Butter Tarts

Ooey gooey, flakey and oh so sweet!

We might be biased, but we think Guelph/Wellington is the best place to find Ontario’s favourite sweet treat – the iconic butter tart. Whether you prefer your tarts plain, with raisins, pecans, blueberries or white chocolate, warm or cool, or even topped with whipped cream, we’ve got you covered. Let us show you the way to some of the best butter tarts stops in Wellington and Guelph. How sweet is that!

*Please note that available flavours may vary. We strongly recommend checking opening hours before visiting, as they may vary seasonally.

Get your Butter Tarts!

Non-Traditional Tarts

Gluten Free Options

Because everyone should be able to enjoy this uniquely sweet treat, gluten allergy or not!

Keto Butter Tarts

Alter Eat-O - Guelph
Traditional butter tarts with a special keto makeover (we call it 'ketofying' something!) to make them low carb, sugar free and gluten free! Filled with buttery goodness (very keto) and available in Traditional, Pecan, and Apple Pie variations.


Butter Tart Liqueur
Silver Fox Distillery - Arthur
We all love butter tarts, right and with Arthur being a part of the Butter Tart trail Silver Fox Distillery decided to join in with the Great Canadian Butter Tart. Sweet with a hint of pecans, Butter Tart Liqueur is an adult favourite.

Butter Tart Beer
Strom's Farm and Bakery  - Guelph/Eramosa with Four Fathers Brewing Co.
This buttery and sweet beer is mashed on mountains of grain and heaps of delicious Strom’s butter tarts. With vanilla, caramel, and lactose to add a soft velvety finish, we hope this beer reminds you of biting into the creamiest buttertart! Seasonal, while supplies last.

Butter tarts cooling on a wire rack

A Canadian Staple

Butter tarts were a common dish in pioneer Canadian cooking and still remain a characteristic pastry of Canada to this day. Read the history of the butter tart from Food Bloggers of Canada.

Did you know Wellington County is home to the 'butter tart Queen' of Ontario? Helen Moffat, of Drayton, has been making butter tarts for nearly 60 years and was recently named Reserve Butter Tart Champion by Ontario Association of Agricultural Society.