One of the best parts of the holiday season is the sweet treats that come 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.
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Beacoup’s holiday treats include six different holiday cookies including Spiced Rye Sablés, Rye Ginger Cookies, Smokey Russian Tea Cakes, Malted Coffee Thins, Chocolate Pistachio, Sandwich Cookies, and Pecan Praline Shortbread. Other offerings to get ahold of include a Gingerbread Financier, a Gateau Basque, a Alsatian bread Kugelhopf, and a Orange Cherry Double-baked Chocolate Croissant to name a few.
Address: 2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
As always, Beta 5 will be offering a magical selection of chocolate hand-crafted treats for the 2017 holiday season.
Address: 413 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
BjornBar Bakery has a selection of treats this season that include these cookies and gift boxes.
Address: 102 – 3053 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver
This classic snack has some limited edition holiday flavours including Frosted Sugar Cookie Kettle Corn, White Chocolate & Peppermint, and Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Kettle Corn.
Get seasonal treats galore such as these gingerbread men decorated to perfection at Butter Baked Goods.
Address: 4907 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver
Cadeaux’s offering freshly packed, pre-Christmas goodies on shelves now and through the holidays.
Address: 172 Powell Street, Vancouver
Cartems has introduced some seasonal treats which include Sweet Snow (chocolate cake with white chocolate ganache glaze and topped with shredded coconut). Gingerbread (gingerbread cake base with molasses glaze, ginger drizzle, and gingerbread cookie topping, Winter Mint (mint-glazed yeast donut topped with candy cane crumble), and Eggnog (coconut eggnog pastry cream stuffed inside a yeast donut with cinnamon nutmeg glaze and molasses brittle topping). These are available the whole month of December.
Chez Christophe has whipped up his usual batch of adorably-delicious offerings for the holidays. Get into the elf, reindeer, and Christmas tree chocolate sculptures. This spot’s delicious Mont Blancs are also back for the winter season.
Address: 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Cobs is on a mission to spread cheer this holiday season with our Gingerbread Scones, Cranberry Orange Brioche, and more.
Earnest’s holiday sundae has returned. Get into the Chocolate Candy Crackle available now in all locations. It’s a combination of ice cream topped with a dark chocolate peppermint sauce, organic candy cane dust, and whipped cream.
Address: 3992 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Address: 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver
Fiasco’s holiday collections includes Chocolate Peppermint, Classic Eggnog, Cranberry and Pear, and Sticky Toffee Pudding this season.
Giovane is a definitely a place to head when it comes to the holidays, especially if you have a sweet tooth. The cafe will be offering pastries such as a Vanille Buche de Noel, Gingerbread Apple Cider Spice Buche de Noel, and of course, the infamous Holiday Sugar Buns, this year in Cranberry Walnut Caramel flavour.
Address: The Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
The festive flavours at Glenburn have arrived! Try one or all four – candy cane, peppermint cookie, eggnog, butter tart. Switch up vanilla in your sundae for one of these limited-time treats.
Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Jugo’s offerings a new Cranberry Chia Pudding with berry compote along with a Mega Matcha smoothie for a limited time this holiday season.
Krispy Kreme has some festive versions of their famous glazed treats for 2017.
Address: 7153 120th Street, Delta
La Glace has a festive line-up of seasonal ice creams, pastries, and confections up for grabs. Enjoy gingerbread cookies, peppermint meringues, and marshmallows, cardamom zucchini bundt cake with orange glaze, pain d’épices (spiced gingerbread) loaf, and limited-edition ice cream flavours are available starting Friday, November 24. These flavours include Pain d’Épices and Eggnog & Rum, packaged in a 500 mL decorative keepsake milk-glass jar and priced at $15.
Address: 2785 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Ladurée has a great selection of sweet treats for the Christmas season. Check out the delicate gift boxes and hazelnut macaron collections (in boxes of 8 or 14). Each box is beautifully decorated with Christmas baubles and to be filled with Ladurée Christmas special macaron flavour, hazelnut, or any flavours of your choice.
Address: 1141 Robson Street, Vancouver
Chocolate trees, penguin sculptures, and endless amounts of holiday chocolates. Lisa Lou’s is a great place to head for seasonal sweets.
