Best Bakeries in Vancouver

Scouring Vancouver for the best baked goods in town? Here’s where to find my favourite sweet treats in each neighbourhood. Check the descriptions for details of specialty items at each spot. In some cases, however, picking a favourite item is just too hard and I trust you will love anything on the menu.



Best Baked Goods in Downtown Vancouver

Looking for the best pastries, donuts, cupcakes or pies in Downtown Vancouver? You'll find it hard to avoid over-indulging at these excellent bakeries within our city center.

Cartems Donuterie

Cartems Donuts Pender St. interior

534 W. Pender St. | 778-708-0996 $$ | Bakery

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Perhaps the best donut you will ever have, made with local, organic ingredients, like flour from Anita’s Organic Mill, eggs from Rabbit River and butter from Golden Ears Cheeseworks. Try the favourite, an intense Earl Grey classic. Or spring for something crazy like Vegan Apple Fritter. Flavours like Salted Caramel, Triple Chocolate and Canadian Whiskey Bacon make it even harder to pick. Gluten free? You’ve got options. Cartems sells out frequently, but you can reserve ahead by emailing


Thierry Patisserie Alberni

1059 Alberni St | 604-608-6780 $$ | Bakery

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Former pastry chef at two three-star Michelin restaurants in London, Thierry Busset creates fine, handcrafted chocolates, macarons, pastries and more from his cafe’s open atelier. His friend Gordon Ramsay has called him "one of the finest pastry chefs in the world". Open until 12am every day of the week, Thierry’s licensed, heated patio is an ideal destination for spiked coffees and midnight treats year-round.

Tartine Breads & Pies

Tartine Breads and Pies Beach Ave

770 Beach Ave. | 604-685-7437 $ | Bakery

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Pie, artisan bread, healthy muffins, tarts and more by Jo-Ann who, years ago, started out of her own kitchen using generations-old recipes. Best known for pie (which comes in nine flavours, including sour cherry, maple cream apple and lemon meringue -- all $20), this small bakery uses clean, natural and high quality ingredients. Located near English Bay just a block from the water’s edge, Tartine is an ideal starting point for a delicious seawall stroll.

Crème de la Crumb Downtown

Creme de la Crumb

466 Granville St. | 778-320-4506 $ | Bakery

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Quality ingredients are owner and creative chef Lydia Lai's top priority. Known for her all-butter, hand-rolled, always-moist scones (try the Vanilla Bean & Pear), she also offers seasonal fruit muffins, banana chocolate loaf, croissants and lots more from her six locations, including this tiny grab ‘n go space on Granville St. Need fresh baked goods for a morning meeting? Crumb will deliver directly to your boardroom.

The Pie Hole

The Vancouver Pie Hole Beet Pie

Various retailers | 778-838-8954 $$ | Pie Shop

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The darling of Vancouver's pie scene, Jenell Parsons, is a self-made success who started up in her home kitchen. She's got dozens of bang-on recipes -- find her plethora of flavours at quality shops across Vancouver, or order from her directly by emailing

When Pigs Fly Pastries

When Pigs Fly Pastries Wedding Cake

Made to Order | $$ | Cake Maker

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Pastry chef and cake artist Emily Upham’s creations are custom-made and always original. She wouldn’t dream of decorating her desserts with store-bought, inedible items. All cake-toppers and logos are completely safe to eat and crafted by hand, even those that are 2D. Two weeks notice is requested for cake orders and prices vary depending on complexity. To place an order, email

Soirette Macaron & Tea

Soirette Macaron

1433 W Pender St | 604-558-3308 $$ | Bakery

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Le Cordon Bleu-trained Pastry Chef Shobna Kannusamy aims to touch people’s hearts through each bite of her baking. Within her ultra-feminine, jewel-box pastry shop in Coal Harbour, she specializes in French macarons, macaron-inspired desserts, luxurious cakes and custom creations. Expect unique flavour twists, like pineapple wasabi and goat cheese walnut, and loose-leaf teas from around the world.

Bel Café

Bel Cafe pastries

801 W Georgia St | 604-673-7000 $ | Coffee Shop

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Pastry Chef Wayne Kozinko (formerly of Yew, Diva at the Met) creates classic desserts "reduced to their base flavour, then reworked into modern interpretations". Staples within Bel's sparkling glass pastry case include jewel-toned macarons, delicate tarts, decadent cookies (like the fabulous Valrhona chocolate cookie) and fresh pastries (the croissant is worth a try). Breakfast catering and delivery are available from 7am onwards.

Best Baked Goods in East Vancouver

East Village Bakery

East Village Bakery Interior

2166 E. Hastings St. | 604-568-5600 $ | Bakery

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Tiny artisan bakery with wholesome gluten free and non-GF traditional options. Grab treats to go as the shop seats one.

