Pardon our French, but holy crepe, we’ve got some serious travel cravings right now. So, if you’ve been daydreaming about taking a sweet Paris vacation, we’ve got just the thing. We might all be stuck at home right now, but with so many delicious Ottawa bakeries offering delivery, you can get a taste of France sent straight to your doorstep.
Whether you’re craving the savoury buttery taste of a croissant or want to deep dive into some sweet macarons, the capital has you covered.
Of course, you won’t be wandering past the Eiffel Tower or traipsing around the Louvre anytime soon, but at least your tastebuds can go on a mini journey.
And, besides, isn’t food the main reason we all travel anyways?
Now, not every bakery on this list is strictly French, so if your tastebuds are tingling for some other type of baked good, you can crush those cravings too.
So brew a French press-full of your favourite coffee, order some sweet pastries, and get ready to pretend you’re in Paris.
We’ll be there too!
A Thing For Chocolate
Why You Need To Go: If crepes are the first thing that comes to mind when you're dreaming of France, then this tasty spot is perfect. There are vegan options available too.
Quelque Chose Pâtisserie
Cuisine: Macarons +
Why You Need To Go: You can order macaron everything from this delicious Ottawa spot and the flavours will have you straight up drooling.
La Provence Bakery
Cuisine: Baked goods
Why You Need To Go: This charming bakery offers a variety of mouth-watering French and Italian desserts that will totally put you in that vacay state of mind.
La Maison du Kouign-Amann
Cuisine: Baked goods, coffee +
Why You Need To Go: You can order delicious Kouign-Amann's which are considered one of the fatties pastries in all of Europe. Calories don't count in quarantine, right?
Aux Delices Bakery
Cuisine: Coffee, tea, desserts
Why You Need To Go: This bakery might not take you to Paris, but these take-home cookie decorating kits will have you feeling like a real artist during self-isolation. Alternatively, the lemon meringue tarts are to-die-for.
Strawberry Blonde Bakery
Cuisine: Baked goods
Why You Need To Go: Calling all vegans! This one's for you. You can enjoy delicious baked goods that might not be French exactly, but they'll have you feeling like you're in a fancy open-air cafe for sure.
Cuisine: Tarts +
Why You Need To Go: The lemon tarts here taste as if they came straight from a fancy Paris bakery. Not a lemon fan? Don't worry, there are plenty of flavours to choose from on their new Easter menu.
The Cupcake Lounge
Why You Need To Go: There's never a bad time for a cupcake. And, from red velvet to maple cinnamon and more, the flavours here will blow your mind.
Wild Oat Bakery
Cuisine: Sandwiches, desserts +
Why You Need To Go: From fluffy butter croissants to rich loaves of bread, you can carb up Paris style here. They are even selling 5 lb bags of flour if you want to bake your own treats at home.
Why You Need To Go: Whether you're craving something sweet or something savoury, you can satisfy your tastebuds with these incredible crepes.
Cuisine: Chocolate-dipped treats
Why You Need To Go: Nothing says romantic Paris vacation quite like some elegant chocolate-dipped strawberries. You can get those and many more dipped treats from this Ottawa spot.