butter tarts toronto

The Best Butter Tarts in Toronto

The best butter tarts in Toronto are quintessentially Canadian, basic but beautiful and ooey gooey. Whether you like them with or without nuts or raisins, you can't really say you're from here if you don't love these baked goods.

Here are the best butter tarts in Toronto. 


Gerrard Street Bakery
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Gerrard Street Bakery

Situated on Gerrard in East Chinatown, the more gourmet-style butter tarts here are crispy around the edge.

Cafe Belong
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Cafe Belong

Large savoury butter tarts are available at the cafe outpost of this farm to table restaurant at Evergreen Brick Works.


The Sweet Oven
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The Sweet Oven

This bakery in the Beaches is exclusively dedicated to butter tarts, and they have all kinds of varieties like mint Oreo, Skor bit and coconut, as well as seasonal specials like bacon or beer.

Bobbette & Belle
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Bobbette & Belle

Macarons and cake are revered at locations of this upscale bakery in Leslieville and near Yonge and Lawrence, but they also turn out butter tarts that are just as Instagrammable.


Charmaine Sweets
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Charmaine Sweets

Wonderfully crispy, sticky little butter tarts with or without nuts are available at this bakery in Leaside.


Home Baking Co.
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Home Baking Co.

Bloordale has this cute bakery that does equally adorable little plain and pecan butter tarts, as well as cherry tarts with thick crusts.

Tartistry
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Tartistry

This Queensway shop in Etobicoke might just take the cake for most beautifully presented tarts with crimped edges and pastry decorations on top. Expect varieties like maple walnut and raspberry.


Dough Bakeshop
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Dough Bakeshop

The Danforth is where you'll find this darling bakery using only the best ingredients to make lighter butter tarts with a slight maple undertone.

Phipps Bakery Cafe
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Phipps Bakery Cafe

Butter tarts in kinds like caramel pecan and chocolate pecan even come in miniature sizes at this bakery on Eglinton West that's been around for decades.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at The Sweet Oven, @charmainesweetsstudio

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