Two of My Fave Dairy free Donuts Bakeshops

Hi everyone,

I’m back and welcome to a brand New Year of 2019, did you all miss me?? 😉😊 How has everyone been doing so far in the beginning of the 2019 year so far?? I can’t believe the first 2 months of 2019 has passed by so fast for me and it’s already end of March and winter is almost over finally lol!! In Toronto, we had a few big snowstorms in February and brutal cold temperatures so far this winter.  So I’m definitely ready for Spring despite usually I love the snow, I guess with my allergies for my hands being more active this winter.  Just excited that Spring is just around the corner!! I’m ready for some warmer weather as it to me has been a brutal winter!! But I been pretty busy during the beginning of 2019 Year mainly just working away at my part time Admin work as I have gotten extra shifts on the weekends to gain extra income for my upcoming 2 big vacations coming up this year.

I also took one weekend end of January for my Annual Winter getaway to beautiful Niagara Falls where I enjoyed a very cold getaway and saw the beautiful frozen falls!! It was a relaxing yet cold getaway and as always too short!! But it was a nice to get a mini break before my 1st big vacation in mid-April to Las Vegas as mentioned in my last post!! Check out a few photos below of my wintery icy getaway to Niagara Falls.

The Frozen Canadian Falls

The Frozen American Falls, what a beauty even in the winter!

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I’m really excited for 2019 and discovering new sweet dairy free foodie adventures with 2 big vacations this year (1 planned & 1 unplanned lol!!)!! I am looking forward to sharing with you guys new sweet dairy free bakeries or restaurants and my foodie travel adventures of course!! If you didn’t read my last post, just a reminder that this year unfortunately there were be fewer blog posts than normal due to my 2 big vacations, but don’t worry I will still here posting and sharing with you guys my discovery of new dairy free bakeries and restaurants.

You can always stay connected with me about my updates on my next blog post through Twitter @SweetBFoodie24 or my foodie & travel adventures through Instagram @SweetBFoodie24.

My 2 Fave Donut Shops to Warm Up This Winter

With the cold & snowy winter days in T.O., what sweet treats or desserts do you enjoy during the winter or during cooler days? What I been craving lately are vegan dairy free donuts. I love the fruity flavour donuts more as donuts are great warm and cozy treats for the winter!! I been to a few delicious and great bakeries that makes vegan dairy free donuts, I am finally sharing my faves with you guys my readers so my 2 faves go to places for donuts are: Bloomer’s and Glory Hole Doughnuts.

1) Bloomer’s

Bloomer’s is an artisan vegan bakeshop located east of Ossington on Bloor St. and a great location easily accessible off the subway line. It is a cozy and charming good size bakery I feel it is very homey and a great open space compared to other bakeries that I been to. Bloomer’s offer a variety of baked goods from muffins, mini loafs, cinnamon buns, and of course they are known for their large and yummy vegan donuts. I go to Bloomer’s just for their donuts because they have a great selection of flavours on rotation everyday esp bright, sweet & fruity ones to brighten a winter or cooler or even hot days, it is soooo worth the trip for them because I love how large the size is as it fills you up as a great warm treat!! 

Bloomer’s also offer a good selection of lunch options that includes bagels, sandwiches, salads, fries, soup, bowls, burgers and more along with a great selection of drinks like brewed coffee, cappuccino, teas and tea lattes, cold pressed juices and more!!

I ended up choosing the London Fog and Berry Hibiscus flavours and both were so good!!! I even had a London Fog latte, which was a perfect match to go with my donuts. I loved the London Fog as I love Earl Grey tea so if you like the Earl Grey flavour definitely try the London Fog one and the taste is not strong Earl Grey flavour, which is what I love about it, it’s sweet and good flavouring of Earl Grey tea. If you love sweet definitely try the Elderberry Hibiscus one, I wasn’t sure about that one and ended up loving it!! I can’t wait to try more and different flavour donuts as I am waiting to try the filling donuts!! Yum!! Bloomer’s donuts are on the larger size for donuts, but I don’t mind as it’s a great filling treat!! Bloomer’s offers more of a variety of flavours compared to other vegan bakeshops with donuts.

I definitely recommend if you haven’t checked out Bloomer’s to see why I love their delicious & sweet soft dairy free donuts as you’re definitely missing out if you haven’t stopped by yet!!

2) Glory Hole Doughnuts

My 2nd fave doughnut shop is Glory Hole Doughnuts. It is not a full vegan bakeshop but offers selected vegan doughnuts everyday. Glory Hole Doughnuts was established in 2012 and is run by a small and independent artisan doughnut shop located in the heart of Parkdale and recently they opened a new location in the East end on Gerrard and Coxwell, which I was so happy about as it’s closer location for me to go to. They make all their doughnuts freshly made everyday with the highest quality of ingredients using fresh, local and organic. They make 3 different unique types of doughnuts – yeast doughnuts, cake doughnuts, and vegan doughnuts (100% vegan dough).  They also offer freshly brewed coffee and Station Cold Brew.

I was excited to visit their new 2nd location in the East end on Gerrard St as I been to their original doughnut shop in the West end as well. It is conveniently located near the Coxwell subway station with a short bus ride to their doughnut shop. It was a cozy and small doughnut shop with a large variety of flavours for non vegan and only few selected for the vegan flavours. I only wish that they offer more vegan flavours. But the vegan flavours that they offer are clearly labelled and glad that they do vegan doughnuts as it is one of my faves still and make delicious & soft donuts that you can’t tell it’s dairy free.

I first discovered Glory Hole Doughnuts at the Vegandale Festival few summers ago when it was called: Vegan Food & Drink Festival. They do change up their vegan flavours seasonally and love the Berry Hibiscus summer vegan flavour!! I can’t wait to try that again!! For the East end location, there are no seating unfortunately, it is a more of a take-out doughnut shop. I only wish there was a bit of seating like the one in Parkdale, which they have a very small area for seating. It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the doughnut shop and great customer service when I went to the East end location.

The doughnuts that I ended up getting that were vegan are Cinnamon and Vanilla Sprinkle and the non vegan flavours that I got were Strawberry Passion and Caramel White Mocha to share with my sisters. I absolutely loved the Vanilla Sprinkle donut the best as it was soft, sweet and loved the glaze on it as well, which wasn’t too sweet!!

