Local Treats to Sweeten Up Your Easter

If there's one thing we can rely on to improve our mood during this difficult time, it's sugar

If there’s one thing we can rely on to improve our mood during this difficult time, it’s sugar

Traditional hot cross buns, rainbow chocolate eggs, macarons and more! Fill up your online baskets and order goodies for the whole family to enjoy at home this Easter.


1. East Van Roasters

Add an Easter treat to your weekly meal prep service with East Van Roasters’ chocolate eggs, offered exclusively through the add-ons menu at Freshprep. Each box is $20 and contains nine eggs with flavours including cassis caramel, lemon verbena and walnut praline. Orders need to be placed by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. the week prior to your delivery date. Not already signed up to Freshprep? East Van Roasters has a unique promotional code that gives you a discount when you sign up: INFEVR20.


2. Mon Paris Pâtisserie

Mon Paris Pâtisserie owner and pastry chef Elena Krasnova’s Easter collection includes colourful chocolate eggs, adorable ducks, a DIY-Easter-cookie-decorating kit and Easter morning pastries You can now order these delicious and beautiful treats online as well as over the phone with curbside pickup options. Delivery is free with orders over $40. 


3. Temper Chocolate and Pastry

Helping Vancouverites bring a little springtime sweetness to their lives, Vancouver’s Temper Chocolate and Pastry is offering artisanal chocolates and seasonal pastries for a limited-edition collection this Easter. The house-made collection showcases seasonal favourites like chocolate bunnies, hot cross buns and delectable mini eggs. All items are prepared for contactless pick-up in store or for local delivery on the North Shore. 


4. BETA5

BETA5 is bringing us a little colour and fun this Easter! Chocolate lovers can indulge in the East Van artisan bakeshop’s trademark polygon silhouette in the form of rainbow chocolate eggs, mini eggs, chocolate bunnies and chocolate lollipops. Dine-in and pick-up services have been suspended for now, but guests can still go online and order for delivery within Canada.


5. Purdys

Crafted from 100 percent sustainable cocoa and high-quality ingredients, Purdys is here to provide you with all of your chocolate needs. From pre-packaged Easter baskets—including favourites like the Crispy Nibbles Bunny and Yolk Egg; solid chocolate Barnaby Bunny; a variety of other gift boxes; and even introducing a new vegan dark chocolate egg—there’s something for the whole family. Curbside pickup is now available at Purdys factory shop (2777 Kingsway in Vancouver) or order by Friday, April 3 at midnight for delivery.


6. Beaucoup Bakery

Because no Easter is complete without traditional hot cross bunsand Beaucoup Bakery is not only offering up classic spice-and-current-filled buns, but also limited-edition almond chocolate orange hot cross buns. Order for takeout or delivery via UberEats. 


7. Laduree

Along with their recently introduced nationwide shipping, Ladurée Canada is offering local delivery for the Greater Vancouver area. From cakes, pastriesand of course their classic macaroonsbrowse their website to order.


8. Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

Now available for online orders and curbside pick-up, family-owned Charlie’s Chocolate Factory in Burnaby has a wide selection of delicious chocolates, candy and Easter-themed treats—everything from solid bunnies, ‘surprise’ eggs and ‘hen nests.’