Holiday treats in Vancouver you need to check out this season

Nov 29 2021, 5:00 pm

Holiday treats are the heart and soul of the festive season.

Whether it’s an adorable gingerbread man or a delightfully decadent Yule Log you’re after (or B没che de No毛l, if you want to be fancy), you’ll undoubtedly be able to find what you’re craving at these Vancouver restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and chocolatiers.

These local makers have pulled out all the stops this year. So dive into this list of places offering delicious, sparkly, and festive-dusted creations and plan your selection of treats to devour.

Here are some amazing places to get the best holiday treats in Vancouver this year.

PAUL Bakery, Caf茅 and Restaurant

Brioche Man (Courtesy PAUL)

PAUL has officially launched its Christmas-themed pastries, cakes, and even an exclusive set holiday dinner menu. Seasonal treats up for order here include Reindeer Brioche, Brioche Man, Gingerbread, Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies, and Mint Chocolate 脡clair, to name a few.

Address:聽1164 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-695-0111

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Faubourg Bakery

 

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Faubourg Bakery’s holiday collection features a ton of festive treats, such as Gallette Des Rois (King’s Cake), Christmas Stollen, and an awesome B没che de N枚el lineup as well. You can preorder these treats now, and they’ll be in-store starting December 1.

Address:聽769 Hornby Street,聽Vancouver
Phone:聽604-267-0769

Address:聽2156 West 41st Avenue,聽Vancouver
Phone:聽604-266-2156

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Yum Sweet Shop

Whether it’s a special seasonal flavour of ice cream or festive sugary sweets, Yum Sweet Shop has a fantastic selection of treats for the holidays.

Address:聽4150 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-620-7701

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Made by Mister

Mister’s Candy Cane Ice Cream (Photo: Rich Won)

Mister’s festive treats are super cool. The much-loved local sweet spot will be bringing back a ton of holiday ice cream favourites, including Candy Cane, Shortbread Cookie, and Tiramisu. Mister will also be serving up a new take on its Egg Nog Br没l茅e, now with a plant-based twist: Oat Nog Br没l茅e. These specials will be available for the entire month of December.

Address:聽1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽778-379-2833

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Grounds for Coffee

Grounds for Coffee’s Chocolate Snow Buns are here for the holidays. You can try these seasonal buns are from December 10 to 13.

Address:聽2088 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-254-3939

Address:聽2565 Alma Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-224-5282

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Beaucoup Bakery

Beaucoup Santa’s Cookie Box (Photo: Rich Won)

Beaucoup Bakery’s Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop Collection has some incredible holiday bites to offer. From Santa’s Cookies Box to Rudolph’s Favourite Cruffin to the Mrs. Claus Petite Pannetone, sweets from this Vancouver spot will surely put you in the festive spirit.

Address:聽2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-732-4222

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Chez Christophe

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B没che de No毛l (Photo: Leila Kwok)

This local favourite has four different varieties of B没che de No毛l this season available by preorder only for pick up on December 23 and 24. Chez Christophe’s holiday collection is tropical-themed this year, and you can see that in showpieces like the Ho Ho Hawaii Santa and the Surfin’ Sydney Penguin.

Address:聽4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Phone:聽604-428-4200

Address:聽1558 Johnston Road, White Rock
Phone: 604-385-4474

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Oh Sweet Day! Bake Shop

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We love this Vancouver bakery’s Holiday Cookies Gift Box. It includes 32 holiday cookies freshly made with preservative-free ingredients. Find varieties like Classic Vanilla Shortbread Cookies, Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies, and Dried Cranberry and Pistachio Shortbread Cookies, to name a few. You can order one of these online now.

Address:聽1706 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-4833

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Mon Paris Patisserie

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Make the season extra sweet with Mon Paris P芒tisserie’s holiday collection. Holiday Chocolate Gifts include trees, snowmen, and poinsettia flowerpots, to name a few. Festive Cookie Kits have also made a return at this spot.

Address:聽4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby
Phone:聽604-564-5665

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Ladur茅e

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World-renowned French p芒tisserie Ladur茅e has a stunning Christmas Collection this year. It features a collaboration with French jewellery house Mellerio dits Meller, limited-edition macaron jewel boxes, and a variety of B没chette de No毛l and B没che de No毛l flavours as well.

Address:聽1141 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-336-3030

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The Bench Bakehouse

Bench Bakehouse Holiday Cookie Box

This Commercial Drive bakery offers some fantastic treats, including seasonal cookie boxes, Christmas Stollen, Fruit Cake, and more. The Bench Bakehouse even has gingerbread houses聽bare with all the delicious icing and candy trimmings for at-home, DIY enjoyment.