If you haven’t tried Glory Hole Doughnuts yet, with their 2 locations now open in the West & East End, there isn’t a reason why to stop by their sweet and yummy doughnut shop and as a warning, you sometimes need to get to the shop earlier than normal as they do tend to sometimes sell out their products (which shows how popular and delicious they are) before closing or phone ahead to see what flavours are available or if they can put it on hold. I definitely recommend trying this soft and melt in your mouth doughnuts to see why I love it so much!

If you are looking for soft, large yummy melt in your mouth dairy free donuts, then go check out my 2 fave donut shopsBloomer’s and Glory Hole Doughnuts as donuts are great sweet treats any time of the year esp during the cooler days when you just want to sink your teeth into a soft and warm treat!!

Until next time, I will be off next month to my hotter days in beautiful and fun Vegas next month in mid-April with my sisters and looking forward to lots of delicious foods and hoping I can check out a few vegan bakeshops as it’s rare to find in Vegas to share with you guys when I’m back and relaxing in the pool too!! Bring on Spring!! Don’t forget to come back to check out my blog for more sweet dairy free desserts bakeshops suggestions and my Vegas adventures!!! 🌞⛅🍩☕🌷🌸🌻🌴🌵✈

-Sweet B.

For more information on Bloomer’s and Glory Hole Doughnuts, please see below:

Bloomer’s – Website click here

For their social media networks, you can follow them on Facebook @Bloomersto and Instagram @Bloomersto.

Glory Hole Doughnuts – Website click here

For their social media networks, you can follow them on Facebook @GloryHoleDoughnuts, Twitter @GHoleDoughnuts and Instagram @GloryHoleDoughnuts.





My Fave Holiday Dairy Free Desserts at Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery

Hi everyone,

Happy Holidays everyone!!! I can’t believe Christmas arrives in a few days and how fast the month of December flew by as it has been a very busy December for me with working at my Admin work, finishing off Christmas gift shopping and Christmas get togethers with my friends along with family events as well!! With my busy schedule this month, this Holiday post has been slightly delayed and thank you everyone for being patient and I can’t wait to share with you this Holiday post.

How is everyone been enjoying this Holiday Season?? What fave foods or desserts do you enjoy during the Holiday Season? I been in an early festive mood since the beginning of December as I love this time of year and the best part of the Holidays for me of course are the desserts, right?? It wouldn’t be the Holiday Season without the warm and sweet desserts after that big festive Christmas dinner! During the Holiday Season some of my fave desserts or Holiday drinks include: Hot Apple Cider, gingerbread cookies (the soft chewy ones), and warm apple pies to name a few as these are some of the desserts or drinks that remind me of Christmas!

For this Holiday blog post, I will be showcasing one amazing bakery this year unlike my previous Christmas posts where I have presented to you my readers with 3 options to check out for Christmas desserts. This year changing it up a bit with my focus on one bakery and I’m excited to share with you a fairly new vegan bakeshop that opened recently in the Parkdale area called: Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery.

I’m happy to finally share with you guys this new vegan bakery, Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery because of one of my best friends who lives in Denmark and I thought of her immediately when I discovered this new bakery named after where she lives. I thought it was the perfect bakery to check out and try Danish pastries and be in the atmosphere of Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen and feel a bit closer overseas to my best friend especially during the Holidays. I look forward to one day sharing this beautiful and delicious bakery with her as I know how much she would love it as much as I did when I first tried this amazing bakery and cafe.

Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery was formed with the collaboration of the founders of the Vegandale Food Drink Festivals (including Doomie’s Toronto, Mythology & The Imperative) in partnership with the family bakeshop in Thornhill’s Vegan Danish Bakery. They offer delicious, freshly baked goods made in house without any of the eggs, dairy or animal byproducts. Since Denmark is world famous known for their pastries that it isn’t surprised that this bakery offers a variety of delicious flaky and delicious pastries. From signature flaky danishes in flavours of chocolate and strawberry to cupcakes to butter tarts to turnovers to cheesecake and more including savoury dishes like waffles during their brunch on the weekends.  They do whole cakes too, from 6-inch round varieties to custom in varieties like strawberry shortcake, carrot, chocolate, vanilla coconut cream, chocolate cherry, lemon chiffon and triple chocolate mocha.

The atmosphere in Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery feels like a cozy and modern feel to the bakery and at the same time feels like home with their elegant and white interior. I love their furniture that they use for the bakery which stands out to me with comfy cozy benches with cushions and elegant style chairs.  I love the beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling brings a sophisticated style and look to the bakery that matches what it would look like in Denmark itself.

The staff at Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery was very friendly and informative about their products. I enjoyed engaging with their staff.

With their variety of selection of delicious desserts I finally decided on their Christmas cupcakesCandy Cane Vanilla & just a regular Vanilla cupcake with Christmas sprinkles on it. I took home 2 cupcakes along with a mini apple pie. I stayed and dine at their beautiful and cozy cafe with one of my cupcakes and a hot and sweet Earl Grey London Fog. I loved it!! The London Fog was the perfect amount of sweetness. I usually don’t drink lattes or tea lattes only recently I started and I prefer the tea lattes as I’m not a coffee drinker. I’m more of a tea drinker! I really enjoyed sitting at the cafe and enjoying my sweet desserts. A perfect spot for on a cold winter night!!

My dairy free desserts that I took home: cupcakes & mini apple pie

I can’t wait to come back to try other sweet dairy free desserts as I would love to try one of their flaky fruit danishes as Denmark is well known for their famous pastries! There are still so many desserts to try that I love their selection and looking forward to my next visit already!

This special Holiday post is dedicated and inspired by my best friend in Denmark and I hope she enjoys this blog post for her. I look forward to reuniting with her one day very soon!!

If you are haven’t tried, Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery, I highly recommend that you stop by yourself and see why I love this new dairy free, cozy and great selection of desserts for you to enjoy for the Holidays or for any occasion or just to treat yourself as you definitely won’t be disappointed!! You will have a little taste of what Copenhagen, Denmark feels like with their delicious desserts! I hope that they satisfy your sweet cravings as much as they have satisfied mines.

