Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cookie creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cookie creations on their menu from April 19 – May 12, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the cookie creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best cookie creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CookieChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite cookie creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different cookie creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Cookie creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Sweet Somethings

Cinnamon Bun Cookie

Cinnamon Bun Cookie

Price: $2.50

Created by: Emma Irvine

Description: This cinnamon bun cookie is inspired by our best selling baked good… our cinnamon buns. A chewy sugar cookie with a cinnamon filling and our cream cheese icing come together to create the perfect treat.

Available: all the time

Sweet Somethings

4321 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 842-0261

Web: https://www.sweetsomethingsvancouver.com/

Instagram @sweetsomethingsvancouver

 

Half Baked Cookie Co.

Malaysian Malted cookie

Malaysian Malted cookie

Price: $2.40

Created by: Chef Cheryl Low

Description: Chocolate malted cereal cookie

Available: All the time

Half Baked Cookie Co.

1211 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver

Tel: 778-848-0105

Web: http://halfbakedcookiecompany.com/

Instagram: @halfbakedcookieco

 

Panidor Bakery Café

Ladybug Bite

Ladybug Bite

Price: $3.50

Created by: Mario Armitano

Description: it is made of a butter cookie base with a raspberry jam, the on top, a decadent white chocolate ganache with coconut.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday

Panidor Bakery Café

3080 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 877-3588

Web: https://m.facebook.com/panidorbakery/

Instagram @panidor_bakery

 

Italia Bakery

Cannoli Macarons

Cannoli Macarons

Price: $1.99

Description: Two chewy sides of cannoli flavoured macrons with the filled center of a mascarpone and cream cheese filling, roasted almonds and chocolate chips, light dust of icing sugar.

Created by: Chef Bozena / chef Michelle

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

 

Fratelli Bakery

Almond Apricot Empire Cookie

Almond Apricot Empire Cookie

Price: $2.85

Created by: Loredana Hibbert

Description: The cookie has a really nice crunchiness to it and blends well with the apricot flavour

Available: all the time

Fratelli Bakery

1795 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 255-8926

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

And

Fratelli Bakery

459 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 777-2524

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

 

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie

Coconut White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie

Price: $​2.95

Created by: Mark Mockler and the SV pastry team

Description: Soft, chewy and oh so delicious. This classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie is made with a blend of flour including an organic coconut flour. Mix in some roasted macadamia nuts and some sweet white chocolate… this cookie is a cookie lovers dream.

Offered: All day, everyday

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-899-8892​

Web: http://smallvictory.ca/

Twitter: @sv_bakery

Instagram: @sv_bakery

 

Tartine Bread and Pies

Mystery Cookie

Mystery Cookie

Price: $2.95

Created by: Executive Baker Moriah Lutley

Description: The Mystery Cookie is a play on the “Compost Cookie” from Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar. We tweaked the ratios and added a couple more of our favorite ingredients. We called it the Mystery Cookie because you would never be able to guess all the ingredients. It’s unassuming in appearance and you can’t tell which ingredients are in each bite. We would never have thought that this combination of flavors would taste quite so delicious and become slightly addictive. It’s salty, sweet, crunchy and chewy all at once. They pair well with a glass of cold milk or a strong coffee.

Offered: All the time

Tartine Bread and Pies

1069 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 685-7437

Web:http://www.tartine.ca/

Twitter: @tartinebnp

Instagram @tartinebreadandpies

and

Tartine Bread and Pies

770 Beach Avenue, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 685-7437

Web:http://www.tartine.ca/

Twitter: @tartinebnp

Instagram @tartinebreadandpies

 

Laura’s Coffee Corner

Dulce De Leche Shortbread Cookie

Dulce De Leche Shortbread Cookie

Price: $1.50

Created by: Laura Cornale

Description: Who says Shortbread is only for Christmas 🎄 put a spin with dulce de leche to add just amount of sweetness to the buttery ness of this crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth.

Offered: All the time

Laura’s Coffee Corner

15259 Pacific Ave, White Rock

Tel: (604) – 538- 6600

Web:http://www.laurascoffeecorner.ca/

 

Instagram @lauras_coffee_corner

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Cookie Challenge postcards available at each of the participating bakeries and cafes. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are here.

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Louisa Chan

Writer and Editor of L for Life as well as Ming Pao

Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

Instagram @lforlife_vancouver

 

Karl Kliparchuk

Wine, Food & Travel Writer for MyWinePal

Twitter: @MyWinePal

Instagram @mywinepal

 

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui