Punch Bowl Market & Bakery in Stoney Creek, ON

by Liz Heather in

Seasonal bakeries have become something of a rarity these days, I'm not sure why. There's something about them that I inherently trust, though. Maybe it has to do with the fact that if you're seasonal, you're considered better (well, I consider you better) than whatever's offered 365 days out of the year at other, more convenient establishments. But convenience isn't necessarily what I'm after. Fresh is what I'm after. And this bakery is all ABOUT that.

I've only gone twice (thank you Greg & Katie for introducing me!), but both times have been magical. I mean, look at this pie selection. And the individual tarts will blow your face off.

And in the autumn, they even have bales of hay! HAY! Where the hell else can you buy a bale of hay for under $10? Nowhere - I've looked. Home Depot laughs in your face if you ask them that question.

In any case, if you find yourself near the Devil's Punch Bowl in Hamilton, you have to stop in here. They're open seven days a week from 9am - 5pm, from April 1st to December 24th. Get the hell over there.