... NOT A MIX
In the year 2012, after some months turning heads at local Farmer’s Markets with bright and buoyant riffs on the traditional Finnish munkki, SuzyQ Doughnuts made our first home in Hintonburg.
We built a kitchen in the back of a charmingly dilapidated shack toward the butt end of one of the up and coming neighbourhood’s most exclusive parking lots, and soon it was a common sight to see a steady stream of fixated snack-seekers wending its way from some vanishing point up Wellington Street West patiently awaiting their turn to enjoy a freshly fried hoop of happiness.
and the only thing
that grew faster than our reputation
but it was also touched by the grace of
to the point of
The shack may have been
UPHILL IN THE SNOW BOTH WAYS
Whether our move up the street to the space formerly occupied by the West End Well Co-Op was motivated more by a need for more kitchen space, a desire to welcome our community inside to stay and sit a spell, or concern that the shack was truly on the verge of sinking into the Earth and disappearing with all of us inside, cannot be known for sure. But that long line of friends trailed cheerfully after us, and we are so grateful that their appetites have only grown, and word has only spread.
We’ve hosted events, watched children grow, cracked the code of a nearly perfect vegan-friendly dough (Oat milk! Don’t tell anyone!), and found our people over and over again.
In 2020, we moved into three new locations across Ottawa: a headquarters in St Laurent, a cozy Nordic lodge in Hintonburg, and a bustling destination in Bells Corners.
What’s next for SuzyQ? More flavours, more friends, more locations, more laughs.
We’re just getting started.