Rideau Bakery384 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y8
Talk about history, the family owned and operated Rideau Bakery was founded over 80 years ago. Opened in 1930 by brothers David and Abie Kardish, the bakery and the family survived the Great Depression by working together to make dough. The secret to its delicious success is the Ukrainian recipes passed down by the family matriarch, Rivkah. Now operated by the third generation of the Kardish family, the bakery continues to do doughnuts such as the rainbow sprinkles and Boston cream to perfection.
Tradition is maintained generation after generation at this bakery, family-owned since the 1930s. The original owners started by baking their mother’s Ukrainian bread recipes – now, Rideau Bakery is run by its third generation of owners. A documentary has even been produced about the bakery by local filmmakers. The four types of croissants served are among the most affordable around town and include a cinnamon-infused croissant that brings with it a taste of deep-rooted family traditions.