Foret Noire Patisserie is a cake and pastry cafe on Broadway close to the Broadway City Hall station. I had actually visited Foret Noire Patisserie last month but they also invited me to come in to try some of their cakes as well. This post is a combination of both visits.
The following two cakes were complimentary. We tried the Broadway, which had a chocolate biscuit at the bottom, Valrhona chocolate mousse, chocolate crumble, chocolate glaze and vanilla creme brule in the centre. If you’re a fan of chocolate, then this would be perfect for you! It was rich and decadent.
Steveston is a great place to visit on a sunny day and I finally found the Outpost Mini Donut Company on my most recent visit! The shop is pretty small with just a table and a small couch to sit on. I believe most people take their donuts to go but the shop smells amazing!
You can buy the mini donuts in a half dozen, baker’s dozen or a box of 20. We decided to get a baker’s dozen in a cone which is 50 cents cheaper than getting it in a box ($8.50). We were going to eat them right away anyway. They display all the flavours of the day on a tray at the counter so you have an idea of what they all look like.
I haven’t had afternoon tea in years so it’s about time I tried it again. After doing some research, it seemed like Neverland Tea Salon was a good option based on price, food portions and ambiance. They even serve vegan and dairy free versions of their afternoon tea. If you’re not feeling too hungry, you can order their “demi-tea” which is a smaller version of their afternoon tea with less food items.
There’s just something about a gooey warm cinnamon bun with frosting that makes me melt inside. I was aware of Grounds for Coffee from my time attending UBC but I had just never been and there was no social media hype back then. Ever since Grounds for Coffee invited some influencers to try their cinnamon buns, it put them on my radar again. Social media marketing works (on me at least)!
Disclaimer: All food/drinks were complimentary but opinions are my own
I was invited to a tasting at 45 Degree Bubble Tea House by fellow foodie Eat with Mao. With the boom in bubble tea shops over the last 2 years, I was excited to see what this one offered as they are independently owned.
45 Degree Bubble Tea House is located in Coal Harbour on Pender and Broughton Street. It’s on the same strip of stores as Soirette. The area is more residential and there’s less foot traffic in this area.
The hot chocolate festival is back again this year for the 7th time with 29 participants and 61 flavours to try! I had a craving for Lucky’s Doughnuts and Forty Ninth Parallel Cafe is also participating in the hot chocolate festival so it was the best of both worlds. Their hot chocolate is also reasonably priced as well. The festival runs from Jan. 19 to Feb. 14, 2017.
Disclaimer: I won a giveaway from Trees Organic Coffee for free cheesecake, drinks and a gift bag for 4 people
Trees Organic Coffee opened a new location on Broadway and Fir St. a few months ago. To celebrate, they hosted a giveaway on Instagram and on Facebook and the lucky winners would receive free cheesecake and drinks for themselves and 3 friends. I won the Instagram giveaway and redeemed my prize last month.
I’ve been to Trees Organic Coffee quite a few times in the past and most recently, when they offered 50% off cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day over the summer. Their claim to fame is that they were voted “The Best Cheesecake in Vancouver”. They have various locations downtown.
Recently I went to Whistler for our company Christmas party and one of the places I wanted to try was Peaked Pies. Whenever I see people on Instagram visiting Whistler, they always seem to drop by Peaked Pies!
The shop is rather small and only seats about 10 people or so. They offer Australian-style meat pies in flavours such as the traditional Aussie, beef curry, and butter chicken. Each pie is about $7-8 and is like a small meal or really big snack.
My first time hiking Quarry Rock in Deep Cove was last year and I was glad that it was easy! I’m not much of a hiking person actually but I do want a slight challenge and some exercise so it’s the perfect hike for me! Also, I can use it as an excuse to go eat after! We went over the BC Day long weekend and surprisingly it wasn’t too crowded. I arrived at 10am and we came back down around 12pm after sitting at the top for a bit.
We didn’t plan where to eat beforehand and came across Bluhouse Market & Cafe. Since it looked cute and not too busy, we just decided to go for it. Continue reading →
I’ve heard about the delicious sandwiches from Smokehouse’s Richmond location so I was interested in trying out their sandwiches at their new downtown location. I’ve never been to the Richmond location so I can’t compare but it didn’t quite live up to the hype for me.