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Best cookies in Vancouver

Jess Fleming Aug 24, 2015 4:16 am

Whether you like your cookies soft and chewy or crunchy and gooey, Vancouver’s baking scene has got your covered. With so many bakeries creating their own deliciously wicked versions of this old-time classic treat, we’ve complied a list of where to find the best cookies in the city.


Purebread's Chocolate Chip Cookie (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Purebread’s Chocolate Chip Cookie (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Having earned themselves quite the reputation for housing a staggering array of baked goods, it should come as no surprise that Purebread offers an incredibly decadent and delicious chocolate chip cookie ($3). Handcrafted on-site, this sizeable treat rocks timeless flavours and is topped with a dash of sea salt.

Address: 159 West Hastings Street
Phone: 604-563-8060
Website: www.purebread.ca

Finch’s Tea & Coffee House

Finch's Chocolate Chip Cookie (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Finch’s Chocolate Chip Cookie (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Like your cookies soft and chewy? Finch’s Tea & Coffee House has got you covered. Round, freshly-baked and delicious, this charming corner café, on West Pender offers two types of cookies, first a chocolate chip and the second an oatmeal, chocolate chip, and raisin cookie, which are both priced at $2.25.

Address: 353 West Pender Street
Phone: 604-899-4040

Small Victory

Photo courtesy of Small Victory

Photo courtesy of Small Victory

In addition to their freshly-baked loaves and sandwiches, Yaletown’s Small Victory also boasts a range of sweet treats all made on site in the bakery’s open kitchen. Presented neatly behind the glass display case, these tempting delights include chocolate-filled croissants, cheesecakes, scones, tarts, muffins and the widely popular double chocolate cookie ($2.50).

Address: 1088 Homer Street
Phone: 604-899-8892
Website: www.smallvictory.ca

Cadeaux Bakery

Photo courtesy of Cadeaux Bakery

Photo courtesy of Cadeaux Bakery

This Powell Street haven of baked goodies offers customers a wide range of freshly-baked cookies (all priced at $1.65) to indulge in. Choose from an array of options including Gingersnap, Oatmeal Raisin, Hazelnut, or Raspberry Jam Rugelach, Walnut Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Biscotti and the Chocolate Chip Cookie, which is made with butter, brown sugar, flour, Belgian chocolate chips, eggs and love.

Address: 172 Powell Street
Phone: 604-608-8889
Website: www.cadeauxbakery.com

Beacoup Bakery

Photo courtesy of Beaucoup Bakery (Joann Pai)

Photo courtesy of Beaucoup Bakery (Joann Pai)

Don’t pass up the opportunity to try Beaucoup Bakery’s popular Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie ($3.75). Comprised of a rich and creamy peanut butter filling, which is pressed between two melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter cookies, this cookie satisfies even the most intense sweet and savoury cravings.

Address: 2150 Fir Street
Phone: 604-732-4222
Website: www.beaucoupbakery.com

The Last Crumb Bakery & Cafe

Photo courtesy of The Last Crumb

Photo courtesy of The Last Crumb

A visit to this Main Street bakery will have you licking your lips in anticipation as you eye all the baked good treasures on offer. Lovingly handmade in small batches, the The Last Crumb serves Ginger Molasses, Oatmeal and Cranberry, and a gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookie, in addition to a range of scrumptious cookie sandwiches, like the Chocolate Chip Pecan with a vanilla bean buttercream. Cookies are priced at $2.95 each and $3.95 for the sandwich variety.

Address: 3080 Main Street
Phone: 604-872-0195
Website: www.lastcrumb.ca


Yes, Matchstick is renowned for their coffee, but their cookies alone are worth a trip to either of the roaster’s brick-and-mortar stores. Made-on-site at both locations (Chinatown and Mount Pleasant), Matchstick offers a choc chip cookie ($2.90), in addition to rotating seasonal specials, like the toasted rye and oats, with a gooey rhubarb-apple jam centre.

Address: 213 East Georgia Street
Phone: 604-336-0213

Address: 639 East 15 Avenue
Phone: 604 558 0639

Website: www.matchstickcoffee.com

Edible Flours

Photo courtesy of Edible Flours

Photo courtesy of Edible Flours

Specializing in vegan baked goods, Edible Flours serves up freshly baked cookies every day. Studded with chocolate chips, Edible Flours’ Choc Chip Cookie ($1.75) is crunchy on the outside yet chewy on the inside – a winning combination. Ingredients include organic unbleached white flour, organic oat flour, maple syrup, organic cane sugar, chocolate chips, canola oil, vanilla extract, and aluminum-free baking powder.

Address: 2280 West Broadway, Kitsilano
Phone: 604-734-8351
Website: www.edibleflours.ca

Butter Baked Goods

Photo courtesy of Butter Baked Goods

Photo courtesy of Butter Baked Goods

At Butter you will find an enticing array of sweet bites, including the bakery’s Birthday Cake Sandwich Cookie ($3). Comprised of two sugar cookies (made with butter, vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, and flour, with the addition of the festive multicolour sprinkles), this decadent delight is sandwiched with a generous helping of Butter’s famous fluffy pink vanilla buttercream icing.

Address: 4907 MacKenzie Street
Phone: 604-221-4333
Website: www.butterbakedgoods.com

Musette Caffe

Photo courtesy of Musette Caffee

Photo courtesy of Musette Caffee

If you’ve been to Musette Caffe, you’ve probably walked out with one of their cookies. Stacked on top of each other on the counter, they’re nearly impossible to resist. Using cookie dough from Gluten Free Epicurean, Musette has created a comforting and crumbly chocolate chip and walnut cookie ($3.10).

Address: 1262 Burrard Street
Phone: 604-336-1159

Address: 75 East Pender Street, Chinatown
Phone: 604-336-4171

Website: www.musettecaffe.com

Bel Café

(Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

(Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Celebrated amongst the Vancouver baking scene, Bel Café is well-known for their excellent pastries and biscuits. The rustic Trail Mix Cookie ($3.50) falls somewhere between a muesli bar and a biscuit. Feeling indulgent? Don’t miss the Valrhona Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie ($2.70). It is dense, rich and the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

Address: Located at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-673-7000
Website: www.belcafe.com


Photo courtesy of the Glowbal  Restaurant Group

Photo courtesy of the Glowbal  Restaurant Group

This recently-opened grab and go café and bakery in the Telus Garden building churns out a variety of sweet and savoury goods, but be sure to drop by for their delicious cookies (all priced at $2.50). Nosh offers house-made Macadamia Nut, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, and Oatmeal and Raisin cookies. Nosh’s cookies are sizable and boast a soft centre.

Address: 101-510 West Georgia Street
Phone: 604-449-6674
Website: www.glowbalgroup.com/nosh

Jess Fleming
Jess is a former Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Originally from Sydney, she obsesses over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far.

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