10 places for Passover desserts in Toronto
Toronto bakeries offer a slew of delicious-looking kosher-for-Passover desserts for the eight-day-long festival celebrating the exodus from Egypt. Put your canned chocolate-coconut macaroons aside and choose from an assortment of unleavened cakes, cookies, brownies and chocolates to make your Passover a sweet one.
Here are my picks for places to pick up Passover desserts in Toronto.
My Zaidy's Bakery
This Thornhill bakery doesn't just offer scrumptious-looking caramel crunch cakes ($55) and K4P muffins (six for $12), it's also open for part of the holiday (during chol hamoed) if you don't feel like eating at home. And if you're craving something savoury, My Zaidy's also makes freshly baked pizza made with tapioca and potato starch.
Easy Sweets Baked Goods
For allergy-friendly and kosher products, check out Easy Sweets Baked Goods in North York. Make sure to pre-order your Passover treats, like chocolate tortes ($65), mini cupcakes (12 for $20) and double layer birthday cakes ($60).
Cookies, jelly rolls and loaf cakes from Hermes will amplify your seder. And don't fret if you gobble everything up on the first two nights of the holiday. This strictly kosher bakery is also open chol hamoed.
Harbord Bakery may be known for its delicious challah, but around Passover, it slings out yeast-free goodies like macaroons, cakes and pies - call ahead to find out when everything will be available.
Phipps Bakery Cafe
For stunning and sweet treats, head to this French-style bakery on Eglinton West. Its Passover menu boasts desserts like a flourless chocolate cake ($39.99), a lemon mouse and coconut meringue cake ($31.99/$$58.99) and addictive amaretti cookies ($11.99).
This bakery stalwart has a number of locations around the city including the original at Bathurst and Steeles. Celebrate the upcoming holiday with honey cakes, macaroons and of course, matzah bagels.
You can pre-order and pick up your Passover-friendly baked goods at all Bagel World locations. Matzah bagels are particularly popular, but you can also choose from more decadent options, such as a triple chocolate mousse cake, chocolate-dipped macaroons and mini fruit flans.
What a Bagel
Some What A Bagel outposts - including those in Thornhill and Forest Hill - roll out Passover goodies. Along with matzah bagels, expect to find an assortment of cookies, macaroons and cakes - call ahead to make sure your nearest location has K4P treats in stock.
This French bakery in Thornhill doles out seriously delicious treats. It's no surprise that its Passover menu is equally drool-worthy with items including a Mont Blanc chocolate hazelnut cake ($33/$45), a nut-free strawberry shortcake ($35/$48) and a variety of cookies and tarts.
Who knew this barbecue joint on Roncesvalles offered a kosher-style menu for Passover? Along with main dishes like 12-hour smoked brisket and za'atar-rubbed smoked chicken, Barque sells flourless chocolate-cherry brownies and toasted coconut macaroons.
What did I miss? Add more places for Passover desserts in the comments.
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