Some of Montréal’s best yule logs

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

The end of year Holidays are here and with them come all the traditional meals and treats. Yule logs are definitely the most loved and consumed Holiday cake. Many Montréal pastry shops go out of their way to create traditional logs as well as more unique and elaborate productions.

Patrice Pâtissier

Patrice Pâtissier is undoubtedly one of the best pastry shops in town. Its yule logs are always in high demand. This year, Patrice is offering 3 flavours: Saint-Henri coffee and hazelnut praline; chocolate, almond and amaretto; and apple, cranberry and chaï. Order early!

Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ)

The Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) are creating two exclusive signature logs for this Holiday season. Their “100% local log” is a delicious roll of maple mascarpone mousse, crabapple compote, biscuit soaked in Avril amaretto, roasted and caramelized Cap-Tourmente hazelnuts, and candied cranberries. The other option is the “ITHQuoise log” with chocolate mousse, a rolled biscuit soaked in ITHQ honey, a soft buckwheat base, a compote of ITHQ pears, and roasted cocoa nibs.

Pâtisserie Rhubarbe

The popular Plateau pastry shop has a much-anticipated Holiday collection every year. For this year’s yule logs, Pâtisserie Rhubarbe has created two flavours, a chocolate one with a cocoa biscuit, a 64% chocolate mousse, hazelnut praline biscuit, and lemon mousse and a raspberry gingerbread one with a cream cheese mousse, fall raspberry compote, and white chocolate crémeux.

Les Givrés

Les Givrés’ frozen yule logs have become somewhat of a classic. Choose among 5 specialty logs featuring their outstanding ice creams and sorbets. The “campfire” one is especially delicious with its caramel-almond and chocolate ice cream, homemade grilled marshmallows, sponge cake and chocolate sauce.

Mlle Gâteaux

This cute pastry shop is the go-to spot in Villeray. Everything here is delicious, especially their rustic yet elegant cakes. Mlles Gâteaux is making two log flavours this year, a pear, white chocolate one and a chocolate, vanilla and cranberry one.

Pâtisserie Crémy

Pastry chef and owner of Pâtisserie Crémy, Rémy Charest, has always been known for his outrageous sweet creations. The yule logs he has created this year are no exception. Choose among the 3 available options, from a decadent Cookie Monster Yule log with cookie dough to one called Suc’à crème.

Sachère

LGBTQ+ Village cake shop Sachère makes gorgeous cakes all year round. Their yule logs are no exception and come in 3 unique flavours. The gluten-free chocolate and fir contains a chocolate mousse, a white chocolate and balsam-rosemary fir center, a chocolate base and a buckwheat financier. The vegan “Épicéa” log is made with tatin-style apples, a spicy apple cake, cashew and coconut cream and a crunchy base, And finally, the “Tang” log is a gorgeous, snow-white creation with yuzu mousse, matcha tea roulade, kumquat jam and vanilla cake.

Pâtisserie Petit Lapin

Pastel-hued Pâtisserie Petit Lapin makes the cutest cakes in town, hands down. Its allergen-free, gluten-free and vegan yulelogs are back this year in 3 classic flavours, chocolate, vanilla and raspberry.

Ôfauria

Pastry chef Christian Faure’s latest online venture Ôfauria offers many choices for your Holiday yule logs, from the more fruity and fresh to the deeply chocolatey.

Boulangerie Andalos

You can find traditional yule logs at Boulangerie Andalos but every year, this Middle-Eastern pastry shop creates a more exotic Arabic Sweet speciality yule log. This year’s creation is a Halawet el Jibn log, made with rolls of sweet cheese dough stuffed with cream and topped with pistachio and rose petal jam.

Lecavalier Petrone

The young duo behind Lecavalier Petrone have garnered a great following because of their gorgeous artisanal, hand painted chocolates. This year, their online boutique also offers two flavours of yule logs, a Québec wild blueberry, tonka bean and buckwheat log as well as a milk chocolate, caramel and gingerbread one.

Pâtisserie Madeleine

Rosemont pastry shop Pâtisserie Madeleine has created three yule logs for this Holiday season. Their chocolate, Café Pista coffee and almond one sounds delicious. Their lemon and buckwheat log is gluten-free while the chocolate and Tahiti vanilla one is nut-free.

Hâvre-aux-Glaces

With two locations open all year long, Hâvre-aux-Glaces creates a decadent Yule log, made with their artisanal sorbet and ice cream. With four different options to choose from this year, including the classic duo of dark chocolate and raspberry, as well as pear, maple syrup, salted caramel and pecans, you’ll want to order early to reserve yours!

Maison Boulud

The fancy Maison Boulud restaurant is housed inside the glamourous Ritz Carlton Hotel. The Yule logs they’ve created for this holiday season are elegant and delectable and come in three flavours. On offer is a 100% nut-free chocolate log with chocolate mousse, brownie biscuits, caramel and coffee; a hazelnut and citrus log with lemon marmalade, orange cream and praline; and a flour-free apple and maple log with pecan biscuit, maple Bavarian cream, apple and sea buckthorn.

Mayssam Samaha

Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.

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