This list will make you hungry…
Obviously, vegans love cake and doughnuts just as much as anybody else and now it’s getting easier and easier to find these indulgent foods in Toronto. Vegan bakeries are popping up everywhere and satisfying those with a sweet-tooth across the city.
This bakery boasts three stores across Toronto and all of their products are both vegan and gluten-free. They sell cupcakes, muffins, cinnamon buns, cheesecake, and even macarons, something that is difficult to bake even with dairy products! You can shop online and send these to friends and family, or just order loads of stuff for yourself.
They have won awards for their baking, including ‘Best Bakery – Best Dessert 2018’, from the NOW Magazine People’s Choice Awards and they are open until 7pm weekdays and Saturdays, 5pm Sundays.
You can find out more on their website.
Famed for its vegan pizzas, Apiecalypse Now also sells doughnuts!
They are open until 10pm, Tuesday to Saturday and then until 8pm on Sundays but the website advises arriving early if you’re hoping to grab some of their signature doughtnuts. Again, everything here is vegan, so you don’t even have to ask. Just choose anything from the menu and enjoy a vegan feast!
They have also been known to sell: rainbow cookies, sweet pies, and shortbread, amongst many other, delicious-sounding things. However, this changes on a daily basis so it’s probably best just to try everything, really.
Sweet Hart Kitchen
In addition to being vegan and gluten-free, everything here is naturally sweetened and ingredients are fairtrade and locally sourced. They make truffles, cakes, cookies, pies and loads of other stuff you’re probably craving right now. You can also order these things and pick them up in-store. Their food is sold in many different locations but there is a small cafe, open Tuesday to Sunday on Wales Avenue.
You can find more information on their website.
At Tori’s Bakeshop, everything is vegan, free of refined-sugars and organic.
Their wares change every day but in the past, these have included vegan chocolate, muffins, doughnuts, and pastries. They look pretty amazing and there is something eternally inviting about the crispy pastry on a well-baked, vegan, pain au chocolat.
You can find more information about the bakery on their website.
The ingredients here as, as promised in the name, 100% raw. Everything is vegan and gluten-free. They propose an environmentally friendly and health-driven diet and so this ethos has gone into everything they produce.
They have been known to stock macarons, health bars, and tray-bakes but, as with most bakeries, their menu changes daily.
This place is in Whitby, not Toronto – sorry! However, it is only a 40-minute drive away from Toronto and their doughnuts definitely look worth the drive!
Be warned – not all of their stock is vegan – but they do sell a line of vegan doughnuts and cakes that look amazing.
Their vegan menu currently includes:
– Banana Chip Fritter
– Pomegranate Pistachio
– Pineapple Habanero Jelly
They are not open Mondays and Tuesdays so if you’re reading this early in the week then you’ll have to wait to make this trip for doughnuts.
Sorelle & Co.
The idea for this soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free bakery came from a mother’s experience trying to cater for her children’s allergies.
Their menu is extensive and you can read it on their website, on which you can also order custom birthday cakes (which look phenomenal) and reserve a place for high-tea, which costs $60 per person.
It’s not strictly a bakery, but they do sell chocolate croissants, doughnuts, and cinnamon rolls. They also sell vegan flatbreads with toppings, which look really good.
Everything here is plant-based and the restaurant serves a wide variety of Middle-Eastern food, which includes fried, vegan eggs! Vegan baklava has also been spotted on their Instagram page so let’s hope it’s still around!
They have lots of information about their bakery on the website.
This tempting doughnut shop claims to be Niagara’s first and only vegan doughnut shop. Their menu boasts 25 different flavors but they’re each available only on selected days of the week so they have provided a handy table on their website, with which to cross-reference days and doughnuts.