FAUBOURG PARIS, KERRISDALE, FOR PINK HIGH TEA

The Pink High Tea:  Service for Two. Faubourg’s window display from the outside. The reservations for High Tea are seated at the back of the bakery.  The front is the cafe area. Look up.  Isn’t the chandelier pretty? The reservations area is located next to the kitchen.  You can take […]

STUART’S BAKERY, GRANVILLE ISLAND

Black Forest Cake.Yes, it’s a little lop-sided from having been smushed against the side of the box, but it was oh so good! New York Cheesecake.Rich, dense cheesecake.  Very good and decadent. Key Lime tartSo Bib’s attending dance classes at Arts Umbrella, which is located in Granville Island.  This gives […]

QUE? QUEJOS ARE GF!

Extra Cheese Quejos (kay-joes).  Made from manioc, these “breads” are indeed Gluten Free. Are you finding it troublesome finding GF breads that taste like bread?  Well, Quejos are not in any way like bread texturally, but they do taste good and can be used like bread to sandwich fillings.  They […]

SWEET E’S GF CHOCOLATE SILK CAKE

Flourless Chocolate Silk Cake. My sole  intent today was to get cake…preferably chocolate.  After the less than satisfactory burger I had at McDonald’s I decided that only chocolate cake could remedy the intestinal imbalance in my gut.  Fortunately, Sweet E’s was across the street.  Located next to the Red Onion, […]

LE MARCHÉ ST. GEORGE, A HIDDEN GEM

Le Marché St. George is a quaint little corner store and cafe hidden in a quiet residential neighbourhood.  At once you are struck by its rustic French charm.  The shop is located on St. George Street and E. 28th Avenue in East Vancouver (between Main and Fraser).   The building is […]

BAAK TONG GOH FROM NEW TOWN BAKERY

Lookit those great bubbles! New Town Bakery’s White Sugar Rice Steamed Rice Cake (baak tong goh) are good.  They don’t have that overly-yeasted/fermented taste.  They are soft and white and kids love them.  Making these yourself is possible, but buying a few pieces is so much more convenient because there’s […]