Indulge in these spook-tactular goodies in and around the city
The spooky season is upon us and although we may not be trick-or-treating this year, we have plenty of options to make this Halloween fun for kids and adults alike.
Check out the seasonal must-eats below...
1. Coho Coffee
Coho CoffeeThe result of a collaboration between two Coho Commissary members, Coho Coffee's Panela Lemon Spider Cookie features a maple and vanilla cookie dough mixed with crunchy organic brown rice crisps, as well as a centre stuffed with soft and chewy spiced pecan filling and decorated with organic dark chocolate candy eyes ($5.25). It's almost too cute to eat!
1370 East Georgia Street, Vancouver; Available now, with limited quantities per day; Pick-up or delivery via UberEats
2. Temper Chocolate and Pastry
Temper Chocolate and PastryNorth Shore favourite Temper has launched a limited edition collection of Halloween treats including The Great Pumpkin—a large, hollow dark chocolate pumpkin, filled with miniature chocolates, chocolate lollipops and caramels ($60), The Chocolate Pumpkin—a small, hollow chocolate pumpkin in either milk or dark chocolate, filled with miniature chocolates ($35), Halloween Frictures—a bag of bite-sized chocolates in spooky ghost, tombstone and skull shapes ($9) and more.
2409 Marine Drive, West Vancouver; Available exclusively for purchase in-store until Saturday, October 31st or while quantities last
3. Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Rocky Mountain ChocolateAlong with their usual treats and eats, Rocky Mountain Chocolate's 2020 Halloween line-up features a variety of novelty chocolates, sticky caramel apples, Halloween-themed milk chocolate balls and even an oversized nine-ounce hollow chocolate pumpkin, filled with spooky sweets like candied eyes, gummy worms, sprinkles and milk chocolate candies ($18).
Various locations; Available online and in-store
4. Blue Hat Bakery-Café
Blue Hat Bakery-CafeHead to the Blue Hat Bakery-Café at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts to curb your sweet tooth this Halloween and pick up some special treats like Casper the Friendly Ghost Lemon Meringue Tarts ($7), Jack Skellington Orange Chocolate Cupcakes ($5) and much more.
101 - 1505 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver; Available Wednesday, October 23rd until Saturday, October 31st
5. Straight and Marrow
Straight and MarrowFor after hours, head to Straight and Marrow and indulge in their feature cocktail—or two!—on Halloween weekend. Named "Brains", the drink's ingredients list includes a triple rum blend, pineapple juice, blood orange grenadine, absinthe and pomegranate 'brain' garnish.
1869 Powell Street, Vancouver; Available Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st
6. East Van Roasters
East Van RoastersGiving us something good to eat this Halloween, East Van Roasters are introducing their Witches Brew ($20). Serving four, it's a tempting, specialty hot cocoa mix finished with a dash of charcoal and paired with brainy house-made, strawberry-swirled marshmallows for a deliciously diabolical combination. Or opt for dark chocolate corn nuts ($10) or honey nib caramels ($9).
319 Carrall Street, Vancouver; Available online and in-store
7. Mon Paris Pâtisserie
Mon Paris PâtisseriePick up delicious themed treats from Mon Paris Pâtisserie, featuring milk chocolate Jack-o’-lanterns on a stick, filled with otherworldly pumpkin spice caramel ($4), or a splendid Jack-o’-lantern statue, showcasing a howling wolf silhouette and delectable caramel truffle ($25).
4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby; Available online or in-store
8. Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar
Uva Wine and Cocktail BarFor when the kids are in bed, head on over to Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar and treat yourself to their special Halloween cocktail features. Among these are the Bad Apple ($15), Peaches Brew ($16) and Jack in the Box ($15). There's sure to be something to add a little magic to your night.
900 Seymour Street, Vancouver; Available from Saturday, October 24th to Saturday, October 31st
9. Odd Society Spirits Bar
Odd Society Sprits BarManager Olivia Povarchook, of Odd Society Sprits Bar, has created a spell-binding cocktail just in time for Halloween. Made with Odd Society Spirits’ Mongrel Unaged Rye, Mia Amata Amaro and Crème de Cassis, gently combined with Fernet Branca and Pernod, this beastly potion... sorry... cocktail is a nod to the former witch that was sentenced to spend 100 years as a cat for attempting to take over the world, Salem.
1725 Powell Street, Vancouver; Available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through October 31st