Black Rook Bakehouse – Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie and Beef Brisket Pot Pie
Okay, I think I found my new favourite bakehouse in Vancouver. Usually, you’ll find a bakery that only serves either sweet or savory items. It’s rare that you find one that does both sweet and savory items really well.
First things first… don’t be put off by the sketch exterior. It’s located right next to a hydroponics store (which I’ve actually been to before for legitimite reasons). From the outside, it’s difficult to tell that there’s a spacious bakery and seating area inside due to the floor-to-ceiling metal bars on the windows.
Inside, the staff are friendly and, more importantly, they have a yummy selection of both savory (pot pies and quiches) and sweet (cream pies, cheesecakes, etc..) items.
I originally came here because I had a hankering for The Cheesecake Factory’s “Craig’s Crazy Carrot Cake Cheesecake” and I heard that Black Rook had something similar. Chester’s Cheesecake ($5.25 per slice) has a layer of NY cheesecake sandwiched between layers of carrot cake made with rum-soaked apricots, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds. While it might not be as totally amazing as The Cheesecake Factory, both carrot cake and cheesecake are pretty good. My preference would have been more of a 1:1 carrot cake to cheesecake ratio but this is more like 2:1.
The thing that keeps me up at night with dreams of smooth and creamy chocolate is their Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie ($4.50 per slice). There are no words that can express how deliciously awesome each bite of this pie was. If you like chocolate, this is a must try.
I figured that I’d pick up a Beef Brisket Pot Pie and Chicken Pot Pie ($5.60 each) for a small meal and I am so glad that I did.
The pies are pre-cooked. You just need to reheat them at 325ºF for about 20 minutes.
The chicken pot pie was pretty good (although I thought there might have been a little too much potatoes in the filling) but the beef brisket and stout was the clear winner. The beef brisket was super tender having been slow cooked in their stout marinade. The flavours were perfectly matched – my mouth is watering just looking at this picture and remembering how good it tasted.
Next time I come here, I’m definitely going to grab another beef brisket pot pie and chocolate brownie cream pie but I also want to to try some of their other items.
2141 East Hastings Street UPDATE: They will be relocating to 2474 East Hastings in December
Posted on October 7, 2013, in Bakery, Breakfast, Desserts, Restaurant Review and tagged Bakery, Beef Brisket Pot Pie, Cheesecake, Chester Carrot Cake Cheesecake, Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie, East Village, Food, restaurant review, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.