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The Best Panettone in Toronto

The Best Panettone in Toronto

The Best Panettone in Toronto

The best panettone in Toronto are tender, rich and a holiday must-have for people across the city. Individually packaged in eye-catching, multi-coloured boxes, panettone is an ideal holiday gift. Made from recipes that require the skills to deftly complete a multitude of exacting steps -- from carefully coddling the starter, to proofing and mixing, scaling add-ins, shaping, even dramatically hanging the baked loaves upside down to ensure they're perfectly domed, light and airy -- panettone is the type of artisanal, once-a-year product that makes epicures weak in the knees.

Thanks to a profusion of fabulously talented, finicky bakers, the GTA has panettone galore to explore. We're also spoiled with shops selling some of the best exports Italy has to offer. Go traditional with candied orange peel, or sink your teeth into a panettone flavoured with everything from limoncello to pistachio, pear, cream and more. As fitting a companion for your morning coffee as it is for a glass of dessert wine, this subtly sweet, yeasty bread is a comforting winter companion. Try Toronto's best panettone now, before they disappear for another year.

1247 Dundas St W

Grape Glass

Grape Glass

The only Toronto retailer of Elena Montreal's supernal sourdough panettone, you'll want to add Grape Witches (if you haven't already) to your holiday shopping route. Heavy with dark chocolate, apple Amaro-soaked cranberries and confit orange zest, each of these loaves is then topped with chestnut-almond crumble for the ultimate indulgence.

22 Sackville St

Spaccio

Spaccio

This year, Spaccio's hand-crafted panettone is available in a classic flavour, with candied orange and raisins and cioccolato. Word is that a surprise flavour is also in the works for later in the season. Order online or test your luck in person.

Stefano Faita

Stefano Faita

A perfect gift to send to loved ones, Stefano Faita's traditional panettone are available in a range of flavours, including new apple and cinnamon, tiramisu and limoncello. Order from Hudson's Bay and gift the type of holiday cake people actually want to receive.

Noctua Bread

Noctua Bread

A collab that's been years in the making, Noctua owner Daniel Saez has partnered with pastry chef Carlo Lazzarino for limited-edition panettone you'll be lucky to get your hands on. Made with in-house-candied, organic Valencia oranges, rum-syrup soused raisins, and a Mandarinetto glaze, these beauties will pop up at random throughout the season, so watch Instagram and keep your car keys handy.

1617 Dupont St

Mattachioni

Mattachioni

Launched in late November, Mattachioni's meticulously-made holiday panettone are a thing of beauty. Light and airy inside with a golden crust, each one is yeasty, eggy, buttery and conceals an astounding amount of dark chocolate and candied orange peel.

3507 Bathurst St

Goûter

Goûter

Choose between three flavours of panettone at both locations of this beloved Toronto bakery. Whether you crave classic, love the decadence of three chocolate or fall for the allures of noisette, there are no wrong choices.

2 Invergordon Ave

Francesca Bakery

Francesca Bakery

Made in the traditional style -- with ingredients imported from Italy and a 50-year old lievito madre -- Francesca Bakery has four festive flavours on its panettone menu this year. Opt for classic with candied fruit, Black Forest, triple chocolate or nocciolato, with hazelnuts, candied apricot and orange peels.

609 King St W

Forno Cultura

Forno Cultura

Forno Cultura's naturally-leavened Panettone Classico is made with 100% semola rimacinata, has a bitter almond meringue crust, is available in three sizes and, like a true Christmas miracle, is available at all open Forno locations.

Manulife Centre

Eataly Toronto

Eataly Toronto

What better place to turn for direct-from-Italy panettone in a multitude of gorgeous flavours than Eataly? With everything from traditional to pear, pistachio, Amarena cherry, and more, Eataly's Holiday Market has enough panettone options to sweeten weeks of festivities.

172 Baldwin St

Blackbird Baking Co.

Blackbird Baking Co.

Stop by Blackbird Baking to grab one of the shop's naturally-leavened, beautifully-domed loaves. There's only one flavour this year, but since it's packed with cherries, candied orange peel and raisins, then flavoured with dark rum, brandy and vanilla, we doubt anyone will be complaining.

The Best Panettone in Toronto

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The Best Panettone in Toronto

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

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The best panettone in Toronto are tender, rich and a holiday must-have for people across the city. Individually packaged in eye-catching, multi-coloured boxes, panettone is an ideal holiday gift. Made from recipes that require the skills to deftly complete a multitude of exacting steps -- from carefully coddling the starter, to proofing and mixing, scaling add-ins, shaping, even dramatically hanging the baked loaves upside down to ensure they're perfectly domed, light and airy -- panettone is the type of artisanal, once-a-year product that makes epicures weak in the knees.

Thanks to a profusion of fabulously talented, finicky bakers, the GTA has panettone galore to explore. We're also spoiled with shops selling some of the best exports Italy has to offer. Go traditional with candied orange peel, or sink your teeth into a panettone flavoured with everything from limoncello to pistachio, pear, cream and more. As fitting a companion for your morning coffee as it is for a glass of dessert wine, this subtly sweet, yeasty bread is a comforting winter companion. Try Toronto's best panettone now, before they disappear for another year.

Stefano Faita

Stefano Faita

A perfect gift to send to loved ones, Stefano Faita's traditional panettone are available in a range of flavours, including new apple and cinnamon, tiramisu and limoncello. Order from Hudson's Bay and gift the type of holiday cake people actually want to receive.

Noctua Bread

Noctua Bread

A collab that's been years in the making, Noctua owner Daniel Saez has partnered with pastry chef Carlo Lazzarino for limited-edition panettone you'll be lucky to get your hands on. Made with in-house-candied, organic Valencia oranges, rum-syrup soused raisins, and a Mandarinetto glaze, these beauties will pop up at random throughout the season, so watch Instagram and keep your car keys handy.