Best Desserts of 2023

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.

Five Sails Restaurant is located inside the Pan Pacific Hotel at 999 Canada Place in Vancouver. Follow them on Instagram @fivesailsvancouver


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.

Italian Cheesecake 

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

Peruvian Trifle 

One of those desserts that looks hidden but has delicious layers of maracuya, lucuma, milk crumble, and pisco foam.

Suyo Modern Peruvian is located at 3475 Main St in Vancouver, you can follow them on Instagram @suyorestaurant

Honey Cake

A delicious layered honey cake with a honeycomb tuile on top, by Chef Daria Andrienko.

Five Sails Restaurant is located inside the Pan Pacific Hotel at 999 Canada Place in Vancouver. Follow them on Instagram @fivesailsvancouver

Apple Tart

French style Apple tarte served with coconut rum ice cream. Gala apple and puff pastry, delicious.

Food by Fanta is located at 20542 Fraser Hwy in downtown Langley, Follow them on Instagram @foodbyfanta

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

Lemon Tiramisu

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.

Jungle Room is located at 961 Denman Street in Vancouver. Follow them on instagram @jnglroom 

For more of my best desserts, see last years list for 2022.

By: Richard Wolak