Hey Fatties, have you seen the roundup of the top 30 bakeries in Toronto by neighbourhood on blogTO? While we agree with the stuff-your-face worthy choices in this list, we know there’s neighbourhood haunts and goodies that’re a bit off the beaten track.
What are they, you say?
1. Portuguese custard tarts – Caldense Bakery across the GTA is Portuguese bakery heaven. We’re also big fans of Brazil Bakery on Dundas West.
2. Baklava and loukoumadis – take a trip to the land of nuts and honey with sweet, sticky phyllo pastries and the Mediterranean version of donuts dowsed in honey and sprinkled with cinnamon. Native to many a Mediterranean culture (most famously Middle Eastern and Greek), there’s a number of places in Toronto to find them. Our favourites? Athens Pastries on the Danforth and Arz Bakery, a hub for Middle Eastern grocery and baked goods on Lawrence.
3. Coconut buns – almost any Chinese bakery you step into in Toronto will have a number of treats so enticing you’re going to walk out with a box instead of an individual bag. And the prices just can’t be beat. We’d try seeking out a delicious, subtly sweet coconut bun from Ding Dong Pastries in Kensington Market. And if if you’re near Pacific Mall, literally any place will work.
What’s your favourite little spot to pickup treats? Let us know at @ClutchPR