Where to find the best cookies in Victoria

From candy cane whoopie pies to gingerbread houses and beyond

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat in the middle of a work day, or want to bring out a special spread for Santa this holiday season (*wink*), there is no shortage of bakeries that make amazing cookies in Victoria.

Come with us and explore the wide range of possibilities for this humble and delicious treat, from classic options like biscotti, chocolate chip and gingerbread houses (complete with several gingerbread decorating kits!) to more sophisticated flavours like chocolate chili ginger and almond fudge.

Here are some of the best cookies you can find in Victoria.

After opening in 2013, Crust Bakery almost instantly gained a cult following along with the title of the best bakery in Victoria. Everything here is made from scratch using local and seasonal ingredients, presenting an elevated yet classic menu of savoury and sweet items. That being said, their chocolate hazelnut biscotti and oatmeal cookies are to die for.

Address: 730 Fort St., Victoria

Patisserie Daniel is one of the best places to visit for themed event cakes and elaborate, insta-worthy frosted desserts, though don’t let that stop you from dropping by for a more simple treat like a cookie. Flavours include oatmeal, peanut butter jelly, gingerbread and many more.

Address: 1729 Cook St., Victoria

Whether or not you’re looking for a treat without gluten, Origin Bakery’s treats are so delicious you won’t realize it’s not there. Large cookies like almond fudge and chocolate ginger are sure to hit the spot, plus, they’re selling gingerbread decorating kits for the holiday season! Grab yours before they’re gone.

Address: 1525 Pandora Ave., Victoria

Established in 1978, The Italian Bakery is a longstanding spot for Northern Italian breads, pastries, ready-made meals and gelato. Italian cookies like cornetti, biscotti and pizzicati are delightful and can be purchased as a big platter if you’re hosting a large group of people.

Address: 3197 Quadra St., Victoria

Dutch Bakery & Diner has been around for generations, the first owners opening up a coffee shop on Fort Street back in 1955. Since then, they’ve become a Victoria staple for dutch bakery items—most notably, their cookies. Discover gems like cream-filled meringues, dutch shortbread cookies, and nougat snaps and fall instantly in love.

Address: 718 Fort St., Victoria

If you’re on the hunt for Christmas cookies this holiday season, Cakes Etc. has an abundance of holiday-themed cookies to put you right in the spirit. From gingerbread folks to snowmen and candy cane whoopie pies, their cookies are as adorable as they are delicious.

Address: 2821 Quesnel St., Victoria

A bakery, pizzeria and roastery—it’s accurate to say that Bubby Rose is a jack of all trades. If you’re looking for a good cup of coffee accompanied by a sweet bite to eat, it’s worth it to come here just for their beezlebubby cookie—a luscious, chocolate round stuffed with chili, ginger and Himalayan salt. In other words, an explosion of deep flavours.

Address: 1022 Cook St., Victoria