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The top 21 cookies in Toronto by neighbourhood

Craving a cookie in Toronto is great problem to have given that the solution is never too far away. No matter where you're situated in the city, there's a bakery or cafe serving up a fresh batch of treats in nostalgia-inducing flavours ranging from chewy chocolate chip cookies to crisp to crumbly Italian varieties.

Here are my top picks for 21 cookies that rule their respective Toronto neighbourhoods.

See also: The Best Cookies in Toronto,

ANNEX
Frangipane on Dupont is home to an array of beloved biscuits including shortbread infused with lemon or lavender, crumbly Swedish-style oatmeal cookies, ginger molasses cookies, chocolate pecan chews, and more.

BAYVIEW & LEASIDE
Wisey's Pies & Bakehouse is a Kiwi-inspired bakery where you'll find fresh batches of cookies in an of ever changing array of flavours including peanut butter, oatmeal raising, salted chocolate chip, or white chocolate cranberry.

BEACHES
Homestyle baked goods including an abundant selection of cookies are the specialty at Sleepy Baker. In addition to rotating specials, you'll find classics available daily including almond snowballs, raspberry linzer cookies, pinwheels and stuffed cookies embedded with goodies like Nutella, Kit Kat bars and Turtles.

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BLOORCOURT
Oatmeal cookies, ginger molasses cookies, and the pretzel-laden "everything" cookie are favourites at Bakerbots. These biscuits are better still with a scoop of house-made ice cream sandwiched in between.

CORKTOWN
Get the "shorties" at Roselle. The best selling cookies at this King East pastry house feature a pair of orange and Earl Grey shortbreads sandwiching white chocolate and candied orange.

THE DANFORTH
Discover Icelandic confections at the Viking Bakery on East Danforth. The shop is stocked with devoted entirely to Icelandic treats and when it comes to cookies you'll find chocolate dipped biscuits, chewy oatmeal cookies, oatmeal biscuits and more.

DISTILLERY DISTRICT
Freshly baked cookies in flavours like chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger molasses and peanut butter are all on offer the Sweet Escape Patisserie.

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DUNDAS WEST
Sugar cookies decorated in fun shapes and colours are sweet little treasures from Le Dolci. Custom creations are available for special orders and while the shop is generally stocked with a few varieties for afternoon snacking at Bellwoods.

EAST CHINATOWN
Andrea's Gerrard Street Bakery is well-stocked with cookies including a classic chocolate chip, spiced ginger, and coconut snickerdoodle.

ETOBICOKE
Chocolate chip, double chocolate, and peanut butter are all accounted for at Bake Sale on The Kingsway. In addition to the classics, you'll find an oatmeal cookie embedded with M&M's, chocolate chips and peanuts as well as Empire cookies featuring two sugar cookies sandwiching jam and coated in icing.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT
Big, soft, nutty chocolate chunk cookies and "home-made" Oreos at Maman are the perfect pick-me-up to take back to your desk with a cappuccino or carton of milk.

THE JUNCTION
Among the many delightful vegan and gluten-free baked goods at Bunner's you'll find signature cookies including a lemony cornflake cookie, a chewy chocolate chunk cookie, and the original Supersonic cookie flecked with choco-chips, cranberries, pepitas, sunflower and flax seeds.

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KING WEST
If you love a crisp biscotti then Forno Cultura is your jam. Find the Italian bakery stocked with amaretti di nocciole, frolla al Limone, and more.

LESLIEVILLE
The repertoire of cookie recipes at Desmond & Beatrice numbers over 25. Here you'll find all the classics plus signature creations including bacon chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter pretzel chocolate cookies, and one playfully dubbed, unicorn poop.

LITTLE ITALY
Bake Shoppe on College St. is stocked with an abundance of sweet treats. Among the rows of house-baked pop tarts and passion flakies, find cookies in flavours like Nutella brown butter, oatmeal hemp, and white chocolate macadamia.

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OSSINGTON
Bang Bang is an offshoot of the above-mentioned Bakerbots and they share strengths in the ice cream sandwich department. The lineup of cookies includes soft house-baked graham crackers.sss

QUEEN WEST
The enormous, often still-warm, fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies at Le Gourmand are just awesome.

RONCESVALLES
Cherry Bomb is a cafe that takes pride in its fresh baked goods. Look forward to jars filled with cranberry, almond biscotti, and soft chewy double chocolate cookies.

WEST QUEEN WEST
All-natural, scratch-made cookies are a staple at Mabel's. The selection includes ginger, oatmeal raisin, oatmeal chocolate chip, chewy chocolate chip, and the house fave, peanut butter fudge featuring two peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter fudge.

YONGE & LAWRENCE
The lineup of over-the-top doughnuts and pretty pies might take the cake at The Rolling Pin, but the selection of more humble cookies should not be missed either.

YONGE & WELLESLEY
The Red Bench is a self-serve fro-yo shop, tea-centric cafe, and first and foremost, home to a made-to-order cookie station. Here, cookie monsters can pick the dough and mix-ins (options such as raisins, nuts, mini M&M's, chocolate chips, etc.) and three minutes later, voila!

What did I miss? Disagree with my selections in the comments.

Lead photo of Wisey's Pies and Bakehouse by Jesse Milns.


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