Vancouver Cheap Eats: Vancouver Foodie takes over                                  

Dec 19 2017, 1:54 pm

This week we’re partnering up with Emma Choo, best known as @VancouverFoodie. If you’re one for desserts, then her foodventures across YVR will definitely be calling your sweet tooth. And since the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter, we all deserve a little sugar to sweeten more dreary days ahead. From frissants to ice cream, Vancity Buzz and ChowMeNow are sharing some of her favourite Vancouver finds for under $5.

Swiss Bakery

Swiss Bakery

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If you have yet to try a frissant, then we suggest b-lining it to Swiss Bakery. Choose from heavenly flavors like chocolate orange, black forest, and earl grey. For $4 it’s likely to become a weekly habit.

Address: 143 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1C7

Bon Crepe

Bon Crepe

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Meet your perfect matcha! Located inside the Kobiniya Japan Centre on Robson Street, this quaint little Japanese convenient store will leave you swooning at first sight of their $2.81 Matcha Soft Serve Cone. They also have a wide-variety of sweet and savory crepes under $5, including homemade cheesecake with strawberries!

Address: 1238 Robson St Vancouver B.C. V6E 1C1

Blue Chip Cookies

Blue Chip

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Located right in the center of UBC’s Student Union Building (SUB) is the most MARBELOUS cookie you’ll ever sink your teeth into. Arguably two servings, it’s made up of white chocolate chunks that melt harmoniously with the dense brownie-like chocolate dough.

Address: 6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver

Icy Bar


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From toppings like fresh mango, taro mochi, red bean, strawberries, basil seeds, pearls, and ice cream, you can pick any four items to top off your shaved ice for just $5! Did we mention it comes with unlimited condensed milk.

Address: 3618 Kingsway Vancouver

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

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Whether rain or shine, we all crave some freshly made ice cream in a decadent waffle. What we love best are the unique flavours like Blueberry Balsamic, Coconut Chocolate Chunk (vegan), London fog, and Honey Lavender. Currently they’re also scooping up Malted Milk Chocolate Honeycomb, White Chocolate Strawberry Swirl and Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Address: 102–1926 West 4th Ave Vancouver

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 Featured image: @VancouverFoodie