Burlington Dessert Crawl
WINTER IS COMING. And that being said, so are the Holidays! I feel like everyone can agree on this, one of the main things you do around the Holiday season is eat sweets. Am I right?
In Hamilton, we’re pretty blessed with a fair amount of bakeries and dessert shops in the city. A couple weekends ago, I tried to expand my horizons to include some places in Burlington…and went on a Burlington Dessert Crawl (with my Mom!).
I did it all in one day, so I only managed to visit 4 of the plethora of awesome dessert shops. Here are the ones I visited, and what I thought:
This little beauty of a shop is tucked into the side of a plaza, somewhat hard to find unless you come up from the back. No seating inside, just a pick up counter with a counter for donuts and a counter for take-out espresso!
They have quite a following online, which got some traction because they’re the owners of Son of a Peach Pizzeria. I’ve been creeping them online for a while so I was very excited to get out and try their donuts! Sunshine’s popularity was very evident as soon as we got there, because there was quite a line-up (right out the door!) and only one donut style left…Hibiscus. Normally not the flavour we would hover towards, but we ended up getting it alongside a Pilot Coffee latte, and we were both really impressed with it. It was sweet and yummy without being overwhelming or overloaded with sweetness. I’d recommend it!
(Also, for all you instagrammers, they have the perfect wall to take pictures against ;). )
Soo…I didn’t exactly pace myself on this Bakery Crawl (lesson learned for next time), and I ended up getting almost all of Mollycake’s goodies and filling up on them half way through the tour. Oops! It was totally worth it though, because Mollycake has a bunch of different options to choose from, and now I know what I’d get again next time! My personal favourite: Lemon Tart. I could eat like 70 of these. I won’t, because that probably wouldn’t be good for my waistline – but I want to.
I also tried their Chocolate Chunk Cookies, which were soft, chewy and the perfect sweetness. If you’re craving a Classic Chocolate Cookie – this is going to be your go to.
The main draw to Mollycake – Christine’s beautiful cakes! She decorates them beautifully, if you’re throwing a party and need a fancy cake – here’s the place for you. (She also has a pie day for those who are more inclined to pie.)
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Recently opened Nothing Bundt Cakes has had nothing bundt praise from everyone I’ve talked to about it. They’re a business from the States, but just opened their first Canadian location in Burlington! (Pretty neat they chose right here to open.)
They specialize in soft, sweet bundt cakes in different sizes. My personal fave are the bundtlet options, because you get to choose a few different flavours and then share them with everyone…or…not. 😉
When I was there, I tried the Pumpkin Spice Bundt because I’m bordering on basic and LOVE everything Pumpkin Spice. At other occasions I also tried a Raspberry and a Lemon. Honestly, they were all amazing and so soft, like they’re filled with icing. If you love sweets, you’ll love Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Christy Gourmet Gifts
So I might be a little biased on this one, because I used to work at Christy’s! But no matter how many years I worked there, I will literally never tire of their main product, Christy’s Crunch. (Which is saying something considering I smelled and tasted it it day in and day out!) Affectionately known to many people as “crack”, this goodie is a toffee base, biscuit, topped with high quality chocolate (Milk, Dark or White with cranberries) and almonds. They break it up into yummy bite sized pieces and then you enjoy an entire bag to yourself….I mean…. <3
They also do large chocolate figurines filled with the delicious stuff, if you’re looking for any Holiday centerpieces!
Their shop is little, but mighty, and so adorably decorated by Christy herself. You can shop online, but I would really recommend visiting them in person.
What are some of your favourite bakeries in Burlington, Hamilton, or the GTA? Share them in the comments below!