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As the cherry blossoms start to bloom, these top local spots offer up great ways to celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring
As the cherry blossoms start to bloom, expect sweetness, pops of colour and foodie delights galore—but there’s so much more than chocolate on this list.
Here are 14 sweet ways to celebrate spring and Easter in Vancouver…
Need an alternative to all the chocolate this Easter? DavidsTea has the perfect remedy for you! Their carrot-infused teas—like Turmeric Glow, Sunny C and Carrot Cupcake—are a healthy way to indulge this spring. They also have a tea mug and press featuring Sir Hops-A-Lot, their cute Easter mascot.
Beaucoup is always a top spot to grab a croissant on a Sunday morning. This spring, they’re offering an incredible lineup of fresh flavours that can’t be missed. Try their Exotic Rooibos Financier, Minted Edamame Roasted Carrot Tarte and Milk Tea Croissant.
Only the finest will do for the true Easter chocolate connoisseur. Purdys’ Yolk Eggs are reminiscent of the Cadbury Cream Eggs you grew up with, but with a thicker and richer yolk candy centre. Purdys’ other indulgences this year include fudge, peanut butter and marshmallow eggs, as well as gift baskets and solid chocolate bunnies in all shapes and sizes.
Trust me, a buffet is exactly how you want to celebrate Easter with your family. On Sunday, April 1st, Boulevard will offer a beautiful brunch, including eggs Benedict, Nutella French toast, raw and hot seafood, plus plenty of desserts and house-baked pastries. In the evening, you can come by for an à la carte meal or a more traditional three-course Easter dinner including a spring garlic velouté, roasted leg of lamb and passionfruit mousse. We recommend securing your table with a reservation.
Get inspired to host your own magical egg hunt and brunch when you drop by the pastel-hued Easter Shop at Indigo. They have adorable plush bunnies, children’s books, egg-collecting baskets and lovely spring table settings.
Bring the vibrant colours of the new season to your bathtub! Lush has a whimsical limited edition Easter collection of bath bombs gifts and bubble bars. Their Golden Egg bath bomb melt looks like it was laid by a Willy Wonka goose! It smells like toffee and glitters with gold. They also have soap that looks like a carrot and bath bombs that look like little chicks in their eggs.
From avant-garde chocolate eggs to friendly bunny pastries, Chez Christophe’s Easter collection has something for every-bunny! Their new Tropical Carrot pastry (pictured left) features coconut montée, lemongrass namalaka, pineapple marmalade and a mint compote in a vanilla tart shell; and the adorable Lapin pastry (pictured right) is a fruity cream puff like no other—think strawberry lemon confit, rhubarb gel and vanilla montée. If you’re looking for chocolate, you won’t be disappointed either. This year’s Easter collection includes six new chocolate creations, which include everything from a shiny carrot to a bunny in a flower part and a cheerful green dinosaur named Eggtor (pictured at top of article).
For a fancy and colourful Easter brunch, head to Market by Jean-Georges on Sunday, April 1st. Their three-course set menu is only $65 per person and features a selection of entrées, including two Benedicts served with rösti potato and extra virgin olive oil hollandaise. The vegetarian eggs Benedict has smoked cauliflower and avocado, while the traditional Benny has emperor ham, bacon and cheddar cheese.
You’ll want to pick up a whole box of these adorable treats! BjornBar’s bunny bum cookies—a sugar cookie with a cake pop fluffy bum—will bring a smile to every face. BjornBar also has marshmallow treats with chicks and carrots on them. Even their regular treats like brownies are getting refreshed with spring colours.
Thomas Haas needs no introduction for those who know Vancouver’s chocolate scene. Their hand-crafted chocolate creations sculpted into whimsical Easter characters are a delightful decadence. Thomas Haas is also doing a raffle draw on Friday, March 30th to raise money for youth sports charities. Tickets are $3 each, four for $10, and there are 40 prizes to be won, including a giant chocolate creation valued at over $1,000.
Liberty is the sweetest and most Instagram-worthy bakery in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. They’re offering up pastel-hued princess cakes (pictured) and Totoro cookies that kids and adults will adore.
Thierry’s chocolate-dipped marshmallows and butter financiers are perfect for Easter, and their fresh springtime macaron flavours include lychee, cassis, and double lemon. Pick up a basket full of treats if you’re feeling extra festive!
Don’t miss your chance to indulge in these doughy Easter delights that come topped with lemon maple icing. Terra Breads’ hot cross buns are made with Rabbit River cage-free eggs, organic dried fruit, and sweetened with orange peel and spices. Try them with your morning coffee for a perfect start to the day.
Butter is your one-stop shop for Easter favourites—plus their treats make great gifts. They have hot cross buns, cute springtime cookies and their signature puffy marshmallows. You’ll also probably want to grab a cupcake while you’re at it… I mean, it would be rude not to.