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12 Delicious Holiday Treats To Try In Vancouver This Season

Photo: Faubourg Bakery

One of the most decadent parts of the holiday season is all the sweet treats. Celebrate with fun flavours like gingerbread, peppermint, and eggnog. Check out what these Vancouver bakeries and chocolatiers have created this year.

Holiday Cream Puffs from Beta 5 Chocolates

This seasonal collection of cream puffs from Beta 5 Chocolates includes three different flavours with cute decorations: vanilla bean snowball, peppermint mousse Santa’s hat, and gingerbread mousse ugly sweater.

Photo: Beta 5 Chocolates

Seasonal Pies from The Pie Hole

This season, The Pie Hole has cooked up some fun holiday options. For dessert, try an eggnog and rum pie, a gingerbread cream pie, or a traditional Christmas mince pie. For a fun take on the main course, serve up their turkey dinner pie.

Gingerbread Cream Pie. Photo: The Pie Hole

Grab a box of incredible holiday cookies from Beaucoup Bakery. Each box contains a mix of rosemary pine nut, milk chocolate dipped hazelnut, and raspberry pistachio tree cookies.Beaucoup Bakery Santa Cookie box

Santa Cookie box. Photo: Beaucoup Bakery

Bûches de Noël from Faubourg Bakery

Faubourg Bakery serves up a Parisian version of the traditional yule log with almond jaconde, milk chocolate crémeux, raspberry confit, and feuilletine. They also have delicious vanilla bean and dark chocolate mousse versions.

Photo: Faubourg Bakery

Holiday Doughnuts from Lucky’s Doughnuts

Lucky’s Doughnuts went all out this year, creating twelve unique seasonal doughnuts. Fun flavours include Mulled Wine Old Fashioned, Yule Log, and Spiced Apple Cider Bismarck.Holiday doughnuts from Lucky's Doughnuts in Vancouver

Photo: Lucky’s Doughnuts

Candy Cane Gelato from Uno Gelato

To create this fun holiday flavour, Uno Gelato adds bits of candy cane and Belgian chocolate chips to their classic vanilla and stracciatella gelato. They have gingerbread gelato too!CandyCane Gelato from Uno Gelato in Vancouver

Photo: Uno Gelato.

Mince Tarts from Pure Bread

These classic tarts from Pure Bread are a Christmas favourite. They’re made with traditional spiced fruit in a butter pastry shell.

Mince Tarts. Photo: Pure Bread

Gingerbread House Kits from Swiss Bakery

Each year the Swiss Bakery offers up a huge collection of Christmas treats. But the stand-out is their gingerbread house kits. You can buy a flat kit and assemble it yourself, assembled houses that you can decorate, or a fully-decorated house.

Photo: Swiss Bakery

Gingerbread Chimney Cake Cones from The Praguery

This European-inspired treat features vanilla soft serve, gingerbread coulis, and house-made cookies served inside a freshly made chimney cake. Track one down at The Praguery food truck at McArthur Glen or the Stanley Park Railway. (They also have an eggnog version!)Gingerbread cone from The Praguery

Photo: The Praguery

Rudolph Ice Cream from Maan Farms

This adorable ice cream cone is made with chocolate soft serve, handmade chocolate antlers, candy eyes, and a classic red nose. Grab one at the Christmas at the Farm event at Maan Farms.

Photo: Maan Farms

Christmas Cake from The Bench Bakehouse

The Bench Bakehouse makes traditional Christmas cake with house-made candied citrus, pistachios, figs, and sour cherries. It’s brushed with brandy and topped with a layer of yummy almond marzipan.

Photo: The Bench Bakehouse

Head to Kafka’s to enjoy a box of festive cookies inspired by pastry chef Adi Kessleman’s childhood favourites. It includes four kinds of cookies and a bag of freshly roasted Kafka’s coffee.

Photo: Kafka’s

By Taryn Eyton
Source Inside Vancouver

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