Bakeries in North Cowichan

Five Large Cupcakes or Five Brewed Beverages at Mancakes Bakery (Up to 49% Off)

Mancakes Bakery

Downtown Vancouver

Cupcake shop pairs super-strong coffee with "man's man" flavours such as bacon chili chocolate, buffalo wing, whiskey lime & Chicago popcorn

C$19.70 C$11.99

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Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Bread Loaves, or Bread Mixes at Panne Rizo (Up to 50% Off)

Panne Rizo

Multiple Locations

All baked goods are gluten-free at this specialty bakery; choose from loaves of bread, bread mixes, or classic baked goods

C$30 C$15

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Six Macarons with Drinks for Two or Waffles with Lattes for Two at Leonidas Chocolate Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Leonidas Chocolate Cafe

Downtown Vancouver

Macarons comes with tea, lattes, or hot chocolates; the liege waffles include lattes, chocolates, and chocolate-covered strawberries

C$19.90 C$10.99

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6 or 12 Cookies or a 15" Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café (Up to 44% Off)

Nestle Toll House Cafe

Guildford Town Centre

Choose your favorite fresh-baked Nestlé Toll House cookies or take home a cookie cake that feeds 8–16 people

C$11.34 C$7

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$7 for One Dozen Pre-Assorted Mini Cupcakes at Cupcakes by Heather & Lori ($14 Value)

Cupcakes by Heather & Lori

Highstreet Mall

Baked-from-scratch cupcakes made from preservative-free ingredients inside a retro-style shop with its own reality show

C$14 C$7

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One or Two Dozen Pastries at BeNanna Bakery (Up to $25 Off)

BeNanna Bakery

Chilliwack

Pastries such as vanilla slices, eclairs, and chocolate cream puffs made from scratch by a local baker with real butter and whipped cream

C$30 C$18

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Wine, Beer, or Coffee Beans at Silver Cup Coffee (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Silver Cup Coffee

Bayside

Fair-trade, organic coffee beans are roasted and bagged the same day for optimum freshness; cafe also serves wine and beer

$5 $2.50

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$15 for $25 Worth of Cupcakes at PinkaBella Cupcakes

PinkaBella Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

Cupcake flavors include caramel macchiato, irish creme, and bananas foster

$25 $15

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Cold Stone’s ice cream, made in-store daily, inhabits a quantum flux between soft-serve and traditional ice cream, with a rich, creamy texture that whispers tales of its super-premium quality as it glides over taste buds. Ice-cream voyeurs can create their own ice-creamplosion from old favourites or unheard of delights ($2.89–$4.59 with two mix-ins), eliciting taste tests of dozens of silky flavours such as cake batter, cotton candy, and piñata. Each ice-cream creation generously welcomes up to two of the shop's dozens of mix-ins as traditional as Oreo cookies and chopped nuts or as quirky as pie crust. Those willing to bequeath the invention of creamy concoctions to the professionals can try a Cold Stone Signature creation, such as the almond-studded and caramel-slathered Coffee Lovers Only or the Peanut Butter Cup Perfection with Reese's peanut-butter cups, fudge, and a side of endorphins ($3.99–$5.75). Once concoctions are chosen and perfected, they're scooped cold into freshly made waffle cones or bowls.

2927 Drinkwater Road
Duncan,
BC
CA

A bakery outlet for Canada Bread Company Limited, McGavin's offers rows of loaves at wholesale prices. Fill bare cupboards or secret floorboard compartments with discount bread facing a dwindling shelf life, surplus bread from overzealous production lines, and fresh bread from local bakeries. McGavin's white or 100 per cent whole-wheat loaves (five loaves for $10.49) prove eminently slatherable. Other yeasty feasts include Dempster's Bagel six packs (three packs for $8.99), english muffin six packs (three packages for $6.99), and tortillas (three packages for $8.25). The popular discount special section, meanwhile, invites gluten gourmands to mix and match an ever-changing cast of short-dated dough bookends: every product, regardless of size, grain, or resemblance to Winston Churchill costs $1.39, and shoppers can mix and match an assortment of ten loaves for $12. Discount selections change daily and vary by location.

690 Comox Rd
Nanaimo,
BC
CA

Jessie's Juice is the fruit-infused brainchild of local and award-winning country music artist Jessie Farrell, whose venture into non-musical artistry includes a menu of wholesome smoothies, raw and organic food items from local artisans, and her self-designed Jessie's Tea. Pink walls and a checkered floor beckon guests into the shop, where a whir of blenders transforms organic and local fruit, superfoods, and other ingredients into sippable smoothie potions. As daily soup offerings and a selection of raw, vegan, and gluten-free food options lasso their seductive aromas around noses, guests may sign the heart-shaped guest book or enjoy their purchases on the shop's wood bench that sticks its tongue out whenever it senses a stray drop falling.

2380 Beacon Avenue
Sidney,
BC
CA

At four locations, Ooh La La Cupcakes' bakers mix fresh ingredients into luscious batter for 14 cupcake flavours. Among these are the Triple Bypass, a brownie cupcake with caramel filling, caramel buttercream icing, and bits of caramel and Skor bars, and the Monkey Business, a banana cupcake with cream cheese icing. They also design custom cupcakes for special occasions.

9774 Third St
Sidney,
BC
CA

Crumsby’s Cupcake Café fashions tasty, colourful treats from scratch in a multitude of flavours that run the gamut from classic to unexpected. Cupcakes are baked on-site in small batches with quality ingredients for a fresh, nostalgic taste that trumps teething on a carousel slide projector. Traditionalists can enjoy chocolate-on-chocolate or vanilla-on-vanilla treats, and confectionary mavericks can gobble a tiramisu or toasted-marshmallow cupcake. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available for sweet-teeth with special dietary needs. Crumsby’s is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2509 Estevan Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

The warm aroma of freshly baked waffle cones envelops every nook and cranny of Marble Slab Creamery, revving up guests' senses with the promise of impending decadence. As the hand-rolled cones tan in their ovens, the store's staff bustles about the premises whipping up fresh batches of super-premium ice cream in the onsite creamery and helping patrons select a flavour from a list of more than 50 options. This chef-driven dedication to gourmet ice cream began in 1983 with the company's founding in Houston, Texas, when two French chefs were enlisted to create a recipe for Marble Slab Creamery's signature sweet-cream ice cream. Today, staffers utilize the frozen-slab technique of ice-cream architecture, scooping each customer's choice of ice cream and mixins onto a chilled marble slab to mix the separate elements into one customized mélange.

Though specializing in cone-based ice-cream treats, Marble Slab Creamery also offers other scream-worthy confections including cakes, shakes, and ice cream cupcakes. Catering is available at many locations.

2401 Millstream Rd
Victoria,
BC
CA