in Toronto
536 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2B5, Canada
With one spoonful of their creamy, melt-in-your-mouth gelato, you’ll be singing that’s amore! Their lineup of outrageously delicious gelato includes 16 flavors (good luck deciding), from chocolate brownie on a chocolate waffle cone to refreshing strawberry basil sorbetto – you’ll definitely want more than one scoop (maybe 16 scoops)!
1448 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1Y6, Canada
Good luck leaving this vegan ice cream shop without a pint of every single one of its epic flavors! Whether you like to sample unique flavors or stick to crowd-pleasing faves, you can do that here. Try a scoop of Earl Grey, Peanut Butter, and Saltines, or Winter Spinach (seasonal flavor) for something unique. If none of those spark your interest, there are plenty of others, like Atlantic Salted Caramel or Mint Chip to scoop into a gluten-free oat waffle cone. They also have ice cream cookie sandwiches, ice cream bars, and ice cream pies to drool over – getting out of here with just one thing is an exercise in restraint!
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