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

@cartemsdonuts | Visit website

Arguably the best donuts in town, made with local organic ingredients. Try the locals' favourite, an intense Earl Grey garnished with rose petals. Flavours are constantly rotating and there are always gluten-free options, too. Cartems isn't exclusively vegan, but they could be since you can't tell the difference between their animal-free and conventional versions. Reserve your six-pack ahead of time by emailing hey@cartems.com.

When Pigs Fly Pastries

When Pigs Fly Pastries Wedding Cake

Made to Order | $$ | Cake Maker

@pigsflypastries | Visit website

Pastry chef and cake artist Emily Upham is the most talented cake artist I've ever met. She can recreate anything you can dream up in cake form. Her vegan almond or vegan vanilla cake is amazingly moist and delicious. Two weeks notice is requested for cake orders and prices vary depending on complexity. To place an order, email emily@whenpigsflypastries.com. Note: Emily is currently on a short sabbatical (beginning October 2018) but will resume cake-making soon.

Matchstick (Downtown)

1328 Richards St | $$ | Coffee Shop & Bakery

@matchstickyvr | Visit website

One of the city's coolest coffee shops who also specializes in baking. Try their sourdough and vegan cardamom cinnamon buns.