Best butter tarts in Toronto

A true Canadian dessert, butter tarts are always a favourite when the weather gets cooler! The buttery pastry, filled to the brim with that delicious mixture of butter, brown sugar and syrup is hard to resist. Toronto bakeries are getting creative with the traditional dessert, creating vegan options, chocolate butter tarts and even butter tart bars. Here are the best butter tarts in Toronto! [Photo by Jennifer D'Agostino]

Dough Inc

171 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

This Danforth bakery is known for its handcrafted baked treats. The butter tarts are not as sweet as some of the others, but they’re definitely tasty! The filling is made with butter, brown sugar and maple syrup.

Danish Pastry Shop

1017 Pape Ave, East York, ON M4K 3V8

Hansen’s Danish Pastry Shop offers its take on the Canadian dessert, with thick and super buttery pastry filled with the classic butter tart filling that we love so much.

Sweet Bliss Baking Company

1304 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1C4

The butter tarts at Sweet Bliss come in bar form. The butter tart squares are some of the best in the city, made with all natural ingredients, and due to their shape, the portion is a little bigger than the average shaped tart!

Omg Baked Goodness

1561 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T9

A unique take on the classic butter tart, OMG Baked Goodness uses natural maple syrup to sweeten its butter tarts. The combination of maple syrup and butter gives OMG Baked Goodness' butter tart an extra smooth texture. A treat for any sweet tooth, the substitution of maple syrup over corn syrup makes for a delicious butter tart.

Phipps Bakery Cafe

420 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N 1A2

This eclectic bakery offers four types of butter tarts. Choose from the classic butter tart, chocolate butter tart, caramel and pecan butter tart or caramel butter tart. All of the butter tarts are made fresh daily, with all-natural ingredients.

Bunner's Bake Shop

3054 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z7

Known around the city for its delectable vegan and gluten free desserts, it’s no wonder Bunner’s butter tarts are among the top. Vegan friendly, the butter tart is made with vegan butter, a mixture of agave oil and palm oil, corn syrup and raisins, that all sit in that dark and flaky crust.

Andrea's Gerrard St. Bakery

635 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2

Located in the city’s east end, Andrea’s Gerrard St. Bakery is always stocked with delicious baked treats, but the standout is its deep-dish butter tart. Made with the usual suspects, like butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, eggs and flour, the thick-crusted butter tarts are filled to the top.


873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1M4

Called the “unbutter tart,” the b utter tart at Bloomer’s is made with no butter. The butter tart has real maple syrup, pecans and just a few raisins, and the shortbread pastry is golden, flaky and sweet. Only available during the fall months, the butter tart is best enjoyed in their cozy Bloor West storefront.

Wanda's Pie In The Sky

287 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M2

If you’re looking for pies and tarts Wanda’s Pie in the Sky is the place. The butter tart is made the classic Canadian way, with butter, corn syrup, raisins and walnuts. With rich butter filling and Wanda’s signature tart crust, this butter tart is a must try!

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