Best Jewish bakeries in Toronto

You don’t have to look far to find some exemplary Jewish bakeries in Toronto. From challahs, to bagels and sufganiyah, these bakeries are serving up some seriously delicious baked goods! Here are the best bets in town! [Photo credit: What A Bagel by Parisima Baha]

Grodzinski Bakery

3437 Bathurst, North York, ON M6A 2C3

The Grodzinski family has been baking since 1888, and have grown to two locations in Ontario, with their product available at specialty shops across the city. Grodzinski Bakery bakes a great deal of treats including Bubkas, cookies, cakes, Danishes, pies, Shavuot and more! There’s also a savoury selection of bread, challah loaves and bilkas.

Hermes Bakery Inc

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2885 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6B 3A4

Kosher and nut free, Hermes bakery only offers the freshest of items to its customers. The homemade baked goods vary seasonally, but usually include cakes, cookies, bread, petit feurres and more. Hermes also does catering, baking kosher wedding cakes, and provides sweet tables and platters for large functions. Hermes has seasonal hours, so check the website before you head out.

Kiva's Bagel Bakery & Restaurant

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15 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON M4V 1K6

One of the best bagel spots in Toronto, Kiva has been serving up freshly baked bagels and bread daily since 1979. While the smell of fresh out of the oven bread hits you as soon as you open the door at their Yonge and St. Clair location, Kiva has lots more to offer. There is a wide selection of items to fill your bagel with, and sandwiches, French toast, and cheese blintzes all made with homemade bread.

Harbord Bakery

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115 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G7

This husband and wife duo opened their first bakery in 1945 on the corner of Major and Harbord, where it still stands today. Their baked goods are made with the same passion and joy as always and the menu includes a plethora of breads, the always popular Braided Challah, and sweets like Danishes, cakes, pies and truffles. Delivery available.

Gryfe's Bagel Bakery

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3421 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2C1

Located in North York, Gryfe’s Bagel’s has been open for more than 50 years! Known for its light and fluffy bagels, Gryfe’s is truly a family affair. The bakery, which can make up to a 1000 bagels on any given day, is simple in its décor and only takes cash. Aside from the bagels, which taste equally delicious toasted and fresh out of the oven, it serves mini-pizzas and jams imported from Israel. Be prepared to wait, there is always a line outside of Gryfe’s!

Isaacs Bakery

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3390 Bathurst St, North York, ON M6A 2B9

Another gem in North York, Issacs is so popular it closes at 3:30 pm in the afternoon on most days because there are no more baked goods left! The nut-free bakery is home to a multitude of desserts like cakes, petit fours and pies. And, of course Issacs bakes its bread in-house! If you can get there early enough, there is also a superb breakfast menu!

Richmans Kosher Bakery

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4119 Bathurst St, North York, ON M3H 3P4

Richmond Kosher Bakery serves up North York’s best sufganiyah and Challah bread. The popular bakery is always packed, so be prepared to wait for your freshly baked loaves! The owners took over Richman’s Kosher Bakery, giving it a revamped décor, but keeping all the tradition that comes along with owning a Jewish bakery. The bakery also creates tiered cakes for celebrations like weddings and bat mitzvahs.

Yitz's Deli & Catering

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346 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N 1A2

Yitz’s is perhaps one of the most famous deli’s in Toronto, but did you know it also offers a selection of baked treats? The small, yet delicious, offerings include butter tarts, cinnamon buns, Danishes, chocolate chunk cookies and the famous lemon meringue pies! All of these are available on the dine-in menu.

My Zaidys Bakery

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7241 Bathurst St, Thornhill, ON L4J 3W1

Located in Thornhill, you’ll have to head a bit north of Toronto to get to My Zaidy’s Bakery. Trust us, it will be worth the trek! The baked goods are all made-in house and made fresh every morning. The bakery sells all the classic items, like Challah and sufganiyah, alongside some North American treats like gluten- free rum balls and chocolate cookies!

What A Bagel

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2275 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2C6

What a Bagel indeed! The popular bakery is famed for its fresh out of the oven bagels, and who could forget about the adorable mini-bagels! While the bagels are some of the best in the city, the bakery also offer up delicious treats, including cinnamon rolls, cookies, butter tarts, strudels and more!

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