(And Other Sweet Goodies)

We love gelato!

A Taste of Sweetest Delights: The best things to do in Niagara on the Lake

One of the best things to do in Niagara on the Lake is so sweet! Hello, fellow sweet-toothed friends and gelato lovers! I’m Elsie Mae, a proud local of the charming Niagara-on-the-Lake. If there’s one thing we know and love as much as our stunning landscapes and rich history, it’s our delectable sweets. While we adore our gelato, our town is also a treasure trove of other delightful treats! Niagara-on-the-Lake has always been a wonderland of sweet treats. Each bakery and shop has its own story, adding a unique flavor to our community tapestry.

Niagara Holiday Rentals: Your Sweet Escape

At Niagara Holiday Rentals, we’re not just about providing polished, comfortable vacation homes; we’re about creating unforgettable experiences. And what’s more memorable than indulging in the best sweets our town has to offer?

Celebrating Local Sweet Artisans

Join us as we take you beyond gelato to explore an array of mouth-watering goodies. From the heavenly pastries of Willow Cakes and Pastries to the irresistible cookies at Craig’s Cookies, and everything sweet in between, we’ve got your sugar cravings covered.

Unwrapping the Sweet Surprises of Niagara-on-the-Lake

This blog will take you on a gastronomic journey through the sweetest spots of our town. We’re talking about gelato that melts perfectly on your tongue, pastries that crumble delightfully with each bite, and cookies that are just the right amount of chewy and crispy.

Your Guide to Sweet Indulgence Awaits

Whether you’re a local with a sweet tooth or a traveler staying in one of our thoughtfully appointed rentals, prepare to embark on a journey filled with sugary delights. “We Love Gelato! (And Other Sweet Goodies)” is your personal guide to the best sweet treats in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Stay tuned as we dive into the world of sweets, each with its own story and a special place in our hearts and our town!

Sweet Escape a perfect location for a sweet getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake

“Sweet Escape”: Your Perfect Base for a Sugary Adventure

And here’s a little insider tidbit: one of our most enchanting properties, aptly named “Sweet Escape,” sits cozily just off of Queen Street. It’s not just a name; it’s an experience. Imagine stepping out of your charming getaway and being just moments away from the best gelato, pastries, and cookies the town has to offer. “Sweet Escape” is more than a vacation rental; it’s your personal gateway to the sweetest adventures in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

As you wander from the comfort of “Sweet Escape” to the vibrant Queen Street, every step takes you closer to a new sweet discovery. This proximity isn’t just convenient; it’s a journey through the flavors and stories that make our town unique. And what better way to end your day than returning to a place that feels like your own sweet home in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake?

A Gelato Lover’s Paradise

Have you ever heard the saying that Niagara-on-the-Lake has more gelato shops per capita than Rome? While we can’t confirm the statistics, one stroll through our charming streets, lined with an array of gelato shops, makes it seem entirely plausible. Our love for gelato here is not just a trend; it’s a reflection of our town’s dedication to gourmet delights and the simple joys of life.

A Gelato Adventure to Remember

This summer, our team at Niagara Holiday Rentals embarked on what we like to call the “Great Gelato Tasting Adventure.” From classic flavors to exotic new combinations, we sampled them all. And let me tell you, choosing a favorite was an impossible task! Each shop brought its unique flair and taste, making the experience as diverse as it was delicious.

Even Piper Agrees!

Our little adventure wasn’t just for us humans. Piper, our adorable Chihuahua, joined in on the fun with some Puppy Gelato – a special carrot yogurt flavor that she absolutely loved! It’s these little inclusive touches that make our gelato scene so special.

Insider Tips and Local Secrets

Now, a little insider tip for you: Di Carlotta, a local favorite, has two locations in the Old Town. If you find yourself facing a long queue on Queen Street, just remember there’s another shop on Victoria Street waiting to welcome you with open arms (and shorter lines!).

