Vancouver Cinnamon Bun Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cinnamon Bun Challenge. Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cinnamon Bun creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their cinnamon bun creations on their menu from October 7-31, 2020.

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

Share your experiences: Social media share your photos and messages by instagram, twitter, facebook, tiktok and other platforms throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CinnamonbunChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social sharing during the challenge.

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

Remember to VOTE for your favourites during the challenge.

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

Covert Neighbourhood Cafe

The Deep Covert Classic Cinnamon Bun

Price: $5.25

Created by: J. Paul Mackenzie, developed from a family recipe

Description: A traditional hand made cinnamon bun, laced with butter, dark brown sugar, and rich cinnamon. Finished with fluffy cream cheese icing and love.

Ingredients: sugar, flour, butter, salt, yeast, milk, water, cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and powder sugar

Available: Daily after 11am until 4pm

Covert Neighbourhood Cafe

4387 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 984-2683


Instagram @covertneighbourhoodcafe

Solly’s Bagelry

Solly’s Lollybun

Price: $5.25

Created by:Leah Markovitch

Our Solly’s Cinnamon Bun ‘Lollybun’ is made with a Thick layer of Solly’s Cream Cheese Icing sandwiched between two slim Delicious Solly’s Cinnamon Buns on a Lolly Stick ‘to go’!!

Available: All day, 7 days a week.

Solly’s Bagelry

368 West 7th Avenue

Phone:(604) 675-9750

4071 Main Street

Phone:(604) 229-2638

2873 West Broadway

Phone:(604) 738-2121


Twitter: @SollysBagelry

Instagram @sollysbagelry

Italia Bakery

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Buns

Price: $5.99

Created by: Sam Pero

Description: Handcrafted pumpkin dough rolled out and filled with a pumpkin spice butter spread. Topped with a maple cream cheese icing.

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800


Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram @italiabakery

Hugo’s Churros & Tacos

Churro Cinnamon Bun


Created by: Dan Garcia


Offered: All the time

Hugo’s Churros

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond


Twitter: @Hugoschurros

Instagram: hugoschurros

Make sure you check out the Cinnamon Bun Challenge postcards which will be at the bakeries and cafes. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo

David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

AJ Heraghty


Instagram @ajfoodiesaiyan

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