BeaverTails Kingston opens in Market Square

Our own Nour Mazloum stopped in to check out BeaverTails new storefront location in downtown Kingston, and got a masterclass in how the famous Canadian pastries are made. Here, Nour is practicing the ‘hand-stretched’ dough technique for creating the classic shape of a beaver tail.


BeaverTails Kingston has opened its doors in the Limestone City at 20 Market St. Now you can get your irresistibly delicious, artisanal Canadian pastry in historic downtown Kingston.

Their original recipe is made of hand-stretched whole-wheat pastry and then topped with your favourite toppings. Served piping-hot, and both crispy and chewy at the same time, the quintessential Canuck treat can range from The Classic (with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar) to the more adventurous Hansel & Pretzel (with chocolate-hazelnut spread and pretzels), or the Lemon Mmmeringue (with lemon pie filling and toasted marshmallow fluff).

A stack of Classic BeaverTails at the new bricks-and-mortar location in downtown Kingston.

I had the experience of making my own beavertail – and seeing how quickly everything is made, fresh to order. From hand-stretching the dough to ensuring a golden, crispy fry, I got to create my own masterpiece that was as delicious as I expected.

Nour stretching the dough for a BeaverTail.


Nour gently placing her BeaverTail in the fryer.

According to the staff on hand when I was there, BeaverTails is looking forward to being part of the Kingston community as they serve up warm pastries all year round. Their menu contains both savoury and sweet options that cater to your cravings.

If you’re as excited to check them out as I was, their hours are:

Monday – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Thursday – 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday – 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Saturday – 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Sunday – 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Nour’s final product: the often craved and undeniably Canadian BeaverTail.


Nour is a Queen’s University student majoring in philosophy and minoring in political studies. She is also a graphics editor for the student-run newspaper, the Queen’s Journal. In her free time, Nour enjoys reading about politics, going to the gym, and running. Connect with Nour via email at [email protected].

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