Within the past 15 years or so, society as a whole has become more health conscious. Gone are the days when one might throw caution to the wind and indulge in a devilishly decadent culinary guilty pleasure. With our eyes set firmly on our health goals, increased health concerns and empathetic view toward animal cruelty, the movement toward a vegan diet has grown tremendously. Vegan restaurants and options are no longer a rarity, and nothing adds an exclamation to a delightful meal quite like a fabulous dessert. So you can stop searching for “the best vegan dessert shops near me” because you’ve found the ultimate list.
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Here are the best vegan dessert shops in Toronto
Bunner’s Bake Shop
With two locations nestled in Kensington Market and the heart of downtown, Bunner’s offers a veritable bounty of cakes, tarts and other mouth watering sweet treats. With a 100 percent vegan/gluten-free menu and a “Bake at home” batter option, the vegan on the prowl for a decadent dessert will surely find the bake shop within their crosshairs.
Sweet Hart Kitchen
Comforting confections and a “back home” feel is what Sweet Hart Kitchen offers. The Kensington Market shop puts childhood spins on established desserts like PB & J muffins; savoury lunchtime classics such as the vegan pizza pocket and devilish peanut butter snickers bars. The eye-catching treats are all plant-based and naturally sweetened, using all natural ingredients for a tasty nostalgic experience.
Serving up an array of sweet and savoury culinary delights, the gluten-free bake shop, located on Bloor St. boasts a menu free of nuts, dairy and wheat. If sourdough waffles and coconut oatmeal cookies aren’t enough to wet your whistle, or perhaps you fancy a more savoury snack, the mushroom sautéed onion tart is but one of the many delectable options to satisfy your craving.
From pumpkin spice to fluffernutter, the flavour combinations are enough to set your taste buds alight. With a plethora of delicious toppings and flavourful frosting choices, Cinnaholic offers a cinnamon bun experience like no other. Rapidly expanding throughout Canada, the bakery’s menu includes handcrafted rolls, cinnacakes, or for a completely original creation try your hand at the DIY cinnamon bar and construct a tasty custom treat.
Who among us doesn’t enjoy a good doughnut? Bloomer’s delivers a wide assortment of the tantalizing wheels of goodness. Whether you’re in the mood for something to satisfy your seasonal pallet like the pumpkin pie doughnut or you wish to snack with posh elegance on the rose pistachio, the options are seemingly limitless. With three locations within the GTA and a handcrafted, fully vegan menu, Bloomer’s doughnuts and goodies will hit the proverbial spot.