No one wants to show up to a holiday party empty-handed, right? So why not be the Christmas hero in your group and bring some truly delectable desserts to the table? There's a wide selection of Ottawa bakeries where you can pick up the sweetest treats for equally sweet prices.

Whether you're a classic sweet tooth or not, from classic pies to highly Instagrammable "kronuts" and every holiday-themed tart and cupcake in between, there's a little something sweet for everyone to enjoy in the capital. Some of these places are perfect for a quick stop in and pick-up, while others would make cute date destinations. Take your pick!

If you're on the hunt for affordable Ottawa bakeries to sweeten up your holidays, then check the list below. 

Art-is-in Bakery

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Kronuts

Address: 250 City Centre Ave., Unit 112, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: While pretty much everything on the menu here will make your mouth water, you'll go nuts for their kronuts. There's a new filling every day for you to taste, and on Thursdays, they do a "crazy kronut" where the bakers get creative. A unique and drool-worthy treat for any holiday party or gathering.

Three Tarts Bakery

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Pies on pies on pies

Address: 464 Bank St., Unit 3, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for some good old-fashioned pies for your holiday shenanigans, then Three Tarts is worth checking out. All of their pies are handmade with incredibly flakey crusts. They offer a number of unique flavours like apple-roasted plum vanilla pie and apple pecan crisp crumble pie. The pies change with the seasons, too, so there's always something new to try.

Mavericks Donuts

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Donuts

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking to keep it sweet and simple this holiday season, why not pick up a couple of holiday-themed donuts? With crazy Christmas toppings and decorations, these donuts are as cute as they are tasty.

Thimble Cakes

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Cupcakes

Address: 369 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If dietary restrictions often leave you feeling left out of the holiday sweet treats, then you're in luck. Thimble Cakes has a little something for everyone with every treat being nut-, sesame-, egg-, honey-, and gelatine-free. There are also gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, and sunflower-free options, as well. Now you can bring cupcakes for everyone to enjoy at your next holiday get-together.

Take Another Bite

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Tartletts & Mini Pies

Address: 1135 Mill St., Manotick, ON

Why You Need To Go: We eat with our eyes first and this Ottawa bakery definitely knows it. Not only are their baked goods delicious, but they look beautiful too. Your friends and family will devour these incredible fruit tarts and mini pies this Christmas.

Le Moulin de Provence Market

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Yule logs

Address: Various locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Home to the now-infamous Obama cookies, LMP is also a perfect spot to grab a traditional holiday yule log. With decadent sponge cake, creamy filling, and adorable Christmas decorations, these yule logs will be the talk of any party you attend this season.

Wild Oat Bakery

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Cinnamon buns

Address: 817 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can watch the bakers at work in this charming Ottawa bakery. While there are many items on the menu that would make your mouth water, the pecan cinnamon buns are a must-have holiday indulgence.

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