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 2023 at restaurants that are still open to this day.
Note: These are not in any ranking order
Taking this popular dessert to another level, this dessert has salted honey, buckwheat and bourbon that makes it outstanding; by Pastry Chef Oliver Bernardino.
L’Abattoir Restaurant is located at 217 Carrall St in Vancouver; you can make a reservation by calling them at (604) 568-1701 Follow on Instagram @labattoir_van
Orange Chiffon Cake,
An outstanding dessert with orange gel, coconut flakes, and coconut clouds; by Pastry Chef Dianna
C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar is located at 1015 Burrard Street in Vancouver. Follow on Instagram @cprimesteak
A stunning dessert with a sable breton base, vanilla mousse, white chocolate shell, apple & passionfruit compote filling and creme anglaise by Chef Daria Andrienko.
Outstanding Middle Eastern dessert with ricotta tart, saffron syrup, preserved lemon curd, toasted pistachio; by Chef Jason Hemi.
Bar Haifa is located at 410 W Georgia Street in Vancouver. You can follow them on Instagram @barhaifa,
Peach Bellini Cheesecake
Beautiful cheesecake in the shape of a peach filled with bellini peach filling, a delicious deconstructed dessert.
Showcase Restaurant is located at 1122 West Hastings in downtown Vancouver.
made with mascarpone and ricotta cheese, with pistachio cream, slowly baked with mix berries sauce on top, this is their Grandmother’s recipe and this is a glorious way to end a meal; by Chef Daniele.
Doppio Zero Pizza is located at 1655 Como Lake Ave #103 in Coquitlam. You can follow them on Instagram @doppiozeropizza00
One of those desserts that looks hidden but has delicious layers of maracuya, lucuma, milk crumble, and pisco foam.
A delicious layered honey cake with a honeycomb tuile on top, by Chef Daria Andrienko.
French style Apple tarte served with coconut rum ice cream. Gala apple and puff pastry, delicious.
Tamalito de Chocolate
An outstanding Oaxacan chocolate tamal with topped with sliced almonds and berries and chocolate sauce, came wrapped in a banana leaf.
Azul Condesa is located at Av Nuevo León 68, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc, 06100 Ciudad de México, in Mexico City. Follow them on instagram @azulrestaurantes
Meringa Con Ghiacchio
A divine dessert with meringue with pistachio gelato, ganache and Okanagan cherries.
Livia is located at 1399 Commercial Drive, in Vancouver; you can follow them on instagram @liviasweets
An incredible dessert in 3 layers of lucuma mousse, crumble chocolate cookies, and suspiro lime, topped with torched meringue.
Ceviche 105 is located at 105 NE 3rd Ave in Miami, FL; you can follow them on instagram @ceviche105
An outstanding almost deconstructed tiramisu with limoncello soaked lady fingers, mascarpone, lemon curd;; from Chef Ejner Christiansen.
Dovetail is located at 1079 Mainland Street in Vancouver. Follow them on instagram @dovetailvancouver
Ice Cream Sando
An incredible dessert by Chef Mariko and team with house-made miso caramel ice cream, sable cookies and dipped in white chocolate.
For more of my best desserts, see last years list for 2022.
By: Richard Wolak