Skip to Content

10 Best Dessert Places in Vancouver

10 Best Dessert Places in Vancouver

Looking for the best dessert places in Vancouver to get your sweet tooth fix?

I’m all about the sweet things, and Vancouver’s got plenty of awesome dessert spots for you to indulge in your sugary cravings.

Vancouver’s just got such an incredible food scene, and I even have blog posts all about the best Vancouver restaurants and best Vancouver cafés!

Whether you’re looking to grab unique flavours of ice cream or handcrafted doughnuts, you’ll definitely find a dessert spot on this list that’ll tickle your fancy.

If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver, here are some other posts to help you plan your perfect trip:

If you’re looking for even more fun activities and things to do in Vancouver, be sure to check out some local tours!

You can even do a guided 3-hour food and history tour or a 2.5 hour Gastown food tour if you’re a big foodie.

Here are some of the best dessert places to check out in Vancouver!

Where to stay in Vancouver

If you’re looking to book your flights and hotels for Vancouver, I’d recommend booking on Expedia, so you can collect points towards free rewards and discounts!

7 Best Things to Do in North Vancouver, British Columbia

Hotels can be pretty pricy in Vancouver, but they’re great if you plan on only staying downtown and walking around without a car – Downtown Vancouver is very walkable!

Here are some of the best hotels to stay at in Vancouver:

Hilton Vancouver Downtown, British Columbia
Inside the chic Hilton Vancouver Downtown.

I also love staying in Airbnbs when I visit Vancouver, though I usually stay in Burnaby as it’s a little more budget-friendly.

If you’re interested in staying in Airbnbs, I have a separate blog post all about how to find the best Airbnbs!

Best dessert spots in Vancouver

Mister Artisan Ice Cream, Vancouver, British Columbia

Mister Artisan Ice Cream

I tried liquid nitrogen ice cream for the first time ever at Mister’s, and it was really good, but hella expensive.

They switch up their menu from time to time, and the lavender crème brûlée and Thai iced tea flavours I tried were amazing.

Definitely the perfect spot in Vancouver to visit for ice cream lovers!

LOCATION: 1141 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC | Website

La Casa Gelato, Vancouver, British Columbia

La Casa Gelato

La Casa Gelato has over 238 flavours of gelato at their shop – pretty insane, right?

It’s the only place in the whole world with this many gelato flavours.

They have really unique and different flavours, including everything from dragonfruit, to durian, to wasabi (yep, you heard that right).

You can sample flavours to make sure you’re not stuck eating a whole cup of funky gelato you don’t like, but make sure to keep the samples to a minimum!

12 Best Things to Do in Vancouver

LOCATION: 1033 Venables St, Vancouver, BC | Website

Soft Peaks Ice Cream in Gastown, Vancouver, British Columbia

Soft Peaks Ice Cream

Soft Peaks is the first ever organic soft serve ice cream spot in Vancouver, and they’re located right in Gastown.

They use organic milk to make their soft serve, and they use local ingredients for all their different ice cream toppings!

If you’re looking for more fun stuff in the Gastown neighbourhood, I’ve got a blog post all about things to do in Gastown.

LOCATION: 25 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC | Website

Artisan SakeMaker in Granville Island, Vancouver

Artisan Sakemaker

Artisan Sakemaker handcrafts small-batch sake in Vancouver, and they’re actually the first local producer of fresh, premium sake.

They use 100% Canadian ingredients in their sake, and you can do tastings at their Granville Island shop!

Why are they on this list of dessert spots in Vancouver?

Well, they have sake ice cream, and yep, it’s as amazing as it sounds.

P.S. If you’re a big foodie, you might enjoy this food walking tour at Granville Island Public Market with an off-duty chef!

LOCATION: 1339 Railspur Alley, Vancouver, BC

Shiny Tea, Vancouver, British Columbia

Shiny Tea

If you’re into bubble tea and Asian-flavoured ice cream, definitely pay a visit to Shiny Tea.

I don’t remember what flavour of soft serve I got, but I think the menu changes often so it doesn’t matter anyways.

