Vancouver's Hot Chocolate Festival officially starts January 18

Jan 17 2020, 12:18 pm

The day has almost arrived, Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 10th run this year, so get ready to dig into some seriously sweet treats.

The annual celebration of all things hot chocolate is kicking off on January 18 and runs until February 14, 2020 – which means you have tons of time to try all 44 of the participating “chocstars” at this year’s fest, all of which are local purveyors.

Each cafe, dessert bar, and restaurant has created sugary wondrous concoctions that take classic hot chocolate to a whole new level – there will be 114 drinks in total to explore.

This year expect new flavours, new vendors, and a constant sugar high along with some mind-blowing creations, like a new $98 drink from Mink Chocolate.

Check out our list of the most epic drinks to try this year, and also peep the participating vendors for the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2020:

  • 49th Parallel Coffee + Lucky’s Doughnuts
  • 1931 Gallery Bistro (At the Vancouver Art Gallery) – NEW
  • Baker and Table – NEW
  • Beaucoup Bakery 
  • Bel Cafe 
  • Bella Gelateria
  • Bellaggio Café – NEW
  • Bellaggio Canada Place – NEW
  • Bjorn Bar Bakery 
  • Buddha-full Café + Glow Chocolates  – NEW
  • Butter Baked Goods 
  • Cadeaux Bakery 
  • Caffe Citadella – NEW
  • Cartems Donuts
  • Chez Christophe – NEW
  • Chocolate Arts
  • Doughgirls
  • Earnest Ice Cream 
  • East Van Roasters 
  • Eternal Abundance
  • Everbean Café – NEW
  • Gem Chococolates 
  • Glenburn Soda Fountain
  • Honolulu Coffee
  • Koko Monk at West 1st
  • Koko Monk on Broadway
  • La Glace
  • Ladurée Vancouver – NEW
  • Mink Chocolates
  • Mon Paris Pâtisserie
  • Musette Caffe
  • Nelson the Seagull – NEW
  • Origo Club – NEW
  • Passione Gelato – NEW
  • Perverted Ice Cream 
  • Sciué Italian Bakery Café – NEW
  • Soirette Pastry Boutique
  • Swiss Bakery
  • Thierry Chocolates
  • Thomas Haas Chocolates
  • Trafiq Café & Bakery 
  • Uno Gelato

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2020

When: January 18 to February 14, 2020
Where: Venues around Vancouver