4 Vancouver Bakeries to Order Mooncakes from ASAP

It's not too late to get those Mid-Autumn Fest orders in.

1. Beaucoup Bakery

Beaucoup is serving up an elegant lineup of mini mooncakes this year—think brown butter sweet potato with roasted pecan marzipan, vanilla rice pudding with pistachio marzipan and raspberry currant currant cheesecake. They’re sold in packs of three for $20 (or two packs for $34). beaucoupbakery.com

2. Buttermere Patisserie

These colourful mooncakes are officially the first that pastry chef Jamie Tung has offered to the public, and they look almost too good to eat. Each cake is a symbol: the green marigold is a symbol of love and despair, the pink lotus is a symbol of purity and union; the black Hua-Chuan is an antique Chinese window pane, the purple taro Auspicious Cloud is (you guessed it) a cloud, the yellow Mid-Autumn mooncake is a classic ode to the heritage folklore, and the white Jade Hare is the mythical moon rabbit sent to accompany Goddess Chang’e. Buttermere’s mooncakes are sold in packages of 6 for $60. buttermere.ca

3. Level V Bakery

Attention, vegans (and the vegan-curious): this one’s for you. Level V Bakery is offering both a red bean and matcha mungbean mooncake for $6 each. You can order them online for pickup at the Kingsway bakerylevelvbakery.com

4. Maxim’s

And as much as we love the very-Instagrammable and vegan-friendly options, we can’t forget the classics. Maxim’s snowy, traditional and lava custard (pictured above) mooncakes are available now at all of their locations: Keefer St., Victoria Dr., Metrotown, Richmond Centre,  Fraser St., Surrey Central City and Coquitlam Henderson Place. facebook.com/maximsbakeryltd