Best of Ottawa 2021: Sweet Treats
After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!
Moo Shu Ice Cream and Kitchin
477 Bank Street, Ottawa
Thoughtfully made in collaboration with local farmers, brewers, roasters and more, Moo Shu Ice Cream offers flavours that are guaranteed to make you swoon! Dedicated to their customers, this ice cream shop promises a memorable experience. Check out their unique ice cream flavours including Hong Kong Milk Tea and Vegan Chocolate!
Photo: Moo Shu Ice Cream and Kitchin
1015 Wellington St. W, 2015 Robertson Rd., & 1721 St. Laurent Blvd.
Each and every donut at SuzyQ is made from scratch and guaranteed to be delicious. With 15+ flavours, depending on the month, it’s impossible to choose just one. Make sure to taste test the Dirty Chocolate and D’ohnut flavours.
Photo: Via SuzyQ Donuts Facebook
Mimi’s Donuts and Dairy Barn
1088 Bridge Street, Manotick
Decadent donuts, lip smaking ice cream, refreshing cold and hot drinks, what more could you wish for? Stop by for a morning coffee and a sweet treat, Mimi’s got you covered!
Photo: Mimi's Donuts and Dairy Barn via Facebook
1573 Stittsville Main Street, Stittsville
When in doubt, have an ice cream! Jojo’s Creameria serves vibrantly decorated ice cream in cones or cups. Cover your scoop in sprinkles and cookie crumbs, or drizzle warm caramel and chocolate sauce, it is up to you!
Photo: Jojo’s Creameria via Facebook
273 Britannia Road, Ottawa
The Beachconers is a great place beat the summer heat. Cool off with one of their flavourful ice creams on their cozy patio or cross the street and take a walk through Britannia Park. Their menu has an extensive list of flavours and their affordable prices make it hard to resist. Oh, and they have Vegan ice cream too!
Photo: The Beachconers via Facebook
Le Moulin de Provence
55 ByWard Market Square, Ottawa
Inspired by their love of French pastries and cuisine, Le Moulin de Provence offers a wide selection of desserts, breads, cakes, and is home to the famous Obama cookie. From mini mousse cakes and sugar cookies to eclairs and tarts their treats are hard to resist. Make sure to try their Chocolate Almond Croissant, it's to die for!
Photo: Le moulin de provence via Facebook
Maverick’s Donut Company
1500 Bank Street, Ottawa
Maverick’s promises to make you smile with their donuts, baked fresh daily. Located in the heart of Ottawa, Maverick's elevates the donut with their unique flavours. There is something for everyone. Look for their vegan options alongside their classic and signature donuts.
Photo: Mavericks via Facebook
102 Fairmont Avenue (corner Gladstone), Ottawa
Famous for their musical ice cream truck, The Merry Dairy, has a brick and mortar location in Ottawa's Hintonburg. Serving homemade ice cream, available by the scoop or pint, the Merry Dairy is the place to go on a hot summer day.
Photo: The merry dairy via Facebook
Quelque Chose Macaron Boutique
379 Richmond Road, Ottawa
This lovely shop that specialises in French macarons is the place to be. Quelque Chose Macaron is known for their afternoon tea; serving small pastries and freshly made tea. Milkshakes decorated with macarons and whipped cream, crepes and sandwiches are also featured on their menu. Bring a friend, or maybe three, and enjoy a sweet treat on their summer patio!
Photo: Quelque Chose Macaron Boutique via Facebook
1224 Wellington Street W, Unit A1, Ottawa
With six generations of pastry chefs and chocolatiers, Stubbe Chocolates was first established in the 1840s, in the German city of Meppen. Their quality chocolates are guaranteed to melt in your mouth, bursting with sweet flavour. Their truffle boxes are a must!
Photo: Stubbe Chocolates via Facebook