Do you know where to find the best Ottawa desserts? You can't consider yourself a true local unless you've tried 9 of these 14 sweets.

If you believe a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand, this is the list for you. Below you'll discover where to find the most mouthwatering cakes, pies, doughnuts, ice cream and more.

So go ahead and order a box for pickup. The only question that remains is where to go first.

Churros From La Catrina Churros

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Churros

Address: 105 B Clarence St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: You can enjoy this classic Spanish dessert that is deep-fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar. 


Cake From Oh So Good Desserts

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: 25 York St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: You can treat yourself to one of their thick slices of layered cake that are large enough to share.


Macarons At Quelque Chose Pâtisserie

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Macarons

Address: 274 Montreal Rd. 379 Richmond Rd. & 70 George St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: They have a diverse range of macaron desserts that taste like a trip to Paris.


Sundae At Magic Molecule

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Sundaes

Address: 217 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Their ice-cream is made with liquid nitrogen to give it an extra-creamy texture.


BeaverTails At BeaverTails

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: 69 George St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This iconic flat pastry is a classic winter treat after skating along the Rideau Canal. You can get it in a wild range of flavours, including chocolate hazelnut and strawberry cheesecake.


Pie At Cafe Latte Cino

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cafe

Address: 2020 Tenth Line Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This cafe sells gigantic slices of key lime and coconut cream pie that are worth the drive.


Doughnuts From Maverick's Donut Company

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Dougnuts

Address: 1500 Bank St. & 46 Byward Market Sq., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: They have tons of delicious flavours of doughnuts, including s'mores, lemon ricotta, and pecan pie.


Cookies From Strawberry Blonde Bakery

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: 111 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This vegan bakery sells sugar cookies and cookie sandwiches that are so tasty; you'll eat the entire box in one sitting.


Cinnamon Bun From Cinnaholic

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cinnamon buns

Address: 900 Exhibition Way, Ottawa, ON 

Why You Need To Try It: They take a colossal cinnamon bun and load it with fruit or candies.


Ice Cream From Moo Shu Ice Cream

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 477 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: They have a rotating menu of Asian inspired flavours like Hong Kong milk tea, taro, and black sesame.


A Cookie From Le Moulin De Provence

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Desserts

Address: 30 Metcalfe St. & 55 Byward Market Sq., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: Their shortbread cookies might be the best you've ever tasted and come in several cute designs.


O-Towner From Art Is In Bakery

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Bakery

Address: 250 City Centre Ave. & 42 Byward Market Sq., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: The O-Towner is a mouthwatering combination of a doughnut and croissant.


Poptarts From Little Jo Berry's

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Vegetarian

Address: 1305 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This bakery makes Poptarts that are way better than the box variety you ate as a kid.


Butter Tarts From Franks Baked Goods

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Bakery

Address: 283 Greenbank Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Try It: This hidden gem has some of the best butter tarts in the city, and they are under $2.


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