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The Best Butter Tarts in Toronto

The best butter tarts in Toronto come in all kinds of varieties, though you can never go wrong with the classics. There will always be a debate about whether nuts or raisins belong in these sweet treats, but every Canadian enjoys them all the same.

Here are the best butter tarts in Toronto. 


Gerrard Street Bakery
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Gerrard Street Bakery

People venture to East Chinatown to find this bakery where the butter tarts have perfectly crispy, bubbly bronze tops. They've also been known to make butter tart cakes and Nanaimo bars with a layer of butter tart filling.

Cafe Belong
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Cafe Belong

Evergreen Brick Works might be one of the more interesting locations to grab a butter tart, from this convenient cafe that also sells sandwiches and beverages for a day out.


Sweetie Pie
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Sweetie Pie

With multiple locations in and around Toronto, this bakery is known for their gourmet handmade butter tarts that are crispy around the edges and crinkly on top.

Rob's Good Food
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Rob's Good Food

Butter tart fans, listen up: if you haven't hit up this hidden gem in East York yet, you're seriously missing out. People love their butter tarts in varieties like pecan, maple, raisin, cranberry pecan and blueberry.


Ba Noi
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Ba Noi

Molten centres and crackly tops on butter tarts draw people to this Bloorcourt bakery that also sells lots of other creative baked goods.


Tartistry
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Tartistry

Get a real old school butter tart experience by heading to the Queensway in Etobicoke that does an overwhelming number of varieties: plain, pecan, raisin, lemon curd, maple walnut, cheesecake, blueberry, coconut, peanut butter chocolate and s'more.

Larry's Folly
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Larry's Folly

This isn't just any Parkdale coffee shop: peek inside and you may just find some of the best homemade butter tarts you've ever had.


Cassis Bake
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Cassis Bake

Maple butter tarts with bubbly tops and perfectly crimped edges are made using traditional French techniques at this Danforth East bakery.

Palmer Coffee
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Palmer Coffee

Round out breakfast or lunch at this Bloor West Village cafe with a freshly baked butter tart with expertly crimped edges.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Sweetie Pie, Ba Noi, Larry's Folly


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