Merry Christmas to all my amazing readers!!! This is my official last post of 2018 and can’t believe 2018 flew by so fast with another year of change and searching for a new career opportunity to balance out while working on my passion for this blog! I’m happy to say that I’m happy at my new Admin Real Estate work while continuing to work on this dessert blog that I am still very passion about! Besides work, it has an amazing and memorable travel year with my vacation to Jamaica in May and Day trips to Niagara Falls and Burlington. As the year end, I find my focus this past year was on my health and positivity in my life and family!

2019 looks like already an exciting year for me with my Vegas April 2019 trip booked along with my Vancouver short trip for my cousin wedding (not booked yet) and I can’t wait to see what else it holds for me in travel & foods!!

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Happy Sweet New Year’s to all my readers!!! Cheers to a sweet & adventurous 2019 New Year!! 🍹🍦🍰🍩🍪🍔🍜🍎✈
Until next time, I will be searching for my next sweet & healthy dairy free vegan adventure in 2019…🎉🎊🎆
-Sweet B.

For more information on Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery, please see below:

Website – Copenhagen Vegan Cafe & Bakery click here

Please follow them on their social networks through Instagram @CopenhagenVeganCafe and Facebook @CopenhagenVeganCafe.


My Highlights of 2018 Food Bloggers of Canada Toronto Road Trip

Hi everyone,

I’m back to finally (yes a bit late sorry for the delay…😟 ) share with you guys my experience with this year 2018 Food Bloggers of Canada conference. It’s been a busy Fall season already and it’s already November! I can’t believe it is almost the end of the year meaning Holiday Season is coming right up!! Things are happening so fast that I been trying to enjoy this warm to now chilly and cold Fall season with going apple picking at the farm with my family and eating the warm delicious apple desserts and apple ciders while I still can. As I love Fall especially the beautiful colourful leaves. What do you enjoy about Fall the most??

About Food Bloggers of Canada Road Trip Edition 2018

During the Fall season is when usually the Food Bloggers of Canada conference take place and this is my 4th time attending this amazing and inspiring conference. This year Food Bloggers of Canada decided to change things up for their conference this year and did a Road Trip edition called: The FBC2018 Great Canadian Road Trip where they travelled across 10 cities in Canada to share the FBC experience with many bloggers in Canada through a mixture of one day mini conferences, half-day workshops events and long table dinners and one intimate overnight retreat in Alberta.

FBC co-founders – Melissa Hartfiel and Ethan Adeland will be travelling across Canada with the amazing and talented – Dennis Prescott who is a successful photographer and Instagram account where he showcases the bright, bold food photography that has earned him a global following. “A former musician, he still travels the world to cook with others and to find the stories of how food brings us all together.“

They started in the West Coast in Vancouver and traveling East of Canada to these following cities stops:

  • September 5, 2018 – Vancouver, B.C.
  • September 8-9, 2018 – Canmore, AB
  • September 12, 2018 – Saskatoon, SK
  • September 15, 2018 – Winnipeg, MB
  • September 20, 2018 – Trent Hills, ON
  • September 21, 2018 – Montreal, QC
  • September 22, 2018 – Quebec City, QC
  • September 23, 2018 – Moncton, NB
  • September 25, 2018 – Halifax, NS
  • September 28, 2018 – Toronto, ON

My Experience at the FBC Toronto Conference 2018

I attended the Toronto stop for the Food Bloggers of Canada mini conference on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Penguin Random House Canada Headquarters. It was an amazing and inspiring mini conference as a food blogger. I loved the venue for the conference as the Penguin Random House Canada Headquarters as it was a modern and cozy office space and I really enjoyed being able to check out lots of cookbooks and a great space for the conference as they had a great meeting space. They also had a small bookshop downstairs, which I went to check out during the lunch break and it was a cozy shop to explore cookbooks & more. Thou this year since it was just one day that I felt it was a packed day with lots of information to take in and lots to absorb for sure that I wish it was spread out a bit more. I left still feeling inspired but wanting more out of the conference than previous conference years. It was good to see old and new people and friends so it was great to network again. Thou it was missing a few elements that previous conference years had.

Speakers For FBC Toronto Conference 2018

For the Toronto mini conference, the list of speakers for that day included Joy McCarthy, Suresh Doss, Charlene Theodore, Afrim Pristine and of course Dennis Prescott who has been travelling with them across Canada. For more information on each speaker, check out Food Bloggers of Canada Speaker page, click here.

I enjoyed all the speakers that day, but there were 3 speakers that peaked my interest the most and really enjoyed listening to them are: Joy McCarthy, Suresh Doss and Dennis Prescott. If you don’t know who Joy McCarthy is she is Holistic Nutritionist and founder of, an award-winning blog focused on healthy living. I been following Joy on her social media and I also bought her cookbook – Joyous Detox, I love her recipes ideas for dairy free foods and her positive energy with her passion for food. I was excited to see Joy speak live for the first time and she discussed about social media and blogging. With social media as a popular trend these days especially for blogging, it was great to see a more in depth prospect on social media and strategies for a food blogger like me. Social media changes quite often now so it is great to learn and gain new knowledge for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest for bloggers. I love Joy’s energy and positive vibes when she was speaking!!

Another speaker I found engaging was Suresh Doss, who is a food, drink and travel writer from Toronto and is the editor for FoodismTO and Food Guide for CBC Toronto. I enjoyed listening to Suresh food stories as a food writer and traveler and how he connects food with people, which I found very interesting through his prospect.

Lastly, the funny and incredibly talented, Dennis Prescott who I already mentioned previously who he is. I love his food photos on his Instagram account, he is an incredible food photographer and was thrilled to have Dennis speak in Toronto too. I was only disappointed that Toronto didn’t have a mini photography workshop with Dennis as I missed last year workshop in Ottawa. I enjoyed listening to Dennis food stories including his travel to foreign countries to cook for others and great tips for photography as well, which is great as a food blogger I always love to hear different prospective and use the new information or tips to improve as a food blogger.

