Calling all sweet tooths, dessert lovers and foodies, we’ve got quite the list for you! Right now, we’re all looking for ways to take our mind off of the recent announcement of increased restrictions from the government and we think we found the solution – treats! They may not be able to solve any of our problems, but hey, they’ll make us feel better in the meantime. Plus, they taste really, really good! From buttery croissants and handmade macarons to seasonal spring ice cream flavours, here are some EPIC sweet spring treats you can pick up on 17th Ave this month.
Everytime we walk into Black Sheep, we’re immediately stuck on how to choose between all of their delicious options – do we go for their famous flavoured croissants or French delicacies such as their classic Madeleines or the beloved Paris-brest!? They also have a variety of other unique treats and cookies such as their Oh Eh Oh Cookie or Why Not Caramel, which are both a “must try”. It’s literally impossible to pick just one, so treat yourself and get a few of each. Don’t forget to check out their pantry section, where you can stock up on “made-in-house” jams, baking essentials, French chocolate and more.
140-815 17th Ave SW, black-sheep.ca
Ollia Macarons & Tea
No one does seasonal flavours quite like this quaint, French-inspired macaron shop Ollia, smack dab in the middle of your fave street. Their regular rotation includes fan favourites like pistachio, earl grey and lavender & honey, although this Month, you can also try out spring flavours like caramel mini egg and mango matcha macaron. Make sure to follow Ollia Macarons & Tea on social media to keep up to date with the new flavours they bring in this season.
810C 16th Ave SW, byollia.com
Load up on delicious pastries, baked goods, cookies and more from Yum Bakery on 17th Ave, where they share their space with sister restaurant, Yum Bistro. You can pop in for brunch, and leave with tons of treats to take home to your family – or to eat by yourself, no judgement here. They also have new treats for spring, including their tropical tart, made with pineapple curd, coconut cream and toasted passionfruit meringue.
1017 16th Ave SW, yum-bakery.com
Rustic Sourdough Bakery
Rustic Sourdough Bakery may be renowned for their sourdough bread, deli and imported grocery items from Europe, but you can also indulge in a number of different delicious bakery items such as homemade poundcakes in flavours like ginger pumpkin and lemon streusel, or their decorative tortes– a perfect alternative to cake for celebratory occasions.
1305 17th Ave SW, rusticsourdoughbakery.com
Jelly Modern Doughnuts
Jelly Modern Doughnuts has been a favourite in competitions like Best of Calgary for three years running, and its not secret as to why. These hand-crafted doughnuts are made on site by Jelly Modern’s team of expert pastry chefs, and are available in beloved favourites like Nenshi’s Salted Caramel, S’Mores, Maple Bacon and more. They also have rotating holiday trays and monthly flavours – this month, check out their key lime pie fruit flavoured treats, or Kaluha and Cream doughnut.
100 1414 8 Street SW, jellymoderndoughnuts.com
Made By Marcus
Made By Marcus introduces several new seasonal flavours each month, and they have a gift for absolutely nailing it every time– we couldn’t pick a favourite even if we tried. This month, you can indulge in flavours including malted mini egg, ube passionfruit marshmallow, lemon meringue pie and vegan cashew carrot cake.
1013 17th Ave SW #121, madebymarcus.ca
You don’t need to be a vegan to enjoy these plant-based treats at V Burger. After filling up on burgers and fries, treat yourself to one of their many non-dairy based desserts, with options like sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, shakes, cones and more. V Burger also has take-home ice cream pints in flavours like cherry cheezcake, cookies & cream, or chocolate heaven. AND, they’re currently offering their delicious ice cream sandwiches for just $2 for the month of April. Head to their Instagram page to learn more.
819 17th Ave, heyvburger.com
Cookie Mama is known for their decadent cupcakes, assorted cookies and custom cakes, along with tons of vegan, gluten free and dairy options for those with specific dietary needs, but they’re now also serving their famous soft serve! Available in cones or takeaway pints, this vegan, gluten free and soy free ice cream comes in flavours like tiger queen (fresh orange and charcoal vanilla), campfire chocolate, early grey & lemon, and more!
1508 14th Street SW, cookiemamacalgary.com
Ten Degrees Chocolate
If you consider yourself a dessert person, then a visit to Ten Degrees Chocolate is a must. This bean-to-bar chocolate factory, cafe and dessert lounge is any dessert lover’s dream with their huge selection of pastries, desserts, chocolate bars, Bonbons and more. Dig into seasonal items like their malted chocolate cake, or go for renowned favourites such as their signature s’mores cake. And you can’t go to this 17th Ave chocolate bar without grabbing some of their assorted Bonbons – try one of their seasonal flavours, or go for a box of mix’n’match.
818 16th Ave SW, tendegreeschocolate.ca
Our mouths are watering after one look at D Spot’s menu – from waffles piled high with ice cream, hot fudge and white chocolate to giant skillet cookies topped with Ferrero Rocher and Nutella, these desserts are what dreams are made of. Although the new restrictions prohibit you from enjoying these indulgent treats in their bright, colourful 17th ave cafe, you can order online from their website for pickup or delivery. Nothing cures the quarantine blues quite like one of these epic desserts from D Spot.
933 17 Ave SW #100, dspotdessert.com
When you walk into 17th Ave’s historic Devenish building, one of the first things you’ll notice is the smells of freshly baked goods and buttery croissants wafting out of this small and beloved bakery, Butterblock. Known for their creativity and their test run Tuesday’s, Butterblock is always coming up with new and unique ways to enjoy freshly baked treats. This spring, try out items like their double sesame croissants, brioche-based cinnamon buns, pineapple coconut danish and more.
908 17th Ave SW, butterblockyyc.com
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