A Canadian fusion dessert bar is coming to downtown St. Pete

A Canadian fusion dessert bar is coming to downtown St. Pete

A row of smoothies and a plate of topped churros
Photos courtesy Chiki Churros

A Canadian hub for churros, ice cream and other sweet treats is opening a Florida outpost in downtown St. Pete. Chiki Churros is taking over the shotgun space at 685 Central Avenue, formerly home to Lure Ono.

The original location is in Montreal, and the Canadian dessert fusion concept will be bringing some seriously unique (at least to St. Pete, anyway) creations to the Sunshine City. The sweets parlor and churreria is known for customizable milkshakes filled with various toppings, frozen fruit slushes, and of course, fresh churros with dipping sauces. Chiki Churros also offers a variety of coffee-based beverages.

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Where things get interesting, however, is the collision of the Iberian dessert with Canadian taste and sensibilities. The poutine churro menu is sure to draw attention for its baskets of loaded churros. The Bacon Churro Poutine, for example, offers a somewhat traditional take on Canadian poutine as the churros are topped with bacon, gravy and cheese curds.

Meanwhile, a somewhat less intimidating option is the Chiki Churro, which comes topped with a decadent combination of chocolate and caramel sauces, marshmallows, and a choice of crumbled Oreos, Kit Kats, or other candies.

The bacon churros from Chiki Churros
Bacon Poutine Churros/Photo courtesy Chiki Churros

Chiki Churros has not yet announced an opening date, and a sign on the door simply says the dessert bar is “coming soon.” As for The Lure Ono, we expect The Lure to absorb some of the Mexican dishes into its existing menu, including their delicious quesabirria tacos – they’re some of the best in town.

Stay tuned to I Love the Burg for more updates on Chiki Churros.

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