Holidays and baking go together hand in hand, but your holiday baking plans can also be time consuming. With your time being valuable, and costs steadily climbing perhaps this is a good year you to leave the baking to someone else. Vancouver has a plethora of bakeries to help you get the job done, and to help cater to special diets.
Before you get out the butter and flour and shop for ingredients perhaps check out these local options for you to pick-up a sweet Holiday Baking box in Vancouver:
Sweet Thea Bakery/FruitcakePlus.com: Starting as a market pop-up shop, Sweat Thea Bakery, expanded to a Main Street, Vancouver and Duncan Way, Langley store-front bakeries and now has recently launched a new website FruitcakePlus.com to reach even more people with their traditional baked goods. Find classic English Fruitcakes, German Stollen and Christmas Puddings, traditional Chocolate Lebkuchen, Vanille Kipferls, Shortbread and Gingerbread Cookies along with Sweet Thea’s own Raspberry Jammers, Chocolava, Ginger Crinkle Cookies. Order them individually or buy a variety in a Christmas Cookie box or get a selection of baked goods in one of the Holiday Gift Boxes.
Bon Macaron Patisserie: Beloved for their French Macarons, Bon Macaron has created and decorated a set of Christmas flavours; Reindeer in Salted Caramel Hazelnut, Santa in Ruby Chocolate and Strawberry and Christmas Tree in Orange Milk Chocolate. Also for the holidays, pick up a bag of 15 Mini-Macarons – 3 each of five flavours – or assemble your own box of its regular flavours. Order online and pick up from Bon Macaron in Victoria, on Granville Island or at the pop-up location at Vancouver Christmas Market until December 24th.
Beaucoup Bakery: While we wait for the second Beaucoup Bakery location to open soon in downtown Vancouver at the St Regis Hotel, the original Fir Street location is open for shopping in-person, online for pick up or shipping. The Yule Be Home For The Holiday Collection features two cookie variety boxes, Chocolat et Mont Blanc or Framboise Vanilla Bûche de Noël, or delectable holiday boxed bon bons. Of course the bakery features its renowned Viennoiserie Pastries; Croissants, Kouign Amann, Pain au Chocolate, sandwich cookies and more.
Buttermere Patisserie: Bring Buttermere’s beautiful cakes, pastries and macarons home with you this season. Holiday special features include; Christmas Mini-Set of three mini-cakes, Boxing Day Chocolate Box, Jingle Noel or Yule Forest Cake or treat yourself to a box of French Macarons.
Kafka’s Coffee & Tea: Pastry chef Adi Kessleman has created a classic take-home box of cookies perfect for the holidays; holiday decorated Sugar Cookies, Ginger Chews with crystallized ginger; Gingerbread folk; jam-filled Linzer cookies; Alfajores: and Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies, available in boxed of six or twelve. Order online and pick up at any of Kafka’s three locations; Yaletown, Great Northern Way, Gastown
To Live For Bakery: If you missed out on the sold out To Live For Bakery + Plant Curious Holiday Box collaboration you can still visit the new To Live For Bakery location on Nanaimo Street to pick up a collection of your own vegan baked goods; famed banana bread, lemon loaf, power balls, cookies and more.