Even in summer, Montrealers still love their maple syrup.
Thankfully, Montreal eateries are well aware of the province’s maple obsession and thus keep maple-infused goodies around all year long.
From cakes to donuts to chocolate, you can get your fix of maple at any one of the restaurants below. If worst comes to worst, we all know that pouring maple syrup on any meal instantly makes it more delicious.
Check out where to get the best maple desserts in Montreal below:
Les Givres is known for their incredible ice cream. However, what you may not have tried is their frozen cakes. And the Maple-Bacon Cake in particular will blow your mind. Made with maple sugar genoise, maple ice cream, maple butter, caramelized pecans, maple meringue, and a bacon bit topping, you are sure to walk out of there in a sugar coma.
Where: 334 De Castlenau Est
Only available on weekends, the elusive Bacon Maple Caramel donut is one of the most heavenly donuts in existence. The description of the donut reads, “ Sticky, gooey, crispy, timeless,” and believe us, those adjectives don’t even begin to cover it.
Where: 640 Rue de Courcell
If you can make your way past the gorgeous array of freshly baked berry pies, croissants, and pain au chocolats, you’ll find the Maple Tart. Typically available in the fall and winter months, the rich, velvety Maple Tart from Mamie Clafoutis is guaranteed to be one of the best cakes you’ll ever have.
Where: Various locations
As if the chocolate from specialty chocolatier, Chocolats Genevieve Grandbois weren’t enough, the shop has decided to completely wow us with the addition of their Maple Chocolate Bar. Made with milk chocolate, maple-caramelized pecans, and maple sugar crystals, the maple chocolate bar is a must-try. And if you don’t feel like leaving the house to get your dose of chocolaty maple goodness, you can even order it online.
Where: Various locations
This upscale French eatery is the perfect place to indulge in your maple fantasies. Located in Outremont, Lemeac serves up some of the most mouthwatering maple french toast in the city. First off, the portion is massive so be sure to order it on a full stomach. Second, it is drenched in homemade maple caramel that is to die for. Bonus: it’s served on both the dessert menu and the brunch menu, and when you order it for brunch they even add in a few caramelized bananas. Simply scrumptious!
Where: 1045 Avenue Laurier Ouest