The Best Portuguese Custard Tarts in Toronto
The Best Portuguese Custard Tarts in Toronto are also known as pasteis de nata (or just nata for short). The heavenly sweets were invented by monks in the 14th century who, as the story goes, were using egg whites to starch nuns' habits, and ended up with a lot of extra yolks. Their sweet solution was to bake these delicious custard tarts. Lucky for us, they became a staple Portuguese sweet - and now, they're easily found at Portuguese bakeries citywide.
Here are the best custard tarts in Toronto.
After 25 years in business, this bakery has established itself as the original (and freshest) pasteis de nata shop in Toronto. Their tarts are sold at bakeries and cafés citywide - possibly even at other spots on this list. Courense makes each sweet mini tart by hand, producing 4,000 each week.
Rotisserie-cooked poultry might be the main attraction at this Portuguese barbecue counter located inside Toronto's historic market, but the pasteis de nata are not to be missed. Strategically positioned next to the cash, the pastries are the perfect sweet ending to a mighty fine chicken dinner.
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