It’s no secret that I have a huge sweet tooth. So, of course, the opening of an all-vegan cinnamon bun shop almost right around the corner from home sent me running soon after Cinnaholic opened their first GTA location in the Promenade Mall in Thornhill.

Yes, you heard that right. Vegans now have their own version of Cinnabon, but better.

Why is it better you ask? Because Cinnaholic goes over the top with creative concoctions well beyond the classic cinnamon bun.

The first time I went, my father and I split two flavours. One was The Cookie Monster, which is topped with, among other things, raw cookie dough!

On my second trip (yes, there has already been a second trip…) I got the Hot Cocoa, which is topped with chocolate brownies and vegan marshmallows.

Choosing just one or two flavours is a very difficult decision. There were flavours such as Blueberry Pie, Nuts About Maple, Strawberry Dream, and so many more. To make things more complicated, you can also choose from 17 flavours of frosting such as cake batter, banana cream, and hazelnut, and 20 toppings such as coconut, pretzels, various fruits, and caramel sauce, to create your own custom delight.

Sound a bit over the top to you? Well perhaps you’ll join me in trying another special treat the next time I visit, which is their cookie dough scoops! Swap out the cinnamon bun and replace it with a scoop of raw cookie dough.

Discount: 15% off

Veg Status: All vegan

Where: Three locations in Scarborough, Thornhill, and the Danforth in Toronto. Click here for details of all three locations.