Some people are fans of the traditional plain buttery croissant and others such as me are fans of the filled croissants that go the extra mile. These are the ones that more and more people are yearning to eat for that special treat or with their morning coffee. I have been tasting my way through the city’s best bakeries over the past while and here are some of my favourites, ones that are unique and divine!
Note: These are not in any ranking order.
Yuzu Almond Poppyseed Twice-baked Croissant
Yuzu Almond Poppyseed Twice-baked Croissant at Beta 5
413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Tip: They only make a limited number each day, so get their early.
Almond Croissant at Ganache Patisserie
1262 Homer Street, Vancouver
Tip: Come by after 11 am daily for the fresh baked from the oven Almond and other Croissants.
Double Almond Croissant
Double Almond Croissant at Thomas Haas
THOMAS HAAS CHOOCOLATES
2539 W. Broadway, Vancouver and Unit 128, 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
Tel: 604-736-1848 and 604-924-1847
Tip: They often sell out of these fairly quick, you may want to call ahead for availability.
Double Baked Croissant with pecan maple syrup
Double Baked Croissant with pecan maple syrup of Chez Christophe
4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Tip: Best to have these within an hour after the have come out of the oven.
Pine Nut Praline Croissant
Pine Nut Praline Croissant (front) at Beaucoup Bakery
BEAUCOUP BAKERY & CAFÉ
2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 732-4222
Tip: Go early as these croissants often sell out within minutes.
Dulce Croissant at Trafiq Cafe
TRAFIQ CAFÉ & BAKERY
4216 Main Street, Vancouver
Tip: Not always available, you may want to call beforehand.
Limoncello Croissant at Italia Bakery
2828 E Hastings St Vancouver
Tel: (604) 251-6800
Tip: These are only made on select days each week, you may want to call ahead of time for availability.
If you know of any other amazing filled croissants in or around Vancouver feel free to post the places here.
By: Richard Wolak