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Desserts, Christmas, Food

The only list you'll ever need of holiday treats in Vancouver

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Hanna McLean Dec 02, 2016 2:54 am 2,741

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the sweet treats that comes with it.

Whether it’s the Christmas stollen from your favourite neighbourhood bakery, or the Bûche de Noël and ganache-filled truffles you can never seem to stay away from – most of us can’t deny the simple bliss that sugary sweets bring us during this time of year.

Here are 44 places to find holiday treats in Vancouver.

1. Chez Christophe

This year at Chez Christophe choose from bonbon-filled chocolate art sculptures in a variety of shapes like the ‘Slippery Penguin sliding down Grouse Mountain’ or ‘Bear Hug’ featuring a brown bear beside a Christmas Tree, Swiss Gingerbread Biscômes, Snowman Chocolate Tarts, Christmas-flavoured Chocolate Bars, and Bûche de Noëls available for pick-up December 24th and 25th.

Address: 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone: 604-428-4200
Instagram: @chezchristophe

2. Beaucoup Bakery & Café

Mont Blanc from Beacoup (courtesy of Beaucoup)

Mont Blanc (Photo courtesy of Beaucoup)

Beaucoup’s seasonal pastries can be picked up fresh in store or pre-ordered for special occasions. Choose between sweets like the Lemon Chestnut Croissant, Roasted Mushroom Chestnut Tarte, Coffee Mont Blanc, or the Chestnut Panettone Feuilletée. Customers can also order from the Beaucoup Holiday Menu which includes the classic Butter Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, Petit Pain au Chocolat, Kouign Amann, Almond Double Baked Croissant, Chocolate Almond Double Baked Croissant, and Cinnamon Scrolls.

Address: 2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-732-4222
Instagram: @beaucoupbakery

3. Giovane Cafe

Holiday Sugar Buns (Photo courtesy of Giovane Cafe)

Holiday Sugar Buns (Photo courtesy of Giovane Cafe)

For the holidays Giovane will feature a Cranberry Pistachio sugar bun which will be available through the month of December. This sugar bun is filled with a pistachio-flavoured pastry cream and a cranberry and orange compote and then rolled in red and green sugar.

Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Phone: 604-695-5300
Instagram: @fairmontpacific

4. Thierry Cafe

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Enjoy Chef Thierry Busset’s selection of treats including his famous Buche de Noel available by advance order only and pick-up on December 23rd and December 24th. There are many other festive pastries and treats coming to Thierry throughout the month of December, and right now you can sip on the cafe’s delicious holiday drinks such as the Salted Caramel Latte, Pomme Caramel Latte, and Americano Espinhoso made with espresso, caramel, whip cream, salted caramel drizzle, and a shot of vodka.

Address: 1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-608-6870
Instagram: @thierrychocolat

5. The Pie Shoppe

All the winter flavours from the pie shoppe look amazing, but the Grapefruit and Sweet Vermouth Pie made with Odd Society Spirits is a must-try. With over a dozen other flavours including Okanagan Pear with Walnut-infused Bourbon Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and East Van Plum and Amaretto, the Pie Shoppe is a one-stop shop for all your desserts this season.

Address: 1875 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-338-6646
Instagram: @thepieshoppe

6. Ladurée

Ladurée macarons will make you feel like you’re in the original Parisian tea house in France. Choose from new seasonal flavours like coconut and lime, chocolate hazelnut, and blackcurrant violet, or from the nine other signature flavours available in collectable gift boxes. You can also pick up jam, chocolate, tea, nougat, toffees, and rich Ladurée hot chocolate at this spot.

Address: 1141 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-3030
Instagram: @ladureevancouver

7. Beta 5

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Beta 5 has unveiled their extensive holiday collection which includes a wonderful new variety of flavours. Check out the Holiday Chocolate Collection, Christmas in Paris, the Peppermint CrunchPeppermint PattiesSpiced Praline Pecans, or Beta 5’s Lump of Coal: a mixture of dark rum caramel, eggnog ganache, spiced pecan praline, in a 63% dark chocolate shell, topped with cocoa powder and coconut ash.

Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-3336
Instagram: @beta5chocolates

8. Black Rook Bakehouse

Made from scratch and made to please, Black Rook Bakehouse has all the classic pies and turnovers you need to make the holiday season a memorable one. From pumpkin to warm apple pie, Black Rook is a solid place to head when you’re in charge of celebratory dessert.

Address: 2474 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-563-5094
Facebook: Black Rook Bakehouse

9. Off The Grid Waffles

Off The Grid has created their signature ‘Overflows’ in four new over-the-top winter flavours just in time for the holidays. Check out the Hot Nutella, Hot Strawberry, Hot Caramel, and Hot Matcha varieties which all come with a fresh OTG waffle.

Address: 2665 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-721-3693
Instagram: @offthegridwaffles

10. Wild Sweets

Head to Wild Sweets to check out the great variety of holiday treats available like the Venezuela Ocumare Chocolate ‘Bûche de Noël’Crispy Chocolate Cherry Orange ‘Tea Cake’Crispy Cherry Cake Ganache, or the various holiday cocoArt Sculptures that come in the form of trees, sleighs, snowmen, a Santa-sphere, and more.

Address: 12191 Hammersmith Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-765-9507
Instagram: @wildsweets

11. Sweet & Savoury Pie Company

This season The Sweet & Savoury Pie Company has all the classics and some innovative flavours too – like this Orange Sweet Potato Pie with sweet rosemary crust.

Address: 2661 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-875-9958
Instagram: @sweetandsavourypie

12. Butter Baked Goods

This year Butter is offering Snow Globe Cookies, Gingerbread Cookies, Fruit Cake, Candy Cane Cake, and their signature ‘Yum Balls’, made from rum and chocolate with sprinkles. These are just a few of Butter’s tasty offerings this holiday season.

Address: 4907 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-221-4333
Twitter: @ButterBakedCafe

13. Purdys Chocolatier

It wouldn’t be the holidays if you didn’t have at least a few treats from Purdy’s 2016 holiday collection. Whether you pick up baskets, boxes, or individual treats like the Christmas English Toffee, Georgia Browns, Egg Nog Truffles, and Fruit Jellies, you’ll be happy you checked out the extensive holiday selection from one of Vancouver’s favourite chocolatiers.

Address: Locations across Vancouver
Instagram: @purdyschocolatier

14. Cakes by Anjan

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This season, Cakes by Anjan is offering an eight-piece Cookies n’ Cream chocolate pack and a three-piece Christmas cookies set all made from scratch. Head to any holiday dinner with these goodies in tow and you’ll surely be invited back next year.

Phone: 778-891-7962
Instagram: @cakesbyanjan

15. Lucky’s Doughnuts

Christmas Pudding (Photo Courtesy of Lucky's Doughnuts)

Christmas Pudding Bismarck (Photo Courtesy of Lucky’s Doughnuts)

This year the holiday lineup at Lucky’s includes exciting festive flavours like Eggnog Snowball, Stollen Bismarck, Christmas Pudding Bismarck, Mont Blanc Bullseye, Christmas Wreath, After Eight Old Fashioned, Cherry Old Fashioned, Gingerbread Old Fashioned, and a Chocolate-Filled Ornament Doughnut.

Address:  2902 Main Street (Forty Ninth Parallel Café), Vancouver
Phone: 604-872-4901

Address: 2198 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-420-4901

Instagram: @luckysdoughnuts

16. Acme Cafe

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Aside from boasting a killer pumpkin pie, this cafe has a pie happy hour from 2 to 4pm on weekdays. You can also pick up seasonal treats like this Chocolate Baileys Cake and Acme’s daily pie selection of fruit, custard, or nut.

