Field Trip to Abbotsford

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a chance to get out of town and take a “Field Trip” for the day or a few days to explore, learn, taste and experience.

Field Trip to Abbotsford

Heading to the Fraser Valley is something that I do fairly often in the summer months. Abbotsford is one growing community where many farms are located and as of late many new cafes and restaurants have opened.

I started my day with a visit to Duft & Co Bakehouse for breakfast as their Instagram photos were ones to drool over. Owned by husband and wife, both chefs have created a wonderful destination for foodies to enjoy.

veggie sandwich

cinnamon bun

lemon poppy donuts

I tried their veggie sandwich, cinnamon bun, lemon poppy roll, cinnamon roll, almond butter cake, lemon poppy donut, double baked almond croissant.

Duft & Co Bakehouse

103- 2636 Montrose Ave, Abbotsford

Instagram @duftcoBakehouse

Loren Taves -Owner of Taves Farms

Also, visited Taves Farms which I had a chance to tour again.

The Applebarn is the ultimate late summer and fall experience that will engage your senses. Visualize vibrant apple orchards and pumpkins patches. Feel the adorable animals and ponies. Taste and smell traditional fall treats. From U-pick apples, hayrides, a corn maze, jumping pillows and more.

Applebarn at Taves Family Farms

333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford

Instagram @TavesFarms

Salted black porter, followed by the Dutch pale ale, Eastern IPA and the Radler


Margherita pizza

Visited Field House Brewing for a late lunch. The team brews beer that they love and want to share with the community. But they also want to create a gathering place for friends, soon-to-be friends, beer lovers, and those new to the world of craft beer.

Here I enjoyed the Salted black porter, followed by the Dutch pale ale, Eastern IPA and the Radler; plus a selection of tacos that included the Carne Asada with Guajillo and Mulato Marinated Lepp Farm market Skirt Steak with cilantro and onion; followed by the Tacos de Pato with Yarrow Duck Confit Tacos with sesame and soy carrot cabbage slaw with duck crackling; followed by the Tacos de Verduras with Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with lime cabbage slaw, pickled jalapeños,salsa verde, radish; and lastly the Carnitas Field House Salted Black Porter Braised Pork Belly Tacos with lime cabbage slaw, pickled jalapeños, salsa verde, radish; lastly tried one of their Margherita pizzas.

Field House Brewing

2281 W Railway St, Abbotsford

Instagram: @fieldhousebeer

Chef Tyler Duft

Bianco pizza

Margherita pizza

Caesar salad


Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart

For dinner, visited Duft Brickhouse another spot own but the husband wife team located across the street from their Duft Bakehouse. This was another wonderful restaurant with wood fired oven pizzas, salads and delicious desserts.

I tried their Bianco pizza, Margherita pizza, cornbread, Caesar salad and Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart.

Duft &Co Brickhouse

2625 Montrose Ave. Abbotsford

Instagram: @duftandcobrickhouse

The drive to Abbotsford from Vancouver is upwards of an hour depending on what part of the city you are starting from.

By: Richard Wolak

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