In preparation for Toronto’s hot summer, I’ve compiled a small list of dessert places that I have visited and would recommend to anyone in Toronto. All of these places have line ups and yes, they are Instagram-worthy dessert options. Everything is pretty trendy and chic so apologies if some of these options re-occur with the other Toronto dessert articles.
Fugo (205 Dundas St. W) has some of the most intense ice cream creations I have ever seen in Toronto. Inspired by flavours all over the world, Fugo has some unique ice cream flavours – hojicha, Hong Kong milk tea, honeycomb and s’mores. The one above is their Cookie Monster creation and I would highly recommend sharing it with someone.
Bang Bang Ice Cream (93A Ossington Ave) by far is my favourite ice cream shop in Toronto. The shop is literally a hole in a wall but they have so many different ice cream flavours and not to mention, legit ice cream and cookie sandwiches (they cut the fresh baked cookie in half and stuff ice cream between the two pieces). You can either go for a half cookie or a full on cookie but either way, goodbye summer body, hello sugary summer diet.
Short and Sweet Bakery (1945 Avenue Road) destroyed me with their monster milkshakes. If you look at their Instagram feed, you’ll see that their cupcakes and milkshakes are totally Instagram-worthy. Stacked with whipped cream, topped with mini Oreos and drizzled with hot chocolate sauce, all of Short and Sweet Bakery’s milkshakes are quite a display but definitely a sugar overkill for one person.
Milk Bar by Momofuku (190 University Avenue) has some pricey soft serve but I really like their corn flakes. Just your usual soft serve but it actually tastes like cereal milk because of the corn flakes, a tad bit of salt and lots of milk. If you’re feeling fancy for some good soft serve, Milk Bar is the way to go.
Let’s all embrace the mermaid and unicorn hype right now. Cutiepie Cupcakes (#2, 235 Spadina Ave) has some of the most colourful dessert creations I’ve ever seen – pastel frosting cupcakes and crazy ice cream treats. As picture above, their Unicorn ice cream comes with drizzle, toppings and a whoopie pie. It’s a lot of ice cream and it was pretty good – do it for the gram right?
A relatively up and coming hidden spot near Finch subway station, outside Joy Mart, is Mr. Chu (15 Finch Ave.). For $3.50, you can get one cinnamon sugar churro or pay a little extra for a special churro (sprinkles, Oreo or peanuts) with ice cream. I like how the churro isn’t very heavy but would recommend getting it with ice cream just to compliment it.