Toronto Bakeries, Sweets & Ice Cream Shops

Tom's Dairy Freeze Reopens With Window Service

Life is far from being back to normal, but seeing a very long (physically distanced) line on a beautiful warm evening at Tom's Dairy Freeze in Etobicoke certainly feels familiar and comforting. Tom's walk up window is open from 11am to 10pm every day, and they are also offering curbside pick up and delivery through their website and Uber Eats. Rosie :)

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Openish... Some Shops Reopen for Curbside Pickup in Toronto

On Monday, shops that have a street entrance were allowed to open up again in Toronto. Coco, a wonderful chocolate shop on Jane, south of Annette, has just been offering delivery, but has now declared itself "openish."

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Like it says on their website... "Chocolate is not a necessity of life, but it sure does make things a little better." If you are wondering what businesses are open(ish) in Toronto and what remains closed, click here for an updated list. Rosie :)

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Craig's Cookies | Parkdale

I drive along Queen St. West all the time and love seeing all the new shops and eateries that open up, especially in the Parkdale area. I nearly drove off the road when I noticed Craig's Cookies has opened on the south side of Queen (east of Triller Ave, west of Wilson Park Road.)

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Baker Craig Pike bakes the yummiest selection of cookies using a recipe his mom taught him when he was young. These cookies are incredible. My favourite is the peppermint patty (bottom left) and the one with a huge spoonful of peanut butter it in.

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I work evenings so was very happy to find out Craig's Cookies is open until 10pm every night. I popped in on Pride weekend and picked up a Pride cookie... so delicious. My new cookie happy place! Rosie :)


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Free Waffles at Cacao 70 in Richmond Hill

**UPDATE: The Richmond Hill location of Cacao 70 has closed.**

Calling all chocoholics! There is a brand new location of chocolate paradise Cacao 70 opening in Richmond Hill this Saturday March 3rd... and they are giving away free waffles to celebrate their grand opening from 10AM - 5PM! Also, if you buy something on March 3rd, half the money will be donated to Yellow Brick Road, a charity that supports abused women and children. Cacao 70 is so delicious... they are known for their absolutely decadent drinking chocolate... a must try for chocolate lovers! Rosie :)

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Uncle Tetsu's Japanese Angel Cafe | Downtown Toronto

One of the perks of an early morning doctor appointment in the area is being first in line at Uncle Tetsu's... actually if you get to the Dundas St. location of the Angel Cafe right when it opens, there is no line-up at all. Hand-made from the highest quality eggs, milk, cheese and butter, the Uncle Tetsu creamy smooth cheesecake is one-of-a-kind. So perfect, light, fluffy and delicious.

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This location offers a dine-in experience with Japanese pop culture inspired decor and dance performances by servers dressed in the style of the Japanese maid cafes. The line-ups are so bananas at Uncle Tetsu's bakeries because they can only produce a certain number of cakes per hour. So that means a limit of only one cake per person... make it last! Rosie :)

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Ice Cream Junction: NOW Scoops 'n More | South Etobicoke

You can still get delicious Kawartha Dairy ice cream in south Etobicoke. Ice Cream Junction is now Scoops 'n More. This spot is popular for serving up delicious premium ice cream at reasonable prices. Kids love all the fun toppings and the impressive candy selection is always a hit. Now we just need warm weather; that's when I start to crave ice cream! Peanut butter chocolate forever! Rosie :)

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