It’s very important to treat yourself every once in a while. Had a bad day? Have a treat. Had a good day? You deserve a treat. It’s Monday? Have a treat.
Luckily for us, Toronto’s surplus of vegan bakeries do a great job of pleasing our sinful desires, without the added guilt. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or for a savoury snack, here are the best treats in Toronto made without the use of dairy or eggs.
On your next trip to Kensington Market make sure you stop into Bunners Bakery. With another location in the Junction, this shop has a wide selection of freshly baked savoury and sweet treats. It’s hard to go wrong here, but make sure you try either their cinnamon buns (which are gluten, dairy, egg and soy free) or their butter tarts.
There’s plenty good stuff to be had at any of Sweet Olenka’s, but the real winner during the hotter months are their vegan ice cream bars, like their Espresso Oreo or the red velvet. For your next birthday party, go ahead and order any of their decadent options of vegan and/or gluten-free cakes.
Truly one of the most impressive vegan bakeries in Toronto is Apiecalypse Now! near Christie Pits. Their vegan pizzas are incredible, and don’t take our word for it: they were the runners up for best pizza in 2016’s Now Magazine poll. On top of great pizzas, they’re also busy baking up gorgeous vegan-friendly doughnuts and pastries. Must try: the Fat Mac pizza, and any of their no-butter shortbreads.
kupfert and kim
Next time a friend asks you for lunch, make sure you check out Kumpfert and Kim. With a location in first Canadian Place and one on Spadina, this plant-based fast food joint will make you understand that wheat-less and meatless doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. But if you’re in the mood for something sweet, try their homemade waffles.
Sweet Hart Kitchen
One of the newer additions to Toronto’s vegan bake shop game. Sweet Hart Kitchen just off Bathurst and Dundas has their fair share of sweet snacks like cookies and squares, but their must-try is the savoury pizza pocket.
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