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Adonia Tea House: Amore Afternoon Tea Box

As I mentioned earlier, this past year has seen an influx of shops which offer online sales. To be honest, it has made things more convenient… especially with the whole pandemic still going on. I like it because it gives us the chance to try out new places without having to leave the house (yes, I’m fully embracing the whole living-like-a-hermit way of life)… as long as I’ve got my sweetie by my side.
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The Cake & The Giraffe: Valentine’s Day Treat Box

One of the good things about this whole pandemic thing is that we’ve been seeing a lot of interesting take-out options pop-up all over the place. For example, we found this place call The Cake & The Giraffe who was selling special treat boxes during Valentine’s Day.
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Mon Paris Patisserie: Passionata

Mon Paris Patisserie is a little bakery shop located across from Metropolis (on the other side of the Skytrain). With all of the development going on in the area, it can be a bit difficult to find parking nearby but we managed to luck out and get a spot right in front of the shop.
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Purebread (Mt Pleasant): Carbs Galore

We’ve been fans of Purebread ever since we first visited their Whistler location many moons ago. Since that time, they’ve actually opened a number of locations in Vancouver, including this one location on E 5th Avenue in the Mount Pleasant area.
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Mello: Keep Calm and Eat Donuts

“Mellow” – Adj. Pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness. I know the spelling is slightly different but if there was one word to describe the Strawberries and Cream brioche donut at this Chinatown donuterie… “Mello” would suffice.
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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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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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