As frugal students who are living off OSAP loans and Mr. Noodles, we often find we can only afford the main course at a restaurant; or, really, just the appetizers. Maybe just even a glass of water.
Good news: Satisfying your sweet tooth in Ottawa actually isn't too costly on the bank and shouldn't be too much of a financial guilty pleasure. Ice cream, donuts, or a cookie sandwich are all within the bounds of our Visa limits. Here's 10 sweet treats you can find in Ottawa that are under five dollars:
Kronut // Art-Is-In Bakery
Fried donut dough pastry, sugared and flaky like a croissant.
Small Pimped Soft Serve // Sweet Jesus
Gourmet soft serve located centrally in the ByWard Market. Sweet Jesus' menu is ever-changing, but if there's one guarantee, it's that you'll never actually see the soft serve. The amount of toppings is unholy.
SuzyQ Doughnuts // SuzyQ Doughnuts
Price: $2.00 (per donut)
Donut variations include maple bacon, cookies n' creme, blue vanilla fruit loop, and many, many more.
Cinnamon and Sugar BeaverTail // BeaverTails
The classic, the penultimate. A simple buttered pastry with cinnamon and sugar. Sweet and simple.
Edible Cookie Dough // LunchBox
Price: $4.00 (for four), or $1.25 for one.
Delectable edible cookie dough served in small cups. Flavours include M&M's, Nanaimo Bar, peanut butter cup and Reece's Pieces, among others.
Everyday Cupcakes // V's Cupcakes
Price: $3.25 (each)
The cupcakes at V's are ever-changing, but their everyday cupcakes are there to always ensure sweet tooth security. Some of the many permanent flavours include salted caramel and Nanaimo.
Popsicle // Playa Del Popsical
Popsicle flavours include watermelon and kiwi, chia strawberry, amongst others. Popsicle flavours on the menu often change.
Macaron // Macarons et Madeleines
Price: $2.25 (per macaron)
Colourful French desserts crafted in a genuine French bake shop.
Obama Cookies // Le Moulin de Provence
Price: $2.85 each
The most presidential of desserts in Ottawa. Former U.S President Barack Obama brought these home to his family after his first visit to Ottawa in 2009.
Cookie Sandwich // Strawberry Blonde Bakery
Two fully vegan cookies with a choice of icing on in between. Whether you're going for chocolate mint or vanilla chocolate chip, you'll be satisfying your sweet tooth while not breaking your vegan diet.