What’s more delicious than a croissant? Two croissants. Or maybe two dozen, depending how adventurous you’re feeling.
After first launching last year, the Metro Vancouver Croissant Crawl returns this November to bring the famously finicky French fancy to palates across the Lower Mainland. Two dozen time-limited flavours will be available at participating bakeries and cafes, promising tasty treats to help get you through the inevitably drizzly days of mid-fall.
There are even two plant-based offerings on the menu for vegan and lactose-intolerant snackophiles to enjoy, which will hopefully answer my personal baking woes of “how do you make perfect laminated pastry without butter?”
The Croissant Crawl runs from November 1 to 14. Check out the list of vendors and their exclusive flavours below, so you can plan your treat trips accordingly.
Bel Cafe, 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Coconut and pandam supreme croissant, filled with coconut rice pudding, and topped with pandan namelaka and caramel.
BjornBar Bakery, 3053 Edgemont Boulevard #102, North Vancouver / 581 Clarke Road #111, Coquitlam
Crunchy hazelnut milk chocolate croissant, made with housemade milk chocolate, fresh hazelnut ganache, and garnished with toasted hazelnuts and icing sugar.
Bonus Bakery, 1185 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Tiramisu Biscoff crumbs croissant, a plant-based croissant combining classic Italian coffee dessert with Dutch speculoos spice.
Cadeaux Bakery, 172 Powell Street, Vancouver
Apple pecan crisp twice-baked croissant, filled with almond pecan frangipane and apple pie compote and topped with maple soak, more frangipane, and an oat pecan crumble.
Cassandra Cakes Co, 2331 Marpole Avenue #105, Port Coquitlam
Croissant waffle sandwich, filled with roast chicken, spinach, pesto, aioli, cranberry, and brie.
Charisma Cafe and Dessert House, 197 Keefer Place, Vancouver
Try either the honey ham and cheese mochi croissant; or the tomato jam and cheese mochi croissant.
Davie Village Bakery, 1216 Davie Street, Vancouver
Nutella supreme croissant, filled with nutella cream and topped with minced hazelnuts.
Footo Croissant, 858 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cinnamon croissant cereal—crispy super-mini cinnamon croissants, served with milk.
Hazukido, 280 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Caramel pumpkin spice ice cream croissant, filled with pumpkin spice cream and drizzled with butterscotch caramel.
Karen’s Dreamy Bakeshop, 4021 Macdonald Street, Vancouver
Indulge in the almond croissant crown pull-apart with almond paste, nutella, and icing sugar.
Kozak Ukrainian Eatery, 1 West Cordova Street, Vancouver / 5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver / 444 6th Street, New Westminster
Three locations are offering their pistachio croissant cube.
Leaven Bakery, at the Port Moody Winter Market November 5 and 12, 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
Try either the carbonara croissant, made with guanciale and shaved pecorino; or the charcoal salted egg yolk croissant, topped off with torched meringue.
Leavenly Goods Bakery, 9427 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver
XXL Croissant, in original or almond, offers a perfect sharing piece or alternative to a celebration cake.
Little Cafe on Robson, 1258 Robson Street, Vancouver
Pick up the pomegranate punch supreme croissant.
Nelson the Seagull Cafe, 315 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Chocolate Mumgry and jam croissant, packed with housemade blueberry jam and peanut butter punch.
Paul Bakery, Cafe and Restaurant, 1164 Robson Street, Vancouver
Choose between the caramel chocolate croissant cube; or the mascarpone and strawberry croissant.
Pourquoi Pas Pâtisserie, 1194 Landsdowne Drive #304, Coquitlam
St Honoré croissant, filled with creme patisserie and vanilla bean monté and topped with a filled choux puff dipped in caramelized sugar.
To Live For Bakery and Cafe, 1508 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Check out the plant-based salted coconut caramel cruffin, topped with a caramel donut glaze and flaky Maldon sea salt.
Terra Breads, 1689 Johnston Street #107, Vancouver / 1605 Manitoba Street, Vancouver / 53 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Feel fall with the pumpkin pie double-baked croissant, filled with pumpkin and almond spice cream and topped with crumble.
Uprising Breads Bakery, 1697 Venables Street, Vancouver
Check out the toasted coconut cream croissant.
VIVA Cafe and Bakery, 1555 Yes Street, Vancouver
The jasmine pistachio parcel comes with pistachio frangipane and praline and jasmine cream.
Wicked Cafe and Bakery, 1399 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
This s’mores kouign-amann combines dark chocolate custard, biscoff, and marshmallow.