“The Food” at the FBC Toronto Conference 2018

One of my fave parts of the conference is of course the delicious foods to eat and enjoy!! One of FBC sponsors this year was Ontario Apple Growers. They provided us with delicious and fresh apples for us to enjoy at the conference. I love apples as some of you already know!! I definitely took some apples home to enjoy…😊

Lunch was provided by “Mary Be Kitchen” who I was excited to finally try her food as she is known for “whole food for the soul” and love that she makes her food with vegan, dairy free and gluten free options. If you haven’t heard of Mary Be Kitchen, she provides fresh and scratch-made recipes and all chicken, beef and bacon is hormone and antibiotic-free from Beretta farms to make delicious and healthy foods. Mary Be Kitchen is located at Yonge & St.Clair right at the intersection making it a great convenient location providing lunches, brunches and dinners to people with combo options along with vegan desserts and coffee, tea and more!! I’m looking forward to stopping by her actual restaurant soon!

Mary Be Kitchen provided us a spread like a buffet of delicious and healthy lunch where we got to fill our takeout boxes. She had so many choices and loved that!! It is hard to choose what I enjoyed the most from Mary Be Kitchen lunch, but I ended up getting rice, grilled organic tofu, grilled chicken breast and I absolutely loved the cold noodles salad that consisted of rice noodles, thinly noodles of zucchini and red cabbage with ginger-sesame dressing.  I also loved how flavourful her food is esp. the grilled organic tofu I loved that!!! It was a delightful, fresh and healthy lunch!!

FBC 2018 Goodie Bag

Lastly, every FBC conference we always get a goodie bag and was excited to get mines this year. This year goodie bag was a lot smaller than previous years as we usually get a huge goodie bag to bring home, but I believe due to the Road Trip conference type that they were doing this year is probably the change of size for the goodie bag. But I’m always happy to enjoy complimentary items like a goodie bag to enjoy despite the size, it is what items and quality of the items that really counts. This year the goodie bag consisted of: a cute travel tag and a bag of Apple chips from Ontario Apple Growers, Recipe book from Afrim Pristine of “For the Love Of Cheese”, a French recipe booklet and I love the tote bag itself by Penguin Random House Canada.

When Is the Next FBC Conference in 2019?

Me at the FBC Toronto Conference 2018 at the Penguin Random Canada office

This year FBC didn’t announce their plans for next year – FBC2019 conference because they been on the road for a few weeks that they wanted to enjoy the Road Trip experience. I’m excited to wait and see what next year’s plan is for FBC2019!! I hope I can attend next year as well depending on my travel plans as 2019 more travelling than normal. If you want to be informed for the next FBC conference, go check out their website and stay connected with them of course through social media (please check information below). Of course, if you’re following me on Twitter, I will let you guys know about it through there as well.

What’s Next and Update…

As 2018 is quickly approaching to an end, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by!! There have been a lot going with my transition to back to working as a Part Time Admin in the Real Estate industry again this Fall. I been trying to find the right balance with working as an Admin and my blog work along with maintaining my health. I appreciate everyone being patient with me as I am still passionate about my blog and my love for dairy free desserts & food!! I am looking forward to sharing more simple recipes and new dairy free bakeries, cafes & travel experiences with you all in 2019!! I’m hoping I can bring new ideas to my blog next year for 2019!!

My last post for 2018 is my Holiday Blog Post and I love the Holidays of course esp. baked yummy warmed goods to share with my family and friends!!! I been a bit busy though doing travel planning for 2019 as next year 2 big trips as I will be attending my cousin wedding in Vancouver so that trip was not planned. For more details check it out on my Instagram and Twitter account. Due to the travel planning, I’m a bit behind schedule on my Holiday Blog Post but don’t worry look out for it mid-December.

Stay Connected With Me!

Don’t forget to stay connected with me for the latest updates for my blog post, travel plans & more, please follow me on Twitter @SweetBFoodie24 OR Instagram for my foodie adventures @SweetBFoodie24.

Is it too early to be in the festive mood already?? ‘Cause lately, I’m already in the Holiday spirit with buying early Christmas gifts and I’m so ready for delicious gingerbread cookies and many more Christmas desserts. So if you’re in the early Christmas spirit, be prepared for my Holiday Post next month in December so come back to check it out!! Until then, stay warm with Fall apple desserts to warm you up from this cold & snowy (soon) weather already in T.O!!

-Sweet B.

For more information on Food Bloggers of Canada, please see below:

Website – Food Bloggers of Canada click here

Social Media Networks

Facebook @FoodBloggersofCanada, Twitter @FoodBloggersCA and Instagram @FoodBloggersCA

For information on Mary Be Kitchen, please see below:

Website – Mary Be Kitchen click here

Social Media Networks

Facebook @MaryBeKitchen and Instagram @MaryBeKitchen.




Try My New Fave Dairy free Tigernut Ice Cream: The Chufa Co.

Hi everyone,

How is everyone enjoying these hot & humid summer days in Toronto?? Wow!!! It’s been a very hot and sticky summer so far in Toronto. We had a few relief of cooler days and even rain finally to cool down in the city at least. I love my sunny & warm summer days, but sometimes it’s a bit too humid especially in the city and so I been enjoying my summer days finding ways to cool down with relaxing by the beach or having cold dairy free desserts. How are you guys cooling off this summer in Toronto?

With these scorching hot summer days in Toronto, who wouldn’t love a frozen dessert treat to cool down with?? From my previous blog post, I shared with you about my 3 delicious and dairy free sorbets places to check out. I hope that you guys had a chance to check them out, if so, what do you think?? I would love to hear your opinions and you can comment below!!

As some of you know, July is National Ice Cream Month, what perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month then sharing with you guys about a new dairy free ice cream that I discovered. Ice Creams are the perfect frozen dessert especially during these humid summer days. For people like me who enjoys dairy free products due to allergies, it sometimes is a challenge to find ice cream without dairy in it.

