Fall has officially arrived, but that doesn’t mean every food in the city has to use pumpkin spice as an ingredient.
Lemon tarts are the perfect remedy to brighten up those imminent rainy days in Vancouver. From tasty gluten-free options to toppings like toasted meringue, these pastries will leave you wanting more than just one.
Here are five places to find lemon tarts in town.
Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 East Hastings Street)
Its tarte au citron, which features lemon curd on a sweet pastry base, is worth the trek to Burnaby Heights.
Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery (3385 Cambie Street)
Taste a gluten-free lemon-custard tart topped with a visually appealing toasted Italian meringue.
East Village Bakery (2166 East Hastings Street)
A tangy and sweet lemon tart that’s always topped with season-appropriate decorations—did we mention that it’s gluten-free?
Tartine Bread and Pies (770 Beach Avenue and 1069 Davie Street)
Its 10-inch lemon meringue pie works well as a birthday cake, and bite-sized versions are also offered.
Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe (2150 Fir Street)
Offers a tangy seasonal lemon-yuzu tart with the perfect combination of sweet and sour flavours.