For many sweet-tooths, one of the best aspects of the holidays is the sweet treats, such as chocolates, candy canes, cookies and cakes. Mmmm! There are plenty of yummy and festive options to share with your family (or to tuck away in a high cupboard and sneak a piece after the kids have gone to bed… shhhhh!) We’ve done our delicious research and compiled a list of Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto to Sweeten Up Your Holidays!
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Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto — Downtown
The Candy Bar Toronto
Where: 849 College Street
The Candy Bar hits its dedicated fans right in the sweet spot, with a wide array of imported candies, hand-crafted chocolates and a wide assortment of unique treats.
Where: 653 Dupont Street
This high-end chocolate shop makes seasonally themed products throughout the year, such as truffle trees, elaborately moulded chocolate and Christmas smash cakes that look almost too pretty to eat! (*…almost*) For Hanukkah, take their chocolate dreidel box for a spin!
Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto — East End
Where: 1912 Danforth Avenue (home delivery also available)
If you don’t know what a brigadeiro is, find out more about these yummy Brazilian bonbons at this cute shop on the Danforth. Pick from seasonal or traditional flavours such as Mulled Wine, Candy Cane Chocolate and Gingerbread, or even make your own at home with a DIY kit.
Where: 2179 Queen St. East
A fixture in the Beach for decades, this large store has lots of sweet options, including moulded chocolate lollipops in themed shapes and characters.
Tori’s Bake Shop
Where: 2188 Queen St. East (home delivery also available)
Tori’s is known throughout the city for their plant-based creations and gluten-free options. Their seasonal donuts and gingerbread house kits are always a hit!
Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto — West End
Where: 787 Queen St. West (home delivery also available)
At this popular Queen West bakery, you can get a gorgeous full-length Buche de Noël or just a little stump! They also have seasonally themed cakes, cupcakes, tarts, petit fours and cookies.
The Grand Order of Divine Sweets
Where: 1162 Queen St. West
This bakery is well-known for its “fandom” designs, which feature items like Harry Potter jumper cookies, “Santa in Carbonite” (à la Han Solo), Buddy the Elf bark, plus different flavours of hot chocolate bombs.
Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto — Midtown & North York
Where: 504 Gordon Baker Road
This chocolate shop in North York offers classic chocolate boxes, plus even the boxes themselves can be chocolate!
Where: 454 Eglinton Ave. West
This retro-themed shop in Forest Hill has oodles of funky gift ideas and sugary treats like flavoured candy canes and PEZ dispensers, plus plenty of fun stocking stuffer ideas.
Where: 3360 Yonge Street
This cute shop in Midtown makes handmade hard candy with custom designs in a variety of flavours, colours and designs.
Bomou Artisanal Bakery
Where: 1636 Bayview Avenue (home delivery also available)
Bomou has classy but fun chocolate creations, such as a moulded Buche de Noël cake, hot chocolate bombs and a cookie smash box.
Where: Home delivery and pick-up are also available by appointment at 130 Cawthra Ave. #105
You can have a fun baking party at home with Sweet Flour’s DIY cookie decorating kit, or just let the professional make it for you.
Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto — Local Chains
Bobbette & Belle
Where: 1121 Queen St. East, 3347 Yonge Street (home delivery also available)
This Instagram-worthy bakery has every kind of special occasion treat imaginable, from themed cakes and cupcakes to decorated cookies and puddings, as well as their famous homemade marshmallows.
Where: 120 Dundas St. West, Toronto; 140 Amber St, Unit #10, Markham (home delivery also available)
With locations at Bay & Dundas and in Markham, Butter Baker has prepared cookies and cakes, and also holiday baker mixes and baking bundles so you can DIY the deliciousness at home.
Where: 483 Church Street, 1537A Queen St.West, 1581 Bayview Avenue, 908 Queen St. East (home delivery also available)
This mouth-watering local chain of cookie stores offers a seasonal gift box of their favourite holiday flavours: Candy Cane Shortbread, Cranberry Bliss, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Mint Brownie, Gingerbread White Chocolate, and Holiday M&M’s.
Glory Hole Doughnuts
Where: 1505 Gerrard St East, 130 Harbord Street
Who says you can’t have doughnuts as a Christmas treat?! This local favourite will make you forget all about that ubiquitous hockey-player chain, with special flavours exclusively for the holidays like Bouche de Noël, Gingerbread Cheesecake and Sufganiyot, just for Hanukkah.
Where: 780 Queen St. West, 484 Bloor St. West, 1099 Yonge St., Richmond Adelaide Centre: 121 Adelaide St. West, 855 Oxford Street (home delivery also available)
This upscale chain has plenty of impeccably decorated treats and “delicious gourmandise” on offer, including chocolates, gummies, bonbons, hot chocolate, cakes and more.
Pâtisserie La Cigogne
Where: 1419 Danforth Avenue, 1626 Bayview Avenue (home delivery also available)
If you’re looking for French pastries and gifts to go with your Christmas tourtière (which they also have), this is the place to find them. Along with traditional cakes and cookies, they also have macarons and impressive croquembouche towers.
Pusateri’s Fine Foods
Where: 57 Yorkville Avenue, 1539 Avenue Road, Saks Food Hall Sherway Gardens – 25 The West Mall, Saks Food Hall Toronto Eaton Centre – 176 Yonge St. (home delivery also available)
Even the most discerning of your gift recipients will appreciate the refined truffles, moulded chocolates and baked goods from many renowned European-imported brands.
Where: 32 Tank House Lane, 443 King St. West, 77 Brock Ave. (home delivery also available)
Some of the most beautifully presented chocolates in town, you can choose from fancy chocolate truffles, drinking chocolate mixes and artisanal bars, to not-as-fancy but still adorable Gingerbread Ninja Cats!
Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto — National/Intl. Chain Stores
You’ll find oodles of options for baking supplies to create your dream Christmas dessert at this popular bulk foods chain, but they also have wrapped candy and chocolate options that are perfect for filling up stockings.
Where: Manulife Centre – 55 Bloor Street West (home delivery also available)
This hub of upscale Italian food at Bay & Bloor has culinary gifts such as themed gift baskets, fluffy panettone cakes and artisanal chocolates, and much more.
A Canadian classic, Laura Secord always has seasonally themed chocolates available. This year, they have fun items like boxed chocolates, loot bags, mixed nuts, hot chocolate bombs and more.
Founded in Vancouver over a century ago, Purdy’s has delectable packages such as peppermint bark, gift tins and stocking stuffer bags.
Squish makes yummy gummy candies in seasonal shapes and flavours. Who could resist fun names like “Sleigh All Day” and “Treat Yo’ Elf”? Not only that, but many flavours are also vegan and/or gluten-free.
Sugarfina at Nordstrom
Located in Nordstrom stores, Sugarfina offers premium candy and chocolates. For the holidays, they offer both Christmas and Hanukkah-themed boxes.
Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
This world-renowned chocolatier gets in on the festive fun with gift boxes, chocolate Santas and gingerbread.
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