Toronto bakeries specializing in vegan cakes and cupcakes

There’s no birthday, wedding or special occasion without a cake. If you’re vegan or have dietary restrictions, you can still order a delicious cake or cupcakes for your special day. From chocolate to cheesecake to marzipan, you can find specialty dairy- and egg-free cakes and cupcakes at these vegan-friendly bakeries in Toronto. [Feature image: Tori’s Bakeshop

Bunners

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244 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L7

For moist, mouth-watering vegan, gluten- and soy-free cakes and cupcakes, Bunner’s is your best bet. Their cupcake flavours include vanilla, chocolate and red velvet, plus special flavours and creations that change every month (think: movie theatre-themed, blueberry crumble, and lemon cream). Their cakes come in six-, nine- and twelve-inch sizes plus full-slab options for a larger fete. Flavours include vanilla, chocolate, lemon, French toast, and more. They also have cheesecake, which comes in a six-inch size. Hot tip: special orders require 48-hour notice.

Almond Butterfly Bake Shop & Espresso

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100 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6

This Harbord Village bakery offers freshly baked gluten- and dairy-free, vegan and paleo options. Order a vegan chocolate and vanilla drizzle cake decorated with cherries on top, or the standard-but-delicious vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting. Almond Butterfly also offers six-inch double-layer celebration cakes from Wednesday to Saturday that sell for $38 and come in a variety of different flavours. You can also order a single-layer cake with a three-day advance notice. Order for pick-up or delivery.

Tori's Bakeshop

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2188 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E 1E6

Not only is Tori’s Bakeshop a vegan bakery, but they’re also eco-friendly and their treats are all-natural, organic and free of refined sugar. Their cakes come in six-, eight-, and 10-inch sizes and are layered with buttercream. Get a basic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, or something seasonally appropriate like a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting. The sweet boutique also offers the option of gluten-free and tiered wedding cakes, to boot! Oh, and they’ve got super delicious cupcakes, too.

Vegan Danish Bakery

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7718 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L4J 1W2

This vegan bakery located at John and Centre Street offers drool-worthy Danish treats like spandauer (a danish pastry with a cream or jam filling) and kransekage, a marzipan ring cake. They also offer specialty cakes and cupcakes. Sometimes they will have whole cakes ready-made that you can drop in and grab, but if you’re planning for a special event, it’s always best to call in advance to place an order. Enjoy flavours like double vanilla, vanilla mocha, cheesecake, lemon chiffon, vanilla coconut cream, and more.

Omg Baked Goodness

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1561 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T9

This Dundas West bakeshop is known for their dark and cocoa-rich vegan chocolate cupcakes. You can order them in bunches for a celebration (they’ve done orders as large as 5000), or you can stop by and grab one to-go. The sweet creations are frosted with different colours and flavoured icing like vanilla, chocolate, mint and lavender. FYI: some flavoured cupcakes and baked goods are not vegan, but they do offer several gluten-free options.

Sweet Olenkas On Queen

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1050 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H7

If you’re looking for vegan ice cream cakes and cupcakes, Sweet Olenka’s is the place to go. You can order them in a variety of sizes, starting from $30. They also have baked vegan cakes and cupcakes, too, and you can ask to have them uniquely decorated for your occasion. Bonus: the bakers tend to use moulded chocolates as toppings, so everything on the cake is edible. The designs are super-fun – they’ve done nautical themes, lipstick and heels, floral bliss, and pop-culture cakes like Minions, Star Wars, and Angry Birds.

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