January and February is always a busy time in Vancouver because Dine Out Vancouver and Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival seems to always coincide. This year, as part of the 4th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 present by CityFood Magazine between January 18 – February 14, 2014, we decided to try Terra Breads Bakery in Kitsilano. Something warm right before our dinner at Bistro Pastis.
This year chocolate makers around Vancouver features 60+ crazy flavors. The featured hot chocolates will be available at three Terra Breads location in Kitsilano, Olympic Village and 5th Ave.
Terra Breads Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival Flavors
- #53 – “CALL ME A CAB” Cacao Barry Extra Brute Hot Chocolate with Cabernet, cinnamon and pear. Served with a pear crisp and a cocoa sugar cookie.
- #54 – “ALOHA SWEETIE” Barry Callebaut White Hot Chocolate with hibiscus flower. Served with mountain berry marshmallow and lemon sugar cookie.
Take me back to Maui! The ALOHA SWEETIE hot chocolate features Barry Callebaut White Hot Chocolate with hibiscus flower. Served with raspberry marshmallow and tiny lemon sugar cookie. The hot coco was very sweet and I could really only taste the raspberry marshmallow melting. So imagine yourself a cup of hot raspberry white chocolate milk.
Where should I try next? What was the best hot chocolate in Vancouver you have tried?
Terra Breads Bakery & Cafe
Mon to Sat: 7am – 7pm
Sun: 7am – 6 pm
2380 W 4 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P1
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The 4th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 present by CityFood Magazine between January 18 – February 14, 2014. This year it features an exciting line up of chocolate makers who have come together to present you the wildest, most delicious flavors imaginable! 25 CHOCSTARS / […]
Ghirardelli Chocolate San Francisco is located by the Fisherman’s Wharf on North Point Street by the water. It is one of the biggest San Francisco tourist attraction and a place for people to get souvenirs. We got some chocolates here for our friends back home. Though to be honest, Vancouver also has these for sale. Inside The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop there are chocolate machines running like in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I do hope that this is only for display because it being open like that I would really question the sanitary hygiene.
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is super busy. There are constantly tons of kids running around. Their chocolate ice cream is delicious if you are a fan of sweets. The Ghirardelli waffle cones are fresh. I really like the Caramel Sea Salt Fudge Sundae. I like the saltiness that compliments the decadent fudge and caramel.
For souvenirs, we bought couple bags of these variety packs for our friends and family. There are also nicer chocolate gifts in tin cans but if you do a quick price variance you will find that they are overpriced. You are paying simply for the presentation and packaging.
At the end of the day Ghirardelli Chocolate San Francisco is a bit of a tourist trap. When you plan your San Francisco trip it will most like appear at the top of any must do San Francisco itinerary or San Francisco must eat. I’d say if you are in the area, sure why not. I probably won’t go out of my way just to visit The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop.
900 North Point St #52, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café located on Aberni Street in Downtown Vancouver is founded by internationally acclaimed maître pâtissier Thierry Busset (formally at two 3 star Michelin restaurants Le Gavroche and Marco Pierre White. This contemporary brings France to the West Coast with abundance of the finest macarons, pastries, desserts, chocolate and café.
Invitingly modern, the Top Table Group who brought Vancouver Blue Water Café, Cin Cin, Araxi, West Restaurant, brings you Theirry opening daily from 7am to 12 midnight. Finally an easily accessibly dedicated dessert place opening late everyday in the heart of downtown… Stop by leisurely during the day for an afternoon cup of latte or post-dinner for their signature macaroon, or simply come by to chill on the patio.
Cuisine: Pasitsserie, French, Bakery, Desserts, Cafe Price/Entrée: <$10
Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent) Food: 4 Service: 3.5 Ambiance: 4 Overall: 4
Inside of this is sophisticated, modern, and sharp. Cakes, chocolate, macarons line the display units, and a smart café bar to the right. Jars of tuile and madeleine, confectioneries of caramel and nougat, cakes and tarts sparkle. Prices are on the pricier side, ex. tiramisu runs at $6.75 a piece.
It’s hard to try everything all in one sitting when they all look so deliciously stunning! It’s almost like the brilliance of diamonds sparkling rocking the hearts and arrow cut!
Let me start by saying they carry their own frozen treats!
Ice cream $14.45/tub:
- Coffee, maple, walnut.
- Tahini vanilla.
- Double Milk.
Macarons $1.75 each; $11.95 (7 pack); $19.95 (12 pack)
Reasonably priced French Parisian delights made with real natural ingredients. I liked Thierry’s more over Thomas Haas (I found it a bit too sweet) and Kitchening with Carly who uses natural extracts. Then there are Urban Tea’s paired over high-tea is delightful.
Thierry’s macarons are always a fast seller – sometimes even at 3 in the afternoon they are GONE.
Gianuja Hazelnut – a buttery rich hazelnut paste. Delicious with rich nutty flavors!
Pistachio and Coco – heavy on the coco where tastes of pistachio becomes forgotten
Pistachio and Cranberry – Macaron of the day. Heaven! Taste of pistachio is natural and pure. A surprise of cranberries in the center. The tart taste wakes you up and pairs well with the sweetness of the cookie. One of our favorites!
Apple and Spice – Macaron of the day. Apple pie in a cookie! graduated ginger gives it a spicy finish.
Blackberry – sorry didn’t like this one… hate to say but it reminds me of cough syrup.
Lime – tart flavour is not bad. But I like the Lemon slightly more.
Lemon – Freshness of lemon zest without the bitterness. It is light and refreshing.
Raspberry – regular. Nothing special.
Also available depending on your luck!
- Chocolate Caramel
- Black Forest
And while you are done indulging, you can shop around the store with their wide variety of products – books, cookies, chocolates.
Lastly… Psst! Thierry also has a liquor license!
- Pastry Chef Thierry Busset
- Award winning
- Top Table Group
- Cakes and Tarts
- High quality ingredients
- Pay at cashier
- Liquor licensed
- Outdoor patio
- Gift shop
- Open daily Mon-Sun: 7am-12 midnight
- Late night
(604) 608-6870 firstname.lastname@example.org
mon pm – fri 7am – 12 midnight sat+sun 9am – 12 midnight holidays 9am – 12 midnight