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Kozak Ukrainian Eatery (Victoria Drive): Ukrainian Pastries

Those of you who have been paying attention to social media over the last year have probably seen the pictures of chocolate babka slices from Kozak Ukrainian Eatery located in New Westminster. Well, their much awaited shop in Vancouver finally opened earlier this year (after a few delays) and we just happened to be walking by one snowy day in January so we picked up a few items to go.
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Soirette: Holiday Cookie Giftbox and Lunar New Year Gold Cookie Tin

Christmas time has long since passed (exactly 2 months ago!) but memories of the Holiday Cookies that we picked up at Soirette this past year still remains with me… as do the extra pounds they created around my waist.
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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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Kozak Ukrainian Eatery: Chocolate Babka FTW

I was driving around New Westminster one gloomy autumn day when I glanced up and saw the sign for Kozak Ukrainian Eatery. Immediately, I thought about cabbage rolls and pierogies and how I haven’t had any recently.
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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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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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Kulu Kulu – Ala Moana (Hawaii 2019): Hello Kitty Waffles

Kulu Kulu ia a Japanese-style bake shop located in Hawaii (they currently have 3 locations in Honolulu) with this particular shop located in the Shirokiya Japan Village Walk at Ala Moana Center.
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Liliha Bakery – Nimitz Hwy (Hawaii 2019): Loco Moco and Butter Rolls for Breakfast

A couple of years ago, we briefly visited Liliha Bakery on N Kuakini in the Liliha area of Oahu (the original location) while on a road trip around the island. Known for their signature coco puffs, we made sure to stop by their other location on the border between Kalihi and Downtown Honolulu to grab some breakfast during our visit this year.
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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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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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Nemesis Coffee: Beautiful Avocado Toast

Okay, seriously… when did avocado toast become a thing? If you look on social media a few years ago, you couldn’t scroll far down your feed without seeing someone post about their avocado toast. And while no longer at the height of popularity, it’s still common enough to see people posting pics of their favourite gram worthy dish.
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Kamehameha Bakery (Hawaii 2018): Poi Haupia Donut

We first came across the legendary Poi Glazed Donut from Kamehameha Bakery in 2017. Located in the same industrial-looking mini mall as Young’s Fish Market, it wasn’t rocket science that we would come back here again. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived (just after noon), they were already sold out of their poi glazed donuts! 😦
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