It’s that time of year again, Easter is upon us and spring is in full swing! With Easter, that means all the chocolatey and delicious inspired sweets are back at your favorite restaurants, bakeries, and ice cream shops!
That’s right, we’re talking about chocolate beers — special beers brewed with chocolate as an ingredient: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cacao beans or nibs, cocoa powder, or even chocolate fudge. Sometimes brewers might even use more than one of these ingredients — and the results can be spectacularly delicious.
Christmas is long gone, post-holiday diets all but forgotten, but just around the corner is the romantic holiday synonymous with chocolate. That’s right, we’re talking about Valentine’s Day, and we are here to help find the perfect local selection of chocolates for your love interest, your platonic pal, your work colleagues, or yourself—because frankly, we could all use a little treat! We have put together a list of six places to purchase locally handcrafted chocolates.
Nothing screams fall like cinnamon and baked goods, so dust off those sweatpants and get ready to indulge! We dug deep and tested out more than a dozen different raisinless cinnamon buns across the city and rounded out the top six. Yes, we said raisinless… but if you are a fan of those tiny dried grapes in your rolled cinnamon pastries, some of these locations also have options for you. Read on and you might find some helpful tips and maybe even your new favourite!
Once upon a time, delicious vegan baked goods were pretty scarce unless you baked them yourself. Well, not anymore. Today, so many of our local restaurants and bakeries now have at least one vegan dessert option. Whether you’re in the mood for a box of doughnuts, a custom cake, or a warm cinnamon bun—if you can imagine it, it’s probably available somewhere in Victoria.