Address: 51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-1022
Instagram: @acmecafevancouver

17. Faubourg Paris

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Faubourg’s selection of holiday treats this year includes four unique versions of the Parisian bûches for Christmas 2016. Head pastry chef Ricardo Rosas has created festive Yule Logs including Bark Chocolate Tarragon Mousse and Salted Caramel Mousse. Other treats available include a Christmas Truffle Tree, French Gingerbread, Holiday Stollen, along with pastries like these ornate Christmas Ornaments, Candy Cane Macarons, and Viennoiseries – a homemade danish croissant with eggnog pastry  cream and nutmeg crumble on top.

Address: Locations in Downtown, Kerrisdale, and West Vancouver (check website for details)
Instagram: @faubourgbakery

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18. Cadeaux Bakery

Photo courtesy of Cadeaux

Photo courtesy of Cadeaux

This year Cadeaux has a huge selection of holiday goodies to choose from such as Yule Logs (in flavours like dark chocolate and Grand Marnier as well as rum and eggnog), Gingerbread People, Minty Meringues with Chocolate, Damask Sugar Cookies, a Cookie Christmas Tree, Rum Balls, Mocha Candy Cane Cookies, and assorted truffles. Be sure to try the bakery’s festive drink offerings as well, like the Mint Chocolate Ganache Mochas, Mint Chocolate Ganache Hot Chocolates, and the Eggnog Latte.

Address: 172 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-608-8889
Instagram: @cadeauxbakery

19. Savary Island Pie Company

This made to order service offers savoury and sweet pies for the holiday season. Try Savary’s Lemon Buttermilk or Strawberry Rhubarb pies at your Christmas dinner.

Address: 1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-926-4021
Facebook: Savary Island Pie Company

20. Cartems Donuterie

Photo courtesy of Cartems Donuts

Photo courtesy of Cartems Donuterie

Cartems has some exciting new flavours for Vancouverites this holiday season including Mulled Wine, Chocolate Mint, Gingerbread, Egg Nog, Mint Chocolate, Cranberry Chestnut, a vegan Egg Nog stuffy, and a Sufganiyot donut for Hanukkah. Head to one of their three locations and grab a coffee and donut to kick off December.

Address: 3 locations in Vancouver
Instagram: @cartemsdonuts

21. Bon Macaron Patisserie

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Photo courtesy of Bon Macaron

Bon Macaron’s hand-painted macarons now come in seasonal flavours for the holidays. Try the Mulled Wine, Rum and Eggnog, Mint Chocolate, Gingerbread, Cranberry, Chocolate Orange, or Candy Cane-flavoured mini snowman macarons.

Address: Kitsilano location – 2823 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-6065

Address: Granville Island Location – 545 – 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-6065

Instagram: @bonmacaronpatisserie

22. Thomas Haas

Photo courtesy of Thomas Haas

Photo courtesy of Thomas Haas

Thomas Haas has a wide range of holiday treats to choose from like the Bûche de Noël which comes in eight delicious flavours: Champagne Truffle, Chestnut Mont Blanc, Chocolate Caramel, Crispy Chocolate Raspberry, Dark Orange Chocolate, Hazelnut Praline, Milk Chocolate Tiramisu, and Pistachio Sour Cherry. All flavours are available for pre-order and pickup is on December 23rd or 24th. Thomas Haas also offers a variety of chocolate sculptures and ornaments, along with holiday tree bark, Christmas stollen, chocolate gift boxes, and tons of stocking stuffers.

Address: 2539 West Broadway Avenue
Phone: 604-736-1848

Address: Unit 128, 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-924-1847

Instagram: @thaaschocolates

23. Bel Café

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The Bel Café’s holiday offerings are must-tries, like this white chocolate, cranberry, and orange cake – just one of many seasonal sweets you can get at this spot. Be sure to try the cafe’s new house made eggnog too.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-673-7000
Instagram: @belcafeyvr

24. Her Majesty’s Pie Company

Her Majesty's Pie Company/Facebook

Her Majesty’s Pie Company/Facebook

Order a pie for delivery from Her Majesty’s and you wont be disappointed. This North Van bakery serves up some seriously delicious pies including unique takes on deep dish apple pie, pumpkin pie, and chocolate pecan ganache.

