Best Easter Treats in Vancouver

Beta 5 413 Industrial Avenue. 604.669.3336.
Chocolate eggs that actually look like eggs? The magicians at Beta 5 have created a deceivingly realistic mottled candy shell and filled them with chocolate covered nibbles like pretzels and pistachios. Order ahead as supplies are limited. Open on Good Friday (11am – 5pm) and also available at the Dirty Apron, Le Marché St. George, and much&little.

Thierry 1059 Alberni St. 604-608-6870.
In true Parisian style, Thierry will be featuring chocolate roosters and fish in addition to the traditional bunnies and eggs. Start small with an egg made from the finest French chocolate, or go big and splurge on the $100 foot-tall Easter Rooster. Open until midnight every day this weekend to satisfy late-night cocoa cravings.

Café Regalade 2838 W. Fourth Ave. 604-733-2213.
Weekend brunch is usually a zoo here (and for good reason—it’s one of the ciy’s best), but don’t let that stop you from indulging in a heady Easter Sunday morning. Desserts such as oeufs à la neige (eggs in snow) and tarte au citron will be featured in a variety of colors and shapes, while savory items like egg-shaped quenelle de poisson and a rabbit (!) terrine will quell hunger pangs. Rough morning of easter egg hunting? Relax with a “sunshine” (mimosa with Crème de Cassis).

Bel Café 801 W. Georgia St. 604-673-7000.
Chocolate ain’t your thing? Hit Bel Café, which offers the most delicious hot cross buns in the city. A pack of four is $11; pick some up for Sunday morning and served toasted with butter and jam.