The BEST Sticky Toffee Puddings

Sticky toffee pudding is a British steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates or prunes, covered in a toffee sauce and often served with a vanilla custard or vanilla ice-cream (source-wikipedia). It is considered a modern British ‘classic’, some of the versions that I had in Vancouver were twists on the classic.

Note: The prices indicated exclude tax.

In ranking order, here are the Best Sticky Toffee Pudding desserts in Vancouver:

1)   EBO Restaurant – FIRST PLACE

EBO Restaurant

The Dish: Warm Toffee, Chocolate and Date Pudding with walnuts and butterscotch, candy caramel popcorn, baked custard crisp, topped with brown butter ice cream.

My take: This was like eating a molten chocolate cake except for the inside was the sticky toffee (not chocolate) and it was absolutely heavenly.

Price: $10

On the dessert menu: Yes and its seasonal

Chefs: Romeo Maghirang and Dan Craig

Location: 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

Twitter: @eborestaurant

 

2)   Cactus Club – SECOND PLACE

Cactus Club Cafe

The Dish: Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Pudding  warm spice cake, brown sugar toffee sauce, topped with vanilla ice cream, hand whipped cream.

My take:  The pudding is served warm, infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. Drizzled over top of the vanilla ice cream is a sticky toffee that is unbelievable!

Price: $7

On the dessert menu: Yes and its seasonal

Chefs: Wendy Boys & Rob Feenie

Location: 575 West Broadway, Vancouver (multiple locations)

Twitter: @cactusclubcafe

 

3)   Fraiche – THIRD PLACE

Fraiche

The Dish: Sticky Toffee Pudding with toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream, fruits and gelee

My take: The presentation alone was spectacular, the sticky toffee pudding was delicious, moist, sitting in a pool of toffee sauce, and served with vanilla ice cream on the side.

Price: $9

On the dessert menu: Yes and its seasonal

Chefs: Kimberley Steele & Jefferson Alvarez

Location: 2240 Chippendale Rd, West Vancouver

Twitter: @fraichewv

 

4)   The Cascade Room – FOURTH PLACE

The Cascade Room

The Dish: Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce

My take: The serving was quite large for the price, the sticky toffee pudding was moist and delicious, the toffee sauce covered the whole pudding cake and the ice cream was the perfect accompaniment.

Price: $7

On the dessert menu: Yes

Chef: Travis Williams

Location: 2616 Main Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @cascaderoom

 

5)   The District — FIFTH PLACE

The District

The Dish: Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce

My take: It was more like a cake than a pudding as it was served in 2 large wedges, with the toffee sauce and ice cream on top. The combination of the cake, toffee sauce and ice cream tasted great.

Price: $9

On the dessert menu: Yes

Chefs: Paul Mon-Kau

Location: 13 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Twitter: @districtsocial

 

6)   Mahoney & Sons – SIXTH PLACE

Mahoney & Sons

The Dish: Butterscotch Sticky Date Pudding with vanilla bean ice cream

My take: The dates made it in this pudding, I would have preferred a little bit more of the sauce.

Price: $7.95

On the dessert menu: Yes

Chef: Paul Nguyen

Location: 1055 Canada Place (Vancouver Convention Centre) Vancouver

Twitter: @MahonyAndSons

 

7)    Biercraft  – SEVENTH PLACE

Biercraft

The Dish: Sticky Toffee Pudding – Warm toffee cake, sticky coconut topping, caramel, chantilly cream

My take: The pudding was more like a cake topped with the sticky coconut topping and caramel.

Price: $7.50

On the dessert menu: Yes

Chefs: Stephen Chadband

Location: 1191 Commercial Drive, Vancouver and 3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Twitter: @biercraft

Feel free to add your comment here with your favourite Sticky Toffee Pudding in a Vancouver area restaurant and name the place and their location, the cost of each excluding tax and why you think they are the best!

By: Richard Wolak