Address: 107 Bowser Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-990-4848
Facebook: Her Majesty’s Pie Company

25. Batard Boulangerie

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Expect traditional holiday treats made the way your Grandma used to make them from this spot. Batard Bakery’s seasonal selection includes cookies, cakes, and of course batches and batches of shortbread.

Address: 3958 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-506-3958
Instagram: @batardbakery

26. Karameller Candy

Karameller Candy is all decked out for the holidays with bright, tasty holiday candy. Grab a few bags of candy, chocolate, and licorice as stocking stuffers or as something to snack on before your holiday feasts. Green sour Christmas tree gummies for all!

Address: 30-1020 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-639-8325
Instagram: @karamellercandy

27. Earnest Ice Cream

Just because it’s colder outside doesn’t mean ice cream is off the menu, and how could it be with the arrival of tasty new holiday flavours from Earnest? Choose from Vegan Chocolate PeppermintVegan Maple WalnutCardamomRum + Egg NogGingerbread, and Oatmeal Brown Sugar this December.

Address: 3992 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-0697

Address: 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-0697

Instagram: @earnesticecream

28. French Made Baking

French Made Baking offers a variety of holiday macarons in Gingerbread Orange, Peppermint, Black Forest, and Eggnog, along with their stunning Yule Log Cakes available in three sizes. This ‘Matin d’hiver’ Yule Log consists of vanilla cheesecake filled with raspberry and blackcurrant mousse on a layer of almond cream and shortbread.

Address: 81 Kingsway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558- 4880
Instagram: @frenchmadebaking

29. Mink Chocolates

Mink Chocolates has some delicious boxes of the sweet stuff available from their holiday collection. Grab them as a gift or keep all the boxes for yourself, Mink’s hand-crafted bonbons and truffles are a holiday must.

Address: 863 West Hastings Street
Phone: 604-633-2451
Instagram: @minkchocolates

30. Gourmand Macaron

Gourmand’s holiday macarons are just as beautiful as they are tasty. Whether as a gift or for a unique Christmas dessert, you can’t go wrong buying these little beauties.

Address: 260 East 5th Avenue,Vancouver
Phone: 778-809-1207
Instagram: @gourmandmacaron

31. Soirette

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Soirette’s holiday collection takes Christmas spirit to a whole new level. Some of the treats available include the Soirette Mini Gingerbread House, holiday cakes, macarons, Mini Macaron Ornaments, a Bûche de Noëls in Matcha Raspberry Sleigh and Eggnog Chocolate Dream, and a selection of holiday cookies.

Address: 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-3308
Instagram: @lovesoirette

32. Lime & Moon Pie Company

Holiday pies in all the classic flavours are ready to be ordered from Lime and Moon Pie Company this year. Head here to grab an organic pie for every occasion.

Address: 1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-889-6426
Instagram: @limeandmoonpieco

33. Gem Chocolates

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Gem Chocolates is back with their whimsical holiday line up which includes chocolate Christmas figurines, handmade bonbons, and holiday ganache in seasonal flavours like milk chocolate-caramel, dark chocolate, and cinnamon ganache. Customers can also pick up hand made chocolate Mordecai Mensch’s for Hanukkah.

Address: 2029 West 41st Avenue, Kerrisdale
Phone: 604-263-9878
Instagram: @gemchocolates

34. Smallflower

The Smallflower has some droolworthy holiday treats this year like this chocolate peppermint cake topped with Wishing Treats candy cane crumble. Keep an out of for more seasonal and daily festive treats.

Address: 47 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-7377
Instagram: @smallflowercafe

35. Liberty Bakery

Totoro Cookies (Photo courtesy of Liberty Bakery).

