A Very Cookie Celebration

Finding the Best Desserts in Toronto

Every city has food that it’s famous (or infamous) for, and Toronto is no exception. However, just because a food is famous doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the best. There are plenty of locals who’ll disagree with what the media says is best: some people might even suggest that the best dessert in Toronto isn’t one from Toronto itself! Which desserts are the popular ones, and which ones don’t live up to the hype? Which cookie is the best? What is your favorite cookie or dessert?



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Chocolate is one of the most well-known desserts, and it’s something that most people have enjoyed in dozens of forms over their life. Whether it’s white, black, baked into a cookie, turned into ice cream, or added to a fruity snack, you’d struggle to go somewhere in Toronto where you can’t buy any chocolate. You could have a different chocolate dessert each day and still not be done after two or three months! There’s so many to try out that it can honestly be a bit overwhelming at first.

Is chocolate the best dessert in Toronto? On its own, that’s debatable, but there are so many forms that it’s the most versatile choice. In fact, you might not even call it a dessert at all, since it appears in so many other desserts that it’s practically guaranteed to appear no matter what you end up buying! Even if you aren’t a massive fan of chocolate, it doesn’t take away from any of the other snacks, and plenty of them work it into the mixture without dominating the taste entirely.


There’s plenty of places to end up with pie in Toronto, but there’s only a few that are known for making dessert pie. Among all of the different businesses in the area, it would be tough to run out of pie options to try out. Especially if you’re a newcomer to sweet pie as a whole. You can get everything from your standard apple pies to more seasonal varieties like pumpkin, or even some that break the mold a little bit with treats like cherry & apricot or cranberry & pair!

It’s worth keeping in mind that no shop is going to sell pie exclusively, either, so when there’s pie, there’s guaranteed to be a whole host of other desserts for you to try that all live up to the same great taste and quality! If you want pie, chances are you’ll walk past at least one store that offers them within about ten minutes of walking.


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Doughnuts have been a staple of plenty of cities across the world, and it’s easy to end up finding excellent options in Toronto. While there are stores that sell them as one of their many treats, there’s a handful that is entirely focused around remixing, reworking and upgrading your average doughnut into something much, much more incredible! This could be anything from a standard donut adjusted to fit vegan diets to something completely unique like a doughnut flavored like a birthday cake! 

Since all doughnuts are the same on the inside, it’s not like you can make a bad decision either: as long as it’s not a flavor that makes you physically gag, you’re still getting some expertly-prepared and delicious fried dough that’ll keep your stomach satisfied.


Cookies are one of the dessert foods that people are more likely to consider a snack these days, but that doesn’t stop them from being a fantastic option that could give you just what you’re looking for! The definition of ‘cookie’ can cover a vast range of treats, and many of them are made right here in Toronto, ready to eat! What’s more, the best cookies in Toronto might end up being right next door, considering they’re available in so many places. Just watch out from all of the crumbs.

Cookies are such a big hit in Toronto that companies are finding ways to re-invent it over and over again without getting rid of that beloved cookie taste and feel. Even the best bakery in Toronto doesn’t shy away from praising how the simple cookie can be something special and take so many different forms, so it’s clearly a winner for almost anybody who visits the area!

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