Baklava Toronto

The Best Baklava in Toronto

The best baklava in Toronto are syrupy sweet slices of this famous dessert with a long history thought to trace back to Istanbul. Today, this layered treat comes in all different shapes and is eaten across countries where there’s a love for phyllo, nuts and fragrant syrups infused with rose or orange blossom water. Buy them by the piece or by the trayload. 

Here's the best baklava in Toronto.


Patisserie Royale
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Patisserie Royale

Kennedy Road’s Lebanese insititution has been making famously good baklava since 1987. The bakery uses clarified butter for flakiness, Persian pistachios, and nuts from California. Head to the curved case of treats for an array of different baklava, like burma and bellawrieh.

Crown Pastries
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Crown Pastries

This Syrian pastry bar makes baklava the way owner Rasoul Salha learned to at his grandpa’s sweets store in Aleppo. Find this bakery on Lawrence East selling rows and rows of phyllo delights with loads of pistachios, almonds and cashews.


Kostas Bakery
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Kostas Bakery

For old-school baked goods made Greek style, go to Ellesmere Road where they’re making trays of flaky phyllo layered with spiced walnuts and honey syrup. Opened in 2013, this bakery is an offshoot of longtime Kostas Meat Market.

Serano Bakery
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Serano Bakery

Ever the popular Greektown business, this bakery has been Pape Village’s go-to for phyllo sweets for over 30 years. Serano’s spinach pies and deli counter are always a hit, but the baklava is a show-stealer.


College Falafel
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College Falafel

Halifax donair is this Little Italy counter’s claim to fame, but their honey-soaked baklava is just another reason to hit them up. They sell hearty triangles of these sweets, served with walnuts, in finger versions too.


Adonis
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Adonis

Scarborough’s massive emporium for all things Middle Eastern is, surprise, also a purveyor of baklava. Treat yourself to dozens of baklava in different shapes and styles at their pastry section while making the rounds for fresh-baked pita and halal meats.

Arz Fine Foods
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Arz Fine Foods

Prepare to be blown away by the baklava section at this grocery store on Lawrence East. It’s pistachios, almonds, walnuts and syrup galore behind the counters, where their selection of treats made with veggie ghee are displayed on fancy platters.


Red Rose Patisserie
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Red Rose Patisserie

One of Little Tehran’s OG Persian bakeries is still offering a menu of custom cakes, cookies and saffron ice cream. Included in their offerings of sweets are tasty baklava made with pistachios. This family business has been around since 1980.

Narin Pastry
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Narin Pastry

This bakery on Wilson Avenue is baking up loads of Turkish sweets. This location is the only one that remains after the closure of its Danforth outpost. Baklava come with a hefty pile of chopped pistachios overtop a shiny coating of syrup.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Crown Pastries


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