Baked Goods for the Holidays - West Coast Food

By Avneet Takhar

Hanukkah celebrations are taking place right now and with Christmas and Solstice right around the corner, we thought it only fair to provide you places with delicious treats to stock up on. Leave the baking to the elves, oops we mean, experts this year!   

Even the bah humbugs of the clan won’t be able to resist these scrumptious snacks, we guarantee it.

Without further ado, here are just some of the spots you can indulge in of baked goods for a season of joy and good tidings.


Elbo Patties

1370 East Georgia, Vancouver
Transit: 22 bus, hop off at Venables St @ Clark Dr

Image courtesy of Elbo Patties

Chris Boreland doesn’t only make patties! The holiday specialty, Jamaican rum cake, bursting with a sweet yet deliciously bitter twang and a dusting of icing sugar on top, is a no-brainer for entertaining both your stomach and guests. Yum for your tum and full of rum, suitable for vegans too, this will add a spicy punch to the table. 

Chris Boreland | Image courtesy of Elbo Patties

Pre-order for pickup on 3rd, 10th, 17th December 5 pm – 7pm.


Leavenly Goods

1507 Powell St, Vancouver
Transit: 7 bus, a 1 minute walk from Powell St @ Woodland Dr

Image courtesy of Leavenly Goods

A Filipino bakery owned by Racel Lomotan, Leavenly Goods has you sorted with a festive bake-off designed for all in mind.

From traditional bibingka espesyals, made from salted duck egg, coconut shreds, rice flour and cheese, to a twist on the original: peppermint chocolate cookies and the OGs- gingerbread men and decorating kits complete with 12 vanilla cookies, sprinkles, icing and meringue powder; she leaves no one out in the cold.

Racel Lomotan | Image courtesy of Leavenly Goods

Open for pick up or delivery from Tuesday to Friday.


Agrestal Bakeshop  

1507 Powell St, Vancouver
Transit: 7 bus to Powell St @ Woodland Dr

Image courtesy of Agrestal Bakeshop

Created by self-confessed nerds, Agrestal provides a combination of nostalgic childhood memories and an oxymoron of flavours all in a single bite!

Choose from the mystery baked box, with either the vegetarian or vegan option. Some things are just better as a surprise! Alternatively, go for the good ole’ quintessential range: raspberry habanero pop tarts, (such a treat when heated) kimchi scones- which are as sweet and savoury as they sound or sea-salted choc chip cookies.

Pickup or deliveries Monday -Friday from 8:30 am – 12pm.


Bjornbar Bakery 

581 Clarke Rd #111, Coquitlam
Transit: A 2 minute walk from Burquitlam Station

3053 Edgemont Blvd #102C, North Vancouver
Transit: 246 bus, a 3 minute walk from Highland Blvd @ Woodbine Dr

Image courtesy of Bjornbar Bakery

The newly opened Coquitlam location of Bjornbar is in a chic space that warrants a visit.

Delectable delights on offer are gourmet gingerbread dessert bars, pavlovas, seasonal jalousies- puff pastries available in apple, blueberry, pistachio and chocolate almond flavours and croissant balls, aptly named b-bombs filled with homemade raspberry jam or choco chunks.

Spoilt for choice or what?!


Blacksmith Bakery 

9190 Church St, Langley
Transit: 372 or 562 bus, a 6 minute walk from 96 Ave @ Glover Rd

A historical spot that has been standing since 1910, this bakery is a well-known gem in the community and doesn’t disappoint with its festive menu.

Choose from the boozy Guinness Baileys cake (you don’t need a glass of wine with this one!), white choc and juicy cranberry cookies or the fruit & nut sticky buns. That’s to name a few, you’ll have to check it out for yourself for the rest of the selection!


Hillcrest Bakery & Deli

15231 Thrift Ave, White Rock
Transit: A 7 minute walk from White Rock Centre

Dynamic duo, David and Sheana Boyer proudly opened Hillcrest in 1972, making everything in-house with locally sourced ingredients.

We vet the assortment of breads because what’s merrier than a collection of stollen, challah and German rye? And don’t forget to grab a whole blueberry pie, buttery mincemeat tarts (meat-free) and some cheeky Rudolph donuts!


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