Five Toronto bakeries that are nut free (and birthday-party friendly)

Five Toronto bakeries that are nut free (and birthday-party friendly)

Toronto Life Eating and Drinking Guide 2013: Nut-Free Bakeries

1. Sullivan and Bleeker

Ex–New Yorker Elyse Wahle makes adorably chic baked goods. Her s’mores cupcake—with marshmallow frosting, a Hershey’s chunk and gooey fudge drizzle—is pure campfire divinity. By appointment. 877 Alness St., Unit 17, 416-961-3553,

2. Short and Sweet Cupcakes

Everything about Orli Levy’s fuchsia-tinged shop is tea party perfect, especially the silver platters of dainty cupcakes. We recommend the BBM—a banana-butterscotch base with rich maple icing. 1945 Avenue Rd., 416-519-6633,

3. It’s the Icing on the Cake

Lynda Paul’s pastry case of nostalgic comforts includes a flaky tart decadently layered with house-made caramel and a thick, fudgey smear of Vermont dark chocolate. It tastes like a classed-up Caramilk. 1238 Queen St. E., 416-469-4973,

4. Half-Baked Ideas

Besides whimsical cake designs, Glenn Peaslee’s Davisville bakery turns out such luscious treats as a buttercreamy whoopie pie made with chocolate chip cookies and moist chocolate cake. 516 Mount Pleasant Rd., 647-808-4253,

5. Sweets from the Earth

Ilana Kadonoff’s Keele-and-Finch bakery is free of nuts, dairy, eggs and refined sugar. Miraculously, every bite of her wild blueberry cheesecake is absurdly creamy and just sweet enough. By appointment. 218 Canarctic Dr., 647-436-2004