Cookies, candy canes, (hot) cocoa — we want it all! Thankfully there are plenty of local spots churning out some delicious sweet treats. Check out this list below and make your own Bay of Quinte holiday treats tour.
144 North Front Street, Belleville
Treat To Try: Holiday Cupcakes. For those who have trouble choosing (us included), grab a cupcake trio of eggnog, candy cane and gingerbread flavours!
375 Front Street, Belleville
Treat To Try: Marshmallow Advent Calendar. Your hot chocolate just got a lot more special with this marshmallow advent calendar, with 24 flavours!
335 Bell Boulevard, Belleville
Treat To Try: Melting Chocolate Snowman. Donini knows a thing or two about chocolate! And since it’s hot chocolate season 🥶, we’re heating up some milk for this Melting Chocolate Snowman. Try all three flavours: milk chocolate with marshmallows and chocolate chips, milk chocolate with toffee and dark chocolate peppermint.
12 Dundas Street W, downtown Trenton (Quinte West)
Treat To Try: Treat Tray! (Say that five times fast.) These trays include delicious handmade treats made by artisan bakers from across the Quinte region.
If you are a current or former military member, you can get 15% off your entire food and beverage purchase on Mondays!
1 Mill Street, Frankford (Quinte West)
Treat To Try: Christmas Cookie Box. Each box contains Czech cookies: vanilla + chocolate linzer, nuts with cream, bee hives, vanilla horseshoe, gingerbread person, honey cookie, shell with nut filling, coconut/chocolate ball and a sugar cookie.
391 Dundas Street W, Quinte West
Treat To Try: Sugar Cookies. This Santa cookie is equal parts cute and delicious. If you can’t bring yourself to take a bite out of Old Saint Nick, pick up some decorated gingerbread cookies instead!
Online ordering only, Quinte West
Treat To Try: Cookie Box. We’re dreaming of a sweet Christmas, and it’s all thanks to Violetta Cortes! This Food Network-winning brilliant baker is whipping up some beautiful (and delicious) sugar cookies this holiday.
8 Loyalist Drive #9, Brighton
Treat To Try: Christmas Tree Surprise. The only thing better than receiving chocolate is finding MORE chocolate hidden inside. Each Christmas Tree contains two small chocolate gifts and a chocolate card, all handmade with Belgian chocolate!
37 Dundas Street E, downtown Greater Napanee
Treat To Try: The Gingerbreads. People, snowflakes, trees—all the holiday shapes for your gingerbread cookie cravings! Plus, the bakery has lots of gluten free, vegan and/or keto treats so everyone can enjoy some holiday baking.