Best Desserts of 2021

I have eaten a lot of desserts inside and outside Vancouver restaurants in the past year, these are the ones that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to my favourite desserts that I have eaten in 2021 at restaurants that are still open to this day.

Note: These are not in any ranking order


The ChocoFlan by chef Francisco Higareda, it’s dense chocolate, cajeta, walnut ice cream, topped with a churro; and it’s yum!

Ophelia Mexican Kitchen is located at 165 W 2nd Ave in Vancouver. Follow on Instagram: @opheliavancouver

Pandan Chiffon Cake

with muscovado crémeux and macadamia cornflake crunch, delicious Singaporean dessert.

Nancy Go YaYa is located at 265 E Pender in the Chinatown neighbourhood of Vancouver. Follow them on instagram @nancygoyaya

Turmeric and Orange Cake

A Persian dessert with orange blossom buttercream, almonds and candied orange is a standout.

Delara Restaurant is located at 2272 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver. Follow them on instagram @delararestaurant


Delicious Tiramisu with mascarpone crema, lady fingers, cocoa powder, Amarena cherries

Fiorino, Italian Street Food is located at 212 E Georgia Street in Vancouver; you can follow them on Instagram @fiorino_isf

Apple Tart

With miso caramel, Madagascar vanilla bean ice cream; beautiful, loved all the components including the layered apple slices, by Chef Brian Hoang and team.

Cask Whiskey Vault is located at 8400 W Rd in Richmond. You can follow them on Instagram @cask.yvr

Rose Syrup Falooda

This Indian dessert is incredible garnished with pistachios, with rose extract, basil seed and silky noodles with their home made ice cream.

Bombay Kitchen and Bar is located at 1480 West 11th Avenue in Vancouver. You can follow them on instagram @bombaykitchenandbar

Chocolate Budino

Yummy Italian chocolate mousse topped with cherries and candied nuts.

Fiore is located at 1485 W 12th Ave in Vancouver. Follow them on instagram @fioreyvr


A Greek dessert with shredded phyllo, masticha cream custard, sliced almonds.

Loula’s Taverna is located at 1608 Commercial Drive in Vancouver and you can follow them on instagram @loulastaverna

Cardamom, Cinnamon, Orange Cheesecake

Beautiful Moroccan flavours in this dense cheesecake, garnished with orange.

Moltaqa Restaurant is located at 51 W Hastings Street in the Gastown neighbourhood in downtown Vancouver. You can follow on Instagram @moltaqa.vancouver

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Super moist toffee pudding cake with whisky caramel and chantilly cream, an incredible dessert by Chef Welbert Choi.

Forage is located at 1300 Robson in Vancouver. Follow them on instagram @foragevancouver

By: Richard Wolak

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