LOCATION: Various locations | Website

Dragon Ball Tea House in Vancouver, British Columbia

Dragon Ball Tea House

Dragon Ball Tea House is a small family-run bubble tea shop in Vancouver, and it’s one of the best spots to grab BBT in the city.

My sister and I came here right when they opened, and there was already a bunch of people arriving at opening!

The Ultimate 6 Day Vancouver to Calgary Road Trip

LOCATION: 1007 W King Edward Ave, Vancouver, BC | Website

Meet Fresh Canada

Meet Fresh is a Taiwanese dessert chain, and they’ve got one location in downtown Vancouver.

They have taro balls, grass jelly, tofu pudding, and so many more amazing Taiwanese desserts!

LOCATION: 1232 Robson St, Vancouver, BC | Website

Uncle Tetsu Bakery in Toronto, Ontario

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake

Looking to get your fix of authentic Japanese cheesecake in Vancouver?

Uncle Tetsu is a Japanese dessert chain with locations in downtown Vancouver and at Metrotown in Burnaby.

If you don’t know what Japanese cheesecakes are, they have more of a spongey and pastry-like texture, and they’re not as sweet as the typical American cheesecake.

LOCATION: Various locations | Website

Cartems Donuterie, Vancouver, British Columbia

Cartems Donuterie

If funky donut flavours are your thing, Cartems is your place.

Pictured here are the earl grey and honey parmesan donuts. The earl grey is awesome, but the honey parmesan is a little too unique for my taste.

LOCATION: Various locations | Website

Ladurée Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | best dessert spots in Vancouver, BC | where to get macarons in Vancouver | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Ladurée Vancouver

Ladurée is a famous French bakery that’s all about their macarons.

Their Vancouver shop was the first location in Canada, and you can find all kinds of delicious treats and drinks.

The macarons are the perfect mix of slightly crunchy on the outside and decadently soft on the inside, and they’re so good.

If you’re interested in taking a piece of Paris home with you, they also have a variety of things like jams, perfumes, and candles for sale.

Next on my bucket list: a visit to Ladurée in Paris.

Best dessert places in Vancouver:

  1. Mister Artisan Ice Cream
  2. La Casa Gelato
  3. Soft Peaks Ice Cream
  4. Artisan Sakemaker
  5. Shiny Tea
  6. Dragon Ball Tea House
  7. Meet Fresh Canada
  8. Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake
  9. Cartems Donuterie
  10. Ladurée Vancouver
10 Best Brunch Restaurants in Vancouver

These were some of the best dessert places to check out in Vancouver!

If you’re looking for even more fun activities and things to do in Vancouver, be sure to check out some local tours!

Have you been to any of these dessert places in Vancouver? What are some of the best spots to grab a sweet treat in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

If you’re planning a trip to Vancouver, here are some other posts to help you plan your perfect trip:

Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram, TikTokTwitter, Facebook, and Pinterest if you aren’t already!

Feel free to subscribe to my weekly newsletter to get my blog posts delivered straight to your inbox.

Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

The best dessert places in Vancouver, including everything from fresh scoops of unique ice cream flavours to decadent and handcrafted doughnuts!

Tom Sommerville

Friday 19th of May 2017

Have you been to the one in NYC? So great (and closer than Vancouver 😀) especially the patio

Jessica Lam

Saturday 20th of May 2017

No I haven't but I really want to now! The patio sounds amazing haha :)

Sydney Power

Friday 19th of May 2017

Ahh so glad your having fun in Van!! I know I didn't stop talking about laduree for weeks once it opened. It really is special!

Jessica Lam

Saturday 20th of May 2017

Thanks Sydney! I just found out they have one in NYC and I want to check that one out too now haha :)


Friday 19th of May 2017

*goes to my Vancouver google doc and write down the name of the store* omg macaroons are some of my favorite desserts too xD

Jessica Lam

Friday 19th of May 2017

Haha def worth a visit, esp for the Insta-worthy photos 😄

Keri H

Friday 19th of May 2017

Omg and suddenly I am craving macaroons...Ahh these look SO bomb

Enclothed Cognition

Jessica Lam

Friday 19th of May 2017

They were the best I've ever had!! 😭

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!