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The yummiest Lunar New Year treats in the city!

One of the great things about living in Vancouver is getting to experience a variety of cultural celebrations, one of them being Lunar New Year. And if there is an opportunity to include a sweet or two, Vancouver mamas are there! We have rounded up the city’s yummiest treats to ring in the Year of the Pig.

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The yummiest Lunar New Year treats in the city!

Purdy’s Chocolates

Any opportunity to celebrate with Purdy’s, and we’re there! This year, Purdy’s has come out with an assortment of chocolate in honour of the Lunar New Year. What we especially love are the different price points, ranging from $2.50 and up. If you are looking to hand out something for your child’s class, pick up a bunch of their ‘Lai See Pack’ (red envelope) filled with their signature chocolates.

GongCha

 

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Pears, bubbles, tapioca – whatever you want to call them, they’re undeniably good! GongCha’s limited drink series for Lunar New Year is out now: Mango Mango, Mango Matcha, Mango Latte. They are calling us! But the real question is: which one should we try first?

Wild Sweets Chocolatiers

 

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One of the “25 best chocolatiers in the world”! That means you can’t go wrong with a box of red macaroons speckled with gold from Wild Sweets. They’re aptly themed colour scheme will be a sure hit! If you are looking for something more chocolatey themed to take to your Lunar New Year dinner, check out the Chinese New Year Red Envelope Chestnut and the Chinese New Year Chinese Art Collection.

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Dragon’s Beard Candy

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Chinese delicacy, Dragon’s Beard Candy, is made right in front of your eyes from cornflour, nuts and honey. It was known to be reserved for the Emperor and when he ate it, it got stuck on his beard, hence the name Beard Candy! This is available at a variety of vendors, including Aberdeen Centre in Richmond.

Sugarfina

 

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How CUTE are these? Sugarfina is known for their delicious goodies but did you know that they also added envelopes this year? Fill them with money (traditional) or Sugarfina piglet candies or golden chocolate pearls! Pro Tip: They are currently offering free shipping for Sugarfina Rewards members.

Beta5 Chocolates

Not only does Beta5 have Mandarin Crunch bars in honour of the Lunar New Year but they also have some fittingly Asian-inspired cream puffs. Think mango bubble tea, dark chocolate sesame & mandarin cream rice pudding puff  – available until Friday February 8th – pre-order yours through their web store before they’re gone!

 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver, 604.669.3336

Secret Garden Tea Company

If high tea for Lunar New Year is what you’re after, who are we to argue? This charming tea shop got in the spirit with these delightful cookies that you’ll want to pig out on! Oink!

Kerrisdale Village, 2138 West 40th Ave, (604) 261-3070

Granville Island

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Granville Island is celebrating Lunar New Year February 9 with a lion dance, sugar painting and Chinese calligraphy workshop! Grab a Dragon’s Tears green tea from Granville Island Tea Company and fresh Vietnamese pastries from Obarz as you wander the island and snap photos.

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