More Than Just a Way to Beat the Heat

Yes, it gets warm here in the summer, but our love for gelato goes beyond just finding a way to cool down. It’s about quality, variety, and the joy of finding that perfect scoop. Gelato in Niagara-on-the-Lake isn’t just a treat; it’s an experience – one that complements the rich tapestry of gourmet offerings our town proudly presents.

The Gelato Experience: A Reflection of Our Community

In Niagara-on-the-Lake, gelato is more than just a dessert; it’s a symbol of our commitment to excellence and enjoyment. Whether you’re a local, a first-time visitor, or a returning friend, we invite you to join in our gelato love affair. Let’s discover together why Niagara-on-the-Lake might just be the true North American capital of gelato!

Discovering Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Sweet Spots

A fantastic gelato experience at Di Carlotta

Il Gelato Di Carlotta: A Flavorful Fusion

At DiCarlota, it’s not just about the wide array of gelato flavors; it’s a culinary journey. Alongside their creamy gelato, they offer a selection of savory sandwiches and divine pastries. Every visit here is an opportunity to indulge in a new taste experience.

Pistacchio‘s: A Touch of French Elegance

Pistacchio’s is where French pastry artistry meets Italian gelato craftsmanship. Their macarons are a personal favorite – each bite is a perfect blend of crisp, chewy, and creamy. It’s a must-visit for anyone with a penchant for sophisticated sweets.

Pistacchio French Pastries and Gelato
Willow Cakes and Pastries, a delight for all sweet tooths in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Willow Cakes and Pastries: The Heart of Baking

Just three houses away from our cozy “La Petite Maison,” Willow Cakes and Pastries is a treasure trove for bread lovers, sandwich seekers, and cake enthusiasts. Their fancy cakes, cheesecakes, croissants, and muffins are nothing short of heavenly. It’s a bakery that truly captures the essence of homemade warmth and decadence.

The Grove: A Market of Delights

Located in Virgil, The Grove is more than just a market – it’s a celebration of local flavors. Their butter tarts and giant Nanaimo bars are famously indulgent, while their selection of fresh local fruit, quality frozen meats, and pizzas speaks to their commitment to variety and quality.

Craig's Cookies in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Craig’s Cookies: A Cookie Haven

Craig’s Cookies is a paradise for cookie connoisseurs. They offer an astonishing array of cookies, including special editions like the local peach-flavored cookies for the peach festival. It’s a testament to their creativity and connection to local produce.

Niagara Juice Co.: Surprisingly Sweet

Just a stone’s throw from “Sweet Escape,” Niagara Juice Co. may sound like a haven for health juices, but it’s so much more. Their bakery section is a hidden gem, offering delectable sandwiches (don’t miss the breakfast croissants!) alongside their nutritious juices.

Niagara Juice Co. sweeter than you think in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Sweet Escapades: Pairing Our Rentals with Niagara’s Finest Treats

The Perfect Break During Your Niagara Stay

Staying at any of our Niagara Holiday Rentals offers more than just comfort and style; it’s your gateway to the sweetest experiences in town. Our properties, conveniently located, make it incredibly easy for you to step out and find yourself within moments at any of these delightful gelato shops and bakeries.

A Sweet Interlude

Imagine taking a leisurely break from your shopping spree or in between captivating performances at the Shaw Festival. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a refreshing scoop of gelato or a delicious pastry to rejuvenate your spirits. It’s not just a break; it’s a moment to savor the joys of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Romantic Gestures and Sweet Surprises

For those seeking a romantic gesture, what could be sweeter than sharing a gelato under the quaint streetlights of our town? It’s a simple yet heartfelt way to say “I love you,” creating memories that are as sweet as the treats you’re enjoying together.

The Gelato Tasting Tour: A Must-Do Experience

Embarking on a gelato tasting tour is a delightful adventure that’s easily accomplished, thanks to the close proximity of these charming shops. Stroll hand-in-hand or laugh with friends as you hop from one shop to another, each with its unique flavors and specialties. The only challenge? Enjoying your gelato before it melts – a delightful problem to have in our sunny town!

