Toronto offers a lot of delicious foods from around the world, making it easy for you to travel the world via your taste buds. And with so many options out there, we figured why not try something as cool as it is delicious? 

If you're looking for something cool and delicious to eat, then look no further than Filipino desserts! You don't have to take a trip to the Philippines to try some of these delicious Filipino desserts, you can easily find them around Toronto.

1. Ube Leche Flan @ LASA By Lamesa

Where:  634 St Clair Ave. W // Hillcrest Village

via @lasabylamesa

What it is: Flan is a sweet custard, with jello like consistency. This flan sports a bright purple colour and sweet flavour from ube (purple yam) which is a popular flavour in many Filipino desserts.

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2. Halo Halo @ Lamesa 

Where: 669 Queen St. W // Queen West

via @lamesato

What it is: This is the best dessert of all desserts when it comes to Filipino desserts. It combines staple ingredients like ice cream, shaved ice, evaporated milk, fruits, coconut jelly and tapioca to create a helluva masterpiece!

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3. Cassava Cake @ Casa Manila

Where: 879 York Mills Rd. // North York

via @casamanilaca

What it is: This staple dessert is simple yet delicious. It is a baked cassava cake, with a sweet flavour and gelatin-like consistency. 

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4. Coconut Pandan @ Casa Manila 

Where: 879 York Mills Rd. // North York

via @casamanilaca

What it is: If you love coconut then you need to try this! This dessert made up of pandan jelly, shredded coconut condensed milk and cream will take your idea of a fruit salad to another level. 

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5. Ube Yema Cake @ FV Foods

Where: 549 St Clair Ave. W // Wilson Heights

via @eat.upp

What it is: This cake combines two of the Philippines' best flavours, ube and egg yolk. The cake is filled with egg yolk while the outside is a fluffy ube flavoured sponge cake!

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6. Turon @ Kanto by Tita Flips 

Where: 707 Dundas St. W // Alexandra Park

via @yelptoronto

What it is: This dessert is a hidden gem. These deep fried banana rolls are normally paired with a sweet sauce like caramel, and make for sweet and crispy dessert every time! This hot dessert pairs well with ice cream for a good contrast. 

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7. Ube White Chocolate Chip Cookies @  LASA By Lamesa 

Where: 634 St Clair Ave. W // Hillcrest Village

via @lasabylamesa

What it is: These soft and chewy ube flavoured cookies feature white chocolate chips for an intense flavour combination. And they look super cute as well!

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8. Mais Con Hielo @ Mayettes 

Where: 3331 Danforth Ave. // Toronto

via @sarahlyncoronado

What it is: This classic Filipino dessert combines sweet corn, shaved ice, milk and sugar. It's simple, refreshing and light!

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9. Gulaman At Sago @  Mayettes 

Where: 3331 Danforth Ave. // Toronto

via @bai150

What it is: Tapioca lovers, rejoice! This tapioca drink combines gelatin, brown sugar, and of course tapioca pearls all mixed in water and served on ice for a refreshing dessert drink. 

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10. Ube Cheesecake @  Lake Inez 

Where:1471 Gerrard St. E // Little India

via @lakeinez

What it is: Whoever had the idea to combine ube and cheesecake is a genius! This Filipino spin on the classic dessert gives it a sweet spin that's unlike any cheesecake you've ever had!

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11. Ube Ice Cream @ Kalesa Resto Bar 

Where: 3610 Dufferin St. // North York

via @julie_boni

What it is: This is essential as a standalone dessert or as an ingredient in other Filipino desserts. Enjoy a scoop with toppings of drizzle, or use it as a topping on a delicious halo halo!

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12. Ube Pie @ Kanto by Tita Flips

Where: 707 Dundas St. W // Alexandra Park

via @titaflips

What it is: This exclusive pie on their secret menu is made of a jelly ube pie filling and then topped with shredded coconut and placed in a flaky pie shell. This isn't your average pumpkin pie.  

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13. Ube Layer Cake @ Casa Manila 

Where: 879 York Mills Rd. // North York

via @casamanilaca

What it is: It's not chocolate, vanilla, or red velvet... it's ube! This ube flavoured cake complete with cream cheese frosting is fluffy, delicious and vibrantly purple.

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