The Best Nut-Free Bakeries in Toronto
The best nut-free bakeries in Toronto offer all of the deliciousness with none of the Anaphylaxis paranoia. Of course, there's wider interest in nut-free than just by those affected by allergic reactions, as parents, partners, teachers, and friends of persons with serious allergies can surely attest. Luckily for them (myself included) most of the shops on this list do cupcakes, cookies, and other treats so well you won't even think to miss that sticky peanut butter tart.
Here is the list of the best nut-free bakeries in Toronto.
With contributions from Giulia Falsetti
Bakes & Goods does a wicked buttercream in a variety of flavours that, of course, don't include vanilla-almond or peanut butter. Its oatmeal chocolate chip cookie and red velvet cupcake are top sellers, along with its decorated cookies on sticks in shapes such as basketballs and flowers. More »
It's the Icing on the Cake makes a little bit of everything in its totally nut-free bakery in Leslieville. The cakes, obviously, make up its front and centre, but its cookies (particularly its macadamia nut-free white chocolate) have earned a reputation of their own. Custom designs are known to be quite spectacular. More »
Short and Sweet Cupcakes is a pretty Avenue Road cupcake shop that doesn't care if you think cupcakes are passe. Its roster of flavours is always changing and includes unique cupcake varieties such as Key Lime, Mojito, and seasonal Egg Nog. Short and Sweet has also has just introduced a line of nut-free sprinkles, even though I'm pretty sure sprinkles never had nuts to begin with. More »
Kensington Natural Bakery is another one that leaves out more than just nuts. From the spelt-crust vegan pies, to gluten and/or dairy-free muffins, and a whole assortment of sugar-free, naturally made treats, Kensington Natural Bakery is a resource for most anyone with food-related allergies. More »
Katie's cakes may be devoid of any traces of nuts, but they certainly don't lack in character and pizzazz--and I'm not just talking about her erotic stagette specialties. (OK, maybe mostly.) Besides cakes, the little East York Shop also does cookies and other small treats, and also offers cake classes for a variety of skill levels. More »
Two moms would probably know better than most just how strict some schools can be about restricting foods on the basis of nuts, which is why these two moms decided to open their own nut-free shop. Their separate dairy and non-dairy kitchens pump out cookies, brownies, squares, and more, and the space doubles as a venue for kids' birthday parties and instruction. More »
Lollicakes is probably one of the few places you can find Cookie Monster and consider him 'nut-free.' Who goes that crazy for cookies?! In any case, Lollicakes' nut-free cupcakes are also certified Kosher, adorned with chocolate lollipops in the shapes of favourite puppets, cartoon character, and miscellaneous other designs. More »
The Cupcake Shoppe lets you choose from nine totally safe (from nuts, not for your waistline) cupcakes baked fresh in its Yonge and Eglinton shop each day. The 19 total flavours come iced with buttercream and named with mirth, from its "Eh?" cupcake of vanilla cake with maple buttercream to its "Yonge N' Eligible" vanilla on vanilla or chocolate. More »