Creating Sweet Memories

Whether it’s a quick pick-me-up or a leisurely indulgence, these sweet experiences are just a walk away from your cozy retreat at Niagara Holiday Rentals. We encourage you to explore, taste, and create memories that are as rich and flavorful as the treats you’ll discover.

Our Cozy Corners: Properties Near Queen Street

A Stay to Remember

When you choose to stay with Niagara Holiday Rentals, you’re not just booking a vacation home; you’re stepping into a world where comfort meets convenience. Especially for our guests who are enthusiasts of sweet treats and gourmet delights, our properties near Queen Street offer the perfect starting point. Here’s a glimpse of what we have in store for you:

Steps Away from Sweet Indulgences

  • Captain’s Quarters: Immerse yourself in the maritime charm and be just a short walk away from your next gelato adventure.
  • Gate Street Cottage: Experience cottage coziness with the sweetest spots of the town at your doorstep.
  • Sweet Escape: True to its name, this property is a sweet escape indeed, nestled in the heart of sweetness.
  • The Rosette House: Elegance and convenience come together, making your sweet excursions as delightful as they are effortless.
  • La Bella Rosa: A touch of Italian flair, this property is as close to gelato heaven as it gets.
  • The White House: Experience presidential comfort with easy access to the finest treats in town.
  • Summerhill House: Where summer never ends, and neither do the sweet possibilities.
  • Abigail House: Step into a space of historic charm, just a stroll away from a world of flavors.
  • Kindergarten Schoolhouse: Relive the nostalgia in this unique property, with modern comforts and classic treats nearby.
  • Governor’s Walk: Walk in the footsteps of elegance and be minutes away from the sweetest experiences.
  • Sasson House: A blend of luxury and local flavors awaits you at this exquisite property.
  • Six Nations House: Celebrate the rich history and culture, complemented by the local culinary delights.
  • Arbour House: Where tranquility meets taste, your gateway to Niagara’s finest.

Your Home in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Each of our properties offers a unique experience, united by the promise of quality, comfort, and the sweetest adventures just around the corner. Whether you’re here for the gelato, the pastries, the cookies, or simply to soak in the beauty of Niagara-on-the-Lake, our homes are your perfect retreat.

A Sweet Conclusion to Our Gelato Journey

Embracing the Sweet Life in Niagara-on-the-Lake

As our journey through the delightful world of gelato and other sweet treats in Niagara-on-the-Lake comes to an end, we hope we’ve managed to tantalize your taste buds and ignite a desire to experience these joys firsthand. Our town is more than just a destination; it’s a haven of gourmet delights, cultural experiences, and unparalleled hospitality.

Niagara Holiday Rentals: Your Gateway to Sweet Memories

At Niagara Holiday Rentals, we’re not just offering you a place to stay; we’re inviting you to create memories that will last a lifetime. Our properties are carefully curated to ensure comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm, making them the perfect base for your culinary adventures and explorations.

Book Your Stay and Indulge in Sweetness

  • Ready for a Sweet Escape? Whether you’re craving the creamy delights of gelato, the rich flavors of pastries, or the homely comfort of freshly baked bread, our properties are perfectly positioned to give you easy access to all these and more.
  • Experience Niagara-on-the-Lake in Style: From the quaint Captain’s Quarters to the elegant Governor’s Walk, each of our properties offers a unique experience, embodying the spirit of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Make Your Next Vacation Sweeter: We invite you to book your stay with us and discover why Niagara-on-the-Lake is not just about the sights, but also about the delightful tastes and experiences.

Join Us in Celebrating the Sweetness of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Visit our website, explore our properties, and find your perfect sweet escape. We can’t wait to welcome you to Niagara Holiday Rentals, where every stay is as sweet as the memories you’ll create.