That’s why I’m soooo happy and excited to share with you The Chufa Co who makes their non dairy ice cream with their tigernut milk ice cream. Their vegan ice cream it’s rich and creamy without the hint of coconut. For me, sometimes I’m not a fan of the coconut taste and this ice cream you can’t even taste the coconut taste in it. If you are one of those who don’t prefer the taste of coconut, this is one vegan ice cream you need to try. Plus it’s also soy and nut free made with only organic and real ingredients. It is also high in fibre and protein.

Some of you may be asking, what exactly is Tigernuts? With my research and information from The Chufa Co website, Tigernuts also known as Chufas. They are not nuts but actually little root vegetables with an impressive nutritional profile. They are an ancient superfood that is full of fibre and resistant starch. “Tigernuts are a source of prebiotics that feed and promote the good bacteria in our gut.” -The Chufa Co. Tigernuts are a good source of magnesium and provides a good amount of potassium. They are naturally sweet and a great addition to a healthy and balanced diet to live a healthy life.

Now that I introduced you to The Chufa Co. – the new non dairy ice cream, how excited are you to try this delicious and creamy dairy free ice cream? Well, before buying your own pint, which I highly recommend, why not stop by first to their summer soft serve popup that they opened in the Beaches area to sample yourself this sweet and yummy dairy free ice cream!! It definitely is a must to stop by their summer cute popup by the Beaches and it’s the perfect location as you can stop by the beach at Woodbine Beach and then come by the Chufa Co. popup for a refreshing and cold dessert.

It is located at 1973 Queen Street East in the Beaches area at the corner of Waverley Road and Queen Street East. They are open Tuesday – Sunday from 1-9pm and closed on Mondays. Their soft serve summer popup will be open til late September.

I was so excited to finally stop by their summer soft serve pop up earlier this month on a very hot and humid day, which was perfect for dairy free soft serve ice cream!! It’s a cozy and cute small summer popup stand and perfect for sweet & delicious dairy free soft serve to enjoy. I love the colours and concept of the popup!! Also great and very friendly customer service by the two staff that worked there too. And knowledgeable about the soft serve product of The Chufa Co. ice cream.

I ended up with their Vanilla dairy free soft serve with strawberry sauce and it was simply delicious despite the fact it was melting fast lol…but it tasted like a normal dairy ice cream, but this one is dairy free and there was no hint of the coconut taste and it was soft and creamy just like regular ice cream. I loved it!! I can’t wait to stop by again already!!

Once you stop by their summer popup shop and taste one of their delicious and creamy dairy free soft serve, maybe you want to now buy your own pint of this delicious tigernut dairy free ice cream, right? The Chufa Co. has their tigernut dairy free ice cream in several retailers in Toronto and within the area of Toronto as well and they looking to expand more retailers in 2018. Some of the retailers right now include: The Big Carrot, Sorelle and Co., The Sweet Potato, Organic Garage, YamChops and more to name a few. Please check their website for the full list of retailers and you can find their website below my blog post.

I went to 2 locations to check for The Chufa Co. dairy free ice cream: The Big Carrot and Organic Garage. I found all 3 flavours at The Big Carrot, but only found 2 flavours at the Organic Garage. I was excited to find them thou it is a bit pricey for one pint (it is on the higher end of the dairy free ice creams if you are wondering), but it’s so worth it for dairy free ice cream to have your own pint at home to enjoy anytime. I’m looking forward to trying the Strawberry Cardamom one!!

The Chufa Co. dairy free ice cream pints at The Big Carrot

The Chufa Co. ice cream pints at the Organic Garage


It will be a busy August summer month for me with watching tennis live, attending a few food festivals, and my summer weekend getaway to Montreal at the end of August. I’m attending a personal event as always I love looking for new dairy free bakeshops in new cities so I will be on a look out for dairy free bakeshops to share with you guys!! Can’t wait!! A bit of both of work and play…😉

Don’t forget to stay connected with me for the latest updates on my next blog post on Twitter @SweetBFoodie24 and my foodie adventures through Instagram & IG stories @SweetBFoodie24.

Even though it’s the end of the month for July  meaning National Ice Cream Month is over…☹, for me National Ice Cream Months are every month and any day of the year and any season. Summer is still here in August and what is more perfect on a humid and hot summer day than dairy free ice cream to cool down with, so don’t forget to stop by the Chufa Co. summer popup in the Beaches area before they close in late September or get your very own pint at one of their selected retailers!! I highly recommend their soft and creamy dairy free ice cream!!

For now, let’s relax and enjoy these summer carefree days with our sweet and yummy dairy free ice cream by the Chufa Co. as I continue my search for my next sweet dairy free dessert adventure in Toronto & Montreal.

-Sweet B.  

For more information on The Chufa Co., please see below:

The Chufa Co. – website – click here

You can follow them on their social media networks through Facebook @TheChufaCo and Instagram @TheChufaCo.


My 3 New Fave Summer Sorbet Places

Hi everyone,

Hellooooo summer finally!! It definitely feels like summer with these super scorching humid and hot 1st long weekend of the summer! Yes it’s officially summer now as June 21, 2018 marks the first official day of summer. As summer was approaching in Toronto, we were already feeling the heat and sunny days, I am loving every minute of it especially since coming back from my hot and tropical vacation in Jamaica. I am definitely ready for these hot and sunny days in Toronto.

Who’s ready for summer this year?? What are you guys looking forward to this summer?? I can’t wait for more food festivals, music festivals, beach days and day trips & getaways. I always enjoy the warmer and not too hot days here in Toronto. I tend to enjoy the summer days either within the city or to neighbouring cities to enjoy the beaches and quaint towns atmosphere in Ontario. So if you are looking for ways to cool down within Toronto, one of the best ways is of course with cold frozen desserts, right? 

Well with these hot and humid summer months in Toronto, yes there are some days way too humid for me even lol and I love to cool down with cold, sweet and freshly made fruit sorbets desserts. For those like me, who enjoys dairyfree foods, it sometimes is a challenge to find a great tasting frozen dessert to cool down with and I think that sorbets are a great option to refresh your palate and cool down in the sun. Sorbets are made of water, fruit and sugar, which I love that is 100% fruit, which tends to be more healthier.

My Top 3 Fave Sorbet Places

Here are 3 new Sorbet places I discovered that I highly recommend to you my readers where I enjoyed sweet, delicious and freshly made sorbets for you to enjoy this summer. Some of the places you wouldn’t even think of have that will serve this type of dessert are some of the hidden gems for sorbets.

