The best part about summer in Toronto is all the delicious desserts. You can try desserts from all kinds of different cultures (happy belated Multiculturalism Day!) Amidst all the current craziness that is ice cream rolls and ice cream tacos, sometimes you just want the classics: ice cream and waffles. Luckily for you, there are plenty of amazing dessert places scattered around the GTA.

Whether you live in the GTA or are planning on making the trek to the GTA, here are decadent desserts that are worth trying.

1. Sweet Esc // Markham

Their hot plate waffles are sizzling with deliciousness. Their desserts, including ice cream, are made in-house, and they're amazing.


2. Red Bean Waffle House // Vaughan

Who knew ice cream and fish could pair so well together?


3. Hollywood Cone // Oshawa

Indulge yourself with a mutant milkshake while relaxing in a comfy theatre seat.


Photo cred – @nora.zh

4. Wooffles & Cream // Markham

This place is for anyone who loves Asian desserts. Hong Kong waffles are delicious alone, but even more delicious paired with soft serve.


5. WaffleU // Vaughan

Where can you find the ultimate waffle house in the GTA? At WaffleU, of course.


6. Dolce21 Dessert House // Markham

Tiffany vanilla soft serve tastes as sweet as it looks.


7. La Paloma // Woodbridge

Satisfy your gelato cravings with authentic Italian gelato. They have a coupon on their website for a free up-size of your gelato order all summer.


8. Crema di Gelato // Burlington

My boyfriend tried the gelato here and loved it, so you should try it too.


Photo cred – @annnazee

9. Village Ice Cream Shoppe // Pickering

They've got tons and tons of ice cream flavours and many of them are from Kawartha. They've also got gluten-free cones and lactose-free sorbet.


10. Old Firehall Confectionery // Markham

This Main St. Unionville spot is the cutest little dessert shop in the GTA. It's no wonder it gets packed on hot summer days.


11. Dunk'n Dip // Mississauga

This adorable little dessert shop is everything.


12. Benebene Waffle & Ice Cream // Newmarket

They've got waffles and ice cream galore.


13. Planeta Mexico // Markham

This is actually a restaurant, but damn, LOOK AT THOSE CHURROS PAIRED WITH MANGO ICE CREAM.


Photo cred – The Crêpe Kitchen

14. The Crêpe Kitchen // Oakville

The sweetest crêpes you'll find in Oakville.


15. Ice 'n Cake // North York

This adorable little gelato shop is located in Shops at Don Mills, so you can get all your summer shopping done and treat yourself to something sweet afterwards.


16. Toast Delight // Markham

Here's another Asian dessert shop to keep up your cravings. They've got different flavours of Hong Kong waffles, including rose, milk tea, and ube. SO DELICIOUS.


17. Bake Code // North York

While they're known for their warm treats, they've come out with a bunch of frappes and slushies for the summerincluding piña colada frappe and mango slush.


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