6 spots to find crafty and delicious Easter treats
The tradition of gifting eggs around Easter time goes back a long way. The egg, an ancient symbol of life and rebirth, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day. No one can agree on when or why traditional eggs turned into chocolate eggs, but it definitely had the effect of brightening up Easter festivities, for young and old alike.
If there’s one establishment that never disappoints when it comes to quality and originality, it’s Première Moisson. Always on the lookout for upcoming holidays, the bakery loves to develop new products and seasonal creations. Easter is no exception : the pastry chefs make an impressive variety of themed desserts: the classic Easter Jardinière, the Easter Royal, chocolate eggs, lollipops, and so on.
895 de la Gauchetière W Street
The famous Belgian/French chocolatier Jeff de Bruges is known for its many original creations, including those for Easter. More precisely: its little praline eggs, shell eggs and choco’mauves rabbits.
In addition to being delicious and made with ingredients carefully selected by master chocolatiers, it is possible to have the name of your choice written down for free on a chocolate egg, whether it is milk, dark or white chocolate. Inside, it’s garnished with a tasty assortment of mini Easter chocolates.
Montreal Eaton Center
For more than 20 years, master chocolatier Richard Zwierzynski and his wife Jindy have been making great classics of artisanal chocolaterie. All their products are handmade, always in small batches, using the best cocoa beans.
2158 Crescent Street
We can’t write about specialty Easter desserts without talking about Juliette‘s wild creations. They are so original, that they each were baptised with their own first name: Gustave the sheep, Rosalie the sheep, Théophile the rabbit, Grognon the Gnome, Roussette the hen, etc…
1626 Sainte-Catherine Street
A cupcake and ice cream paradise : Les Glaceurs offer more than 30 flavors of cupcake, each more enticing than the next, in addition to 3 gluten-free options (vanilla, chocolate and red velvet). Their cupcakes are always homemade and fresh from the day. Each month comes with its share of ephemeral novelties and Easter is no exception.
1245 Robert-Bourassa Boul.
In addition to offering a wide collection of Easter chocolates, Chocolats Favoris sets itself apart with its super creative egg decoration kits. Everything is included: 12 chocolate eggs, 2 paint brushes and 4 small pots of colored white chocolate, 100% edible.