For those of us who aren’t overly excited to get spooked by new scary horror movies and dudes with fake chainsaws in haunted corn mazes, the best part of Halloween is the treats.
Dressing up for the occasion in undoubtedly a blast at times, but you know what else is a blast? Eating sugary goodness in festive colours and seasonal flavours, that’s what.
No one’s saying you can’t enjoy all of the things that come along with Halloween – we’re just saying you’ll enjoy these treats the most.
Here are 14 places to get must-try Halloween treats in Vancouver.
Beacoup’s got a Spooky Halloween Brioche Bun filled with a sesame buttercream and a sour cherry compote available from October 27, 28, 29, and 31. Pre-orders welcome on these guys, which run for $4.25 per brioche bun.
Address: 2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
Grab a bloody drink! Try Bobacabana’s on our Halloween strawberry caramel drink.
Address: 360-800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster (Eastbound platform level of New Westminster Station on SkyTrain’s Expo Line)
You can expect killer treats when you walk into Butter Baked Goods this season…seriously, beware of zombie gnome cookies and other delicious offerings.
Address: 4907 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver
The laboratory-themed offerings from Chez Christophe are incredible Halloween treats. The 2017 lineup includes chocolate showpieces like Eyeballs, Fingers, and a spooky Skull, along with Small Pumpkin and Small Ghost Lollipops, plus Pumpkin Filled Hazelnut Lollipops.
Address: 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Enjoy a Spider Web Kreme-filled doughnut with chocolate icing, along with three other seasonal doughnuts decorated for Halloween.
Address: 7153 120th Street, Delta
Gem Chocolates has spooky treats up their sleeve like these chocolate eyeballs for Halloween 2017.
Address: 2029 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
This artisanal take on the Canadian classic Tiger Tail ice cream is only available for a limited time in honour of our fave spooky holiday. Le Tigre is an orange cream with liquorice and Valrhona chocolate swirl available only by the scoop at La Glace Ice Cream October 18 to 31.
Address: 2785 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver
As always, Purdys has a fantastic selection of treats for Halloween including a selection of Ogre Eyeball chocolates, a Haunted House box set, and a Spooky tin fit for the most haunted day of the year.
All of the Halloween gummies you could ever want are within the walls of Squish, like these terrifying spider creations.
Address: 674 Granville Street, Vancouver (within Top Shop on the Mall level)
Sugarfina’s Halloween candy selection includes Zombie Brains, Sugar Skulls, and the Spooky Sweet three-piece Candy Coffin.
Address: 799 Robson Street, Vancouver
If these offerings don’t scare you, we don’t know what will. The Pie Hole is offering some amazing Halloween-themed eats this month including this Ghouly Grasshopper Pie, a Jack-O-Pumpkin/Skull Pumpkin Pie, a Candy Bar Pie, a Candy Corn S’More, and a Mummy Apple Pie.
Address: 3497 Fraser Street, Vancouver
The “Gold Dust Woman” is a shout-out to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks that combines turmeric-infused vodka, black walnut bitters and cherry cedar bitters, activated charcoal and finished with a gold rim. This drink will be available from October 27 to October 31.
Address: 219 Union Street, Vancouver
Thomas Haas’ spooky treats for 2017 include handcrafted chocolate creations, like the Pumpkin Crate and Chocolate Pumpkins airbrushed with cocoa butter and filled with truffles, Chocolate Jack O’Lanterns filled with an assortment of 30 individually wrapped treats, a Chocolate Ghost, and Vanilla Shortbread Cookies in the shape of bats, skulls and black cats.
Address: 2539 West Broadway Avenue, Vancouver
Address: Unit 128, 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
Break into this candy skull cocktail from YEW seafood + bar, up for order from October 23 to October 31. This cocktail is a combo of cinnamon-infused mezcal, smoked pineapple cordial, simple syrup, pressed lemon, egg white, and angostura bitters.
Address: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver