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The Best Granola in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 15, 2013

Granola Toronto The Best Granola in Toronto is a wholesome snack and sensible breakfast option found at cafes, bakeries and pantries across the city. The crunchy clusters are good-to-go when baked into a bar, easy to nibble on dry, and when layered into a parfait, they even double as dessert.

Here is the best granola in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Health Food Stores in Toronto
The Best Gourmet Food Stores in Toronto

Mabel's Bakery

Mabel's Bakery

Each of Mabel's downtown bakeries sells house-made granola in bags by weight. The all-organic mix of oats, seeds, honey and canola oil comes in two flavours, one that's super seedy and one that's studded with dried sweetened cranberries. More »

Cherry Bomb Coffee

Cherry Bomb Coffee

Situated on Roncesvalles, this cafe bakes its granola every Friday in house and offers it for quick grab and go in one pound bags for $7. The wholesome mix is packed full of oats, a variety of nuts, dried fruits, coconut and sweetened with maple and honey. More »

Cool Hand of a Girl

Cool Hand of a Girl

This reliable breakfast and brunch spot in the Junction offers a hearty mix of oats, quinoa, almonds and cranberries served with dollops of creamy Liberty yogurt for $7.50. More »

The Drake Cafe

The Drake Cafe

This well-known West Queen West outpost takes pride in elevating comfort foods. Here, even this old-fashioned staple goes gourmet in $10 bowls topped with yogurt, fresh fruit, wild flower honey and hemp seeds. More »

Mitzi's Cafe

Mitzi's Cafe

Nestled on sleepy Sorauren street, this daytime destination serves bowls of crunchy, homestyle granola topped with a choice of plain or vanilla yogurt and plenty of fresh fruit ($8). More »

Kupfert & Kim

Kupfert & Kim

This wheat-free takeaway counter in the PATH makes its granola with blend of gluten-free oats, figs, dates, flax, pecans, walnuts, pumpkins seeds, cardamom, nutmeg, maple syrup and a choice of fresh toppings ($6). More »

Sweet Flour Bakeshop

Sweet Flour Bakeshop

This customizable cookie shop provides a base of house steel-cut oats, nuts and honey and then offers the option to add complementary mix-ins like figs, chocolate bits or macadamia nuts. Order a half pound take-away bag for $6.50 or have it in a yogurt parfait for $4.75. More »

Gilead Cafe

Gilead Cafe

At breakfast and brunch, Jamie Kennedy's cafe offers bowls of creamy sheep's milk yogurt with crunchy clusters of granola, roasted hazelnuts and honey for $7. Get the dry mix to go for $5 per half litre. More »

Le Gourmand

Le Gourmand

It turns out this Spadina and Richmond cafe excels at more than just cookies (who knew?). Local office workers and commuters praise the Fruit Salad Deluxe ($6.50) loaded with granola, yogurt and honey as a better balanced, breakfast alternative. More »

de Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters

de Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters

This specialty coffee roaster located at Yonge and Eg bakes granola bars ($2.75) from scratch that are packed full of rolled oats, brown sugar, whole cranberries, almonds, honey and olive oil. More »

Emma's Country Kitchen

Emma's Country Kitchen

Grab bags of house roasted granola ($9/300g) to go from the pantry at this St. Clair West bakery cafe or stay for a bowl nutty oat clusters flavoured with honey, ginger and cinnamon, which is then layered with yogurt and fresh fruit. The hearty weekday breakfast is only $4 or have a bigger bowl at weekend brunch for $6. More »

Feel Good Guru

Feel Good Guru

The Yogi Granola at this West Queen West juice bar and healthy take-out shop sells for $16, but is rich with wholesome ingredients. The nutrient-packed bowls come filled with whole oats, sprouted buckwheat, pepitas, sunflower, chia, hemp and flax seeds, yogi berries, cranberries, raisins, dates and sweetened with maple and vanilla. More »

Discussion

11 Comments

Yardl / October 15, 2013 at 09:02 am
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No healthy food south of Queen W? Sounds like a business opportunity.
Rill Talk / October 15, 2013 at 09:49 am
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s/o to Tampered Press just north of the park. The owner's mom makes the best granola (no raisins, no bullshit, just straight-up granola), $3 with yogurt, try and beat it, you can't, you lose, peace.
Bradley / October 15, 2013 at 11:00 am
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Bonjour Brioche does a really nice one ... I just got a second bag of it for my birthday.
bill / October 15, 2013 at 11:18 am
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Healthy food? Granola is closer to candy than health food.
Gabe replying to a comment from Yardl / October 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm
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Le Gourmand is on Spadina south of Queen St, the map is incorrect.

This is a top 12 Granola list not a healh food list. There is alot of health food south of Queen st for breakfast, lunch and dinner there sparky. Do you eat granola 24/7 ?
trickydisco / October 15, 2013 at 03:34 pm
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Feel Good Guru granola for $16???? LOL
Some truth / October 15, 2013 at 06:47 pm
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Granola for $16?? Seriously??????????????????????????????

People will pay insane amounts for anything these days. People will go out to so-called "gourmet" burger shops and pay over $20 for a crappy burger and a palmful of fries. People will go out and pay $7 for a smoothie. And apparently $16 for granola. And then they will cry that they have no savings and that they have accrued massive credit card debt. Boo hoo! Wah!!!!

Also, wake-up call: granola is generally not a health food. It consists of once-healthy oats glued together with high fructose syrup.

(Also, whether oats are good for you or not as an individual has a lot to do with whether you require more soluble or insoluble fibre for your individual dietary needs.)
ttraveller / October 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm
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$16 granola. All these hip places are packed with young folk who couldn't cook an omelet if their life depended on it. And you know what- they wear their childish ignorance like a badge of honor. Bushleague town.
Sheila / February 25, 2014 at 09:16 am
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Try granola from Georgian Bay Granola Company. Our customers tell us it's the best they've tasted. Two flavours - Sugar Bush Maple and Honey Bee Crunch. Organic ingredients. Available all over Toronto!
Vaclav / April 27, 2014 at 01:33 pm
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Recently I tried madegood granola bar and balls which were AMAZING! So healthy and clean with vegetables! I got it from wychwood barns farmers market.
mel / April 28, 2014 at 08:54 am
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try Crave. 145 King St West. downstairs near the food court. i love that place

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