Best Baked Goods in Gastown

Craving something sweet in Gastown? Here are the best bakeries in the neighbourhood.

Cadeaux Bakery

172 Powell St. | 604608-8889 $ | Bakery

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Cadeaux's all-natural, made from scratch baking is a labour of love for award-winning pastry chef Eleanor Chow and her team. From pecan raisin sticky buns to house-churned sorbets, they've got it all. Need a cake? Cadeaux offers eight flavours (including carrot, chocolate euphoria and lemon poppyseed) and six kinds of icing so you can build your dream cake. Email to order.

Acme Cafe

Gastown's Acme Cafe Baking

51 W. Hastings St. | 604-569-1022 $$ | Bakery

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An all-day restaurant home to mouthwatering loaves, muffins, and sky-high pies made in-house.

Purebread Bakery

159 West Hastings St | 604-563-8060 $$ | Bakery

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A Whistler-based family bakery that’s so busy, their kitchen runs around the clock to stock pastry cases with up to 50 items daily. Brownies, cookies, coconut banana loaf, flourless chocolate cake, buttery almond croissants, fresh bread, earl grey lavender scones, and chili cornbread are just a handful of the drool-worthy items on their epic menu.

Best Baked Goods Near Granville Island and False Creek

Beaucoup Bakery

Beaucoup Bakery Croissant and Coffee

2150 Fir St. | 604-732-4222 $ | Bakery

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Let's say you have time for just one bakery stop in Vancouver. Get to Beaucoup. You won't find a better croissant in Paris. French-trained pastry chef Jackie Ellis' kouign-amann and tropical scone are also serious showstoppers.

Lee's Donuts

Lee's Donuts Granville Island

1689 Johnston St. | 604-685-4021 $ | Bakery

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An longstanding Vancouver favourite serving classic donuts. Get them fresh first thing on Saturday morning.

Terra Breads (False Creek)

Terra Breads Baking

1605 Manitoba St. | 604-877-1183 $ | Bakery

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What greets you upon entrance is a sight for sore eyes: loads of bread and other treats piled high on their shelves. Despite the impressive size of this locally-owned company, expect quality, handmade products.

A Bread Affair

A Bread Affair Challah Bread

1680 Johnston St | 604-514-2353 $$ | Bread Bakery

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Best Baked Goods in Kerrisdale, Point Grey & Dunbar

Faubourg (Kerrisdale)

Faubourg Pain au Chocolat

2156 W. 41st Ave. | 604-266-2156 $$ | Bakery

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High-end French bakery known for their pain au chocolats.

Butter Baked Goods

4321 Dunbar St | 604-221-4337 $$ | Bakery

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Best Baked Goods in Kitsilano

Thomas Haas (Kitsilano)

Thomas Haas hot chocolate and sparkle cookie

2539 W. Broadway | 604-736-1844 $$ | Bakery

@thaaschocolates | Visit website

Arguably Vancouver’s most popular patisserie & chocolaterie, whose delightful owner is as beloved as his creations. A must-visit for locals and tourists alike.

Terra Breads (Kitsilano)

Terra Breads West Fourth Ave

2380 W 4th Ave | 604-736-1838 $ | Bakery

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With four locations in Vancouver, Terra is an easily accessible source for traditional, artisan-made breads and pastries. Salads, soups and sandwiches served, too.

Sweet Obsession

Sweet Obsession Cheesecakes

2611 W 16th Ave | 604-739-0555 $$ | Bakery

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Kitsilano's cheesecake hot-spot. CTV Anchor Tamara Taggart recommends the Chocolate Marble.

Beyond Bread

Beyond Bread Kitsilano

3686 W 4th Ave | 604-733-3931 $ | Bakery

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An intimate neighborhood spot with whose organic breads are made with natural leaven and prepared daily by hand. Choose from over 13 types of bread.

Lucky's Doughnuts (Kitsilano)

Luckys Doughnuts

2198 W 4th Ave | 604-420-4901 $$ | Donuterie

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Doughnuts so tempting, you'll salivate just looking at them. You can't go wrong with a classic or an original, like their creamy coconut Bismarck.

Best Baked Goods in Langley

A Bread Affair

A Bread Affair Challah Bread

1680 Johnston St | 604-514-2353 $$ | Bread Bakery

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Organic bakery specializing in a wide variety of artisan breads.

Best Baked Goods in Mount Pleasant and on Main Street

The Gluten Free Epicurean

Gluten Free Epicurean Interior

633 E 15th St | 604-876-4114 $$ | Gluten Free Bakery

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A charming joint home to the very rare gluten free apple fritter, frozen dinners and more.

French Made Baking

French Made Baking Macaron Class

81 Kingsway | 604-767-7480 $ | Bakery

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Owned by a young French couple who share a passion for macarons. They offer how-to classes, as well.

