12 Delicious Holiday Treats to Try in Vancouver This Season

Bûches de Noël from Faubourg Bakery

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.

Holiday cream puffs from Beta 5 chocolates in Vancouver

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 from the Pie Hole in Vancouver

Gingerbread Cream Pie. Photo: The Pie Hole


Santa Cookie Boxes from Beaucoup Bakery

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.

Traditional yule log from Faubourg Bakery

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 at Pure Bread Bakery in Vancouver

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.

Undecorated gingerbread houses from the Swiss Bakery in Vancouver

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.

Rudloph ice cream cone from Maan Farms near Vancouver

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.

Christmas Cake from the Bench Bakehouse in Vancouver

Photo: The Bench Bakehouse


Coffee and Cookie Holiday Box from Kafka’s

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.

Kafka's cookie box

Photo: Kafka’s

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