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Purebread In Mount Pleasant – Carb Heaven

27 Nov

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We’ve heard the hype about Purebread. We didn’t experience it though until recently when we ventured to their new Mount Pleasant location. If you are unfamiliar with the name, this business hails from Whistler and has a loyal and dedicated following.  They did open a location in Gastown a couple of years ago, but this year opened a location in Mount Pleasant at 5 East 5th Avenue.  It’s been on our radar to check out and we are so glad we did. We decided this was our spot to fuel up before taking on The Eastside Culture Crawl for the day. On entering Purebread, we saw the long line up of people happily waiting. No disgruntled people here.  Most in line oogling all the items before them, it seemed to have a calming effect on everyone. For a first timer, it was a little daunting making a selection amongst a long line of people, but it seems the staff is used to those overwhelmed by the sheer number of options.  Staff are quite understanding yet still adept at keeping the line moving. Having said that, if you aren’t quick, you could miss out on that one last item of whatever it is you are eyeing, but once that one item disappears, the good thing is something equally delicious will quickly take its place. Some of the rotating items on offer include a selection of house-baked breads, rustic baguettes, ciabatta as well as breakfast items bacon and egg brioche, zucchini bacon and cheese muffins, almond croissants, scones, coconut macaroons. Their sweets are every bit as drool worthy and include flourless brownies, meringues, macaroons, cookies the side of your hand, carrot cake, salted caramel bars and so much more.   We sampled a couple of items and of course took some home.  Nothing was a disappointment. The flourless brownie though a clear stand out.  Whether you are eating in or doing take-out, this is a great spot. Many portions are large and easily divided up for sharing/tasting.  Purebread is pure carb heaven.  If you haven’t already made your way over, we recommend you make the trip to 5 East 5th Avenue.

Photo Credit: Purebread

Baker’s Market Returns This Spring To SE Vancouver

25 Mar

PurpleMacaronsBakersMarketThe Baker’s Market is back this Spring!  If you haven’t attended the Baker’s Market, it is a great community based event that brings together local baking enthusiasts, pastry students, mommy bakers as well as budding entrepreneurs.  Some of the delicious things you will find include exquisite French macarons by J’adore les Macarons, delicious lemons squares from The Lemon Square and honestly, these are a little piece of heaven if you haven’t already tried them.  Other vendors lined up include Mama’s Bake Shop with gluten free cake and cookie mixes, Chicka Bites Baked GoodsLe Mardi Cake Studio with some works of art that you can eat and Yellow Basket Baking to name just a few.  Each week you will find a different group of bakers, so the offerings will vary each week, but some of the goodies you can expect to find include organic muffins, brownies, handmade chocolates, Belgian waffles, scones, preserves, breads, tarts and much more. If you have something specific in mind that you would like, we do recommend you arrive early.

The Baker’s Market will be held at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser).  Admission to the market is free, there is ample parking and our favourite part, lots of samples! So come out and support your local talented creative bakers. The market kicks off Sunday, April 12th, but if you miss the first weekend, there will be 8 more markets on April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, May 24th and  June 7th and June 14th. The market runs each Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is one sweet market you should not miss.

Photo Credit (Above): J’adore les Macarons
Photo Credit (Below): The Lemon SquareTheLemonSquare2

Got Craft? At Maritime Labour Centre December 13th & 14th

12 Dec

GotCraftDec2014Got Craft? is an independent craft fair which will be holding its Holiday Edition market this weekend at the Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, with some 75+ local vendors.

Got Craft? is one of many great opportunities to see first hand how much creative talent there is in this City. The event aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and do-it-yourself culture. You can expect to find a variety of handmade items including jewellery, stationery, housewares, plush toys, baked goods, artisan chocolates and much more. Some new vendors lined up this year include Rogue Florist, Shoreside Studios, Small Wonder, Livia Sweets and Jon Shaw Paintings. For a full rundown of all the vendors at this year’s fair, check out Vendors 2014.

This weekend you are also invited to come flex your creative muscle in one of the their FREE hands on workshops hosted by Spool of Thread sewing lounge, Small Wonder and Delish General Store.  Projects include do-it-yourself ornaments and holiday tags. And if all that shopping makes you hungry, they’ve got you covered there as well.  A few local food carts including Taser Grilled Cheese, Ze Bite and The Kaboom Box will be on hand.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both Saturday, December 13th & Sunday, December 14th. Tickets are $3.00 cash at the door. Children under 10 are free. The first 50 attendees on each of the days, will receive a free swag bag. Now that’s certainly an incentive to get out early if you aren’t generally inclined to.

