Vancouver Brownie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Brownie Challenge.  Bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Brownie creations into this challenge. Each cafe and bakery will be featuring their brownie creations on their menu from April 14 – May 7, 2023.

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

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

Mann & Co Bake Shop

I want s’more brownie

Price: $6.99

Created by: Team Mann & Co

Description – A graham crumb base with a fudgy brownie with milk chocolate chips, topped with a hickory smoked Italian meringue, Graham crumbs, and crushed cocooa sable. Everything including the graham cracker base for our brownie creation is made from scratch (Gluten-Friendly)

Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, egg whites, vanilla, GF flour, baking powder, cornstarch, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, Belgian Milk chocolate chips, water, natural hickory smoke concentrate

Offered:- Tuesday – Sunday

Available: for pre-order, takeout and delivery by Uber eats, and Skip the dishes.

Mann & Co Bake Shop

13411 71a Ave, Surrey

Tel:(604) 503-1353


Instagram @mannandcobakeshop

Just Cakes Bakeshop

Rocher Brownie

Price: $5.25

Created by: the team

Description: Their classic brownie dipped in a roasted hazelnut and chocolate glaze, topped with ganache.

Ingredients: sugar, butter, cocoa powder, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, roasted hazelnuts, milk chocolate, cream

Just Cakes Bakeshop

#5-7548 120 Street, Surrey

Tel: 604 503 5577


Instagram @justcakesbakeshop


Just Cakes Bakeshop

17767 64 Ave Unit #103, Cloverdale


Instagram @justcakesbakeshop

Vanilla Bean Bake Shop

Biscoff Brownie

Price $6.50 (including the milk), $5.50 (without)

Created by: Taylor

Description: Our extra large original fudgy chocolate brownie baked with biscoff cookie butter, topped with lotus biscoff cookies and a final drizzle of biscoff cookie butter, served with a class of cold milk.


Available: all the time

Takeout and delivery: Take out available, however dine in is most ideal for the best experience

Vanilla Bean Bakeshop

11900 Haney Pl, #101, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 463-0662


Instagram @vanillabean.bakeshop

Panne Rizo Gluten Free Bakery


Price $5.99

Created by: Alejandra Lopez

Description: Salted caramel, butter and chocolate chips brownie

Ingredients: -Rice flour, tapioca, sugar, brown sugar, butter, Cocoa, chocolate chips, Xantham gum, salt, eggs, vanilla.

Available: all the time

Pre-Orders: Calling to the store or schedule on Ubereats.

Panne Rizo Gluten Free Bakery

1939 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 736-0885


Instagram @pannerizo

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

Corey Lee

Instagrammer, tiktok and Influencer

Instagram @sweettoothguy

TikTok @sweettoothguyishere

Rose Lin

Instagrammer and Influencer