#1. Nadège Patisserie

Nadège Patisserie is well known for French modern desserts and most popular dessert, macarons along with their beautiful and delicious variety of pastries from mini cakes to tarts to chocolate bonbons. You wouldn’t think that Nadège Patisserie would have ice cream or sorbet as part of the menu? To my surprise, recently opened by Nadège a cozy and intimate ice cream shop serving gelato and sorbet at their Queen location only. It is located at the corner of Queen and Gore Vale Avenue, a few steps after their outdoor patio is a separate ice cream shop they have set up. There are also helpful signs along the way to help you find the shop. It is surely not to be missed.

I love their intimate and friendly open space ice cream shop especially the pink walls!! There are 16 flavours available. The gelatos are mostly based on Nadège Patisserie cakes and the sorbets are fruit based, which makes them vegan and dairy free. They have a great selection of flavours for even people like me who are dairy free and I love that there are good selection of dairy free flavours to choose from. They also have toppings to add to your gelato or sorbet, which includes sauces such as chocolate, caramel & strawberry, mini macarons, caramel popcorn, whipped cream and more! They also make ice cream sandwiches, wow!! A great selection of frozen dessert for everyone including those who enjoy dairy free desserts!!

*The beautiful macaron tower with the ice cream print from their Yorkdale Location*

I ended up choosing the Raspberry sorbet with mini macarons toppings, which was simply delicious and full of flavour. I loved the fruity and sweet flavour!!

I can’t wait to come back for another visit to Nadège Patisserie Queen St Ice Cream shop to sample the other delicious and sweet flavours!! For Nadège other locations, they only serve the soft serve ice creams, which has dairy in them. If you are interested for a larger flavour selection and the dairy free sorbets are available only at the Queen St location Ice Cream shop.

I definitely recommend you guys checking out Nadège Patisserie new Ice Cream Shop at their Queen Street location as you definitely will not be disappointed with their variety of selection and sweet fruity taste!! With the Trinity Bellwoods park located right beside the shop, it is the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing cold frozen dessert for the summer outdoors.

#2. Butter Avenue

My 2nd place that I’m recommending you go to is Butter Avenue. Butter Avenue is known for their high quality French macarons with their Japanese inspired flavours. As well they have a great selection of mini cakes, tarts and more. Butter Avenue is one of my fave macaron shops to go to so I was also surprised that they decided to add ice cream to their menu as well. I was even more excited when I found out that they had a dairy free sorbet as one of their flavours for ice cream.

Butter Avenue offers only 2 delicious flavoursUji Matcha (made with our direct import matcha from Uji, Kyoto) or the Strawberry purée (made with 100% real strawberry, vegan & dairy free) or you could have the swirl and taste the two delicious flavours all at once!

They recently introduced the Lychee Strawberry Sorbet sundae (which is the Strawberry purée the dairy free sorbet), which consists of lychee agar jelly, mini Strawberry macaron, Strawberry sauce and merginue cookies. What a perfect summer cold treat to have right?? Of course, I had to stop by Butter Avenue to try the Lychee Strawberry Sorbet Sundae and wow the strawberry sorbet was light yet creamy texture even with no dairy in it. I love the combination of the Strawberry sorbet with the lychee taste!! The perfect topping was that cute mini Strawberry macaron of course! This is the definitely the perfect summer frozen treat to enjoy on a hot summer day. You can have the sorbet to eat at Butter Avenue or to go option as well!!

Can’t wait to see if there will be more flavours of sorbets to be added to this summer menu!!

*Some delicious macarons I picked up*

If you are looking for sweet summer sorbet sundae, then look no further than Butter Avenue as I highly recommend you stop by to try their Lychee Strawberry Sorbet sundae and see why I love it soooo much!! You can also try Butter Avenue other desserts available at their store especially their macarons like I did, couldn’t resist picking up some delicious macarons.

#3. Touti Gelati

My last recommendation for delicious, sweet & authentic made sorbets is Touti Gelati. I usually have a few go to spots for gelatos and sorbets places. But I recently discovered a new gelato/sorbet place and I couldn’t believe that I never heard of it before and so excited to share with you guys because some gelato places don’t have a large selection of sorbets maybe 2 or 3 flavours. This is not the case for Touti Gelati because it offers authentic Italian homemade gelato and sorbets with many flavours to choose from. I love the large selection of gelato and sorbets with classic flavours to new fresh ingredients to make new fun flavours!! That’s why I instantly loved this cozy and friendly gelato/sorbet place!!

I’m happy to be sharing this new gelato/sorbet place with you guys!! They also serve gelato shake and smoothies, which is dairy free, 100% made with crushed fruit and free of artificial ingredients. I was too full from my sorbet to try it, but would love to come back next time to try it. As well they also serve waffles, crepes, and other pastries along with coffee and tea. I’m not sure if the waffles and crepes are dairy free, which if you are interested to try it you would have to inquire about it.

With so many flavours of sorbets to choose from, I finally decided on the Mango and Strawberry flavours and I simply loved the mango sorbet flavour!!! It tasted like a real fresh actual mango but in a frozen treat. You can taste the fresh and homemade ingredients to the sorbet!! I can’t wait to come back and try the other flavours.

Touti Gelati have 2 locationstheir original location is the Queens Quay one downtown Toronto and their newer location is at the Beaches area so East of Toronto near Woodbine Beach. I went to the Beaches location of Touti Gelati as it was closer to me and a great location near Woodbine Beach to stop by after the beach to enjoy a frozen dessert to cool down. I also can’t wait to try the Queens Quay location next time!!! For more information about location and more for Touti Gelati, please see below my post.

I definitely recommend stopping by Touti Gelati with their large selection of flavours for sorbets along with their authentic and homemade quality taste!

Stay Connected with Me For Updates

With the busy & fun adventures during the summer months, I will still be sharing more summer dairy free desserts places or summer food festivals to go. Don’t forget to stay connected with me for the latest updates on my blog & general updates through Twitter @SweetBFoodie24 and my foodie adventures on Instagram @SweetBFoodie24.

