Vancouver Croissant Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Vancouver Foodster Croissant Challenge. Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Croissant creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their croissant creations on their menu from March 4-28, 2021.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the croissant creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best croissant 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 #CroissantChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite croissant 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 Croissant creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Swiss Bakery

Royal Banoffee

Price: $ 5.80

Created by: Chef Fabiana Zaranza

Description: The British dessert has recently landed into Vancouver’s existence. This insanely delicious Banoffee croissant is a combination of two words, “Banana and Toffee.” The filling experience becomes with a magical line of caramel sauce on one side and caramelized bananas with a pinch of cinnamon to another side, making you taste the caramel sauce and the bananas with cinnamon independently.

The flaky pastry is dressing up “The crown” with caramel-toffee chunks plus bananas chips. To sum up, the delicate torched meringue frosting adds even more height and luxury to our creation. The original Royal Banoffee is exclusive.

Offered: Monday to Friday 8am -5pm at their takeout window (limited quantity). Orders can be placed online as well at www.swissbakery.ca NOTE: For orders of 3 or more please call to pre-order one day in advance. Delivery Service is available every Friday, the cut-off time Thursday at Noon. Also available to order by Uber Eats and Doordash.

Swiss Bakery

143 E. 3rd Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 736-8785

Web: https://swissbakery.ca/

Instagram @swissbakeryyvr

Nelson The Seagull

Sunshine Bun

Price: $6

Created by: Meara Shanley + Nelson the Seagull

Description: A buttery croissant filled with fresh lemon curd, rolled in lemon zest sugar & topped with torched meringue and a candied lemon rind.

Offered: Weekdays 8-3 / Weekends 9-4 / Holiday’s 9-3. NOTE: For orders of 4 or more please call to pre-order one day in advance.

Nelson The Seagull

315 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 681-5776

Web: https://www.nelsontheseagull.com/

Instagram @nelsontheseagull

Casereccio Foods

Oops, I dropped the affogato in the croissant

Price: $7.50

Created by: the team

Description: In-house baked croissant blended with pistachio gelato, topped with white chocolate and a delicious shot of espresso. An affogato in the croissant creates the creamy and buttery taste, a simple yet delicious croissant made with love!

Available: all the time

Casereccio Foods

2480 Vine Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-734-4440

Web: www.caserecciofood.com

Instagram @casereccio_foods

Make sure you check out the Croissant Challenge postcards which will be either at the bakeries and cafes. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at https://vancouverfoodster.com/croissant-challenge/

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo

Rose Lin

Instagramer and Influencer

Instagram @with.rose.love

Tony Huynh

Instagramer and Influencer

Instagram @raincouvereatery