At Rocco's Deli, shoppers can grab all the necessary ingredients to make sure their pantries resemble those of true Italian gourmands. Rocco's shelves are lined with products that can be hard to find in traditional supermarkets, including Lavazza coffee, Aurora Pasata and Sauces, Allessia San Marzona tomatoes, and Riscossa pastas. Over at the EVOO station, silver tankards with taps let patrons re-fill their bottles of extra-virgin olive oil.
Those who don't like to cook can get their empty bellies to the deli, where freshly prepared sandwiches and Italian delicacies await. The deli also serves up hot cups of espresso and specialty coffee drinks, which—much like a dedicated room for Fabio paintings—is a staple in almost every Italian person's life. Being one of few licensed delis, customers can enjoy both Italian eats and wines as well as Peroni Beer.
Colabs Cafe and Bake Shop blends a cosmopolitan European vibe with a homey, handmade sensibility while treating guests to feasts of baked goods, including a variety of gluten-free options, coffee, and toasty paninis. The chefs panini-press PB&J sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, and tofu-scramble wraps, paired with quinoa salads and chickpea bocconcini. From behind a shiny glass display case, jumbo cookies, breads, muffins, as well as dozens of cupcakes beckon to rumbling stomachs, slathered in creamy frosting, cookie crumbles, and marshmallows. Unlike most breakfast and lunch cafés, Colabs Cafe and Bake Shop stays open until midnight, helping diners fuel themselves with the energy to stay up late enough to tuck in the sun.
You won't be disappointed at New Westminster's Farm Cottage Bakery, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Farm Cottage Bakery's outdoor patio.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Farm Cottage Bakery.
At Farm Cottage Bakery, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
From foodies to celebrities, to trendwatchers and Pinkberry's own fanbase of groupies, the buzz about Pinkberry has been sweeping the world. Excitement was high from the very beginning when in 2005 Pinkberry opened its first store in West Hollywood, CA. The demand for the swirls of yogurt was so high that Pinkberry was dubbed the "taste that launched 1,000 parking tickets" by the Los Angeles Times. Undeterred by parking regulations, people were drawn in by their cravings for the yogurt, the abundance of toppings, the bright and energetic modern store design, and the kind smiles of the staff. With over 220 locations in 18 countries, Pinkberry is now one of the most talked about premium frozen yogurts in the world.
Starting with a base of Canadian non-fat, hormone-free milk and non-fat yogurt, Pinkberry's artisans incorporate live and active cultures into the mixture to create a healthy, refreshing treat. The original yogurt is always available, but staffers also swirl new seasonal flavours throughout the year, such as chocolate hazelnut, pomegranate, and cherry. The selection of fresh fruit rotates with the seasons and is cut daily in each store. Other toppings, such as honey almond granola, dark chocolate crisps, swirl pearls, and Italian caramel, allow customers to create a new and inspired flavour combination every visit.
Rich chocolate butter cream, Black Forest cherries, chocolate curls, whipped cream, and just a dash of kirsch brandy. Separately, these ingredients might be nothing more than a gingerbread man's abandoned DIY project. But in the ovens of The Valley Bakery, they transform into a decedent European chocolate sponge cake known as the Schwartzwalder Torte. Over more than half a century, the European-style bakery has fine-tuned recipes for dozens of cakes and desserts—from apple turnovers to more than 25 kinds of cookies. Birthdays and weddings give the bakers even more opportunities to exhibit their virtuosity. Atop multiple tiers of European butter cream cake, they use icing to paint murals of flowers, hearts, shamrocks, and other designs. Buttercream cakes include vanilla, rum, chocolate and Mocca—which features coffee flavor and toppings of hazelnuts, walnuts, and chocolate—with a layer of custard in addition to the layer of European buttercream. Additionally, other specialty dessert cakes such as Tiramisu, Chocolate Truffle, Carrot Cake, St. Honore, Pavlova, White Chocolate Ganache, Nougat, and more are offered. The bakers also have a savory side, which they show off with multigrain breads and meat pies.
Sweet Tooth Creamery serves up something above and beyond traditional ice cream parlour fare, with more than 16 flavours of gourmet ice cream and 54 frozen yogurt varieties. At the creamery's scenic location on the banks of the Fraser River, families enjoy fresh, custom made treats like milkshakes, floats, frozen yogurt infused with real fruit, and rich, flavourful gelato. And, while owners Katerina and Erik Steffen scoop up traditional and well-loved flavours, they also offer a selection of hard-to-find and exotic flavours, such as espresso flakes and sea salt caramel.