Fall is most definitely upon us. The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, the leaves are turning, and our food and beverage options are becoming increasingly fall-themed. Indeed, many local eateries have jumped at the chance to offer their customers a range of new and exciting eats and drinks, incorporating ingredients that are affiliated with the changing season.
Embracing fall, here is a list of Vancouver-based eateries offering seasonal treats and fall-flavoured goodies.
This fall enjoy a range of seasonally-inspired Sugar Buns at Giovane Café. In addition to their signature buns, which are delightfully soft, pillowy and filled with a vanilla pastry cream, Giovane Café will be offering pumpkin, apple pie, and mint (After 8) flavoured buns, as well as sugar dusted ginger cookies.
Address: 1038 Canada Place
Beaucoup Bakery is celebrating the change in season by adding two warm and welcoming fall-themed treats to their menu. The first is a Pumpkin Tart ($5.50), which has a spicy pumpkin custard filling, and is topped with a sprinkling of candied pumpkin seeds, candied orange peel, and candied ginger. Torched Italian meringue is the final touch. To compliment the tart, Beaucoup Bakery is pouring a Pumpkin Spice Latte, which is comprised of 49th Parallel espresso, Avalon milk and a house-made pumpkin sauce.
Address: 2150 Fir Street
Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie
Thomas Haas has released a new line of fall confections, including custom creations in honour of Thanksgiving, Halloween and Movember. Patrons visiting Thomas Hass’ two locations, in Kitsilano and North Vancouver, can expect to see treats such as a limited-edition Thanksgiving Truffle, filled with cinnamon-spiced pumpkin, a Small Pumpkin (airbrushed with cocoa butter and filled with handcrafted truffles), and Pumpkin Pie. Encircled by a butter crust and topped with cinnamon Chantilly cream, Thomas Hass’ pumpkin pie is available in both Classic Pumpkin and with Caramelized Apple.
Address: 2539 West Broadway, Kitsilano
Address: 998 Harbourside Drive
Calgary-based artisanal gelato company Fiasco Gelato has recently unveiled their fall / Thanksgiving collection, which includes a deliciously and slightly boozy Mulled Wine Sorbetto and Pumpkin Pie Gelato. Both frozen treats are available at Luke’s General Store in Gastown.
Address: Lukes General Store, 49 West Hastings Street
Vancouver’s premier chocolaterie pâttisserie, Thierry has unveiled an array of new creations just it time for fall. In addition to their Salted Caramel Latte, which consists of double espresso, Thierry’s signature salted caramel sauce, plus dashes of sea salt and brown sugar, the Alberni Street store front is offering a Pistachio, Morello Cherry, and Chocolate cake. Nutty, creamy, chocolatey, this cake is reminiscent of a giant macaron, with fun layers of flavours and textures. It’s a really nice alternative to the more expected fall sweets, not to mention it’s visually stunning.
Address: 1059 Alberni Street
Vancouver’s very own boulangerie-pâtisserie, Faubourg has recently launched five unique creations, which are available in October only. Patrons who drop by Faubourg’s various locations can expect to see unique festive treats, such as comforting Fresh Fig and Almond Tarts, bite-sized Pumpkin Spice Latte Macarons, Pumpkin and Cinnamon Viennoiserie, an assortment of stick baguettes, and a spooky Halloween-inspired Shadow The Cat pastry, which combines a coconut mousse and a raspberry gelée centre set on a chocolate cookie base and covered with dark chocolate glaçage.
Address: Various locations
Earnest Ice Cream
Fall flavours have rotated in at one of Vancouver’s favourite ice cream shops. Earnest Ice Cream is now scooping Maple Walnut (and Vegan Maple Walnut), along with the seasonally appropriate Pumpkin Pie, and other autumnal tastes like Cranberry Walnut and Cardamom, for those quintessential scoops of fall. Check their website daily for what’s scooping at each location.
Address: 3992 Fraser Street
Address: 1829 Quebec Street
Those searching for a wonderfully warm and comforting beverage this fall, should make a point to stop by Prado Café. Chilly temperatures have meant that additional fall-themed items have been added to the menu board. In addition to their regular drinks, Prado Café is currently offering Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Gingerbread Lattes, Peppermint Mochas, and Peppermint Hot Cocoas. Patrons can take extra comfort in knowing that all the spice mixes and syrups Prado uses in their specialty drinks are made in-house.
Address: 1938 Commercial Drive
Address: 100 West Hastings Street
The Juice Truck
The Pumpkin Pie Smoothie makes its anticipated return to The Juice Truck’s menu boards this autumn. The blended concoction (comprised of cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, all spice, medjool date, banana and almond milk) is deliciously thick, filling and boasts a distinctive fall taste.
Address: (Truck) Corner of Water and Abbott Street
Address: (Shop) 28 West 5th Avenue