Duchess Bake Shop, Edmonton
After discovering macarons in (of all places) Tokyo, head baker Giselle Courteau spent years perfecting her own recipe. In 2009, she opened Duchess Bake Shop in Canada to sell her version to the public and hasn’t looked back since. You’ll find the requisite French classics here – pain au chocolat and brioche, for example – but you shouldn’t miss the chance to try her painstakingly perfected macaron. Salted caramel or rose won’t disappoint – but neither would a cronut brimming with grapefruit curd and topped with crunchy meringue.