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The Best Muffins

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tom_edo Jun 6, 2011 01:38 PM

Hey

I m kinda stuck, I havent done a lot of field work yet but I thought I would to turn to the forums first.

Who sells the best muffins in town?

I was kinda stuck cause some of my favourite bakerys don't even sell muffins.

Thoughts?

thanks
Tom Edo

  1. LotusRapper Jun 6, 2011 02:41 PM

    Not from personal experience (yet), but I've heard v. good things about Swiss Bakery on E. 3rd @ Main%3

    http://swissbakery.ca/retail-menu/bak...

    Whereabouts in town are you focusing on ?

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      tom_edo Jun 6, 2011 06:29 PM

      Thanks, I m pretty much open to anything in Vancouver or Burnaby or even the Tri Cities. Not so excited to venture out to West or North Van though.

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        kinnickinnik Jun 6, 2011 07:08 PM

        I don't know if any muffin is worth making a special trip for but these all do a decent job of one

        UBC/Pt Grey
        - Blue Chip cookies (a banana choc chip is a nice treat for a rough morning)
        - MIX the bakery
        - Pane e Formaggio

        Downtown
        - Tartine

        North Van
        - Savary Island Pie Company

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          kinnickinnik Jun 7, 2011 06:58 AM

          oops - meant to say North Shore for Savary. Yes, it's in West Van

          Capers/Whole Foods on West 4th had good muffins too (haven't had one for a while so don't know if the selection has changed since WF took them over).

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      MommyMago Jun 6, 2011 10:09 PM

      I LOVE the muffins from Whole Foods on Cambie, especially the morning glory one and the rspberry one.

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        Quattrociocchi Jun 7, 2011 06:38 AM

        I agree - Whole Foods makes a pretty decent, but pricey muffin.

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          eatrustic Jun 7, 2011 01:11 PM

          Anyone remember the Mocha Cafe's Zuchinni Walnut muffins back in the day? (Not the pale copy he ended up making for Starbucks in vast quantities later on).
          Now that was a muffin.

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            kinnickinnik Jun 7, 2011 05:52 PM

            Speaking of muffins of yore - I miss the Gabreau's choice muffin that Bread Garden used to have (back when the muffins in their cafes were freshly made there). It was a hearty muffin full of dates and other good things.

            One more spot: Bean Brothers in Kerrisdale (especially first thing in the morning when they're warm from the oven).

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        amelieducroix Jun 6, 2011 10:39 PM

        I second Savary Island, although that requires going to West Van.

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