Where to get the best bread in Vancouver

Sep 20 2019, 9:00 am

Freshly-made locally-baked bread is one of those things that just never seems to disappoint.

Whether you’re slicing it up for a Scooby Doo-style mega sandwich, or tearing off chunks one by one on your walk home from the store (we’ve all been there), a loaf of bread is a quick way to cheer up yourself and your housemates.

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Here are the best places to grab a fresh loaf of bread if you’re in Vancouver.



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Purebread is famous for its sweet treats, but it all started with the bread. Get incredible breads like Cheddar Jalapeno and Sour Chocolate Cheery amoung classic varieties too.

Address: 159 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-563-8060

Address: 5 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9001

Address: 2887 W Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-9670

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Fife Bakery


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Fife offers a handful of naturally leavened breads including brioche loaves and sourdough loaves made with organic and local ingredients including flour from Chilliwack, milk from Abbotsford, and eggs from Langley.

Address: 64 E 3rd Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-336-0652

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The Bench Bakehouse


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Commercial Drive artisan bakery The Bench Bakehouse makes a great selection of bread. Everything is made in-house, and breads are naturally leavened.

Address: 100-1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Flourist Bakery, Mill & Cafe


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This bakery offers bread made with flour that’s been milled on-site, which is pretty awesome. Enjoy breads like¬†Sourdough Boule, Sourdough Pan Loaf, Seeded Pan Loaf, Pullman Loaf, Baguette, Multigrain, and Cheese Sticks from here.

Address: 3433 Commercial Street, Vancouver

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Nelson the Seagull


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Do you want to get drunk off the pure smell of delicious baking bread? Then step on into Nelson The Seagull, Gastown’s resident bread king and the ultimate place to head for avocado toast.¬†This spot makes varieties of bread like Baguettes, Fig & Walnut‚Ā£, Olive & Rosemary‚Ā£, Chocolate Sourdough‚Ā£, House Sourdough‚Ā£, and Sprouted Rye & Seed regularly.

Address: 315 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-5776

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A Bread Affair


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This Granville Island spot make certified organic bread, they don’t use ‚Äúclean label additives.”¬†They offer varieties like the Skinny Dipper (Focaccia), Sweetheart (Cranberry Semolina), and the Birds and the Bees (Whole Grains and Honey) to name a few.

Address: 1680 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-695-0000


Uprising Breads Bakery


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This East Vancouver bakery has been baking up quality loaves of bread 40 years. Breads like
Cracked Wheat & Sunflower, 100% Whole Wheat, Finnish Loaf, Heather’s Buttermilk and Honey, Whole Wheat Raisin Bread, Sourdough Light Rye Bread, and The Grainful Bread are made with no preservatives or anything artificial.

Address: 1697 Venables Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-254-5635


Small Victory


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This local bakery and cafe has two locations in Yaletown and South Granville. The freshly-baked bread here includes the Country Loaf, Porridge Bread, Seeded Whole-Wheat, White/Whole-Wheat, and Baguettes.

Address: 3070 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-742-1737

Address: 1088 Homer Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-899-8892

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Terra Breads


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With four locations scattered across Vancouver, Terra Breads is a fantastic place to pick up a fresh loaf of bread. The bread selection here is big ‚Äď think everything from Brioche Challah Buns to Pecan Fruit ‚Äď and you certainly won’t leave empty-handed.

Address: 1605 Manitoba Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-877-1183

Address: 107 – 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-3102

Address: 53 W 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-873-8111

Address: 2380 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-736-1838


Tartine Bread & Pies


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You have two downtown Vancouver locations to head to to get Tartine’s freshly-baked bread, so there’s no excuse not to go.

Address: 770 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7437

Address: 1069 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7427



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