Danish Pastry House toronto

Danish Pastry House

Danish Pastry House opened a Toronto location after years of successful business in Oakville.

All their pastries are still made there and delivered here fresh and most retail for less than five bucks.

danish pastry houseThe bakery is microscopic, a steady line of people snaking in and out of its small confines lined with pastry cases and shelves of bread for free samples, morning treats and boxes of goodies.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

A Kanel Snegl ($2.50), or Cinnamon Snail, is a Danish-style “low snail” pastry filled with remonce (creamed butter and sugar) and cinnamon, topped with a not-too-overpowering, completely un-Cinnabon-like amount of vanilla icing.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Gateau Marcel ($3.50) is a gluten-free chocolate mousse cake made completely without flour, a melt-in-your-mouth cloud of chocolate cream coated in a fine dusting of silky cocoa.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

They also do raspberry ($3.95), rhubarb and blueberry tarts ($3.75) that are exploding with flavour. The translucent base is just almond paste and custard blended together.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Stone Age bread ($9.75) is a gluten- and yeast-free almond and seed loaf extremely high in fibre and protein. It’s actually held together solely with egg, and they have mini version for sale as healthy snacks to keep you nourished through the day.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

These ain’t the rum balls from your average family Christmas party, made with fresh pastry, baker’s rum, chocolate and coconut. The coconut delightfully offsets the airy, soft centre.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Hoj Snegls ($3.25) (or High Snail, pronounced “hoy snayal”) are also filled with cinnamon and remonce, an extra high, extra indulgent version of the Snegl with Belgian chocolate icing.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

A Viking Slice ($3.25) is dry pastry filled with almond paste and custard, lacquered thickly with chocolate icing.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Every pastry here is laminated precisely (a process of creating layers of puff pastry with butter) so it has exactly 27 paper-thin layers.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Kanel loaves ($5.75) have that same ubiquitous wonderful cinnamon flavour and white icing packed into an entire loaf.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Aeble Fiske ($2.50) or “Apple Fish” get their name from the way the pastry is pinched, apparently to look like a fish. It seems like a passing resemblance at best to me, but who cares, the crispy thin layered pastry is filled with apple and buttercream.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Everything in here is Danish down to teas by Emeyu.

Danish Pastry House TorontoCoffee by Kontra is Danish too, because you can’t sell pastries in a train station without having coffee for sale too. Feel like a true Dane and start your morning with a poppy seed Tierkes breakfast roll and a latte made using the coffee imported from Copenhagen.

Danish Pastry House TorontoFounder Anita Lauritsen is the child of Danish immigrants, and traditional pastries are authentically made using imported almond paste rather than sugar for sweetness.

Danish Pastry House Toronto

Photos by

Hector Vasquez


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