Tag: Bakery

First Taste of Mon Paris Pâtisserie

With it’s focus on exquisite French pastries with a contemporary twist, Parisian-trained Chef Elena Krasnova has recently opened her first standalone shop in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighborhood. Complete with a 600 square foot open-concept kitchen, the clean and simple design of…

First Taste of Fife Bakery

I had the pleasure of getting to know Felix Yau a few years back when he was a Chef working with Joey Restaurants in Coquitlam. He had baked me some of his bread to try which I did, I remember…

First Taste of Gabi & Jules

With it’s focus on whole pies or pie by the slice, Gabi & Jules bakery has recently opened in Port Moody. Owned by Lisa and Patrick Beecroft, the bakery and the pies are named after the couple’s two daughters, 4-year-old…

First Taste of Bon Macaron

Bon Macaron Patisserie has gained a cult following in Victoria, BC since opening there in 2013. They have recently opened their 1st Vancouver location in Kitsilano and will open their 2nd location here in mid-September inside the Granville Island Public…

First Taste of Nosh Downtown Vancouver

I toured the new Nosh that opened in Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver, this new dining concept from the Global Group features a one-of-a-kind grab n’ go eatery and pâtisserie. Transitioning from a bakery in the morning, to a salad and panini…

DARCY’S CAFÉ

4462 W 10th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-6399 Web: http://www.darcyscafe.ca/ Twitter: @darcysvancouver Advice: Open daily and later on Friday nights. This West Point Grey neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon. They offer a Playspace area filled…

Chanukah Treats at Solly’s

The 8 day Jewish festival starts early at Solly’s Bagelry when their bakers begin making their Jelly Donuts (Sufganiot). I visited to watch the Jelly donut making process from the beginning to end where Owner Leah Markovitch inspects the donuts…

FLOAT ON GF BAKESHOP

UPDATED 4/8/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4384 Fraser St. Vancouver Tel:  604-767-3733 Web: http://www.floatonbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @floatonbakeshop Advice: Closed Mondays. For the many who either have wheat allergies or are seeking gluten-free baked goods, owners, Shael and Tobin opened up this cute…

SWEET BAKE SHOP

UPDATED 8/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-424-8800 Web: http://www.sweetbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @SweetBakeShop Advice:  Custom cakes can be ordered by request. From wedding cakes to cupcakes, it’s all about creating treats that people love. This bakeshop is all…

TWO DAUGHTERS BAKERY

121 E 1st Sreet (rear), North Vancouver Web: http://twodaughtersbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @TwoDBakeshop Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday Located off the alleyway between 1st and Esplanade this one of a kind bakery features a full range of gluten -free goodies. Founded by the…

BEYOND BREAD

3686 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-3931 Web: http://beyondbread.ca/ Twitter: @bbbcafe Advice: Check out their website for oven times for your favourite breads. Known for their outstanding breads, this artisan bakery and café is more than just bread. With a…

Merienda Bakeshop

4172 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: https://www.facebook.com/MeriendaBakeShop Twitter:[email protected] Tel: 604-872-1133 Merienda Bakeshop is a family-owned business that has been specializing in baking Filipino breads and pastries since 2012. They sell their products in their ship daily as well supply a growing…

SWEET SALT BAKERY CAFÉ

3497 Fraser Street, Vancouver Web: http://sweetsalt.ca/ Twitter: @SweetSaltBakery Advice: open Tuesday – Saturday from 8am – 5pm. Specializing in German baking this neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon with all sorts of baked goods including…

A Bread Affair

1680 Johnson Street (on Granville Island), Vancouver, BC (604) 514-2353 Advice:  Open Mon to Sun 7:30am – 7pm A Bread Affair is a family-owned business that has been specializing in baking handmade artisan breads since 2005. They recently opened this…

MYGOODNESS! GLUTEN FREE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 235 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8878 Web: http://www.mygoodnessglutenfree.com/ Twitter: @mygoodnessgf Advice: No seats, call for days open. For many who either have wheat allergies or are seeking gluten-free baked goods had been hard to find…

BEAUCOUP BAKERY & CAFÉ

2150 Fir Street, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 732-4222 Web: http://www.beaucoupbakery.com Twitter: @beaucoupbakery Advice: Go early as some of the pastries sell out within minutes. From the get go, even before the bakery café had opened, I was a fan of Jackie…

BIGSBY THE BAKEHOUSE

4894 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-2253 Web: https://www.facebook.com/bigsbybakehouse Twitter: n/a Advice: Call ahead to order Challah for Friday. Tucked into the Mackenzie Heights neighborhood with little fanfare, I had heard about this wonderful bakery café from my friend and fellow writer…

FOOTO DELIGHTS

820 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-6500 Web: www.footocroissant.com Twitter: @FootoDelights Advice: Watch for their daily Croissant specials. Specializing in Croissants, Footo “Fresh out of the Oven” makes just that plain and filled croissants all day long! Owner Brenda Yip learned…

STEEVE RAYE PASTRY

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 778.789.4455 Web: www.steeveraye-pastry.com Advice: Go early for the breakfast pastries as they come out of the oven. I love French pastry, since visiting the pastry shops in Paris and…

GANACHE PATISSERIE

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-1098 Web:  http://www.ganacheyaletown.com/ Advice: Come by after 11am daily for the fresh baked from the oven Almond and other Croissants. Known for their pastries and spectacular wedding cakes, they are also a morning stop for…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

SAVARY ISLAND

1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: Tel: 604-926-4021 Web: n/a Advice: Come hungry, if the place is full it is worth waiting for a seat. They have one of the best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in the city, moreover one of…

BOULANGERIE CHO PAIN

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1165 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-4271 Web: www.boulangerie-chopain.com Advice: Ask when the filled croissants are coming out of the oven and line-up. If you love a great loaf of bread and croissants this is the…

SCIUE ITALIAN BAKERY CAFFE

126 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-7263 Web: http://www.sciue.ca/ Advice: You can order halves of the sandwiches if you ask. This Italian style café is always buzzing with activity, the presentation of the foods, beverages and desserts is everything and here…

The BEST Challah List

There are many bakeries in the city that bake this Jewish bread. Challah is often eaten on Friday night to celebrate the Sabbath as well as for other Jewish holidays. You may want to get some Challah from one of…

KAPLAN’S STAR DELI

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5775 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-263-2625 Advice: Ask for lean or extra lean for any of the meat sandwiches. This Jewish deli has been part of the community for many years, my friends and I…

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