Address: 1007 Main Street, Vancouver or at select Whole Foods locations
Get your hands on the holiday doughnuts from Lucky’s starting December 1. This includes a Stollen (spiced Bismarck with marzipan filling and coated in spiced sugar), a Snowball (Bismarck with eggnog filling topped with meringue and coconut), a Vanilla Brûlée (Bismarck with vanilla filling in a toffee shell), and a Wreath Ring (pistachio glaze and dried raspberries). Made fresh in-house daily, get them at all Lucky’s Doughnuts s at 49th Parallel Café locations starting December 1.
This Burnaby boutique and cafe is pleased to celebrate its first Noël with a selection of holiday pastries, cakes and confections born from centuries of France’s holiday traditions. Enjoy a Buche De Noel in regular and mini sizes,Chocolate Ornaments, and Chocolate Christmas Trees handmade in a variety of different chocolates and flavours including coconut and passionfruit and dark chocolate Early Grey to name a few.
Address: 4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby
Noodlebox has a spicy collaboration with Chocolate Arts this year, and it’s available at all Noodlebox locations while supplies last. Get their limited-edition Chili Chocolate Truffles, handcrafted with 61% dark chocolate ganache and birds eye chilies in a collection of five different truffles ranging in heat level from a mild to hot for $10.
NutMeg Mylk’s holiday drinks which are now available throughout Vancouver at spots like The Juicery Co., Dalina, Vegan Supply Co, Body Energy Club. Try the “Nut Nog”, Peppermint Cacao Mylk, and Gingerbread Mylk (which can also all be heated and made into healthy versions of everyone’s favourite holiday drinks). And because December is pretty much an entire month of indulgences, I thought these offer a great healthy alternative for those days when you just need a break from the sugar.
Savoury and sweet, PC always knows what’s good when it comes to the holidays. This year, they’ve introduced a sweet treats perfect for all ages, Candy Cane Cheesecake Lollipops. Also, there’s the infamously delicious Candy Cane Chocolate Fudge Crackle Ice Cream up for purchase.
As usual, Purdys has a huge selection for this special holiday season. The collection includes everything from boxes and tins full of chocolate favourite to new additions such as hot chocolate, gingerbread chocolate, and eggnog truffles.
All four of Vancouver’s Railtown Cafe locations are offering some insane treats this season. The selections here include Eggnog Cheesecake, Peppermint Brownie, Gingerbread Muffin, Chestnut Loaf, Gingerbread Cookie, Shortbread Cookie, and a Vanilla Bean Shortbread Cookie with Earl Grey Buttercream.
Rain or Shine has revealed its seasonal flavours for December, and the lineup includes this dark chocolate base with melted peppermint and marshmallow fluff swirled in.
Some of the most beautiful Christmas treats we’ve seen, get these Little Cardinal Gingerbread Birdhouses, with surprise Cranberry Pistachio shortbread cookies inside, along with a Chocolate Wreath, filled with a brandy mousse and lovely cherrie, and cakes such as Baileys Surprise and other holiday flavours.
Address: 1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Thomas Haas signature holiday collection for 2017 features an assortment of handcrafted holiday creations including Rudolph, Snowman and Santa Belly (chocolate creations filled with cocoa nib crunch and chocolate-covered caramelized almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios), along with a Tannenbaum Christmas tree, Bûche de Noël, stollen, and so many more stocking stuffers and gift boxes.
Address: 2539 West Broadway Avenue, Vancouver
Address: Unit 128, 998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver
TWG is an awesome place to head for special occasion treats, and this Christmas is not different. This year the luxury tea-purveyor’s got a beautiful hand-crafted tin filled with the Joy of Christmas Tea, a sparkling black tea blended with spiced fruits and velvety chocolate, along with limited edition Joy of Christmas Tea Macarons and Red Christmas Tea Shortbread Cookies.
Address: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
The vegan eggnog ice cream at this spot, ‘Rum + Everything Nice’, will launch on December 1 and be available until Dec 31.
Address: 583 Main Street
Address: COMING SOON – Wesbrook Mall (between Birney and Berton), UBC
With an extensive array of seasonal cookies, tarts, cakes, squares, and pies, Wendel’s True Foods is a great options for treats this year. This purveyor also offers an impressive selection of gluten free baked goods.
It’s time for the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver’s famous Stollen. You can get this German cake at YEW seafood + bar for $27 loaf. Stollen lovers can also call 604-692-4939 to place orders of four or more.
Address: 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver