When you visit the same bakery three times in four days, you know it’s a thing of beauty. It’s worth the embarrassment when the person behind the counter says, “Weren’t you here yesterday?”
As with any major city in North America, there will be dozens of quality bakers from the local legends that have been there for decades to the up-and-comers.
When Purebread came up in my search to get my breakfast pastry, the website photography was so beautiful that I need to head right there on my first morning.
I asked the staff what they known for, which they explained that while they have popular items like the carrot cake and almond cookies, they switch up their selection every day to keep people interested and bakers inspired.
As you can tell with the spread, they have anything with any flavor — scones, croissants, muffins, tarts. For the late-afternoon tea nosh or save for later dessert — cakes, pies, cookies, brownies. Then whole loafs for you weekly carb intake.
The chocolate cake was amazing, the apple pie was amazing, the carrot cake was surreal, the scones were magical. I can go on.
It almost made me sad that I didn’t have enough time to go on my last morning before my flight.
There’s one large location in the centrally located Gastown Vancouver and two in the original location in Whistler.