Valentine’s Day is the one of the best days of the year for a sweet tooth! However, many Torontonians are of a discerning nature and want something more special than just a cardboard box from the dollar store. Thankfully, numerous local bakeries and chocolatiers are up for the challenge offering creative and delicious options. Therefore, we have hungrily compiled a list of the best spots to buy sweet treats for Valentine’s Day in Toronto.

Note: Most business also offer home delivery!

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.
Valentine’s Favourites: Chocolate Gift Box, Valentine’s Day Candy Cones, Love Hearts, Denman Island Dark Chocolate Heart

Stubbe Chocolates
Where: 653 Dupont Street
This high-end chocolate shop makes seasonally themed products throughout the year, such as chocolate boxes you can smash for an extra-fun activity.
Valentine’s Favourites: Heart chocolate box, Heart bear, Smash box

Chocolat De Kat
Where: 824 St Clair Ave. West
Making adorable-looking bonbons throughout the year, their specialty for the romantic season is a premium chocolate box with appropriately adventurous flavours such as Chili Choco Brownie, Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel and Strawberry Balsamic.
Valentine’s Favourites: Valentine’s Date Night Collection

ChocoSol Traders
Where: 1131 St. Clair Ave. West
This chocolate shop makes its home in Corso Italia but also participates in farmers markets around town. They make artisanal dark chocolate without nuts, dairy, soy, gluten, and preservatives.
Valentine’s Favourites: Mon Cherry D’Amour, Vanilla Sea Salt, Five Chili Bullet

The Chocolateria
Where: 361 Roncesvalles Ave.
Known for their molded chocolate as well as seasonal ice cream, grab treats for Valentine’s in the shapes of flowers, hearts, cards, keys and more.
Valentine’s Favourites: Chocolate Rose, Caramel Cookie Heart, Heart Lolly

Delight Chocolates
Where: 3040 Dundas St. West
In the Junction, this shop makes organic and fair-trade chocolates, including intricately designed hearts, chocolate boxes, plus traditional boxed goodies.
Valentine’s Favourites: Hand-Painted Heart & Roses Box, Delight “Love Birds” Chocolate Valentine’s Heart Lolly, Foil-Wrapped Chocolate Valentine’s Hearts

The Grand Order of Divine Sweets
Where: 1162 Queen St. West
This bakery is well-known for its “fandom” designs, which feature items like Han Solo  in Carbonite, Wonder Woman’s shoe, and video game controllers.
Valentine’s Favourites: Chocolate Smash Heart, Exploding Caramels, Sweet & Sassy Conversation Heart Cookies, 8 Bit Heart Cookies

The Belgian Chocolate Shop
Where: 2455 Queen St. East
Serving the Beaches for 39 years, this bilingual shop makes all sorts of molded chocolates, from tiny bonbons to huge masterpieces.
Valentine’s Favourites:
Nuts For You Heart, You’re A Gem, Small Glitz Heart Tin

Douce France
Where: 820 Danforth Avenue
The small store on the Danforth offers imported French and European food products, including coveted chocolates, confections and sweets.
Valentine’s Favourites: A Bunch of Chocolate Arrows of Love, Lovely Yummy Surprise Gift Box, Mouthwatering Chocolates for my Valentine

Mary’s Brigadeiro
Where: 1912 Danforth Avenue
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, or even make your own at home with a DIY kit.
Valentine’s Favourites: Brigadeiro Gift Box, Willy Wonka Brigadeiro Chocolate Bar

Nutty Chocolatier
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.
Valentine’s Favourites: Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Love Puzzle, Heart Sucker

ONYX Chocolates
Where: 601 Gerrard St. East
Along with traditional flavours, ONYX makes bonbons in interesting Asian-inspired flavours (such as Miso Caramel Black Garlic, Durian and Salted Egg Black Sesame) that are gorgeous in both look and taste.
Valentine’s Favourites: Rose Cardamom, Marc de Champagne, Sour Cherry Hōjicha, Sudachi Cheesecake, Passion Cayenne, Strawberry Pistachio,

Soul Chocolate
Where: 20 Wagstaff Drive, Unit C
Along an industrial alley that also houses popular local chains Left Field Brewery and Pilot Coffee Roasters (to satisfy all adult cravings!), this small-batch chocolatier has just opened an inviting lounge and sells single-origin chocolate bars, hot chocolate and more.
Valentine’s Favourites: Raspberry Rose 58% Dark Milk Chocolate, Candied Hazelnut 60% Dark Milk Chocolate, Lavender 55% Dark Milk Chocolate

Bomou Artisanal Bakery
Where: 1636 Bayview Avenue
Bomou has classy but fun chocolate creations, such as a moulded chocolate hearts, hot chocolate bombs and small cakes.
Valentine’s Favourites: Melt My Heart chocolate box, Ispahan French pastry

