Thursday, 20 December 2018

17 best places to get sweet holiday treats in Vancouver


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One of the best parts of the holiday season is the sweet treats that come with it.

Whether it’s a Christmas stollen from your favourite neighbourhood bakery or a dreamy Bûche de Noël made from silky smooth ice cream, it’s hard to deny the simple bliss that festive sugary sweets bring us during this time of year.

Here are 17 places to find stellar holiday treats in Vancouver:

1. Chez Christophe

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Whether it’s a DIY Chocolate Bark Kit or a stunning edible holiday showpiece you’re after, Chez Christophe is where you need to head. Lollipops, holiday truffles, and beautiful advent calendars are also up for grabs alongside three stunning varieties of Bûches de Noël (available for pickup on December 23 and 24). Get the holiday collection starting December 1. Select items are available for order by visiting Chez Christophe in-person, online, or via phone.

Address: 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-428-4200



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This ice cream purveyor is offering a stunning Bûche De Noël ice cream cake this year. Patrons can pre-order two flavours (mont blanc, candy cane) for pickup starting December 12. Orders can be emailed to orders@laglace.ca. La Glace will also have a small batch of eggnog ice cream for the holiday as well.
Address: 2785 W 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-0793





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New treats to look forward to includes the adorable Gingerbread Nog and a Sweet Snow variety to name a few. These new doughnuts will be available at all of Cartems location starting December 1, so be sure to mark your calendar and enjoy these festive creations.

Address: 534 West Pender, Vancouver
Phone: 778-708-0996

Address: 2190 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-707-1114

Address: 3040 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-6372



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Yule logs, chocolates, and seasonal chocolate barks - you name it, Mon Paris has it. Yule logs can be ordered in advance for pickup on December 22, 23, and 24. Orders for Yule logs, holiday collection treats, boxes of macarons, and Belgian chocolate bonbons can be made in-person at Mon Paris, through email at info@monparis.ca, or by phone.

Address: 4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-564-5665




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The Giovane café will offer a selection of individual desserts, cakes, holiday bûche, and stollen this year. The cafe will also be bringing back the popular Santa Belly sugar buns making its debut from December 17 to 25. Pre-orders for cakes and sugar buns can be made through the festive desk at vpr.festivedesk@fairmont.com or by phone.

Address: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel – 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Phone: 604-695-5300


6. Temper Pastry

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This West Vancouver spot is offering up special holiday cookies, Bûche de Noël, chocolates, and confections this year for those with a sweet tooth.

Address: 2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-281-1152


7. Purdy’s

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As always, Purdy’s has a stellar selection of holiday treats to indulge in this season. Advent calendars, gift baskets, and boxes in every shape and size are available from this Canadian purveyor who always ensures the festivities are delicious.

8. Thomas Haas

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Truffle trees, stuffed Santa boots, and holiday tree barks are just a few of the treats available from Thomas Haas from its holiday collection this year. Buy this limited-time collection in-person or pre-order online.

Address: 2539 W Broadway Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-1848

Address: #289 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-924-1847
The holiday collection at Beta 5 includes peppermint patties, holiday gift boxes, and of course, delicious cream puffs such as eggnog, hot chocolate, and Douglas Fir varieties.

Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-3336


10. BjornBar Bakery

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From Christmas MarzBars to festive Peppermint Truffle Bars, BjornBar will be pumping out tasty festive creations from now until the holidays.

Address: 102-3053 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-986-6886




It wouldn’t be Christmas is Krispy Kreme didn’t come out with some festively-decorated morsels, and this year is no different. From Santa’s bellies to ugly sweater reindeer doughnuts, this spot is going to be sweet during the holidays.

Address: 7153 120 Street, Delta
Phone: 604-507-8803


12. East Van Roasters


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Holiday truffles, gift boxes, and sampler packs are all up for grabs from East Van Roasters this year.

Address: 319 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-629-7562

13. Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe

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The 2018 lineup of dessert from Thierry this year is outstanding. Features include holiday macarons and several varieties of stunning Bûche de Noëls, which can be pre-ordered until December 21 with pickup December 23 or 24 after 9 am.

Address: 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-608-6870

Get limited-edition holiday boxes celebrating Ladurée’s collaboration with Norway pastry chef Sverre Saetre and with stunning Bûche de Noëls and Bûchette de Noël creations.

Address: 1141 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-3030

15. Grounds for Coffee


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The seasonal holiday buns are back, this time in a Chocolate Candy Cane version. These treats are available from December 14 to 17, get them while you can.
Address: 2565 Alma Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-224-5282


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Soirette has a packed lineup of holiday goodies for Vancouverites to dig into. Macarons, gingerbread houses, and Yule Logs – you name it, they’ve got it.

Address: 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-3308


17. Origo Club

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From December 7 to 23, patrons can get two versions of a Christmas Bûche de Noël, or Yule Log and bûche japonaise at the Origo Club café. Orders must be made in four business days in advance and pre-payment is required. Orders can be placed in person at the restaurant or via phone.

Address: 6888 River Road, Richmond
Phone: 604-285-8889


We would love to hear from you! What is your best place to get sweet holiday treats in Vancouver? Please share with us in the comment below or on my social media.



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