For those on the hunt for Vancouver’s sweetest treats, check out some of these spots around the Lower Mainland.
Lucky’s Doughnuts, Kitsilano
Featuring some of the most wacky combos (bacon doughnuts anyone?), Lucky’s is in partnership with 49th Parallel to provide a delicious and pretty coffee and treat experience in the heart of Kitsilano.
Lee’s Doughnuts, Granville Island Public Market
The best thing about Granville Island’s Market is the dozen for $4 day-old discounted donuts. Somehow donuts are better when they’re cheap, and they’re still thoroughly deliciously mouthwatering.
Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe & Pie Shop, Kitsilano
At this delicious organic cafe, it’s hard to go wrong. One of my favourite things to do is work my way slowly through their delicious pie menu – each slice somehow more juicy and vibrant than the last. Pictured below is their pumpkin pie, rightfully enjoyed on an October afternoon.
Purebread, Function Junction in Whistler & West Hastings in Vancouver
Oh my god. Heaven. That’s all this place is. The pastries melt in your mouth and the shop smells like warm summer and fresh bread.
Rain or Shine Ice Cream, Kitsilano
With a variety of in-house flavours that change each day, you never know what delightful mix you’re going to get. My favourite is the hazelnut, but you can’t go wrong with any of them. Plus, they let you try as many as you want before making your final decision. Yum!
Bella Gelateria, Downtown
There is almost always a long line up stretching out the door of Bella Gelateria under the Fairmont Hotel in Coal Harbour. World-renowned and award-winning, this place lets you try a few flavours and then packs in as much as they can squeeze into one cone.
Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt, Steveston
This is my favourite ice-cream shop in the entire city. That’s saying something, I know, but you have to try their hazelnut swirl and you’ll understand where I’m coming from. It’s right on the marina at Steveston so you can watch boats and smell the ocean and indulge in the greatest ice cream ever, all at the same time.
Earnest Ice Cream, South Vancouver
A little pricier, Earnest is great for their vegan options that pack as much flavour in one scoop as their regular kinds. They also offer jars of ice-cream, perfect for taking home and enjoying long after you’ve left! Their portion sizes are smaller, but their quality is higher. You win some, you lose some, I suppose.