Canada’s most southern bakery’s the heart of Pelee Island

Pelee Island has got a lot of heart thanks to Conorlee’s. Well thanks to Rickolte’s healthy, fresh and tasty food with a lot of love and passion incorporated. Also the outdoor decor is fabulous: a tree-lined seating area with beautiful, welcoming, vibrant orange picnic tables. 

I loved my smoked turkey wrap with pickeled turnip and avocado mayo. Also the rice salad special with fresh ginger was superannuation the perfect combo.  

And her assortment of baked goods are the perfect companion for the ferry ride back. I loved the Bug Lebowski: a sweet cream cheese in a butter glazed pastry. But her chocolate chips cookies are utter perfection with an amazing chocolate chipped centre.

Not only is she the bakery/deli owner, she’s also the cook and baker as well as an artist of these lovely hand painted mugs and wine glasses. I got the tree painted one and I found out the wine tastes better because of The Rickolte’s added. :))  Oh, and that’s not all, she’s also the islands yoga teacher!
While you are at Pelee Island be sure to:


  • Lunch at Conorlee’s and pizza dinner takeout from here too
  • After the fabulous Pelee Island Winery Wine tour, cook your own lunch on their BBQS. Take your bottle of Pelee wine (I love the 2008 Gewurtztraminer Reserve, the Vinedresser Meritage and the Cab Franc Ice Wine)
  • Watch the sunset from Westview restaurant’s patio while enjoying the huge chicken wings, deep friend dills and perch and pickerel.
  • Enjoy the amazing Perch and Pickerel at The Anchor & Wheel Inn restaurant on their patio.



  • Bike the island
  • Kayak to fish point (on whichever side of the island is calmest)
  • Hike fish point & stone alvar glacier grooves
  • Pelee island winery tour‘s very informative tour and history of the island.
  • Go hammocking along west shore road
  • Rickolte’s yoga class


About Marsha Idella

It's my Edible Journey! I love food. I love love love chef tastings. Eating out inspires my home cooking. I’m passionate about sharing the foods I’ve tasted – made by someone else or me. I love sharing my journey through food, advising where to eat and what to eat. Sometimes it’s a homemade meal, a nearby restaurant, a culinary vacation or a food themed event. I love sharing food photos and their descriptions just as much as eating, but I also need to archive my foodie photos and recommendations thus far so that I don’t forget where I’ve been. Sometimes it is about eating the same thing twice – especially when you want to share that experience with someone or just relive it. “This is amazing, you gotta eat this”
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3 Responses to Canada’s most southern bakery’s the heart of Pelee Island

  1. Had I known we a passion for food, I would have cooked for you…
    Thank you so much, I loved you and Pelee Island loves you! Until we meet again my friend…….

  2. Bonnie Eng says:

    Looks delicious…wish I could be there!! 🙂

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