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.

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12 Delicious Holiday Treats to Try in Vancouver This Season

New Vancouver Restaurants/Cafes to Check Out This Month

The new 1931 Gallery Bistro in the Vancouver Art Gallery

The holiday season usually involves considerable dining out with family and friends who may be in the mood for trying out a new place.

There’s been a flurry of café and restaurant openings in the city that could add something new to your eating calendar. Here are a few to get you started:

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New Vancouver Restaurants/Cafes to Check Out This Month

Local Chocolatiers win big at Canadian National Chocolate Competition + Giveaway!

Photo credit: Sean Neild

Photo credit: Sean Neild

Since 2012, Canadian chocolatiers have competed to win a spot at the International Chocolate Awards. The 2014 Canadian qualifying competition was held October 9 and an awards ceremony took place at popular Vancouver chocolate shop, xoxolat. The Canadian National Competition of the International Chocolate Awards saw Lower Mainland chocolate makers take the podium last night.

With entries from coast to coast, chocolate makers competed in a number of categories including:  Bars – Milk chocolate flavoured with an infusion, ganache, truffles and nut-based pralines among many other.

There were some familiar entrants competing for the second year in a row: Sweet Lollapalooza, Violet Chocolate Company from Edmonton, Christophe Morel from Montreal and Beta5 Chocolates from Vancouver.  Continue reading:
Local Chocolatiers win big at Canadian National Chocolate Competition + Giveaway!