You might not think first of bakeries when you arrive in Vancouver. But then again, you might be more like me than I realise! The city of Vancouver has such a great coffee scene, that it is only natural you soon look for complimentary baked goodies. And the great news is Vancouver has some incredible bakeries to offer visitors and locals alike. So here we have it, the best bakeries in Vancouver tried and tested by yours truly.
It is almost impossible to walk past this Gastown neighbourhood favourite without being lured in by the smell of freshly baked bread, muffins and cakes of all varieties.
Address: 159 W Hastings Street
If you’re looking for a space to perch yourself for a few hours then look no further than Small Victory – a gorgeous cafe-bakery in Gastown and one of our favourite hangouts for laptop club. There’s a huge range of croissants, cakes and cheesecakes to keep you satisfied while you’re at work.
Address: 1088 Homer Street
For classic baked goods you really can’t go past the charming Beacoup Bakery, a small cafe that is so popular you’ll only ever get select from freshly baked goodness (the hard part is narrowing down your options!)
Address: 2150 Fir Street
Tartine Breads and Pies
For a (very) traditional style bakery, head on over to Tartine bread and pies. This is the kinda joint you can count on for more savoury/lunch options if that’s more your thing.
Address: 770 Beach Avenue
Butter Baked Goods
Leave your food intolerances at the door – this bakeries’ specialty is all in the name: butter. For decadent baked goodies and a choice of full size cakes, you can’t go past this beauty.
Address: 4907 MacKenzie Street
A Bread Affair
If you find yourself over on Granville Island looking for an afternoon pick-me-up, then look no further than A Bread Affair. I couldn’t notice any vegan or GF options upon my visit, but the smell and traditional interior alone were worth a peak inside.
Address: 1680 Johnston Street
Vegan and wanna know where to get the best vegan baked goods in Vancouver?
I got you covered!
Over in Kitsilano where lululemon and pressed juice reign supreme you will find TurF, the neighbourhood hangout for milliennial gym goers sipping on a smoothie post-workout. There are a few vegan baked goodies in the pastry case, including vegan cookies, bliss balls and banana bread. The smoothies are also a treat and the menu is packed with vegan options.
2041 W 4th Ave, Kitsilano, Vancouver
Much less a bakery and more of a grocer-come-cafe, I was pleasantly surprised to find a huge range of vegan baked goods inside Be Fresh. We’re talking cookies, banana bread and even pastries. Try the “to die for” vegan banana bread and prepare for an in-mouth explosion of YES!