Fol Epi bakery located on the Galloping Goose - their macarons make a perfect dessert on the go!

Nobody is sure where the day came from, but who’s going to argue with indulging your sweet tooth? October 14 is a day to celebrate desserts!

According to a New York Times article we didn’t get the word “dessert” in our lexicon until sometime in the 1900’s and has its origins in French, “The French noun dessert, originates with the verb desservir, or un-serve, that is, to remove what has been served. In other words, le dessert was set out once the table had been cleared of the dishes that made up the main part of the meal.”

And it is thanks to the Russian custom of serving dishes separately, that we have a separate dessert menu item, “Service à la française, the custom of serving numerous dishes simultaneously, (was replaced by) service à la russe, where one dish followed another.”

The dictionary defines dessert as “the sweet course eaten at the end of a meal.” Who’s to say that you have to stay in to eat your treat? Here are some of our favorite spots to grab a sugary something while out and about:

1Beacon Drive-In

Address: 126 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8V 2N9
Phone:(250) 385-7521
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2Bon Macaron Patisserie

Address: 1012 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2A1
Phone:(778) 265-0850
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3Chocolat Chocolatiere De Victoria

Address: 703 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 2H6
Phone:(250) 381-0131
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4Cold Comfort

Address: 1115 N Park St #2, Victoria, BC V8T 1C7
Phone:(778) 433-5215
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5Fol Epi

Address: 398 Harbour Rd #101, Victoria, BC V9A 0B7
Phone:(250) 477-8882
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6Ooh La La Cupcakes

Address: 1391A Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 2B3
Phone:(250) 385-0707
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7Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Address: 909 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7
Phone:(250) 382-8811
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8Mr Tubb’s Ice Cream Parlor

Address: 3454 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 4H3
Phone:(250) 388-3477
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9Qoola

Address: 101-3531 Uptown Blvd., Victoria, BC V8Z 0B9
Phone:(250) 590-6816
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10Roger’s Chocolates

Address: 913 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1X5
Phone:(250) 881-8771
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Tell us your favorite location for dessert!

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