The Chocolate Factory
Where: 504 Gordon Baker Road
This chocolate shop in North York offers classic chocolate boxes, plus even the boxes themselves can be chocolate!
Valentine’s Favourites: Double Heart Chocolate Box, Valentine Gift Basket, Chocolate Swan Heart Box

Euro Desserts
Where: 90 Turbine Dr., Unit 16, North York
Priding themselves on creating treats with traditional tastes but a modern twist, For Valentine’s Day they offer bundles of goodies including cakes, and chocolate covered pretzels and strawberries.
Valentine’s Favourites: Valentine Bundle, Sweet Love Bundle, Special Bundle

The Rolling Pin
Where: 1970 Avenue Road, Toronto
This vintage type of bakery has fun offerings like s’mores and brownie DIY skillets and chocolate fondue.
Valentine’s Favourites: Valentine’s Day Heart Saying Cookies, Chocolate Fondue for Two, Valentine’s Day 6 Donut Pack

Kandy Krazed
Where: 454 Eglinton Ave. West
This retro-themed shop in Forest Hill has oodles of funky gift ideas and sugary treats like PEZ dispensers and love hearts for your sweetheart.
Valentine’s Favourites: Kandy Bouquet, Pez Twin Set

Sweet Flour
Where: 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.
Valentine’s Favourites: DIY cupcake or cookie decorating kit, Personalized Heart Cookie Cake, Cupid’s Collection gift box

Avoca Chocolates 
Where: 176 Hampton Avenue (at Danforth), 148 Ossington Avenue, 850 Millwood Road
Valentine’s Favourites: Tinman’s Heart, Box of Kisses, Heart Bomb

Bobbette & Belle
Where: 1121 Queen St. East, 3347 Yonge Street
Valentine’s Favourites: Cross My Heart Cookies, Crystal Heart Sugar Cookie, Geo Cake Truffle Heart Box, Valentine’s Heart Cake for 2

Craig’s Cookies
Where: 483 Church Street, 1332 Queen St.West, 1581 Bayview Avenue, 908 Queen St. East
Valentine’s Favourites: Valentine’s Mix (Red Velvet, Ferrero Rocher, Soul Dark Chocolate, Mars, Toblerone, Sweet Lovin’)

Edible Arrangements 
Where: 140 Adelaide St. East, 474 Queens Quay West and more
Valentine’s Favourites: Heart-Topped Cookies, Sweetheart Platter, Desserts & Plush Bundle, Fresh Fruit Bouquet

Läderach Chocolatier Suisse
Where: Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 2538 Bayview Ave.
Valentine’s Favourites: Chocolate Teddy Raspberry White, FrischSchoggi Heart Chocolates, Pralines Assorted Heart Box

Laura Secord
Where: Hudson’s Bay Centre, Yonge-Eglinton Centre, Eglinton Square Shopping Centre, 270 The Kingsway and more
Valentine’s Favourites: Queen of Hearts Mixed Box, Milk Chocolate Hollow Unicorn, White Chocolate & Strawberry Heart, Cherry Jelly Beans

Nadège Patisserie
Where: 780 Queen St. West, 494 Bloor St. West, 1099 Yonge St., Richmond Adelaide Centre, 855 Oxford Street (Etobicoke)
Valentine’s Favourites: Chocolate animals, bonbons, macarons

Pâtisserie La Cigogne
Where: 1419 Danforth Avenue, 1626 Bayview Avenue
Valentine’s Favourites: Heart-shaped chocolate box, heart macarons, heart cake

Purdy’s Chocolatier
Where: Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto Dominion Centre, Hudson’s Bay Centre and more
Valentine’s Favourites: Milk Chocolate Heart Lolly, Marshmallow Heart, Milk Chocolate Heart, Milk Chocolate Heart Gift Box

Where: 57 Yorkville Avenue, 1539 Avenue Road, 2901 Bayview Avenue, Saks Food Hall Sherway Gardens, Saks Food Hall Toronto Eaton Centre
Valentine’s Favourites: Maxim’s Chocolate Heart, Dufflet Strawberry Mousse Heart of Gold, Charbonnel Et Walker Chocolates

Soma Chocolate
Where: 32 Tank House Lane, 443 King St. West, 77 Brock Ave. (home delivery also available)
Valentine’s Favourites: Spark of Joy Truffle box, Supergalactic LOVE Box, Valentine’s Day Flavour Workshop (make your own chocolate bars)

Sugafina at Nordstrom
Where: Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Valentine’s Favourites: Sugar Lips Mini Candy Trunk, Candy Cards Tasting Set, Sweet Hearts Set

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