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The Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Will Return This Month

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2021

Photo: Instagram / @hotchocolatefest

Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated annual winter festivals is the Hot Chocolate Festival in Vancouver.

Every year, coffee shops, bakeries and chocolatiers get creative with their cups of cocoa. It is a perfect way to warm up in winter and get into a “sweet” frame of mind before Valentine’s Day.

Rest assured, it will still take place in 2021. This year will be the 11th run of the festival and will have 39 businesses will be participating, with a total of 87 different flavours!

Hot Chocolate Festival has been confirmed for January 16 – February 14, 2021.

Will It Look Different This Year?

Undoubtedly there will be some modifications to this year. The organizers of the Hot Chocolate Festival have said that there will be some changes in respect to public health orders, however have not yet released those details.

“But if all goes well, you can expect to see almost all your favourite vendors from last year plus some exciting newcomers doing their best to make a festival that is as creative, fun and safe for you as possible,” says organizers of the event on their Instagram page.


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Participating Vendors and Cafes for 2021:

Some businesses will be doing takeout only (T), while others will be able to provide Limited Cafe Service (LCS).

  • 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters with Lucky’s Doughnuts (LCS)
  • Baker and Table (LCS)
  • Beaucoup Bakery (T)
  • Bel Cafe (LCS)
  • Bellaggio Canada Place (T)
  • Bellaggio Hornby (LCS)
  • (The) Bench Bakehouse (T)
  • Beta 5 Chocolates (T)
  • Bjorn Bar Bakery (T)
  • Butter Baked Goods (LCS)
  • Cadeaux Bakery (T)
  • Caffe Artigiano (LCS)
  • Chez Christophe (T)
  • Doughgirls (LCS)
  • East Van Roasters (T)
  • Everbean Cafe (LCS)
  • Fife Bakery (T)
  • Fufú Café (LCS)
  • Gem Chocolates (T)
  • Giovane Cafe (LCS)
  • Glenburn Soda Fountain (T)
  • Honolulu Coffee (LCS)
  • Kafka’s Coffee (T)
  • Koko Monk Chocolates (T)
  • Koko Monk Hot Chocolate Lounge (LCS)
  • La Glace Ice Cream (T)
  • Ladurée (LCS)
  • Mink Chocolates (LCS)
  • Mon Paris Pâtisserie (LCS)
  • Nelson the Seagull (T)
  • Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (LCS)
  • Passione Gelato (T)
  • Peaked Pies (LCS)
  • Sciué Italian Bakery Café (LCS)
  • Soirette (T)
  • Thierry Chocolate, Pâtisserie and Café (LCS)
  • Thomas Haas Chocolates (LCS)
  • Uno Gelato (LCS)
  • Zimt Chocolates (T)


A recap of some of last year’s interesting flavours can be found here.

We can’t wait to taste more hot chocolate creations and support local businesses.


For more updates on Food & Restaurants in Metro Vancouver, stay tuned to our Food section.

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