Close up of a vegan muffin on a table


Gluten-free and vegan bakeries and cafes in Ontario

Close up of a vegan muffin on a table


There are various tasty and innovative options for dietary restrictions, such sugar-free and dairy-free needs.

If you’re looking for gluten-free pastries or vegan cupcakes or want to enjoy coffee and guilt-free treats with friends, here are some bake shops and cafes you should visit.

Greater Toronto Area

Vegan Danish Bakery

Add a side of Scandinavian hygge to your morning at this Danish bakery and café serving vegan pastries, cakes, waffles, coffee, tea and weekend brunch.  


7718 Yonge Street, Thornhill 

1312 Queen Street West, Toronto

Bunner’s Bakery

One of the pioneers of Toronto vegan bakeries that sells vegan and gluten-free products, Bunner’s does not compromise on taste in products that include cheesecakes, macarons and cupcakes.  

Location: 244 Augusta Avenue, Toronto 


If you love donuts, there’s no shortage of flavours to choose at Bloomer’s, the family-based Toronto vegan bakery that specializes in hand-crafted baked goods. Bloomer’s receives ongoing accolades as a favourite vegan bakery by locals.   

Location: Various locations in Toronto

Tori’s Bakeshop

Tori’s continues to create various refined sugar-free desserts in-house using organic products. The plant-based café in Toronto’s Beaches area makes its goods in small batches and celebrates veganized treats such Nanaimo bars, butter tarts and elaborate cakes.   

Location: 2188 Queen Street East, Toronto

Eva’s Original

Eva’s Original specializes in Hungarian inspired chimney cakes. Vegan dough is used to make the bread-like pastry and they can be topped with sweet or savoury vegan flavours.

Locations include:

454 Bloor Street West, Toronto

53 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga

Tsuchi Cafe

Visit often to experience the vegan dessert options that rotate seasonally at the Japanese-inspired plant-based café. Not only are the desserts delicious, but they are also Instagram worthy.

Location: 688 College Street, Toronto

Almond Butterfly Bakeshop & Cafe

There’s no shortage of sweet options at Almond Butterfly Bakeshop & Café with its daily rotation of muffins, brownies, squares and more.  

If you’re looking for brunch, visit the Almond Butterfly Bistro on Dundas West.


100 Harbord Street, Toronto

792 Dundas Street West, Toronto

York, Durham and Headwaters

Choko-Mocko Gluten Free Family Bake Shop

Enjoy baked goods that are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan and paleo. You’ll also want to try the crepes, from the satisfying Blueberry Cheesecake Crepe featuring home-made whipped cream to savoury Curry Delight featuring spinach and curried potatoes.   

Location: 71 Station Street #2, Ajax

Niagara Region

Plant No 1

In addition to hot food selections and grocery, Plant No 1 has delicious desserts made from scratch with 80% organic ingredients. Enjoy delicious treats such as pastries, pies and New York style cheesecakes. It’s also an eco friendly space that uses sustainable practices whenever possible.

Location: Jordan location opening soon in March 2024

Beechwood Doughnuts

Niagara's first and only 100% vegan donut shop is open seven days a week.

Varieties range from plain selections to butter cream filled donuts topped with vanilla dip and chocolate sandwich cookies. Be sure to pre-order to avoid disappointment.

Location: 165 St Paul Street, St. Catharines

Hamilton, Halton and Brant

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe

Founded by a mother and daughter duo, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe creates wholesome delights from scratch. These guilt-free products are a 100% plant-based, gluten-free, egg-free and peanut free.

Location: 401 Brant Street, Burlington

Donut Monster

Vegan donut options are available at the popular Donut Monster. New creations are often introduced, so be sure to check back often to find out the latest flavours to pre-order.

Location: 246 Locke Street South, Hamilton

The Coven

The Coven offers vegan deli, baked and market products. Its grocery aisles have vegan versions of your favourite chocolates and many hard to find products. Try freshly made baked goods, such as their popular cinnamon rolls and muffins.

The Coven has also opened a second store located in Kitchener.


949 Main Street East, Hamilton

16 Charles Street West, Kitchener

Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington


Stratford’s plant-based kitchen serves up a delicious selection of desserts made from whole food ingredients and free of refined sugar. They also offer coffee, cascara tea and non-alcoholic drinks.  

Location: 24 Erie Street, Stratford

Lady Glaze Doughnuts

Originally opened in Kitchener’s Belmont Village, Lady Glaze Doughnuts carries over 20 different flavours of donuts daily. Enjoy Lady Glaze Doughnuts at other locations that include Guelph, Cambridge and London.


Kitchener: 701 Belmont Avenue West, Kitchener

Guelph: 46 Quebec Street, Guelph

Cambridge: 1111 Franklin Boulevard #2, Cambridge

London: 478 Richmond Street, London

Southwestern Ontario

Sugar Spoon Bake Shop

Shop for keto and vegan baked goods at Sugar Spoon Bake Shop. Inspired by trendy New York baked shops, you’ll find flavourful cakes or cookies, macarons and nut butters made from scratch.

Location: 3131 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor

Ottawa Region

Strawberry Blonde Bakery

Located in the Ottawa suburbs, Kanata and Westboro, this bakery specializes in vegan, gluten, nut-free and kosher baked goods.   


17-767 Silver 7 Road, Kanata 

111 Richmond Road, Ottawa


ThimbleCakes specializes in dessert options that are nut, sesame, egg, honey and gelatine-free.

Order an assortment of vegan cupcakes that include chocolate with sprinkle, lemon and vanilla. Cakes can also be ordered. Many of their cake designs are whimsical and fun.

Location: 369 Bank Street, Ottawa

Bruce, Grey and Simcoe

The Vegan Pantry

Specializing in menu items for those with dairy and soy sensitivities, the items at this bakery are 100% vegan and gluten-free. Choose from a variety of treats, including many ‘grab and go’ items.  

Location: 34 Ross Street, Barrie

Bakes by the Lake

Orillia’s first gluten and dairy-free bakery offers many vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options made with local ingredients.

Stop by the store to shop for breads, scones, pretzels, pizza, cupcakes and more and stay for afternoon tea or brunch.

Location: 178 Mississaga Street East, Orillia

Boon Bakery

The philosophy of Boon Bakery is to bring happiness to people looking for flavourful gluten-free and dairy-free food options.

Delicious breads and other baked goods are hand made in small batches in the Boon kitchen. There’s also a grocery section to pick up whole food products.

Location: 813 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound

Northern Ontario

Beards Bakery & Coffee Bar

There are plenty of vegan baked goods, such as cookies, scones, pretzels and more at Beards. Try the cupcakes frosted with homemade vegan buttercream in many delicious flavours.  

Location: 587 Kathleen Street, Sudbury

Last updated: March 14, 2024

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