Jess, aged 15, writes: During our short stay in Toronto, our family had an amazing time visiting Eva’s Original Chimneys. This shop makes chimney cakes, rolls them in various toppings, and then fills them with different treats. The result was a massive and incredibly delicious snack which I would love to have again!
I had found Eva’s Original Chimneys from a video online, and subsequently begged my parents to let us go. Luckily they agreed, and while the shop is not in the centre of the city, it was very easy to get there. Though we had no idea how to navigate the subway system, we easily found the neccessary stop and walked to the shop.
Once entering the shop, we were greeted by chimney cakes of all shapes and sizes. Chimney cakes are Hungarian cake treats, which are generally rolled into a cylindrical shape. The chimney cakes had been rolled in different toppings, such as cinnamon sugar, coconut, and graham crackers. There was an option to buy the chimney cakes by themselves, but we opted for the more calorific versions…
I chose the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, which consisted of: a cone shaped chimney cake rolled in graham crackers, a chocolate to stop the toppings falling out, vanilla soft serve, berry coulis, cheesecake pieces, more soft serve, and strawberry sauce. Dad opted for a coconut themed option, mum tried a chocolate themed chimney cake, and Robert “made his own”, choosing cheesecake, nutella, and pretzels.
When our chimney cakes arrived, we were astounded by their size. My one was taller than my head! The treat was scrumptious – especially the cheesecake and the cone. It was a really unique place to eat, tasted really good, and was generally really exciting. Our portion was so big that we had no reason to eat lunch, and were sated until supper.
Overall, we all had a really great time at Eva’s Original Chimneys. It was a very special place with fantastic food, and I recommend it to anyone visiting Toronto.
You can find Eva’s Original at 454 Bloor Street West, Toronto. The cones cost around 6-10 CAD each (that’s around £3 to £6). Do note that it is a cashless shop, so bring a credit card!