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Petit Four Pastries Pop Up Shop At les amis du Fromage April 5th

4 Apr

petitfourprofileLes amis du Fromage at 843 East Hastings Street is hosting another great Pop Up Shop this Saturday. They have invited their new friends from Petit Four Pastries who they discovered during a recent visit to the Baker’s Market in South Vancouver. The upcoming Pop Up Shop will showcase the talents of the four bakers behind Petit Four Pastries being Ada, Alyssa, Carol and Minnie. The ladies met in pastry school a couple of years ago and opened their new venture in January of this year. Their sweet treats have been selling like hot cakes from the get go.  This Saturday, the ladies from Petit Four Pastries will have a selection of decorative cookies, mint brownies, almond financiers which happen to be gluten free and small bite-sized desserts also known as petit four.  The Pop Up Shop is located directly next to les amis du fromage’s East Van location at 843 East Hastings Street and will be open from Noon – 5 pm this Saturday.  If you miss them there, will the ladies will be back at the Baker’s Market at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre on April 20th, 27th and May 4th.

Photos:  Petit Four Pastries

 

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New Indoor Market: Baker’s Dozen At The River District Sunday March 2nd

27 Feb

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A new indoor bakers’ market starts up this weekend called ‘Baker’s Dozen’ at River District, 8683 Kerr Street, in SE Vancouver.  Starting Sunday, March 2nd and running consecutively for 5 weeks you will find lots of delicious treats from 13 local vendors including one of my personal favourites Sweet Salt Bakery with lots of German treats. The Baker’s Dozen will have many other delicious offerings from Biscotti Joe, Bon Ami Bakery, The Butter Bar, Damien’s Belgian Waffles, Mrs. Chip, Stepping Stones Bakery as well as some gluten free options from Happily Stuffed Baking Co. and High Crow Gluten Free.  The markets run every Sunday in March, being March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. Admission is free. 

Photo Credit: Sweet Salt Bakery

The Baker’s Market Returns To SE Vancouver February 16th

9 Feb

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The Baker’s Market is back for the Spring!  The first of 7 dates get under way Sunday, February 16th.  This much loved and well attended event took a hiatus this past fall while organizer, Connie, flew off to France.  She spent six months doing some intensive baking, studying and tastings to earn a Diplome de Patisserie from Le Cordon Blue in Paris, France.  Congratulations Connie!

If you haven’t attended this Baker’s Market, it is a community based event that brings out baking enthusiasts, pastry students, mommy bakers as well as budding entrepreneurs.  Each week you will find different bakers on hand offering a wide array of baked goods. Some of the delicious things you will find include exquisite French macarons by J’adore les Macarons, delicious lemons squares from The Lemon Square and delectable baked breads from the The Bread Lab. Other vendors on hand include Andrea’s Oven, GI Jane with Healthy Treats for hungry foodies and the ladies from Petit Four Pastries plus of course many more.  Each week has different vendors, so the offerings will be a bit different each time, but the types of goodies you can expect to find include organic muffins, brownies, handmade chocolates, Belgian waffles, scones, preserves, breads, tarts, granola and much more. If you have something specific you’d like, I do recommend you arrive early.

The Baker’s Market will be held at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street (60th & Fraser).  Admission to the market is free, there is ample parking and my favourite part, lots of samples! So come out and support your local talented creative bakers.   If you this miss the kick off Sunday, February 16th, not to worry, there will be 6 more markets on February 23rd, March 2nd,  March 9th,  April 20th, April 27th and May 4th. The market runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Sunday. 

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Are You A Baker? Would You Like to Sell Some Sweet Or Savoury Goods? If so, River District Is Looking For You!

29 Jan

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River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street, in SE Vancouver is hosting an indoor baked goods market for five Sundays in March starting March 2nd.  They are on the hunt for 13 local bakers who wish to sell their baked goods to the public. The markets will run every Sunday in March, being March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission will be free to the public.  If you are interested in being a vendor, visit their website at River District to review the Vendor Information and Temporary Food Market guidelines.  Application deadline is Tuesday, February 4th.  Vendors accepted for Baker’s Dozen will be notified by February 7th. To apply, see online Vendor Application.

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