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Jun 6, 2011 01:38 PM

The Best Muffins


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.


Tom Edo

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

    Whereabouts in town are you focusing on ?

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    1. re: LotusRapper

      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.

      1. re: tom_edo

        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

        - Tartine

        North Van
        - Savary Island Pie Company

        1. re: kinnickinnik

          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).

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

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      1. re: MommyMago

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

        1. re: Quattrociocchi

          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.

          1. re: eatrustic

            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).

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