Where To Buy Ice Cream, Cakes & Cookies In Vancouver

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Anyone that wants to learn about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Vancouver has found the right post. There are plenty of great dessert shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.

We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.

Up next we will get into bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.

Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Vancouver like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in your area.

Towards the end you will find a local dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts on Canada at that link if you want.

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

When you want to eat the best ice cream in Vancouver or some healthier frozen yogurt try:

Rain or Shine serves seasonal gourmet local ice cream, ice cream cakes, and milkshakes.

There are 238 flavors of gelato ranging from classics to innovative inventions at La Casa where nonfat, nondairy, low fat, and sugar free options are also provided as well as sorbetto and yogurt.

Sundae Delight has over 30 flavors of exquisite gelato and superb Indian falooda.

A variety of ice cream in your area like sundaes, milkshakes, and malts as well as candy and soda syrups are offered at Glenburn.

Some of Matteo’s most popular handcrafted Italian gelato flavors include strawberry cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter, and pistachio.

On Yogurt is one of the best spots to go for rolled frozen yogurt, ice cream, organic milk soft serve, bubble waffles, taiyaki, bubble tea, yogurt shakes, grilled sandwiches, and bagels.

You can find a variety of low fat, non fat, and no sugar added frozen sweets, chilled coffee drinks, and yogurts at TCBY.

Yogen Früz makes customizable sweet frozen desserts and features a selection of ice creams, smoothies, and bubble teas.

Bakeries In Your Area

These bakeries near you should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:

L’atelier Patisserie is bakery specializing in handcrafted French pastries and sweets near you along with breads and coffee.

High quality breads, pastries, and light cuisine are served at Bâtard Bakery.

Keto Bakery Caveman offers keto, vegan, and gluten free baked sweets in your area.

Small Victory Bakery is a good place to try gourmet pastries, breads, and sandwiches.

International pastries, cakes, and light meals are served in an upscale setting at Chez Christophe.

Diplomat Bakery is known for serving some of the best sweet and savory pastries and custom cakes in Vancouver.

You can also head to Rain or Shine Ice Cream, Chez Christophe, Diplomat Bakery, Clever, Lemonade, Panne Rizo, and Vegetarian Delite Bakery who we have linked you to in other lists for more tasty baked sweets.

Local Donut Shops

Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:

Where To Buy Cupcakes

There are some really good cupcake shops around town:

You can also head to Cupcakes for some of the most fanciful treats, cakes, and other nostalgic baked delights that are all freshly produced every day.

Happy Cakes sells over 20 flavors of signature delectable cupcakes in your area including caramelicious, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate truffle, and chocolate and coconut.

Clever is a nut free bakery providing cakes, cupcakes, and cookies that are free of other allergens as well as coffee, tea, and a variety of cold beverages.

Candy Stores Near You

These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:

The Candy Room has over 400 bulk candies near you to choose from such as chocolate, licorice, gummies, jellybeans, sours, saltwater taffy, and many more.

Over 100 different kinds of imported licorice, candies, chocolates, and hula hoops are available at Granville Island.

The Licorice Parlour is also a solid option for imported licorice, handmade organic quinoa waffles, chocolates, and hula hoops.

Chocolate & Fudge Shops

Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:

Lindt Chocolate Shop has been selling quality Swiss chocolate, truffles, and confectionary since 1845.

You can also buy gourmet chocolate, various confections, cocoa, and gift baskets at Rocky Mountain Chocolate.

Purdys Chocolatier produces local chocolate bars, snacks, assorted treats, nuts, candies, truffles, soft centers, peanut butter, salted sweets, and much more.

Innovative chocolates, baked goods, and ice cream sandwiches are some of the items sold at Beta5.

Don’t forget about the chocolates at The Candy Room, Granville Island, and The Licorice Parlour from our previous list.

Gluten Free Bakeries

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Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:

Lemonade bakes gluten free cakes, breads, and cookies near you using home ground flour and all natural ingredients.

Healthy pastries, doughnuts, pizza, and sandwiches are available at The Gluten Free Epicurean.

Panne Rizo offers gluten free homemade cakes, cookies, and pastries too.

Vegan cakes, cookies, and other savory foods are Edible Flours’ specialties.

Vegetarian Delite Bakery has a diverse selection of cookies, cakes, muffins, pastries, and pizza as well as vegan, gluten free, and sugar free products.

Cookie Crumbles sells personalized and made to order cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and muffins that you can also buy online.


Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:

Local Restaurants With Great Desserts

Lastly, these restaurants are known for their must have desserts:

Ofra’s makes some of the most famous desserts near you including baklava, malabi cream, and Mayan nutty balls.

Blue Water Café serves exquisite seafood as well as some of Vancouver’s most delectable desserts like lime panna cotta, greek yoghurt mascarpone cheesecake, pistachio creme brulee, tiramisu chocolate bar, and warm dark chocolate cake.

Straight and Marrow is known for serving delicious desserts like their s’mores and arroz con leche.

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Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Vancouver

For now that is all we have to share but check back in because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.

Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Vancouver.

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