DINING

Vegan Danish Bakery

No matter what you are celebrating—a birthday, anniversary or even a Thursday—Vegan Danish Bakery (which has two different locations) is always a good idea. The big sibling, located in its original spot just north of the city in Thornhill, began as a modest little counter-top takeout style bakery in front of a costume shop. But it has ultimately morphed into the lovely eatery it is today! The sister owners renovated and converted the space so well, in fact, that it spawned a spin-off in vegan-friendly Parkdale. Both serve delicious sweets and some savory options, take orders for layered cakes, and have great lunch. But downtown has Sunday brunch, so that wins...

Clockwise from top left: Salted Caramel Pecan Cashew Ice Cream Sundae, the pretty interior at 1312 Queen Street West in Toronto, The Viking Plate from their brunch menu, outdoor signage at 7718 Yonge Street in Thornhill, cupcakes and cake by the slice, mocha birthday cake, and savoury options