Best paletas in Toronto

This Mexican frozen dessert has taken Toronto by storm! Over the past two years paletas have been popping up all over town, on dessert menus at popular Mexican restaurants, at food stalls at the summer’s hottest festivals and shops in trendy neighbourhoods. Here are the best paletas in Toronto! [Photo credit: Seven Lives paletas by Jennifer D’Agostino]


198 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L6

The owners at Wrestlers make it their mission to create authentic paletas. All of the paletas are made fresh daily and come in 20 flavours. They also offer toppings like toasted coconut, melted chocolate and currants. The flavours are always changing, and the community can get involved by suggesting future creations on a flavour sign-up sheet.

Sweet Jesus

106 John St, Toronto, ON M5H 1X9

Toronto can thank Sweet Jesus for kick-starting the paleta craze, and between the crazy flavours and Instagram-factor, it’s not difficult to see why they’re so popular. The flavours at Sweet Jesus are always changing, in both water and dairy-based options. The more popular flavours include Strawberry and Chocolate, Key Lime Pie (YES!) and Cookie Monster.

Seven Lives Paleteria

72 Kensington Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2K1

Seven Lives Paleteria is an extension of the popular taco restaurant, and they keep it just as authentic offering traditional Mexican flavours like Prickly Pear and Elotes, which is made with actual corn pieces. Alongside the traditional flavours, there are contemporary options like the popular Froot Loop paleta!

La Carnita

501 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5

For another hit of Sweet Jesus’ famous paletas you can stop by any La Carnita location across the city. Found on the dessert menu, you can order fan favourites like Chocolate and Peanut Butter and the Cookie Monster, a dairy-based paleta made with vanilla and chocolate cookies. It is the perfect way to end your meal at La Carnita!

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