Totoro Cookies (Photo courtesy of Liberty Bakery)

Liberty Bakery will be whipping up festive treats with their unique flare like these Totoro cookies done up for Christmas time. The bakery will be offering these individually and in small woven baskets with house made caramels.

Address: 3699 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-9999
Instagram: @libertyyvr

36. East Village Bakery

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Courtesy of East Village Bakery

East Village Bakery has a fantastic selection of Christmas goodies available this holiday season. All items from this spot are gluten free, so even those with dietary restrictions can have a sweet time with the bakery’s Gingerbread Peeps (vegan and gluten free), and no-sugar-added desserts like their holiday swirl cheesecake bars sweetened with Swerve. Customers can also find Mincemeat Tarts, Ginger Spice Cake, and Christmas Pudding.

Address: 2166 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-5568-5600
Facebook: East Village Bakery

37. Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe & Pie Shop


Order your holiday pies from Aphrodite’s and you wont be let down. Always organic and always in season, try winter varieties like Tourtiere, Turkey Pot Pie, or purchase classic flavours and cream pies in either regular or gluten free crust.

Address: 3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver (Pie Shop)
Phone: 604-738-5879
Instagram: @aphroditesorganiccafe

38. Bjornbar Bakery

Bjornbar’s selection of holiday items includes White Chocolate Candy Cane Bark, Pistachio and Almond Nougat, caramel corn, Christmas Tree Meringues, Snowman Marshmallows, biscotti, Chocolate Almond Bark, and a large selection of the bakery’s holiday BjornBars.

Address: 102 – 3053 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-986-6886
Instagram: @bjornbarbakery

39. Cobs Fresh Bread

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Gingerbread Scones and Fruit Mince Tarts are two out-of-this-world holiday treats that Cobs is offering this season.

Address: Locations across Vancouver
Instagram: @cobsbread

40. The Pie Hole

You can buy The Pie Hole’s quality pies at multiple locations across Vancouver or in the shop itself. Be sure to keep an eye on what’s in stock when so you can land the perfect pie just in time for your holiday celebration.

Address: 401 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 778-838-8954
Facebook: The Pie Hole

41. Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar

One of the seasonal offerings you can get from Lisa Lou’s this year is hot chocolate made from house made chocolate ganache, topped with whipped cream, and finished with Lisa Lou’s salted caramel or chocolate drizzle. Hot chocolates can be ordered in chai, peppermint, or mocha flavours. You can also pick up Lisa’s Peppermint Patties here. 

Address: 1007 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-8219
Instagram: @lialouschocolatebar

42. Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionary

The White Out Sundae (Photo courtesy of Glenburn Soda)

The White Out Sundae (Photo courtesy of Glenburn Soda)

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionary’s Festive Flavours Sundae Collection has launched with nine sundaes only available in December including ‘Down the Chimney’, ‘Hawaiian Holiday’, and ‘Santa’s Nightcap’. You can also expect merry milkshakes and festive floats, along with three seasonal ice cream flavours including candy cane, butter tart, and eggnog.

Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone:
Instagram: @glenburnsoda

43. The Four Seasons Vancouver

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The Four Seasons Vancouver’s legendary Christmas Stollen is back. Head here to taste Chef Gerhard Weitzel’s decades-old secret recipe for the rich German Cake, which is available for purchase at the Festive Desk, or can be ordered by calling 604-692-4939.

Address: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-689-9333
Instagram: @fsvancouver

Railtown Cafe

Photo courtesy of Railtown Cafe

Photo courtesy of Railtown Cafe

Railtown Cafe’s Pastry Chef Alex Abley will be offering a variety of delicious grab-and-go holiday treats, such as his Florentine Cookies made with vanilla shortbread, caramelized honey, orange zest, and almonds, Linzer Cookies with raspberry rosewater jam, and Vanilla Kipferl Cookies. Railtown also offers a wide selection of gluten-free treats for your seasonal get togethers.

Address: 397 Railway Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-0800
Instagram: @railtowncafe

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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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