Been busy since my last post with unpacking from my amazing and wonderful Jamaica vacation as seen on Instagram where I posted a few photos and IG stories. Was feeling the vacation blues for a few weeks after my Jamaica vacation and took awhile to get back into work routine and catch up on things I missed. Now I’m back focused and always looking for new opportunities and ideas to share with you guys for delicious and dairy free dessert bakeshops.

I’m excited to be going on a last minute summer getaway to Montreal at the end of August!! It’s more of a personal trip to attend an event, but I always love going to Montreal (It’s been awhile since I been to Montreal maybe 5 years ago) and 1st time going to check out some new vegan and dairy free dessert bakeshops so can’t wait to share with you once my return. Definitely come back to check out that post later in the Fall!! My August is a busy month now with lots of events happening. Hope everyone has some exciting and fun summer activities and trips for 2018!!

For those really humid and hot summer days in Toronto, why not cool down with a dairy free sorbet frozen dessert and check out my Fave 3 New Sorbet Places – Nadège Patisserie, Butter Avenue and Touti Gelati. You won’t be disappointed with their sweet and frozen delicious selections!!!

As you enjoy these hot summer days cooling down with sweet, icy and light dairy free sorbet cravings, I’m back on the hunt for my next sweet & delicious dairy free dessert adventure to find the next yummy bakeshop to share with you all!!

Until next time…

-Sweet B.

For more information on my 3 New Summer Sorbet Places, see below:

#1. Nadège Patisserie – Website – click here

For Nadège Patisserie social media networks, please follow them on:

Facebook @NadegePatisserie, Twitter @NadegeToronto and Instagram @NadegeToronto

#2. Butter Avenue – Website – click here

For Butter Avenue social media networks, please follow them on:

Facebook @ButterAvenueCo, Twitter @ButterAvenue and Instagram @ButterAvenue

#3. Touti Gelati – Website – click here

For Touti Gelati social media networks, please follow them on:

Facebook @ToutiGelati and Instagram @ToutiGelati





My New Fave Homemade Gluten Free & Dairy Free Bakeshop, Almond Butterfly Cafe

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to my sweet blog and hellooo to finally feeling like real Spring weather in Toronto!! I know, It’s been a longggg winter with snow and cold winter weather in April, crazy right?? 😉 I’m just so happy it’s warm again with higher temperatures and the beautiful sunny days are finally here!! I can’t believe it is May already too!! Seems like we are going from winter to summer quickly instead.  Hope everyone been surviving a colder Spring weather and ready for sunny & hot days ahead!

I’m excited to share with you a new gluten free and vegan dairy free bakeshop that I discovered a few weeks ago when the weather was a bit warmer out great for exploring downtown Toronto and found, Almond Butterfly Bakeshop & Café. It is located downtown Toronto’s vibrant Harbord Street Village near Spadina and Harbord close to University of Toronto St. George campus.

Almond Butterfly is a 100% gluten free bakeshop café that offers vegan, dairy free and paleo options. It is homemade and freshly baked goods everyday at the shop from fresh-baked muffins, brownies, bagels, cupcakes, cookies, scones and more!! They also offer toasted breakfast sandwiches and grilled lunch melts until 3pm, which is great to me that they can offer gluten free and vegan lunches for more options. Even though I still have wheat in my diet, it’s good to know and have my options open to try gluten free food as after trying at this bakeshop, I enjoy gluten free food. From their website, they use nut flours and nut oils in their baked goods to give their signature Almond Butterfly taste that their customers have come to know and love now.  They also serve espresso, coffee and tea, which their coffee is roasted locally by Social Coffee & Tea Co. Overall, a great range of selection for a gluten free bakeshop café that offers vegan and paleo options, which is rare to find in certain parts of Toronto and it’s great to see more cafes like these for people like me who is allergic to dairy.

That is why I like to share my discovery of dairy free or vegan bakeshops with you guys, my readers so you can know where to find these allergy friendly bakeshops to eat at and that they are bakeshops that are also good and delicious tasting ones to go to. 

When I arrived at Almond Butterfly for the 1st time there, it was on a busy Saturday late afternoon. The café was quite full already and there was a lineup, which in my opinion a busy bakeshop means the food here is good. The atmosphere was buzzing in a great friendly way with people enjoying their baked goods. Almond Butterfly is a cozy, quaint and down to earth feel type of bakery with their beautiful and simple interior design of the wooden walls, the lighting and splash of colour throughout the bakeshop. It was a smaller size bakeshop, but there was enough space for a few tables for people to sit and eat along with a small patio in the front. I love their variety of baked goods offered as mentioned before so it was a bit of hard decision to pick which desserts I wanted.

I ended up having a late lunch at Almond Butterfly Café and Bakeshop as they offer lunch sandwiches such as grilled melt sandwiches and decided to try one of them. I had the Harbord Melt, which is a deli-style turkey with apple and cheddar melt on a gluten free bagel. I requested the dairy free cheddar for my sandwich. I was so excited to try the grilled melt turkey sandwich and unfortunately it was a bit disappointing mainly I think it was a bit too salty for me, the fresh grilled apples was great addition though to it but I believe the turkey that was too salty. Not what I expected. But maybe next time I will be trying their pizza bagels to see if that one is better. I hope that they improve on their sandwiches!

But I really enjoyed and loved their baked goods more than their savory items. I ended up with 2 different types of cookies – Ginger Snap and Sugar cookies, which I didn’t take any photos as I was so excited to try them. My fave is definitely the Ginger Snap cookies, soft and chewy I loved it!! I had 2 cupcakes – Almond Jam Vanilla and Dairy-free Lemon Vanilla cupcakes (both were Dairy-free cupcakes as they just named one with DF lol). I enjoyed both of the cupcakes as they were moist and the frosting wasn’t too sweet either it was just the right amount of sweetness. I love the sour candies on top of the Dairy-free Lemon cupcake, yum as I love sour candies…😊 I really enjoyed the Almond with Jam cupcake though I was hoping there was jam inside the cupcake not just the top as it would have had more pop of a flavour to it. Overall, amazing vegan and dairy-free cupcakes from Almond Butterfly definitely would recommend them to everyone!!

