Located in Hintonburg, Strawberry Blonde Bakery is a vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free bakery that produces outstanding treats. Focusing on creating delicious food for the people with food allergies Strawberry Blonde Bakery excels at demonstrating you don’t need to compromise taste in making vegan baked goods.
For the past year I’ve become a fan of Strawberry Blonde Bakery, initially visiting to pick up vegan treats to share with friends and family, but later on, I continued to visit as I find their baked good just as delicious if not better than many other local bakeries.
Orange & cranberry scone
Strawberry Blonde Bakery offers a huge assortment of baked goods, including cinnamon buns, cookies, muffins, cakes, tarts, pies, cupcakes, doughnuts, bars, and loaves of bread.
Heart shaped chili chocolate sandwich cookies
‘Hostess with the mostest’ cupcakes
Depending on the season the bakery also carries a variety of seasonal items. For example around Valentine’s Day, they have heart-shaped chili cookies, sugar heart cookies (which you can personalize with your own message), chocolate cream pies and tarts, Valentine’s Day cupcakes, red velvet cheesecake and more.
While you can purchase a limited selection of Strawberry Blonde Bakery products at grocery stores in Ottawa such as Farm Boy, I highly suggest visiting the Hintonburg location. Not only will you have a wider selection of desserts to pick from (or you can pick up your custom order here too), but the shop always has a variety of desserts for you to sample too. For example when I visited recently there plenty of free mini cupcakes and cookies to try.
After sampling many of the sweet baked goods at Strawberry Blonde Bakery it would be impossible for me to pick one favorite as everything I’ve tasted has been lovely (the scones are light and flaky, the cupcakes and cakes perfectly moist and full of flavor). That being said, if you are visiting and only wish to order 1 item I would suggest opting for the season menu or their stunning galaxy donut which tastes as good as it looks.