Toasty, gooey marshmallow and rich, melty chocolate pressed between two crunchy graham crackers: S’mores are the perfect summertime campfire treat.
The hands-on, DIY dessert is a must when gathered around an open flame with friends and family during the warm months, but the sweet has gotten an elevated kick of late thanks to a number of local restaurants and treat shops offering fresh takes on a true classic.
Here are eight kinds of s’mores to try in Vancouver this summer.
Available as a summer 2016 seasonal treat, Beta 5’s S’more Eclair is a thing of beauty. Featuring a mix of 66% dark chocolate and 46% milk chocolate mousse, the eclair is topped with toasted Italian meringue and features a graham cracker crust.
Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Ready to drool? Here’s how Soirette describes their S’more Cake: “Delicious dark chocolate cake filled with rings of whipped dark chocolate ganache and marshmallow, sprinkled with toasted graham crumbs and finished with a smooth chocolate buttercream and dark chocolate drip and a s’more macaron.” SOLD.
Address: 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Fewer savoury eats evoke the beautiful outdoors than fresh oysters, so why not keep in that spirit at Fanny Bay Oyster Bar, where they’re slicing up a S’mores cheesecake, made with dark chocolate, graham cracker, and toasted house made marshmallow, served with berry compote.
Address: 762 Cambie Street, Vancouver
For a bit of a twist on the classic S’mores, Fable in Kitsilano makes their dessert with chocolate ice cream, brownie, and meringue.
Address: 1944 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
The hot treat gets a chill at ice cream shop 720 Sweets, where their “S’mores Please” concoction melds chocolate corn flakes, dark chocolate drizzle, crunchy almond stick, and toasted marshmallow for a sweet delight.
Address: 3278 West Broadway, Vancouver
The S’more Cookie at Edible Canada at Granville Island is made to share, and to order, so make sure you allow 15 minutes for your order of their version of the campfire treat.
Address: 1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Let the experts at Butter Baked Goods do the assembling. Their S’mores are ooey, gooey, and oh-so-portable.
Address: 4907 MacKenzie Street, Vancouver
Get it while it’s hot–literally. Timber offers a fun DIY S’mores option for groups. The S’mores are part of their special family-style Long Table Canadian Supper, and must be reserved in advance.
Address: 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver