What is a Fritter?

What is a Fritter?

What is a fritter you ask?
It’s what we make… and no it’s not a donut without the hole… Although we still love donuts!

But let’s get serious here… The question “What is a fritter?” has been asked many times and we LOVE this question. It’s an opportunity to tell our story and introduce our traditional Dutch fritters (with a twist) to YOU!

You may be curious about the twist… But keep reading and discover how we paired innovation with tradition to bring you our fritters at The Fritter Shop!

The Fritter Shop’s origin story began with traditional Dutch apple fritters, a pastry with apple filling, dusted with sugar powder and cinnamon.

There are two basic types of fritters: those made from dough (like ours!) and those that are taking something (such as a slice of apple) and dipping it in the batter – although this is not how we make our fritters, it is still a tasty treat!

Which came first? The dough or the batter? It’s hard to determine, but we have had success with our secret dough recipe.

Dough or batter?

We use to only make the traditional apple fritters (the most well-known flavour), but we knew we could do more! With our choice of dough over batter, we have the ability to experiment with other ingredients! Thus our flavour story was born. We now have many innovative flavours, which is why we always get asked: “What is a fritter?”. Not many people have experienced the delicious flavours such as cherry, blueberry, lemon or brownie in the form of a fritter. 

Well, we are here to introduce them to you!

With new flavour ideas, we wanted to spice up the shape a little bit! Why not create a shape for each flavour. Who can say no to a heart-shaped lemon fritter? YUM!

If apple is not the ideal flavour for you, you can now choose from so many options (Trust us! Options are not a bad thing!).

Not sure which flavour to order the next time you stop by? Give an assortment a try. We promise we won’t judge if you take a bite out of each!

Learn more about The Fritter Shop in our first blog post!


If you could have ANY flavour fritter what would it be?

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Our family business’ values haven’t changed from what made it a success in Amsterdam and we hope you enjoy eating our fritters as much as we enjoy making them. Order today!

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Artisans Market London

900 King Street, London, ON

(519) 438-5942

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779 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, Ontario

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