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