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.
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Sugar Mama’s are experts in listening to their customers. They take suggestions, then overdeliver! Their hand-rolled donuts are particularly popular. This season treat yo’self to an Eggnog cupcake sprinkled with nutmeg. Peckish? Grab a mini Christmas cheesecake, cookie or cake.
Hallelujah for holiday rum cakes! They’re made from scratch with Christmas cheer. Get it to-go and enjoy while you drive through the nearby Festival of Lights display!
Cookie Jar are the new kids in town. They make custom cakes and cheesecakes in ANY flavour. Give them a challenge and order a crazy combination like Mulled Wine or Turkish Delight… guaranteed they’ll make it!
Call ahead and order online because they put so much effort into every detail.
Belleville’s OG chocolate factory, Donini’s has been tickling taste buds for over 80 years. Everything is made on-site, so it’s no wonder every bite is so fresh.
Warm up with a Hot Chocolate Snowman Bomb. Toss it in your favourite mug, add hot milk and witness a Christmas miracle.
Rollin’ Oats is a brand spankin’ new biz that’s already known for oven-baked donuts and fresh fruit crumbles. Spread some cheer with Santa’s Sweet Treat: a vanilla donut dipped in melted white chocolate, sprinkled with candy cane.
If you’re a first responder, military or a TMH employee you get a sweet discount!
If you’re hungry now, DON’T visit Wannamaker’s Instagram. Otherwise, you’ll soon be munching #allofthethings.
Wannamaker’s is the go-to for keto options, so check out the Keto Gingerbread Cheesecake. For a not-so-keto Christmas, have a mini cheesecake in white chocolate raspberry or gingerbread.
Step inside and go back in time. Before the days of big box stores, people shopped at European delis like this. Inhale the scent of nostalgia.. or is that imported cheese??
Be sure to gift a box of German Lebkuchen Cookies. You can choose from iced, chocolate-dipped or filled varieties. Or, browse the shelves for Christmas breads, puddings and gummies.
Gift yourself a trip to Europe! Or as close as you can get for now.
The Old Bank Cafe is the place to go for authentic Eastern European eats. Originating from Eastern Europe, Owner Pavla, brought traditional recipes with her. Check out Czech classic cookies: beehives, hand-painted honey and bearpaws.
Mrs. B’s known for her Surprise Inside treats. Think layered Russian dolls. But chocolate. And, shaped like Santa!
If you’re on a shopping mission, here’s what’ll end up under your tree: holiday bark, Christmas angels and truffles. And 🎵 if you want a hippopotamus for Christmas 🎵 – chocolate hippos!
Lola’s takes farm-to-table seriously, offering local eats. While Lola’s does healthy well, there’s no shortage of butter and sugar at Christmastime.
Grab a cookie tray with ginger snaps, Toblerone shortcakes and candy cane brownies. While you’re at it, grab a coffee to go.