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Where to find festive holiday treats in Burnaby

These treats were made for eatin'!

By Simran Singh | December 1, 2021 |5:00 am

The best thing about the holiday season is the plethora of limited-edition holiday treats that will disappear as soon as the holiday decorations come down. As we arrive in December, there’s no better time to start tasting these festive flavours so we can enjoy them to our hearts’ content before they’re gone. We’ve compiled a list of holiday offerings to get our sweet-toothed readers started, feel free to let us know if we missed any places!

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Chez Christophe

 

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Chez Christophe is bringing the holiday cheer this year with 4 Buche de Noel flavours (cranberry blossom, oh, deer, la chocolatee, and pear rocher) and adorable chocolate lollipops in the shape of a tree, a reindeer, and a snowman. Looking for something to decorate your holiday feast and make you feel like you’re on a vacation? Check out their beautiful “A Tropical Christmas” showpieces! Please keep in mind these items need to be pre-ordered, which you can do on their website.  More holiday treats are coming, so keep an eye out on their website.
Address: 4717 Hastings St

Mon Paris

Mon Paris is offering 3 mouth-watering flavours of Christmas Logs: chocolate eggnog, pistachio and raspberry, and Rudolph, which is a dark chocolate brownie biscuit with mango cremeau with fresh diced mango cubes and passion fruit mousse. Preorders are now open and pickup is on Dec 23 and 24.  You can also find beautiful edible chocolate creations including a snowman diorama and a potted poinsettia. Looking for some delicious interactive fun for your gatherings? Check out their chocolate ornaments and cookie decorating kits!
Address: 4396 Beresford St

Glenburn Soda Fountain


Stop by Glenburn Soda Fountain to try out their seasonal menu! They’re jazzing up their popular sundaes with festive flavours including: the Jack Frost Brownie Sundae with festive candy cane ice cream, the Yule Nog Sundae with eggnog ice cream, and the Merry Terry that comes with festive toppings. Can’t decide? Their Holiday Sampler Sundae allows you to try three different holiday flavours in one go! Make sure to check out their festive beverages as well!
Address: 4090 Hastings St

Punk Rock Pastries


Planning to celebrate the holidays with an edge? Punk Rock Pastries has got you covered. Nothing says celebration more than a big gingerbread man, and their Krampus Gingy is ready to scare off naughty children as Krampus should. They also offer several gingerbread decoration kits including a gingerbread house kit that is also available as a vegan option and some “naughtier” kits for adults.
Address: 5548 Hastings St

Bella Gelateria

 

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It’s never too cold for gelato, and Bella Gelateria is gearing up to celebrate the holidays with their new December flavours: Eggnog, Noir Fondant, Ivory (white chocolate), and Pandora (Italian sweet cake). All December flavours will be available at Bella Metrotown, and keep an eye out for Bella Brentwood Mall that’s set to open before Spring/Summer 2022!
Address: K3 Metropolitan @ Metrotown Mall 4700, Kingsway

Soft Peaks

Speaking of frozen treats, we can’t forget Soft Peaks. From now until mid-December, you can get their delicious S’Mores flavour with s’mores-inspired toppings served in a cone with a toasted marshmallow fluff rim. Taking its place and staying on the menu until January will be a returning favourite, the Mont Blanc. The Mont Blanc is inspired by the traditional dessert and consists of a sweetened chestnut purée accompanied with a meringue mixture, chestnut pieces, feuilletine flakes, and a piece of glazed chestnut with gold flakes on top. Stay tuned to Soft Peaks’ Instagram page to find out more about the special holiday edition of the Mont Blanc – matcha excitement awaits!
Address: 4603 Kingsway

Special mention: Minus Cake Boutique

Although minus cake shop is just past the Burnaby-Vancouver border at Boundary Rd, their beautifully decorated cakes were too good not to give a special mention to. Minus Cake Boutique takes it to the next level with four holiday designs: the Christmas Snow Globe, the Reindeer and Snowman, the Merry Yule Log, and the Santa in Forest. They do look too pretty to eat, but the delicious flavour combinations such as the Christmas Snow Globe’s assembly of vanilla sponge, yellow peach compote, white peach panna cotta, and white peach oolong tea mouse also mean that they’re too delicious not to eat!
Address: 3615 Kingsway

Simran Singh

Managing Editor at Burnaby Beacon

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