The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for 2021, rebranded as Hot Chocolate Vancouver featuring 39 venues offering up 87 flavours!
Hot Chocolate Vancouver
When: January 16 to February 14, 2021
From the organizers: “When it launched in 2011, Hot Chocolate Vancouver was the first city-wide initiative in the world to use hot chocolate beverage as a way to support small, local business. This January it returns for its 11th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before.”
Artigiano‘s Main Street and North Vancouver Edgemont locations will be participating, offering up the following chocolate creations:
Incendiary Orange Explosion
Creamy milk chocolate and bright orange, infused with smoke
Hand-torched, artisanal marshmallow topper
Mellow Berry Bomb
Ruby chocolate and juicy strawberry
Ruby chocolate marshmallow “bomb” melts to release silky marshmallows
Beta 5 Chocolates will serve up the Superhalva, collaboration with Superbaba.
A hot milk chocolate flavoured with brown sugar and sesame, topped with milk chocolate cornflake. Served with a halva macaron.
Koko Monk Chocolates is offering The Good, The Bad, and the Cuddly
Dark hot chocolate with oat and roasted sesame. (Vegan)
They will also be selling single vegan pistachio pralines to raise funds for the VGH COVID Response Fund.
Butter Baked Goods has an After Eight.
A nostalgic cup of hot chocolate reminiscent of that special treat … After Eights. Topped with Butter’s After Eight Sandwich cookie (chocolate shortbread filled with an After Eight chocolate and dipped in chocolate).
Find these and more delectable drinks at the following locations:
Participating Cafes, Bakeries and More
49th Parallel Coffee + Lucky’s Doughnuts
Baker And Table
Bellaggio Canada Place
Beta 5 Chocolates
Bjorn Bar Bakery
Butter Baked Goods
East Van Roasters
Glenburn Soda Fountain
Koko Monk Chocolates
Koko Monk Hot Chocolate Lounge
Mon Paris Pâtisserie
Nelson The Seagull
Pacific Institute Of Culinary Arts
Sciué Italian Bakery Café
Soirette Pastry Boutique
Thomas Haas Chocolates
View the vendor map here, along with a legend to see which are take-out only, limited service, full service, open late, vegan, and more.
Hot Chocolate Contest
You can enter to win a gift certificate from participating chocolate makers and cafes through Instagram. When you visit, snap and share a photo tagging #HCVphotocontest in your caption or tag @hotchocolatefest within the photo. Winners will be drawn on Valentine’s Day.