There are so many things in Ottawa during the holiday season that make you feel like you live in a Christmas movie. From this amazing Christmas-themed store to this unreal road of lights, you cannot be a Grinch while living in Ottawa.
However, one of the things most likely to make you actually feel like you live in the movie Elf is this dessert shop. The Gingerbread Man, which is hidden away in Manotick, has been there since 2001 but it still doesn't get enough credit for how amazing it is!
The dessert shop is more than just your average dessert shop. Not only do they do customized baked goods, but they create customized gingerbread houses too! Walking into The Gingerbread Man, you'll seriously go on a sugar high. They're also known to have the most amazing and fresh ice cream.
If you're curious, yes. The Gingerbread Man is open all year round, and they do have gingerbread houses all year round! However, the most extravagant ones are around the holidays. They carry a wide variety of sweets which include:
- Baked goods
- Gingerbread houses and cookies of ALL sizes
- Stonebaked shortbread cookies
- Spicy ginger molasses loaf
- Banana bread
- Fresh ice cream
- All butter chocolate chip cookies
- Butter tarts
And no, you will never make a gingerbread house as half as beautiful as they do. The owners call this shop 'a little piece of heaven', and I would have to agree. If you have a major sweet tooth, make it your New Years resolution to cut back but go full force at The Gingerbread Man all of December. You deserve it!
The Gingerbread Man is located at 1134 Tighe Street and the hours are from 10 am to 6 pm everyday except Sunday, which is 10 am to 4 pm. They are closed on Mondays except for in November and December. If you have a holiday party coming up, just want a sweet treat or are obsessed with Christmas, you must stop by here! For more information, check out their website here.