Bakery in Gastown & Chinatown

When Whistler's favorite bakery opened here, salivating Vancouverites began flocking in en masse. Expect to stand slack-jawed in front of the glass panels as you try to choose from a cornucopia of cakes, pastries and bars. Cake-wise, we love the coconut buttermilk loaf, but make sure you also pick up a crack bar or salted caramel bar to go (or preferably both).

And if you think power bars taste like the soles of old running shoes, sink your teeth into Purebread's velvet-soft go go bar, then walk it all off with a 50km stroll.