Vancouver Sundae Challenge Winners 2021

The Vancouver Foodster 7th annual  Sundae Challenge was a success featuring sundae creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their sundae creation from August 5-29, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Deanna Woo, Rose Lin and AJ Heraghty

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a sundae creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{115 points}

Casereccio Foods

Viva Italia!

Price: $8.50

Created by: James Colleridge

Bringing the worlds of Italy  and local into a combination that honours all three! The green, white, red of our National Flag  is reflected in our Italian pure vegan pistachio (yes, you read that right), the red from our intense local red ‘Just’ strawberry from @krauseberryfarms sorbetto (yes Vegan and creamy – confusing right and we love that) and in the middle we have a special Fior di Latte using @teamhappyplanet organic grass fed milk from Agassiz @creeksidecheeseandcreamery . An explosion of global portions all around our love of Italy and gelati with our magical Maestro James, 11-time International, North American competition and industry gelato awards winner @gelatobyjames.yvr This one is a mind bending crazy amazing combination promising to wiggle your toes and dream you are in Italy – only at Casereccio in Kitsilano!

Ingredients: Pistachio sorbetto, Strawberry sorbetto, Fiordi latte gelato

Casereccio Foods

2480 Vine Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 734-4440

Web:https://www.caserecciofood.com/

Instagram @casereccio_foods

2nd Place:

{106 points}

Krave Kulture Yogurt

Pica Mango Sundae

Price: $9

Created by: Kamran Naghibzadeh and Mojgan Shabani

t’s a Mango frozen yogurt topped with fresh mangoes and  pineapples that are marinated in Tajin and lime drizzled with a Tamarind Chamoy accompanied by a dried mango covered with dark chocolate.

Incredients: Mango frozen yogurt, fresh mango and pineapples, Tajin, tamarind Chamoy, lime, dried mango covered in dark chocolate

Available: all the time

Krave Kulture Yogurt

3151 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Tel:(604) 306-2997

Web:https://www.kravekulture.ca/

Instagram @kravekultureyogurt

3rd Place:

{99 points}

Bella Gelateria

The Triple Berry Sundae

Price: $12

Created by: Our Italian Gelato Master Ilias El Ghaith.

The Triple Berry Sundae is an explosion of juicy berry flavor that’s sure to infuse the taste of summer in every bite.

Starting your sundae, you’re met with a burst of fresh raspberry gelato, matched with a subtle topping of whipped cream, decadent Itilian Amerena cherry drizzle and an accompaniment of fresh berries.  The second layer of strawberry gelato is sweet and creamy, giving a ripe note compared to the tartness of the raspberry gelato.  To finish off the sundae, a deep, luscious blackberry gelato captures a fresh summery taste,helping to cleanse the palate and leaving you wanting more!

All of our gelato flavors are made with fresh cream and real strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, with no additional food colorings or flavors. 

Available: All the time

Bella Gelateria

1001 W. Cordova, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 569-1010

Web:https://www.bellagelateria.com/

Instagram @bellagelateria

And

Bella Gelateria

K3 Metropolitan @ Metrotown 4700, Kingsway, Burnaby

Tel:(604) 283-9926

Web:https://www.myhomeandlife.com/oldbella/

Instagram @bellagelateria

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Sundae creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Bella Gelateria

The Triple Berry Sundae

Price: $12

Created by: Our Italian Gelato Master Ilias El Ghaith.

The Triple Berry Sundae is an explosion of juicy berry flavor that’s sure to infuse the taste of summer in every bite.

Starting your sundae, you’re met with a burst of fresh raspberry gelato, matched with a subtle topping of whipped cream, decadent Itilian Amerena cherry drizzle and an accompaniment of fresh berries. The second layer of strawberry gelato is sweet and creamy, giving a ripe note compared to the tartness of the raspberry gelato. To finish off the sundae, a deep, luscious blackberry gelato captures a fresh summery taste,helping to cleanse the palate and leaving you wanting more!

All of our gelato flavors are made with fresh cream and real strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, with no additional food colorings or flavors.

Available: All the time

Bella Gelateria

1001 W. Cordova, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 569-1010

Web:https://www.bellagelateria.com/

Instagram @bellagelateria

And

Bella Gelateria

K3 Metropolitan @ Metrotown 4700, Kingsway, Burnaby

Tel:(604) 283-9926

Web:https://www.myhomeandlife.com/oldbella/

Instagram @bellagelateria

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Krave Kulture Yogurt

Pica Mango Sundae

Price: $9

Created by: Kamran Naghibzadeh and Mojgan Shabani

t’s a Mango frozen yogurt topped with fresh mangoes and  pineapples that are marinated in Tajin and lime drizzled with a Tamarind Chamoy accompanied by a dried mango covered with dark chocolate.

Incredients: Mango frozen yogurt, fresh mango and pineapples, Tajin, tamarind Chamoy, lime, dried mango covered in dark chocolate

Available: all the time

Krave Kulture Yogurt

3151 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Tel:(604) 306-2997

Web:https://www.kravekulture.ca/

Instagram @kravekultureyogurt

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Casereccio Foods

Viva Italia!

Price: $8.50

Created by: James Colleridge

Bringing the worlds of Italy  and local into a combination that honours all three! The green, white, red of our National Flag  is reflected in our Italian pure vegan pistachio (yes, you read that right), the red from our intense local red ‘Just’ strawberry from @krauseberryfarms sorbetto (yes Vegan and creamy – confusing right and we love that) and in the middle we have a special Fior di Latte using @teamhappyplanet organic grass fed milk from Agassiz @creeksidecheeseandcreamery . An explosion of global portions all around our love of Italy and gelati with our magical Maestro James, 11-time International, North American competition and industry gelato awards winner @gelatobyjames.yvr This one is a mind bending crazy amazing combination promising to wiggle your toes and dream you are in Italy – only at Casereccio in Kitsilano!

Ingredients: Pistachio sorbetto, Strawberry sorbetto, Fiordi latte gelato

Casereccio Foods

2480 Vine Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 734-4440

Web:https://www.caserecciofood.com/

Instagram @casereccio_foods

Thank you to all the cafes that accepted my invitation and featured their Sundae on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning cafes to try their Sundae creations! See all the entries here. 

By: Richard Wolak