Avoca Chocolates is East York’s premier spot for specialty chocolates. Avoca, with its name coming from the Irish Gaelic word for “sweet” or “sweet valley,” is hoping to give back to the community by making everyone’s day a little more special. Avoca’s handmade treats transcend the quality of a store-bought chocolate and it doesn’t stop
Step into Bean and Baker Malt Shop and instantly be taken back to the 1950s in all of their kitschy glory. The mom-and-pop-style shop, owned by the husband-and-wife team of Brennan and Liezel Anderson, is serving up good and honest food and drink, all made from top-quality ingredients. The open concept kitchen allows for diners
Scarborough Town Centre just got a little sweeter. Chocolate fans will be delighted to discover that a new location of Cacao 70 has opened on the second floor. Complete with a fresh new design that’s different from its other locations, the new spot is a breath of fresh air.
Cafe Bora’s popular purple Korean desserts are popping up all over the world, and now you can find them right here, in Yorkville. The Korean dessert craze is as esthetically pleasing, as it is delicious. Translating to “purple” in English, Bora was once considered a regal colour amongst Korea’s royalty. These majestic desserts made from
All the fun of chocolate meets all the responsibility of kosher laws with Chocolate Charm. On the Bathurst strip of Lawrence Manor, Chocolate Charm is churning out the chocolate goodies for every holiday, occasion or simply just because. Every truffle and treat is made from high-quality Belgian dark or Swiss milk chocolate and blended with
With a motto like “We’ll dip anything in chocolate,” it’s hard not to love Chocolateria. Once a corporate lawyer, Tim English decided to leave his suits and statutes behind and take a sweeter career path. He opened Chocolateria on Roncesvalles in 2010 and became famous for his chocolate-covered potato chips. As the perfect combination of
You just might miss Dipped Donuts in Kensington Market if you’re not on the lookout. The tiny donut shop on Baldwin has enough space barely for you to stand and place your order. Most of the real estate is reserved for production. On a nice day, bet on a queue snaking its way outside; on
Doughnuts are making a big comeback, and they’re nothing like the boring ‘ol chocolate dips, Boston creams or Timbits of the classic coffee shop. Just as Krispy Kreme once sparked an obsession in the city (raise your hand if you drove all the way out to Mississauga just to line up for a box of original glaze), Glory Hole Doughnuts have come to redeem the doughnut for Toronto.
Deep in the midst of the Skycity Shopping Centre, a dessert oasis awaits. Golden Bubbles is a dessert spot specializing in the Hong Kong egg waffle street food delicacy. You’ve seen these guys before: a waffle with spherical protrusions of crispy, doughy goodness. Fold the waffle and stick the end in a cone so that
Once you check in, you’ll never want to check out. Hotel Gelato has been Forest Hill’s go-to destination for rich and delicious gelato for more than 10 years. Decorated to look like a boutique hotel in Europe, a trip to this gelato destination feels like being transported to another place and time. Regulars that come
Hailing from Calgary, Jelly Modern Doughnuts opened its first Toronto location on College St. last week — just in time for National Doughnut Day. Inspired by places like the Doughnut Plant in New York City, co-owner Rita Tripathy — along with her husband Murray Coleman and her sister Rosanne Tripathy — opened the first Jelly Modern shop in April 2011.
Dreaming of Paris? Wish that Gossip Girl were still on the air? Are pastels your favourite type of hue? Well, the iconic Ladurée patisserie and macaron-erie has opened up its third Canadian location inside of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre — definitely a far cry from its origins as a small Parisian bakery that opened in
Lisa Sanguedolce — whose surname, fittingly, translates into Italian as “sweet blood” — has big plans in the works. As of today, she officially opened a new and improved location of Le Dolci, her cupcake-centric “foodie studio,” relocating it from a loft at King and Portland to a much larger space on Dundas West. But the address change is merely one of many pillars that comprise Sanguedolce’s expansive culinary vision.
Emulating an uptown late night dessert spot, Luscious Desserts is Chinatown’s number one spot for upscale Chinese desserts. Luscious Desserts is located a flight of stairs down from crowded Dundas Street West. The lower level is illuminated by exposed hanging lights and further brightened by the use of a light stained wood that lines the
After months of rumours (and months of denying those rumours), Momofuku announced the opening of its newest Toronto venture last week: Milk Bar. As the uber popular dessert branch of the Momofuku empire, Milk Bar boasts multiple locations in New York City, all of them supplied by the Milk Bar bakery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where Toronto’s supply also comes from — it’s shipped in by UPS).
One of Unionville’s most iconic landmarks also happens to be a candy store. In the early 1800s Old Firehall took its place in the heart of Unionville and was turned into the Old Firehall Confectionery where it remains the franchise’s flagship store. A staple within the community, customers keep coming back for Old Firehall’s wide
There is no puff pastry to be found at Puffs Pastries. Puffs is one of the newest dessert spots to hit midtown, and it specialize in one thing: puffs. Known as zepoli in Italy, or lokma in Turkey, founder and owner Walid Badr is serving up the fresh doughnut hole–like goodies that are made fresh
Making its first foray into Toronto, Ruelo Patisserie has long called Richmond Hill home. Owner Jacqueline Lo, pastry chef extraordinaire, has been in the biz now for some four years, and hopes to slowly set up camp throughout the city, gaining customers one macaron at a time. Her new Toronto location opened near Yonge and Eglinton last month