A brand new, all-vegan pastry shop has opened up on Duluth Avenue at the corner of St-Dominique. Pâtisserie Dugout is a one-of-a-kind addition to the plant-based food scene in Montreal offering homemade sweets in colourful, eclectic ’80s decor.
The owner, Marie-Charlotte Dugout, is a classically-trained pastry chef who says she’s been dreaming about opening a place like this for the past 14 years. Originally from France, she has international experience and has been involved in the vegan food scene in Montreal for several years. Until recently, she was the executive pastry chef at Lola Rosa’s, Montreal’s popular vegetarian restaurant chain, before leaving to open up her own shop.
The pastries are made from scratch and are amazingly fresh and flavourful, without being overly sweet. Many items on the menu are gluten-free as well as vegan, and beverages are made with homemade, plant-based milk such as almond or hazelnut. As the weather warms up the menu will expand to include a few savoury items as well.
The colourful ’80s-themed interior design is the creative concept of Leah Mould (IG: @jacquiewaikiki) and contributes to the warm, welcoming vibe. There are several tables, a cozy window seat, and Wi-Fi, if you feel like hanging out for a bit. It’s also family-friendly and great for kids.
Where: 22 Avenue Duluth
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30AM – 7:30PM