Best holiday baked goods and desserts in Toronto

Desserts are always a must during the holidays and lucky for you, bakeries across Toronto are offering some delicious baked goods this year. Whether you want to go traditional or contemporary, any of these desserts will make a perfect accompaniment to your holiday dinner. Here are the best holiday desserts and baked goods in Toronto.[Photo courtesy of Nadege]

Dufflet Pastries

787 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

For something traditional, Dufflet is selling mincemeat tarts. 100 per cent vegetarian, the mincemeat tarts come in two sizes, medium and large, and are a savoury addition to your holiday meal. There is also a mini Buche de Noel and a mini sticky toffee Bundt cake.

Nadege Patisserie

1099 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2L7

Nadege is offering a bevy of options this holiday season. From the cute holiday chocolate sculptures, to the festive macaron flavours, you may have a hard time choosing this year. The individual cakes come in different holiday shapes like a holiday tree, ornament and gift.

The Sweet Escape Pâtisserie

24 Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Located in the heart of the Distillery District, Sweet Escapes offers a massive selection of baked treats this holiday season. The holiday menu includes sugar cookies, gingerbread, fruitcake and more. The sugar cookies come in all sorts of shapes including snowmen, snowflakes and Christmas trees. There are gluten-free options as well.

Nugateau Patisserie

717 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E6

Nugateau’s éclairs are getting a festive makeover this year! The éclairs are made with a traditional choux paste, and filled with flavours like vanilla pecan, lemon cream, pistachio and white chocolate, and more! The holiday éclairs are topped with custom designs by Toronto-based artist Tiffany Pratt. The chocolate toppings are pastel in colour and one design includes a holiday bow!

Mad Batter Bakers

135B Jefferson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3E4

Gingerbread cookies are the quintessential cookie during the holiday season and one of the best spots to grab some are Mad Batter Bakers. The gingerbread cookies come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from the classic gingerbread men to mittens and snowflakes! The soft gingerbread cookies also come in minis.

Rahier Patisserie

1586 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G 3B7

The French patisserie always has a great holiday menu of baked treats. The stand out is the Buche de Noel, which comes in multiple flavours, including vanilla, chocolate and mocha. Make sure to order ahead of time!

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