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National Donut Day June 4th: Where To Find Great Donuts In East Van

31 May

National Donut Day is this Friday, June 4th. In honour of that, we thought we’d highlight where we can find some great donuts in East Van. Specifically independent shops as we all know Tim Hortons and where you can find one. Outside of that, there are some obvious choices like Lucky’s Doughnuts, Cartems Donuts and long standing Duffin’s Donuts which has sealed a place in Vancouver’s collective history. New on the scene for us is Mello located near Chinatown which we have yet to try, but are looking forward to stopping in soon.

What we wanted to find were some spots in East Van that didn’t automatically come to mind when you think of donuts. One of those for us is Breka Bakery which has an apple fritter that is hefty in size and easily sharable between two, or not. Breka has a changing variety of donuts on hand, but the filled ones with apricot or raspberry filling are pretty delish. The added bonus of Breka is that no matter what time of the day or night you get a craving for a donut, they are open 24/7.

Next up is Swiss Bakery which we hear posted some fun flavours the other day like Maple Bacon bits with Custard, Walnut and Rose Petals with Chocolate Ganache, London Fog and Lavender with Custard, Chocolate Long John, Lemon Glazed, Chocolate Pearls and Peanut Butter and Jam. Low and behold they sold out quickly, but you are in luck, they will be available this week until Friday, June 4th. Don’t want to miss out on some of these great flavours and if you want to be sure you don’t, you can place in order online. Visit them at Swiss Bakery.

If Cartems is your go to spot, we learnt that they are offering a unique flavour this week, Sour Apple. It’s being billed as the ‘perfect mix of sweet and tart’. It’s a cake donut with green apple glaze topped with green apple chip. If this speaks to you, Sour Apple is only available till this Sunday, June 6th.

Did we miss your favourite spot? Drop us a line anytime.

Photo Credit: Swiss Bakery

4th Annual BC Beer Awards & Beer Festival October 19th Croatian Cultural Centre

15 Oct


Eagerly anticipated by many, the 4th Annual British Columbia Beer Awards takes place this Saturday, October 19th at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive. This event will showcase the very best of locally made beer. Open to the public, this one day event will include not only the awards ceremony but will play host to BC’s best breweries showcasing what they do best, making great beer!

The event kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and runs till 6:00 p.m. Tickets for this event are available for $35. This includes 4 drink tokens and a 4 oz taster glass (yours to keep).  You can purchase additional drink tokens for $1.25 each.  Note: VIP Packages for groups of 6 were being offered at $400 a pop as was a Hops Connect Class, but these two options are already sold out.  Do we love our beer or what?!

The Beer Awards & Beer Festival will have two local charities on hand. One, The Greater Vancouver Food Bank which will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations at the door. Also on hand, will be the BC Hospitality Foundation who provide assistance to those working in the hospitality industry that are struck by illness.

Food for the event will be provided by Re-Up, Swiss Bakery, Biercraft and The Croatian Cultural Centre.  To purchase, your ticket(s), visit Eventbrite

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