Festive Guide to Victoria BC: Best Bakeries and Ice Cream

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Best Bakeries and Ice Cream


To finish off our Festive Guide to Victoria BC we are going to share with you our favourite festive treats in Victoria BC. We will start with my absolute favourite, the best ice cream in Victoria BC. Kid Sister ice cream closes from November through March, however they are open from Thursday through Saturday the two weeks before Christmas serving up Christmas treats and I could not be happier.

My first stop on the Festive Guide to Victoria was Kid Sister ice cream for some Festive Flavoured ice cream. I sampled the egg nog ice cream and I have to say the owner really likes his boozy ice cream. I settled on a pint of candy cane, butter tart and rum and raisin for the freezer and my belly.

The next day we took a short trip downtown to see what we could find at Fol Epi, Crust and Dutch bakery. I think because we went late in the day things were quite picked over. Fol Epi had one lonesome gingerbread politically correct person. In hindsight I probably should have picked ¨it¨ up. I did pick up a beautiful minced tart from crust. I decided to skip on the baked goods from Dutch Bakery. I am not a fan of everything red and green for Christmas.

On Saturday I went to Ottavio Italian Bakery and Delicatessen and that is where I found the Christmas baked goods motherload. I was so happy with what I found at Ottavios. The cookies were so festive and pretty. They looked fantastic in photographs and let’s face it, in the age of instagram, isn´t that what matters?

On Sunday we went to our final bakeries: Murchies and Patisserie Daniel. At Murchies I got two little cakes with beautiful iced paintings on top and at Patisserie Daniel we got stollen and a white chocolate florentine which were delicious.

I hope you have enjoyed the vlogs this year. We are taking Christmas day off, which means we will be back in the New Year with our vlog from Salt Spring Island.

Happy Holidays,
Love, Tim, Melissa and Trinity

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