The Cycling Croissant, New Product Launch, Aug 15, Vancouver

Since we first featured The Cycling Croissant, they have since grown their successful business venture and are expanding into some exciting new categories. We got a sneak peek at their new products which will be launched on Monday, August 15!  macarons (gluten free made with almond flour). Flavours – vanilla, raspberry & rose, lavender, salted…

Taiyaki, Snowy Village, Richmond, BC

This place is always busy. I didn’t have the patience to wait for a seat. I really wanted to try the shaved ice but it was too busy. Instead, I got the taiyaki to go. I think I still waited 20 minutes for it. And they gave me the wrong flavour. I ordered a red…

UYU Soft Serve Ice Cream, Vancouver

UYU is Korean for milk. They use fresh ingredients and organic milk for their soft serves. I enjoyed watching her carefully place the toppings on like she was handling jewels. I ordered the chocolate hazelnut with roasted sunflower seeds, dry strawberries and honey drizzle. If you are in Gastown, go in and try your favourite…

Octopus Garden, Vancouver

This is a throwback of the omakase we had at Octopus Garden in Vancouver. One of my favourite Japanese restaurants in town. We need to find the time as busy parents to go back. We took our daughter there and she nibbled on almost everything. We ordered her some rolls, cones, and a sashimi salad…

Radicle Juice, Main Street, Vancouver

Fresh pressed juice is so popular in Vancouver. One of my favourite stops when I need to detox is Radicle Juice in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver. I usually order the Empress (Kale, Mint, Pineapple, Apple) or the Evergreen (Pear, Cilantro, Kale, Celery, Parsley, Cucumber, Lemon). I bring my own mason jar to reduce waste.    …

Bon Macaron Patisserie, Vancouver

Hidden inside the Granville Island Public Market is a macaron store I visit often because of their creative flavours. Bacon, Yuzu, Goat cheese and fig, Sake, Matcha, and Cotton candy to name a few. Their flavours change weekly. If you are in the area, be sure to look for them inside the Public Market. Pictured…

Pop Bar, Metrotown

It was just a novelty. It also only tasted ok. We ordered the triple berry yogurt with chocolate topped with coconut flakes and waffle cone crumbs. I wish they trained the girls better to dip the chocolate and toppings on a slant so it looks like the ones in NYC. If you are a brand,…

Earnest Ice Cream, Quebec Street

Ever since the Quebec Street location opened, I have been going there instead of Fraser Street. They create small batches and are unique in that they have expresso and affogatos served over ice cream using locally roasted coffee from Matchstick. I like how when you buy pints, their jars are reusable and returnable.   

Rain or Shine, Cambie

I love the Cambie location because it is easier to find parking than the West 4th location. And of course for their natural ingredients. The dairy is sourced from an Abbostford Farm. The ice cream is soy free, corn syrup free and doesn’t contain artificial extracts or modified milk ingredients. Some of my favourite flavours…

Chris White – owner, Nice Vice Creamery

Meet Chris White (Twitter: @nicevicecream) with his 1923 white mountain ice cream churner! I was skeptical at first about this dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, organic vegan stuff until I tasted it! It’s great for people that can’t have dairy and gluten products. You don’t have to get it at the grocery stores anymore! And for anyone who…