About “To Die For” Banana Bread

The story behind “To Die For Fine Foods”…

Baking and selling BANANA BREAD was never on my to-do list.

A starving broadcaster, I began baking as a practical way to gift my friends. Feedback for my banana bread, in particular, made me wonder if I was perhaps on to something special. Fueled by a growing and positive response, I made sure always to have a loaf in my purse!

My humble homemade gift began taking on a life of its own. And thanks to social media, the good word spread.

And then it spread some more…

Banana bread 2.0, the new and improved version of that 70s staple, was finding its audience.

I couldn’t have predicted what happened next: a personal order from a TV Bachelorette…a rave review from a Michelin Star chef…a signing session with our own Vancouver Canucks…a phone call from Dragon’s Den…television and radio interviews…and even more importantly, a growing appreciation from my own community.

The logical next step was to turn my hobby into a business: “To Die For Fine Foods” was born.

And good news…we’re launching a new banana bread, made without animal products, any day.

Here’s where you can buy “To Die For Chocolate Macadamia Nut Banana Bread” in Vancouver…

 

Online

Foodee | Order Online | 1-844-836-6333 | @foodee

Spud | Order Online | 604-215-7783 | @spudvancouver

 

Downtown

Bella Gelateria | 1001 W Cordova St | 604-569-1010 | @bellagelateria *Banana Bread Gelato*

Caffe Artigiano | 574 Granville St | 604-688-3422| @caffeartigiano

Caffe Artigiano | 740 W. Hastings St | 604-915-7200| @caffeartigiano

Caffe Artigiano | 763 Hornby St | 604-694-7737 | @caffeartigiano

Caffe Artigiano | 1101 W Pender St | 604-685-5333 | @caffeartigiano

Ebar at Nordstrom | 799 Robson St, Georgia/Granville entrance | 604-699-2100 | @nordstromVAN

Meinhardt Pacific Center | 609 Granville St | 604-681-8175 | @MeinhardtFoods

Urban Fare Shangri-La | 1133 Alberni St | 604-648-2053 | @urbanfare

 

Gastown

Coffeebar | 10 Water St | 604-566-9693 | @icoffeebar 

Milano | 36 Powell St | 604-558-0999 | @milanoroasters

 

Strathcona | Grandview-Woodlands

Agro Roasters | 550 Clark Dr | 604-785-5447 | @agroroasters

Harvest Community Foods | 243 Union St. | 604-682-8851 | @harvestunion

 

Chinatown

Dalina | 687 Main St | 604-428-4364 | @dalinavancouver

 

Yaletown

Bella Gelateria | 1089 Marinaside Cres | 778-737-7890 | @bellayaletown *In gelato form

Caffe Artigiano | 302 Davie St | 604-336-4766 | @caffeartigiano

Rocanini | 863 Beatty St | 778-379-1863 | @rocanini

Urban Fare Yaletown | 177 Davie St | 604-975-7550 | @urbanfare 

Up Jus | 108-1058 Yaletown | @upjus108

 

Fairview Slopes | Cambie Village

Caffè Cittadella | 2310 Ash St | 604-568-5909 | @caffecittadella

Porto Cafe | 2207 Cambie St | info@portocafe.com | @portocoffee

Revel Juice Bar (at Greens Market) | 1978 W Broadway | 604-725-2593 | @reveljuice

 

South Granville | Granville Island

Meinhardt Fine Foods | 3002 Granville St | 604-732-4405 | @MeinhardtFoods

 

West End

Cardero Bottega | 1016 Cardero St | 604-689-0450 | @carderobottega

Milano | 849 Denman St | 604-681-1500 | @milanoroasters

PappaRoti | 1505 Robson St | 604-336-2867 | @papparoticanada

 

Kitsilano | Point Grey

BeFresh Local Market (Bayswater) | 2951 W Broadway St | 604-742-0206 | @befreshlocal

BeFresh Local Market (Cypress) | 1900 W 1st Ave | 604-568-7783 | @befreshlocal

Choices | 2627 W 16th Ave | 604-736-0009 | @choicesmarkets

Olive + Ruby | 2839 W Broadway | 604-801-9600 | @oliveandrubycafe

 

Kerrisdale

Caffe Artigiano | 2154 W 41st Ave | 604-267-1008 | @caffeartigiano

Choices Market | 1888 W 57th Ave | 604-263-4600 | @choicesmarkets

Rocanini | 5631 West Blvd | 604-428-5631 | @rocanini

 

UBC

The Delly | 6133 University Blvd (In the new UBC Nest Lower Level) | @thedellyUBC

 

Mount Pleasant | Main Street

Caffe Artigiano | 410 Main St | 604-569-2233 | @caffeartigiano

Choices Market | 3493 Cambie St | 604-875-0099 | @choicesmarkets

Gene | 2404 Main St | 604-568-5501

Milano | 156 W 8th Ave | 604-879-4468 | @milanoroasters

Organic Acres | 3603 Main St | 604-569-1132 | @OAMarket

Rocanini | 127 W 5th Ave | 604-566-9266 | @rocanini

 

The Drive

Moja | 1102 Commercial Dr | 604-983-6652 | @mojacoffee

Turks | 1276 Commercial Dr | 604-255-5805 | @milanoroasters

 

East Vancouver

East Cafe | 2401 E Hastings St | 604-559-6400 | @theeastcafe

Ethical Bean | 1315 Kootenay St | 604-431-3830 | @ethicalbean

 

North Vancouver

Capilano Suspension Bridge | 3735 Capilano Rd | 604-985-7474 | @capilanosuspensionbridge

Choices Market | 801 Marine Dr | 604-770-2868 | @choicesmarkets

End of the Line General Store | 4193 Lynn Valley Rd | 604-904-2366 | @endofthelinegeneralstore

MO’s General Store | 51 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver | 604-928-7827 | @mosgeneralstore

Moja | 1412 Rupert St | 604-983-6652 | @mojacoffee

Nourish Market | 1233 Lynn Valley Rd | 778-340-4030 | @nourishNV

 

West Vancouver

Caffe Artigiano | J5 – 925 Main St | 604-913-1400 | @caffeartigiano

Fresh St. Market | 1650 Marine Dr | 604-913-7757 | @freshstmarket

 

Burnaby

Caffe Artigiano | 4359 Hastings St | 604-915-7200 | @caffeartigiano

 

Ladner | Delta

Stir Coffee House | 101-5085 48 Ave | 604-940-8005 | @stircoffeehouse

 

Steveston

Rocanini | 115-390 Moncton St | 604-284-5126 | @rocanini

 

Squamish

Caffe Garibaldi | 38551 Loggers Ln (Adventure Center) | Squamish | 604-815-5084 | @caffegaribaldi

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Banana Bread Ingredients

Organic bananas, organic white flour, brown sugar, olive oil, Rabbit River eggs (SPCA-certified, organic, cage free), dairy-free chocolate chips, pure vanilla extract, macadamia nuts, cinnamon, baking soda, salt.

 

Product or order questions? Email me! erin at itstodiefor dot ca.