The Last Crumb Cafe

Last Crumb Cafe Interior

3080 Main St | 604-872-0195 $$ | Bakery

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Owned by two food-obsessed sisters, The Last Crumb is all about nostalgic North American baked goods, like scones, cakes, pies and cookies (try the peanut butter!). Drip coffee is Umbria and espresso drinks are made using locally-roasted Rocanini beans.

Terra Breads (Mount Pleasant)

Terra Breads Baking

53 W 5th Ave | 604-873-8111 $ | Bakery

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With four locations in Vancouver, Terra is a convenient source for traditional, artisan-made breads and pastries. Salads, soups and sandwiches are served for lunch.

Lucky's Doughnuts (Main St)

Lucky's Doughnuts Bismarck

2902 Main St | 604-872-4901 $$ | Donuterie

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Doughnuts so tempting, you'll salivate just looking at them. You can't go wrong with a classic or an original, like their creamy coconut Bismarck.

BETA5 Chocolates

Beta5 Chocolate Shop

413 Industrial Ave | 604-669-3336 $$$ | Patisserie / Chocolaterie

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Best Baked Goods in New Westminster

Pink Ribbon Bakery

Pink Ribbon Bakery Cupcakes

306 6th St | 604-837-4025 $ | Bakery

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Ultra-creative custom cakes and cupcakes – if you can think it, pastry chef Sheila can create it.

Cloud Nine Specialty Bakery

Cloud 9 Bakery Gluten Free Baking

1025 Royal Ave. | 604-249-5010 $$ | Gluten Free Bakery

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Artisan gluten free bakery serving pizza crusts to cinnamon buns to cupcakes. Find their flour at Costco.

Best Baked Goods in North and West Vancouver

Hunting for the most delicious, well-made pastries and baked goods on the North Shore? This cozy, quieter neck-of-the-woods is home to several fabulous options...

Thomas Haas (North Van)

Thomas Haas hot chocolate and sparkle cookie

128-998 Harbourside Drive | 604-924-1847 $$ | Patisserie / Chocolaterie

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North Van hot spot serving incredible double baked almond croissants and so, so much more.

Savary Island

Savary Island Pie

1533 Marine Dr | 604-926-4021 $$ | Bakery

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Longstanding favourite pie destination with eight mainstays and four seasonal options.

Two Daughters Bakeshop

Two Daughters Gluten Free Baking

121 E 1st St | 604-836-2229 $ | Gluten Free Bakery

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A mom’s mission to provide delicious, reasonably priced gluten-free baking to her celiac daughter and the public. The facility is egg-free, too.

Whole Foods (West Van)

Whole Foods Muffins

925 Main St | 604-678-0500 $$$ | Grocery Store

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Dream destination for muffin connoisseurs.

Honey Doughnuts & Goodies

4373 Gallant Ave | 604-929-4988 $ | Bakery Cafe

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One of Vancouver's most famous doughnuts sold by the sea in a Deep Cove cul-de-sac. Make a trip out of it.


Crema West Van Muffins

1495 Bellevue Ave | 604-922-2294 $$ | Coffee Shop

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West Van's most popular cafe for good reason - housemade muffins and expertly poured coffee.

Temper Chocolate and Pastry


2409 Marine Dr | 604-281-1152 $$ | Bakery Cafe

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Best Baked Goods in South Cambie

Best Baked Goods in Steveston

Bell's Bake Shop

Bells Bakeshop Steveston

12211 1 Ave | 604-284-5152 $$ | Bakery

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Fabulously fun cakes of all sizes, made on-site with free-range eggs and frosted with Canadian butter buttercream. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Cupcake-decorating lessons on offer for birthday parties, too. Every girl's dream!

Best Baked Goods in Yaletown

Ganache Patisserie

Ganache Yaletown

Best Baked Goods in Maple Ridge

Delish Gluten Free

Bread so good it will convert you into a gluten-free lover.

Best Baked Goods near Commercial Drive

Crème de la Crumb Clark Drive

Creme de la Crumb Baking

1215 Clark Dr. | 604-683-5595 $ | Bakery

@cremedelacrumb | Visit website

Scratch baker and caterer whose scones have developed a devout following.

Best Baked Goods in Abbotsford

On the hunt for Abbotsford's best bakeries? Here is my favourite...

Duft & Co. Bakehouse

103-2636 Montrose Ave | 604-744-2443 $$ | Bakery Cafe

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Duft & Co.'s pastry counter, led by Cassie Crocco (a former apprentice of award-winning pastry chef Thierry Busset) is a site for sore eyes. Toppling with a wide assortment of expertly-made treats (fresh croissants, cakes, cookies, lemon buns, danishes and so, so much more), there is something for everyone including the gluten intolerant and the vegan. This bustling husband-and-wife run bakehouse is a town favourite, offering a lunch menu with sandwiches and soups, too.