This week’s Vancouver Mom is buttery flake-o-phile and tech maven Alexandra T. Greenhill. Alexandra is mom to three and CEO co-founder of myBestHelper, the best web and mobile tool to find child and elder care, with over 8,000 users. Her french family loves and knows their croissants and pain au chocolats. Bon appétit!
Alexandra’s favorite bakeries for croissants
Elegant Paris like surroundings match the incredible taste of the pastries: you have to try the double baked almond croissant, made by this French chef!
2156 W 41st Ave, Vancouver, (604) 266-2156
The award winning chocolat is (of course) AMAZING, but so are the pasties – from the pain au chocolat to the pistachio croissants.
2539 W. Broadway, Vancouver, (604) 736-1848
998 Harbourside Dr. North Vancouver, (604) 924-1847
Come for the great croissants and sandwiches, stay for the great feel of a neighborhood cafe in Paris, with a playmat area with toys, and a fun conversation with the Parisian owner baker.
2668 Arbutus St, Vancouver, (604) 736-0515
Daniel Le Chocolat Belge
A Belgian take on our favorite European pastries comes off light and delicious, and the secret is the specially sourced butter!
88 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, (604) 879-7782
2820 Granville St, Vancouver, (604) 733-1994
1105 Robson St, Vancouver, (604) 688-9624
Hmmm… almond chocolate croissant….. Mmmmm… Words can’t describe it, you will just have to try it.
2150 Fir Street, Vancouver, (604) 732-4222
Bel Café 801
Nested in the new gorgeous Hotel Georgia, Bel cafe offers a fun modern surroundings, and really yummy versions of the croissant classics. They make little guests feel like movie stars.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W Georgia St, (604) 673-7000
What would croissants taste like if made by hand by a Paris trained and Fairmont experienced baker chef? Oh wait, that is exactly who makes them at 1262 Homer St, Vancouver, (604) 899-1098
More of a hipster hangout, Matchstics is known for its coffee, but our kids drag us there because of the croissants and pains au chocolat – fresh, yummy, the real deal.
639 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, (604) 558-0639
213 Georgia St E, Vancouver, 604-336-0213
Nelson the Seagull
In the heart of Gastown, Nelson the Seagull makes great breads, soups, salads and … croissants! Go figure, truly unexpected, but true.
315 Carrall St, Vancouver, (604) 681-5776
This is a shop obsessed with fresh croissants. So obsessed that they called themselves F.O.O.T.O (Fresh Out Of The Oven) – pronounced Fu-toh.
858 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, (604) 568-6500