Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hintonburg Adventures: Suzy Q Doughnuts

So for those of you not from Ottawa, Hintonburg is an up and coming downtown neighbourhood just outside of Centertown where me and Nate live. It contains many awesome little shops, my favorite pho place The Springroll House, Hintonburger it also plays host to the Ottawa Urban Craft Market once a month and new on the block is Suzy Q Doughnuts (which took over the original Hintonburger location as they moved up the block for more space).

Suzy Q Doughnuts is a local gourmet doughnut shop. I heard about it from a couple people over the last week and decided we have to go! It doesn`t look like much on the outside (pretty much like two trailers shoved together). Inside is where the magic happens! They had a pretty great selection today here are a few pictures.

Alright so here is what we got! The Grasshopper (chocolate dipped w mint chocolate drizzle and mint chips, marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs) The Fruitloop, Margarita (lime flavoured honey glazed with a sprinkle of salt), Spicy Chocolate, And Salted Caramel

So far we have shared a grasshopper and a margarita and they were both AMAZIIINGG. Like better than Voodoo Donuts in Portland by far! The actual doughnut part is so light and airy but crispy on the outside and the mix of topings they use is just top notch! Nate was really hoping for something pink ( he loves berry very flavoured doughnuts) so he was semi dissapointed to not find anything of the sort when we were there but thats not to say they don`t make them!

If you are local this a must but just a few little warnings. They only take cash and they are only open Thursday - Sunday starting at 9am. I wouldn`t worry about getting there early cause we wen`t at about 1:30 pm and they had fresh batches coming out as we were in there. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

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