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.
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
Finch’s Tea & Coffee House
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
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
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
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
The Last Crumb Bakery & Cafe
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
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
Address: 639 East 15 Avenue
Phone: 604 558 0639
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
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
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
Address: 75 East Pender Street, Chinatown
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
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