Best gingerbread to try for the holidays in Toronto

Gingerbread is the quintessential holiday flavour. There is something about the combination of molasses and ginger that keep people coming back for more. Whether you love the cookies, or want the flavour in a latte, Toronto has you covered. Here is the best gingerbread in Toronto to try this holiday season.[Photo of Mad Batter Bakers by Jennifer D’Agostino]

Mad Batter Bakers

135B Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3E4

Mad Batter Bakers is home to a copious amount of gingerbread cookies! The soft cookies are made in the King West bakery, and come in all sorts of shapes, from gingerbread men to mittens and houses. Mad Batter Bakers also makes custom gingerbread cookies.

Butter Baker

120 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1C3

Newly opened, Butter Baker is doing double time for its first go at seasonal holiday treats making both a gingerbread latte and a gingerbread croissant! The croissant is filled with cream cheese crème, gingerbread crumble and is finished with a mini gingerbread men and toasty marshmallows – yum! The latte is infused with gingerbread syrup and topped with whipped cream, salted caramel sauce and a mini gingerbread man.

Bobbette & Belle

3347 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N 2M6

Bobbette & Belle is always fully stocked with delicious baked goods during the holiday season. This year you can try the famous gingerbread man! Made with real ginger and dipped in dark chocolate, the cookie is flavoured with ground ginger, cinnamon and cloves. You can pick up the little gingerbread men at both locations.

Sweet Olenka’s

225 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4

Sweet Olenka’s is known for its delicious chocolate truffle selection. Available in white, milk and dark chocolate, the ginger truffle is a fan-favourite come holiday season. Made with real ginger, the truffle is made in house and sold individually or as a part of the assorted Christmas truffle pack.

Eds Real Scoop

920 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J5

Once early December hits, Ed’s Real Scoop gets on the festive bandwagon and offers a selection of seasonal ice cream and gelato, including the popular gingerbread ice cream. Made in-house, the gingerbread ice cream is sweet with a little bit of spicy heat. It tastes just like the cookie, but frozen and creamy!

Dufflet Pastries

787 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

Dufflet has an entire holiday menu, which includes gingerbread cookies! The gingerbread kids, are solid individually at all locations. The cookie has the signature snap of a gingerbread cookie, and brings back all the nostalgic feelings of your mom’s gingerbread cookies.

Soma Chocolatemaker

55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

This holiday season, Soma has added gingerbread spice to its English Toffee recipe. The result is a delicious and addictive Gingerbread Toffee. Chewy, crunchy and nostalgic, the gingerbread toffee is sure to fly off the shelves this year. To get a taste, you can order it online or stop by one of the locations.


348 Ryding Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 1H5

Madelines bespoke bakery is the place to check out when hunting for the perfect gingerbread cookie. The gingerbread cookies are decorated with marzipan and come in all sorts of shapes like men, candy canes, wreathes and more. The marzipan gives the cookie an almond flavour, which matches well with the ground ginger.

Emma's Country Kitchen

810 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M6C 1B6

Emma’s Country Kitchen is known for its brunch menu, which is filled with home-style items like pancakes. This time of year, you can order seasonally flavoured pancakes, including gingerbread! Made with ground ginger, molasses and winter spices, the pancakes are lights and fluffy and flavoured just right. The stack comes served with whipped brown butter and real maple syrup.

Sweet Flour Bake Shop

130 Cawthra Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 3C2

Sweet Flour Bakeshop is a one-stop destination for all your gingerbread needs. You can buy gingerbread houses, men, snowflakes and a gingerbread decorating kit. Made in store, the gingerbread cookies are tasty and decorated with royal icing.

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