10 Halloween-themed treats to try in Vancouver

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The scariest thing about Halloween might be not getting to try all the treats. Fear not: There are no tricks here–but there are a couple of treats for the 19+ set (wink).

We’ve got some picks for the 10 Halloween-themed treats to find right now in Vancouver.

Crowbar: The Casey Becker Cocktail

Casey Becker Cocktail Crowbar Vancouver
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Named after the Ghostface Killer’s first victim in the hit 90s horror film Scream (played by Drew Barrymore), this cocktail features all the flavours associated with fall and halloween: a cranberry infused gin cocktail accented with maple syrup and pumpkin spice. This pink drink is garnished with a single fresh cranberry on top reminiscent of a drop of blood.

Address: 646 Kingsway, Vancouver

Thomas Haas: Cookies

Thomas Haas Vancouver Halloween cookies
Photo courtesy Thomas Haas

Once again, Thomas Haas makes trick-or-treating a special affair this Halloween with their Vanilla Shortbread Cookies in the shape of bats, skulls and black cats. If you really want to scare up a treat, they’ve also got a Chocolate Ghost creation escaping a haunted house, made from white and dark chocolate.

Address: 2539 West Broadway, Vancouver
Address: 128-998 Harbourside Drive, North Vancouver

Chez Christophe: Chocolate Eyeballs, Fingers,& Skulls

Chez Christophe Halloween Vancouver chocolate
Photo courtesy Chez Christophe

Take a look at the ghoulish goodies coming out of the chocolate shop at Chez Christophe. Eyeballs, fingers, and skulls make great treats for the truly macabre. They also have sweet seasonally-themed lollipop treats, too.

Address: 4717 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver: Lady In Red Cocktail

Do you know that legend has it the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has a ghost dubbed “The Lady in Red”? She also has a cocktail named after her that you can order up at the bar at Notch 8, the elegant hotel restaurant. Made with gin, St. Germain, and cranberry, it’s a bright way to keep the ghosts at bay.

Address: 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

La Glace: Le Tigre Ice Cream

La Glace Halloween ice cream vancouver
Photo courtesy La Glace

La Glace is scooping up Le Tigre, an artisanal take on the Canadian classic Tiger Tail ice cream. This flavour creation is an orange cream with liquorice and Valrhona chocolate swirl, available only by the scoop at in-store at La Glace from October 18 to 31.

Address: 2785 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver

Purdys: Halloween Chocolates

Purdys Vancouver Halloween chocolate
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Vancouver-based Purdys really kills it with their clever packaging for their always-tasty chocolate creations. Get your hands on a custom-designed tin filled with chocolates made from sustainable cocoa, or pick your goodie out of a charming coffin. Kids and kids at heart will love their colourful chocolatey Halloween collection.

Address: Multiple locations; check website for details

Butter Baked Goods: Cookies

The cookies at Butter are to die for in general, but come Halloween, they are icing up some killer cute creations.

Address: 4907 Mackenzie Street, Vancouver

Cupcakes & Other Good Stuff: Halloween Cupcakes

There are cupcakes, and then there are the super cute Halloween cupcakes at Cupcakes & Other Good Stuff. Look for their clever Frankenstein cupcake, which is a chocolate cupcake with green vanilla frosting, chocolate sprinkles, and eyeballs.

Address: Multiple locations; check website for details

Glenburn Soda Fountain: Pumpkin Malt

It’s definitely pumpkin season, and you can count on Burnaby’s adorable Glenburn Soda Fountain to come up with some tasty uses of our favourite fall flavour. They’re making pumpkin malts, featuring vanilla or chocolate ice cream, real pumpkin, spices, milk, and cream, topped with a pumpkin malt ball.

Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Lucky’s Doughnuts: Pumpkin Cheesecake Bismark

True, there’s nothing ghoulish about this popular seasonal offering from Lucky’s, but the yum factor may haunt you. All three locations are serving up the Pumpkin Cheesecake Bismark: Pumpkin pastry cream, zesty cheesecake topping, and sprinkled with pumpkin spice.

Address: 3 Vancouver locations; check website for details

 

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city’s top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay’s first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com