In honour of National Junk Food Day, you are now entitled to some guilty pleasure snacking. The rules of the day are simple: start and end your day with your favourite junk food. You have permission to eat all the most sugar, salt, and fat you can want!
To make this day more memorable, take pictures while eating junk food and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #JunkFoodDay or #NationalJunkFoodDay. This day is dedicated to the foods we like to snack on, this isn’t your average cheat day.
Sweet Treats In The 6ix
Enjoy a guilt-free excursion today with a selection of snacks from around the most delicious sweets in the 6ix.
Pop in for a soft serve or one of their pastries after a long day downtown. Roselle serves creative deserts, from cookies to cakes they’ll definitely alleviate your sweet tooth. Try their quartet of cake cups inspired by some of their fave summertime pies.
A massive milkshake from Peace Treats will leave you feeling at peace! Peace Treats offers both a permanent and seasonal menu, so stop by more than once to try some of the new items. Serving drinks that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also great for photos. Each drink is carefully and beautifully made right in front of you.
Summer’s Ice Cream
If you’ve never been to Summer’s Ice Cream in Yorkville, you’re missing out. This spot is not only a downtown staple, but a Toronto icon. With ice cream made in-house, waffle cones, and free toppings, this is the perfect spot to visit on National Junk Food Day. IYKYK about their secret menu, and if you don’t… check out their Instagram. We promise you won’t regret it!
Craigs Cookies offer a wide selection of cookie flavours like Chocolate Chip, Oreo, Maple Bacon, Nutella, and so many other delicious cookie combinations. You can also order cookies or cookie dough to cook at home. Orders can be placed online but if you want same-day delivery, you can always check out UberEats.
In the mood for all things chocolate? Cacao 70 is the place to be! Here you can indulge in chocolate-covered desserts like crêpes, hot chocolate, and fondue with fruit with other fellow chocoholics. With four locations in the downtown core and two others in the Greater Toronto Area, grab dessert after dinner.
Short & Sweet Bakeshop Cafe
Fudge brownies topped with salted caramel ice cream and Maltesers make up this divine dessert. Elevated desserts are all over the Short & Sweet Bakeshop Cafe menu making it a must-try location. Definitely try all their desserts if your stomach is up for it!
The Rolling Pin
This place is Toronto’s Donut heaven, literally. Donuts from The Rolling Pin are known for their over-the-top qualities. This donut shop won the Donut Showdown once for its fluffy, innovative donuts. This bakery offers many other delicious desserts as well that will satisfy your sweet cravings!
This veteran ice cream parlour offers a wide range of flavours, plus frozen yogurt, sundaes & shakes for the whole community. If you want some stellar ice cream this place is for you! It is perfect for sweet tooths, add a cone or cotton candy to your dessert and you’ll get the sugar rush!
This dessert spot specializes in flavourful churros and Sundaes variety of sundaes. Every churro is served warm and is sprinkled with the perfect amount of cinnamon sugar, chocolate and other toppings you want! Their sweet sundaes will definitely give you an epic food coma.
This is one for the cake enthusiasts, Dufflet Pastries makes cakes in every variety you can think of. This includes mouth-watering flavours like Dulce de Leche, Taffy Apple, Double Fudge, and Cherry. Customers can choose from mini cups or slices, as well as lower-sugar varieties.
Castle & Coal
Castle & Coal serves up a savouring treats, you can find a variety of feel-good desserts including tarts, cakes, cookies and pastries for a junk food needs. Presentation is key for this bakery, the desserts are so cute you probably will take a picture before eating.
FEATURE IMAGE: Frederick Medina