Where to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Toronto

Written by Selena Singh-Russell

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner are the three meals of the day, according to most people. These people are not true dessert lovers. Anyone with a real sweet tooth will agree that dessert is the fourth meal of the day—and the best one, too.

If you live in Toronto, or are planning to visit it anytime soon, you’re in luck! Toronto is the perfect place to grab some dessert. It is filled with the coolest ice cream spots, Instagrammable milkshakes and bakeries with delicious cakes, pies and cookies. No matter what you like in a dessert, there is sure to be something that will satisfy your cravings in Toronto. Below are four places in the city you won’t want to miss!

Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery

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If you’re looking for unique ice cream flavours, look no further than Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery. Some current flavours include London Fog, Totaro, Matcha-Jasmine Soba and Lychee Rosewater Raspberry. You can take your ice cream to the next level by making it into an ice cream sandwich with Bang Bang’s delicious cookies. The cookies are not your average, run-of-the-mill chocolate chip cookie, either. They’re oversized, soft and come in many different variations.

The bakery portion of Bang Bang offers cookies, cinnamon buns and more.

Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery is located at 93A Ossington Avenue.

Tsujiri

Matcha has gained somewhat of a cult following over the past few years, and it isn’t hard to understand why. Now, you get your fill of matcha-infused desserts at Tsujiri. Craving matcha soft serve? They’ve got it. How about a matcha beverage, such as a matcha daifuku? They’ve got that, too.

Tsujiri also offers eclairs piped with matcha cream. They even have matcha lava cakes that ooze out matcha chocolate when you bite into it. Of course, the lava cake is topped with matcha ice cream. In short, Tsujiri is matcha heaven.

The spot isn’t limited only to matcha desserts, though. On their menu, you can also find monaka, a traditional Japanese dessert filled with azuki bean jam.

Tsujiri is located at 147 Dundas St W.

Nadege Patisserie

Feeling fancy? Head to Nadege Patisserie! The boutique was founded by a fourth-generation pastry chef from Toronto. Yes, that means that they sell macarons and croissants—and you can bet they are both light and delicious! Nadege also sells ice cream bars, large cakes, and small individual cakes. Their cakes are almost too pretty to eat…almost.

Nadege Patisserie has three boutiques and an ice cream shop in Toronto. They are located at 780 Queen St W, 1099 Yonge St, 855 Oxford St and in Richmond Adelaide Centre (although at the time of writing, the latter is temporarily closed).

Peace Treats

Peace Treats is a gourmet milkshake bar serving the milkshakes of your wildest dreams.

They have a classic menu of seven amazing shakes. Some of the specialty shakes include Go Shawty It’s Your Birthday (a vanilla shake with a slice of birthday cake blended into it, topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, caramel, rainbow sprinkles, and a little piece of birthday confetti cake) and D.R.E.A.M. (a vanilla shake topped with a scoop of chocolate ice cream and two donuts). The specialty shakes all come rimmed with some sort of sprinkles. There’s also a summer menu and a basic menu.

Peace Treats offers regular-sized specialty milkshakes for $8.50, as well as more basic ones for $6.50 each.

Peace Treats is located inside Peace Collective on Ossington.

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