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Easter is a special time to unplug and unwind, spend time with your loved ones, and reflect on the new beginnings that lay ahead. But we also look forward to all the delicious and festive treats!
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Easter treats in Ottawa that you can indulge in this weekend. Whether you’re looking for a gift to bring to a get together, hosting a party of your own, surprising your date with a sweet treat, or treating yourself – there’s something for everyone!
Read on to discover our top egg-celent Easter treats in Ottawa.
Three Tarts Bakeshop will have many wonderful and festive Easter desserts available this weekend (first-come, first-serve only). Their baked goods are made with the highest quality ingredients, careful thought, and endless joy for the most delightful treats!
We’re in love with these decorated shortbread cookies!
Location: 464 Bank St, Unit 3, Ottawa
Easter Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
ThimbleCakes strives to cater to those who get left out. They’re completely nut, sesame, egg, honey, and gelatine free. They also offer gluten-free options, vegan options, soy-free options, sunflower-free options (and more!), without compromising on the soft, creamy richness of a great cake. Curds, batters, pastries and even ice creams are made in house using ingredients which are organic and Canadian whenever possible.
Their spring cupcake collection includes so many Easter treats including these Easter Nest Cupcakes. So cute!
Location: 369 Bank St, Ottawa
Easter Weekend Hours: Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bread & Roses Bakery offers high quality baked goods made with love. They’ve created tons of delightful Easter treats this year from decorated cookies to chocolate truffles, but our top picks have to be these Easter Nest Cannolis and Cake Pops!
Location: 323 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa
Easter Weekend Hours: Saturday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ichiban Bakery is a family-owned and operated business that has served fresh bread and pastries in Ottawa for over 16 years. They specialize in creating the CUTEST Japanese desserts including these adorable shortcakes. These would make the perfect gift for any family get-together!
Locations: 1500 Bank St, Ottawa & 825 Bank St, Ottawa
Easter Weekend Hours: Friday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
5. Cream Egg Donuts from Little Jo Berry's
Little Jo Berry’s offers a daily, rotating selection of fresh and unique vegan treats from shortbread cookies to flakies to scones, and everything in between! They have a fully seasonal Easter treat menu this weekend which includes these delicious Gluten-free Cream Egg Donuts. Yum!
Location: 1305 Wellington St W, Ottawa
Easter Weekend Hours: Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For over two decades, Le Moulin de Provence has provided freshly-baked French pastries, artisan bread, coffee, and bistro fare to residents and visitors to Ottawa. This Easter, they’re created the sweetest Easter Sugar Cookies that are sure to brighten any celebration!
Location: 55 Byward Market Square, Ottawa
Easter Weekend Hours: Friday – Monday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Quelque Chose Pâtisserie specializes in French macarons made with premium ingredients. Their menu spans over 20 different French macaron flavours, from signatures to seasonals. Their new Milk Chocolate macaron flavour has launched just in time for Easter weekend and this will be a treat you won’t want to miss!
Locations: Vanier (274 Montreal Rd, Ottawa), Westboro (379 Richmond Rd, Ottawa), Byward (70 George St, Ottawa), Les Promenades Gatineau (1100 Bd Maloney O, Gatineau)
Easter Weekend Hours:
- Vanier: Friday – Satuday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Westboro: Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Satuday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Byward: Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Les Promenades Gatineau: Friday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Satuday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mantovani 1946 is an authentic Italian Gelato café offering award winning gelato, pastries and Neapolitan Espresso. They import raw ingredients directly from Italy to their store location in the Byward Market so you know it’s the real deal. This Easter, they have the most delicious Lemon Blueberry Swiss Roll on special that’s sure to wow your guests!
Location: 87 Murray St, Ottawa
Easter Weekend Hours: Friday – Saturday from 12 – 8 p.m., Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m.
The Cupcake Lounge offers more than 50 different flavours of all-natural, gourmet, cupcakes that are freshly baked each day. They use the finest ingredients and are iced by hand with no artificial flavours, lard, or preservatives.
Their new Mini Egg Cake is the perfect show-stopper for your Easter party! This delicious chocolate cake is decorated with vanilla buttercream, chocolate sprinkles, and everybody’s favourite…mini eggs!
Location: Byward Market (6 Byward Market Square) & Westboro (324 Richmond Rd)
Easter Weekend Hours:
- Byward Market: Friday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday – Monday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Westboro: Friday – Monday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tinlont Chocolates, also known as “Tl Chocolates” is a local, small batch artisan chocolate business that offers the most beautiful treats!
Their Sunny Side Up Easter Egg is filled with two flavours of Dragées and six half egg bonbons. The base bar is filled with raspberry caramel and roasted pistachio crumble. To top it all off, the “egg yolk” on top is filled with a tangy passion fruit caramel. This is definitely an easter egg that will impress your date!
If you didn’t get a chance to pre-order a easter egg from Tl Chocolates, be sure to find their booth at your next local market to try some of their other chocolate creations!
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