Category Archives: Desserts

Black Rook Bakehouse: Chester’s Cheesecake

It’s been a number of years since we last visited Black Rook Bakehouse. Located on East Hastings Street in Vancouver, I’ve always been impressed with their savory pies and sweet cakes.
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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Tried and True Kreme-Filled Doughnuts

Okay, I know that the time when Krispy Kreme ruled the doughnut landscape in the Lower Mainland has long since passed. But I still recall the huge lineups at their Delta location when they first opened.
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Marble Slab Creamery (Market Crossing): National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

When you’re in peak summer mode, you really don’t need a reason to enjoy some cold and delicious ice cream. Still, it feels a little less guilty when there’s a good excuse… and what could be a better excuse than it being “National Ice Cream Sandwich Day”?
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Dipped Doughnuts: Vegan Doughnuts by Delivery

A few months ago, I started seeing a lot of posts about vegan doughnuts. Now, I’m not in the least bit vegan but these doughnuts looked real good. Turns out that Dipped Doughnuts is the purveyor of said 100% vegan doughnuts but, to my dismay, they had no storefront for me to drop by and pick up some (they currently work out of a commissary kitchen and offer their wares in select cafes).
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Trafiq Cafe and Bakery: More Than Just Cakes

If you’re looking for cakes in Vancouver, the place that everyone talks about is Trafiq. Operating a cafe on bustling Main Street, they offer up a variety of sandwiches, cakes, and pastries.
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Tangram Creamery: Frozen S’mores

This past August, we came across Tangram Creamery who had a food stall located at the Powell Street Festival. I’ve heard of their shop located on Arbutus Street in the west side of Vancouver but we’re hardly ever in that area so we were fortunate to come across their tent.
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Edaleen Dairy (Ferndale): Blueberry Vanilla Swirl Soft Serve

While we’ve been trying to avoid travel to the United States lately, we occasionally head south of the border because we can’t find the same diversity of products in Vancouver. On one such trip, we stopped by Edaleen Dairy in Ferndale to grab some ice cream since the weather was so hot.
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Marble Slab Creamery (Queensborough): National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

One of my favourite holidays of the year has to be National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2nd). I mean come on… who doesn’t like a good ice cream sandwich?
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Duffin’s Donuts: Old School Donuts in Vancouver 24/7

Does anything say old school donuts in Vancouver more than Duffin’s Donuts? Sure, you can find lot of cool designer donuts nowadays and they’re all pretty good. But when you’ve got a craving for some doughy goodness in the middle of the night, where else are you going to look other than Duffin’s considering that they’re open 24/7?
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Soft Peaks (Metrotown): Green Forest Soft Serve Ice Cream

Soft Peaks recently opened a location across from Metrotown carrying their signature organic soft serve ice cream with cool toppings. Their new location is actually quite spacious inside and I was surprised at how quiet it was (I think I was the only one there during my visit and it was a day before the first day of summer).
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COWS Whistler (Whistler 2018): Fluff ‘n Udder

Does anyone still remember when COWS had a store on Robson Street in Vancouver? Well, unlike Vancouver which has seen an explosion of ice cream and dessert shops over the last couple of years, Whistler has stayed fairly true to COWS. In fact, during our visit in June, there were actually 2 COW locations along the Village Stroll… pretty much within spitting distance.
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Off The Grid Waffles: Well-Made Waffles and Cute Desserts

Off The Grid Waffles has been on my radar since they first opened but, for some reason or another, I’ve never found the time to visit. Located on the busy Kingsway corridor in Vancouver, Off The Grid Waffles is sure to expand your idea of how you eat your waffles.
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