Home to over 300 shops, Square One is a food mecca for delicious eats and sweets. From themed candies to decadent milkshakes, mouth-watering desserts are aplenty. Can't decide on what to try and where to go? We've done the legwork for you and highlighted six sweet shops that not only hit the spot but are equally Insta-worthy. You're welcome! 

Squish Candy
It’s hard to step into this confectionary shop and not instantly feel like a kid again. With over a 100 gummy flavours to choose from, there is a candy for any occasion and anyone.

Love Me Sweet
Thank to its light and fluffy texture, Love Me Sweet’s Japanese-style cheesecake is the city’s hottest dessert right now. Not a fan of line-ups? Reserve one on their website ahead of time and pick it up in store. Can’t eat a whole cake? Pick up a cheese tart (or two) for some cheesy goodness instead.  

Eva’s Original Chimneys
Looking to up your ice cream game? Head to Eva’s Original Chimneys and taste one of their delectable soft serve concoctions, featuring the freshly-baked Hungarian-style pastry cones. Offering 12 of the parlours’ popular flavours, be sure to try fan faves like The O.G. Chimney, the Peanut Butter Pretzel Parfait, and the Matcha Crunch.

Peace Treats
Talk about an Instagram bait shop. Sweaters emblazoned with Canadian pride aside, indulge yourself with any one of its double tap-worthy milkshakes (Go Shawty, It’s Your Birthday or D.R.E.A.M are popular choices). Sit back and let the likes roll in.

Laura Secord
Looking for a one-stop sweet shop? Laura Secord is your store. Shop its wide variety of candies and chocolates, or better yet, take advantage of its daily ice cream specials.

Mrs. Field's Cookies
Try to walk by Mrs. Fields Cookies and not buy a dozen (or two) of its famous soft and chewy cookies. We dare you.


Renée Tse

Renée Tse is a Toronto-based writer, editor and digital content creator. You can find her works published online at FASHIONmagazine.com, TheKit.ca and ElleCanada.com. Travelling and finding a city’s best eateries is her passion, as well as documenting it all on Instagram. She's not afraid to stand up in a restaurant and hover her iPhone over her (and her friends and family’s) food for the perfect shot.