The phrase ‘too much of a good thing’ does not apply to the bountiful bakeries and sweet shops of The Couve. Start your decadent descent into Vancouver’s pleasurable pastry world with these signature items.
Bleu Door Bakery
Bleu Door’s French sensibilities shine through in its vast array of tantalizing tarts and savory quiches. Unsurprisingly though, it’s the delicately flaky and perfectly golden croissants that will have you saying Oui Oui! Dine in with a croissant breakfast sandwich, or grab a fresh chocolate croissant at the express window.
A dessert so good it should be criminal, the Cereal Killer cookie at Treat Vancouver is packed with a lethally sweet combination of corn flakes cereal, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. It makes for one tough cookie. (Pro-tip: Order a scoop of house-made ice cream on the side—we won't judge!)
Sugar & Salt
Tucked away in Uptown Village, Sugar & Salt sports a retro diner meets candy shop vibe with a downhome breakfast menu and the biscuits to match. Spoil your savory side with a cheddar green onion biscuit that may even put your grandma’s scratch mix to shame.
Lighter than air, the whipped tops of the cupcakes at Simply Sweets create a sparkling kaleidoscope of flavors like pink champagne, lemon coconut, and orange creamsicle. Try the seasonal flavors—you won’t be disappointed.
The art of the Danish takes on new form at Baron Patisserie’s unassuming location in East Vancouver. Take a bite and let velvety fillings, artfully raised dough, and juicy fruit toppings flood the senses.
A sweet secret best known to nearby residents, a trip to Rosycakes in Central Vancouver rewards with a visual feast of wedding cakes and custom creations. If you're not a bride-to-be, the must-order item is the giant, gooey cinnamon rolls. Pull one apart and enjoy the delightfully buttery textures and sticky waves of icing.
Let out a whoop and a holler, because Deda's Bakery makes a mean whoopie pie that will have you shouting your enjoyment. You can't go wrong with the classic recipe (featuring creamy frosting sandwiched between two soft chocolate cookies), but Deda's also prepares seasonal variations worth tempting your taste buds.
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