Address:聽100-1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-251-0677

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Kafka’s Coffee

Kafka’s Holiday Cookie and Coffee Box (Photo: Sergio Guti茅rrez)

Kafka’s has a fantastic Holiday Cookie + Coffee box this year that includes a bag of freshly roasted coffee and four festive cookies inspired by pastry chef Adi Kessleman’s childhood favourites. The box comes with delicious eats like Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies, Espresso Cardamom Sable Stars, and more. Cookies will also be available to enjoy individually at Kafka’s coffee shops for $3.50 each on December 1.

Address:聽151 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-829-2220

Address: 2525 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-569-2967

Address: 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
Phone: 604-829-2220

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Buttermere Patisserie

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Buttermere Patisserie has an impressive holiday lineup for us this year. A highlight of this spot’s Christmas cake lineup is a limited edition snow globe cake. There’s also the Navidad Crown wreath cake and the Joyeux Noel chocolate hazelnut madeleine up for order. Preorders are available now through December 20.

Address: 636 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-956-7789

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Trove Desserts

 

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This New West sweet spot has several holiday treat boxes up for order in mini, regular, and large sizes. A Regular Holiday Dessert Box contains an array of 12 different kinds of holiday treats packed inside.

Address: 1122 5th Avenue, New Westminster
Phone: 604-653-7709

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Temper Pastry

Temper Pastry

West Vancouver patisserie Temper never disappoints around the holidays, and this year it has introduced a new holiday lineup featuring custom advent calendars, Christmas Stollen, Festive Chocolate Lollipops, and Hot Chocolate Spoons.

Address:聽2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone:聽604-281-1152

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Fife Bakery

Chocolate Sourdough Loaf (Photo: Rich Won)

Fife Bakery is launching a bunch of exciting holiday treats for us, including its amazing Chocolate Sourdough Loaf. Each loaf is packed with cherries, pecans, and of course, chocolate. You can find this new feature loaf at the bakery from Tuesday to Sunday for the entire month of December. In addition to that, Fife will have Corgi Shortbread Cookies, Ginger Molasses Cookies, Mont Blanc Croissants, Cranberry Egg Nog Muffins, and Whole Apple and Pear Pies.

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

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Purdys

As always, Purdys has a stellar selection of holiday treats to indulge in this season. Advent calendars, gift baskets, and boxes in every shape and size are available from this Canadian purveyor who always ensures the festivities are delicious.

Address:聽Multiple locations
Phone:聽Multiple phone numbers

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Blue Hat Bakery-Cafe at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

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Folks can head here to get seasonally inspired treats like Christmas Stollen (by-the-loaf and by-the-slice), Orange Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread, handcrafted Christmas Yule Logs, and chocolate bark too.

Address:聽1505 W 2nd Avenue #101, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-734-0101

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Thomas Haas

 

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This year, Thomas Haas has an assortment of handcrafted holiday creations, including B没che de No毛l, Stollen, Chocolate Truffle Trees, and stocking stuffers available at both its Vancouver and North Vancouver locations.

Address:聽2539 W Broadway Street, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-736-1848

Address:聽#289 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
Phone:聽604-924-1847

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Beta5

 

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Vancouver’s Beta5 is one of the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth this season. In addition to some amazing holiday chocolates and bars, the shop has rolled out a stunning line of Christmas cream puffs in Ugly Sweater, Snowball, and Santa’s Hat varieties. Get the cream puffs as a set of three for preorder only. You can set a date for pickup or local delivery through December 24… while they last!

Address:聽413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-669-3336

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Fufu Pancake Cafe

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Vancouver’s charming local pancake cafe is bringing back a holiday favourite for the season, the Hojicha Mont Blanc Souffl茅 Pancake. You can enjoy this treat all of December, along with some surprise holiday-themed souffl茅 pancake features launching every week until Christmas.

Address:聽1266 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone:聽604-734-2818

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YVR Cookie

 

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YVR Cookie has an array of different cookie box options to choose from for delivery this holiday season. You can build your own festive box with seasonal flavours like Holiday Apple Pie, Spiced Gingerbread, and Chocolate Candy Cane.

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Rocky Mtn Chocolate

This popular chocolatier’s 2021 Holiday Collection features handmade chocolate showpieces, festive confections, and assorted gift boxes available in-store and online with Canada-wide shipping.

Address:聽1017 Robson Street, Vancouver

Address:聽10355 152 Street Guildford Town Centre, Unit 1178, Surrey

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