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Made in BoQ: Your Guide To Holiday Treats

Plates of assorted Christmas cookies on a wood table.

Keep it local with a DIY holiday treats tour of goodies made right in Bay of Quinte!

Header photo: Lola’s Cafe

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.

Don’t forget to keep washing those hands, maintain physical distance from others outside your household and mask up while you support local businesses within the region. For the latest COVID updates, please visit the Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health website. As of this blog’s publishing date, the HPE region is in the Yellow-Protect zone; please abide by recommendations from your local health unit in terms of travel within/outside your community.

Sugar Mama’s Bake Shoppe

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.

Crust & Crumb Bakery

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!

A row of small brown cakes.

Cookie Jar Baking

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.

Two cakes on a marble counter.

Donini Chocolate

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.

A chocolate snowman in a small plastic bag with a red bow.

Rollin’ Oats Quinte

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!

A doughnut with white icing and crushed candy canes on a white background.

Wannamaker’s Bakeshop

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.

Mini white cheesecakes with crushed candy canes.

Trenton Delicatessen

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.

A variety of packages of German holiday cookies.

Old Bank Cafe

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.

A white plate of cookies.

Mrs B’s Country Candy

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 Cafe

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.

Plates of assorted holiday cookies on a wood table.

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