Almond Butterfly Cafe & Bakeshop Exterior with a patio area too

Quick Update

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I was working for a temporary Administrative work, but that is done now. Still looking for the right balance along side with my blog, but I’m happy to be refocusing on my blog again and looking for new opportunities. Update on my Facebook page, as of right now, it is temporary put on hold until things are less busier. It’s getting closer to summer season and usually I’m busy with day trips and food festivals so Facebook page on hold for now.

I’m really excited for my tropical and beach vacation to Jamaica in less than one week (leaving next week)!!! Ahhhhh!! I can’t believe it’s approaching so soon!! Looking forward to relaxing, refreshing my mind and body and just enjoying the sun, sand and pool days in Jamaica. Yes I will be posting a few vacation photos on my Instagram so don’t forget to follow along there for my photos & stories!

Don’t forget to stay connected with ME,

For the latest updates on my blog through Twitter @SweetBFoodie24 and my foodie adventures and vacation photos on Instagram @SweetBFoodie24.

Why not stop by Almond Butterfly Café & Gluten Free Bakeshop and see for yourself why I love this vegan, dairy free and gluten free delicious and tasty bakeshop offering a variety of baked goods! I highly recommend Almond Butterfly Café and Bakeshop and hope you love it as much as I do because their slogan says it all,

“No gluten. No wheat. No soy. Vegan and Paleo options.
Breakfast. Lunch. Espresso.
Amazing taste. Extra love.
… this is Almond Butterfly in a nutshell! :)”

Until next time, I’m off on my tropical vacation to Jamaica, but I’m always on the search for my next new sweet desserts craving…😊

-Sweet B.

For more information on Almond Butterfly Cafe & Bakeshop, please see below:

Check out their website – Almond Butterfly Cafe & Bakeshop -> click here

You can follow them on social media networks on Facebook @AlmondButterfly and Instagram @AlmondButterflyBakeshop.

Happy 4 Year Blog Anniversary!!!

Hi everyone,

On this day, February 23 back in 2014, is when I first started my sweet dessert blog! Wow I can’t believe it’s been 4 years now since I started this blog and it has grown so much from where I have started!! With each year that passes, my blog continues to grow and expand sharing my love for dairy free desserts, food events and travel.

I started this blog to share with everyone my love for food and more particularly my love for desserts and sweets. I couldn’t imagine where it would have taken me as I started out blogging while I was working as an Admin to just last year leaving my full time Admin work to pursue and focus on my blog. I believe on pursuing my happiness and what I love doing more is with my blog rather that my full time work that was unfulfilling for my career goals. I’m in a much happier place now and staying focused & motivated through my love for desserts, food events and travel.

For those who don’t know, I am on a dairy free food diet due to my food sensitivities, which I only recently discovered early last year. I have incorporated my dairy free diet along with my blog as I found out that you can still enjoy desserts that are dairy free. I am still learning and discovering new dairy free foods and I love sharing them on my blog with you guys.

Me at last year’s Vegan Food & Drink Festival 2017

I like to thank Food Bloggers of Canada (official website) for assisting me with the blogging community. I joined Food Bloggers of Canada community late in 2014 to share and network with other Canadian bloggers as well as providing food blogging resources to assist me in the world of blogging as I was new to it and it’s a great group to be part of. I continue to learn, network and grow within this friendly and amazing food community.

Of course, I wouldn’t be here without my readers, so I would like to take this time to THANK YOU my sweet and amazing readers for letting me share my love for desserts, sweets, food events, and travel with you!! I look forward to bringing you more sweetness and foodie adventures for many years to come!!!

To celebrate my 4 Years Blog Anniversary, I stopped by a new bakery of course not a surprise right? 😉 I checked out Whisked Gluten-free Bakery located in Scarborough part of Toronto. Whisked Gluten-free Bakery offers a variety of baked goods that are gluten-free, dairy free, egg-free, soy-free options from cupcakes, macarons, bread, cookies, scones, muffins, pies, cakes and more. I love the variety that they offer!! Because I enjoy dairy free bake goods & desserts and they offer dairy free desserts, I was happy to discover this new cozy and friendly bakery in Scarborough, which is closer to home for me. There were so many different options for me to choose and it was like heaven for me to be there as I love sweets!! Great and friendly customer service by the staff there to be patient with me while I decided what yummy desserts and baked goods to choose.

From Whisked Gluten-free Bakery website more details about their products – “To make products that are allergy-friendly focusing specifically on Gluten Allergies and Intolerances. It is our goal to provide high quality Gluten-Free products made from the best ingredients that are great tasting, have a high nutritional content and are priced at a fair market value.”

What desserts did I ended up getting? I finally decided on delicious dairy free cupcakes – Strawberry and Vanilla cupcakes, 3 macarons – Strawberry, Passion Fruit & Cappuccino flavours, and my fave type of cookie – Oatmeal Raisin. My fave is definitely the dairy free Strawberry cupcake as the cake itself was moist and perfect amount of sweetness and surprise there was a fresh Strawberry filling inside the cupcake!! I loved it!! I love their beautiful frosting technique so pretty!! Check out the desserts below.

A closer look at the delicious dairy free macarons & Strawberry cupcake

If you haven’t heard or stopped by Whisked Gluten-free Bakery yet, I highly recommend you do as they offer some of the most delicious and made natural ingredients that are gluten-free, dairy free options desserts and baked goods in Scarborough. For full details more about Whisked Gluten-free Bakery, there will be a full blog post coming soon about this great bakery.

I’m looking forward to continuing to share my love for sweet dairy free desserts, food events, and foodie travel adventures with you all!! I hope that you will continue to join me in this foodie adventure discovering new bakeries, food events and food travelling so why not come along with me on my sweet journey!

Cheers to many more sweet adventures & years to come!! 🎉💕🍰🍩🍦🍜🌱✈

-Sweet B.

For more information about Whisked Gluten-free bakery, please see below:

Whisked Gluten-free bakery – website -> click here

You can follow them on their social media networks through Facebook @Whiskedglutenfree, Twitter @whiskedGF and Instagram @whiskedgf.