If you’re someone with an ever-growing travel bucket list, then odds are you’ve at least dreamed of a chic Paris vacation at some point. Honestly, with open-air cafes and some of the best pastries in the world, who hasn't had that dream? And while you may not be able to travel anywhere, for the time being, that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend. So in the spirit of wanderlust and good food, we’ve rounded up 12 Toronto bakeries that will transport you to Paris with just one bite.
Whether you’re looking for crusty bread, flaky croissants, sweet creme brulee, or perfectly pastel macarons, the 6ix has you covered.
Are you missing brunch more than anything right now?
If so, you’ll be pleased with the variety of quiches you can find at some of these bakeries and cafes as well.
Yum. We’ll take two, please!
And with so many places offering free delivery or delivering for the first time, now you can get a taste of France without even leaving the couch.
Except, you know, to pick up that no-contact delivery, of course.
So get ready to pack your figurative bags, because we’re headed to Paris. Well, our taste buds are, at least.
Patisserie La Cigogne
Cuisine: Pastries, macarons, and more
Why You Need To Go: From delectable macarons to flaky croissants and rich quiches, you can get a serious taste of Paris at this Toronto bakery.
Craque De Creme
Why You Need To Go: If creme brûlée makes your mouth water, then you'll love these adorable jars from Craque De Creme. There are a bunch of flavours to choose from, as well.
Why You Need To Go: You can indulge with fruit-filled croissants and fill up on yummy chocolate bonbons. Yes, please!
Why You Need To Go: You can order specialty cakes and classic french macarons by the box full on this bakeries website. Hi, we'll take two, thanks!
Ma Maison Gourmet
Why You Need To Go: Whether you're craving something sweet or something savoury, the flavours at this bakery will transport you straight to Paris. At least, in your imagination.
Fleur du Jour
Why You Need To Go: You can get all kinds of flaky pastries and delicate heart-shaped cakes that will fill you with joy. Currently, the bakery offers takeout only.
Mon K Patisserie
Why You Need To Go: Not only do the bread and desserts here taste amazing, but they look incredible too. Something to truly feast your eyes (and stomach) on.
Why You Need To Go: If Paris is calling to you then you need to try one of the incredible tarts from this bakery. Topped with everything from fresh fruit to macarons, you won't be disappointed.
Zane Pâtisserie & Boulangerie
Cuisine: Modern European
Why You Need To Go: Once you try the almond croissant or the leek and parmesan quiche, you'll forget all about how you can't physically travel to Paris right now.
La Bamboche Patisserie
Why You Need To Go: Macarons and coffee go hand in hand and you can order both from this charming cafe.
Cuisine: Sweet and savoury treats
Why You Need To Go: You can try a wide variety of freshly baked bread, quiches, and more. Currently, the bakery is offering free delivery as well.
Hadrien Verrier Patisserie
Why You Need To Go: From chocolate to ham and cheese, the croissants here come with tasty fillings that will have you going in for seconds. They also offer vegan options.