CityFood Events presents the 9th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, partnering with some of the city’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers to offer up delicious drinks and snacks that will warm you up this season.
Vancover Hot Chocolate Festival
When: January 19 to February 14, 2019
Where: Various locations throughout the city
Confirmed Flavours & Participants
How about an Almond Joy from Baggio Gelateria & Pizzeria with dark chocolate with Baileys Liqueur, vanilla-infused cream and shaved almonds? Or Beaucoup Bakery’s Citronelle Lemongrass white chocolate latte paired with a lemongrass kumquat macaron? There’s the Umami Experience at East Van Roasters with Tamari caramel drinking chocolate made with 70% dark single-origin chocolate paired with wasabi chocolate almonds. Or how about a Black Lavender from Gem Chocolates with French lavender-infused hot chocolate blended with blackberry, accompanied by Gem’s popular Lavender and Blackberry Chocolate? Spice it up with a Great Balls of Fire from Glenburn Soda with spicy cinnamon Callebaut milk chocolate infused with Fireball liqueur served with “fried” ice cream.
All of these flavours and more – 74 in fact – are offered at the following participating locations:
Butter Baked Goods
Diva At The Met
Earnest Ice Cream
East Van Roasters
Baggio Gelateria & Pizzeria
Eternal Abundance Organic Market & Cafe
49th Parallel Roasters & Lucky’s Doughnuts
Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery
Koko Monk Chocolates
Koko Monk Hot Chocolate Lounge
Mon Paris Patisserie
Perverted Ice Cream
Temper Chocolate And Pastry
Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe
Thomas Haas Chocolates
Trafiq Cafe & Bakery
Partial funds from the proceeds of the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival will be shared with the following three charitable organizations – all of which seek to improve the lives of women and families in Vancouver:
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Job Training Program of the PHS Community Services Society, run by East Vancouver Roasters, and Fresh to Families, a project conceived by the Farmers Market Association and set up and managed under the VanCity Community Foundation. The third partner charity this year is Growing Chefs Society. They pair teams of chef and community volunteers with elementary school classrooms to grow vegetable gardens, conduct cooking lessons, and get kids excited about healthy food and food systems.
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