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Best Bakeries in Edmonton

by Nykala Shone

When your sweet tooth is calling, here’s a list of the best bakeries in Edmonton to indulge in tasty, sugar-coated treats!

Duchess Bake Shop - 10718 124 St NW
Whether you’ve never stepped foot in Duchess Bake Shop before or you’ve been coming for years, this bakery is a mandatory stop when you’re on 124th Street! The macarons are sweet pillows of delight, and just the right size to pretend that eating 10 of them doesn't add up to that many calories. Grab an assorted box to try all the flavours. And then get the pastry box. And then a cake, too. What the heck. Just get everything.

Italian Bakery - 10646 97 St NW and 4118 118 Ave NW
Walking into this place, you’ll know you’ve hit the jackpot. They’re stocked with delicious breads, perfectly baked biscotti, and canolis that will make you wonder why you ever eat anything else. They’ve got two locations in the city, and are the perfect stop to grab dessert for a family dinner, or any dinner for that matter.

La Boule - 8020 101 St NW
Cruffins, cakes and cookies… oh my! If you’ve ever had croissants in France, the ones at La Boule will bring back a flood of memories about the most perfectly flaky and buttery pastries. Yup. They’re that good. Try the chocolate almond croissant as your first course, and come back for seconds with the peaches and cream cruffin (croissant dough in the shape of a muffin, filled with compote and cream – yes, dreams do come true).

Choccorant - 10328 124 St
Another 124th Street hot-spot that you won’t want to miss is Choccorant. They’ve got every flavour of croissant imaginable, including sweet or savoury options to suit any palette. Not in the mood for a pastry? I’m not quite sure I can relate…but if that’s the case, they’ve got a huge assortment of beautiful cakes with everything from personal-sized to large ones the whole family can indulge in. It’s less calories if you share, right?

Sugared and Spiced - Rear - 10334 82 Ave
To say the cakes here are life-changing would be an understatement. They are works of art, almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. Picture a moist, rich chocolate cake. Now imagine it filled with raspberry buttercream and fudge sauce. Then, put more raspberry buttercream on top, and finish the whole thing with a chocolate ganache drizzle and fresh berries. And that is just the beginning, folks. They’ve got 12 different flavours of cakes, and the best way to find your favourite is to try them all.

Italian Centre Shop Bakery (aka Spinelli Italian Centre Shop) - 10878 95 St, 17010 90 Ave NW and 5028 104a St NW
Not to be confused with the Italian Bakery, The Italian Centre is a well-known Edmonton staple in the heart of Little Italy (plus two other locations throughout the city!) and it's always stocked with the freshest Italian ingredients. This of course means that the desserts are out of this world. One of my favourite combos is the Tiramisu Cake paired with a rich, chocolaty espresso to wash it all down.