We had a whirlwind trip to Toronto this weekend, marred by delays in air travel and an unexpected slumber party at a Newark airport hotel. All the plans I made for sampling the amazing new vegan spots Toronto has were dashed. I did managed to sneak in a couple hot spots and was especially impressed with Tori’s Bake Shop
Location: Toronto East (Beaches area): Toronto does have a beach area! While it isn’t tropical it is a cute area to hang out an eat treats
Ambiance: Quiet and family-oriented. The shop is a bright storefront on the famed Queen street. Pastel colors and small nooks made into seating areas make it a wonderful place to relax with a cup of joe. And yes, they do have wifi
- Croissant - One word: heavenly. It was light and crisp without being oily. I loved that my hands were not greasy when I finished devouring it. Non-The taste was rich without being too sweet, light but left me feeling satisfied. 5/5
- Chocolate croissant – Take the review above and add chocolate. Delectable. Go to Tori’s Bakeshop and get that right now. You are welcome.
- Chocolate chip muffin – Excellent. It was dense and flavorful with just the right amount of chocolate chips. It was big enough for us to share. The friendly attendant warmed this muffin to perfection.
- Almond milk latte: “A” for presentation but a solid B+ for execution. The latte tasted good, but it was not as hot and steaming as I am accustomed to. I am nit picking
Tori's bakeshop is the perfect venue for catching up with friends over dessert, or grabbing a quick coffee. I can’t confirm that non-vegans would be fooled by the lack of butter in the pastries, but they will love the ambiance and tasty food either way.