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Half Baked Cookie Company
1211 Nanaimo Street

As any self-respecting East Van resident will tell you, a little humbleness goes a long way when looking to fit into the community. Still, Half Baked Cookie Company on Nanaimo seems determined to sell itself short. Forget a flashy neon sign or awning painted by the second coming of Michelangelo—the shop’s main calling card is a sidewalk board billing the place as a “Cookie Company”. And then there’s the name, with “Half Baked” not exactly a ringing endorsement for anything not named Snoop Dogg.

But good God, the sublime selection inside. There are, indeed, cookies on offer, but skip to the fresh-from-the-oven pies. Forget boring old cherry or classic apple; instead, consider a rotating selection that includes the likes of Chocolate Haupie (a Hawaii-inspired blend of dark- and milk-chocolate pudding and toasted coconut) and Banoffee (fresh bananas with dulce de leche caramel and vanilla pastry cream, topped with whipped espresso cream and chocolate).

Best in show is the Island Time, where tangy passion fruit and coconut custard transport you to a Gilligan’s Island–like tropical heaven. At the risk of bragging, East Van is the greatest place in the world, and Half Baked is one of the reasons.

Featured as #30 on Vancouver Is Awesome’s Sweet Treat list.  Check it out online here:

Sweet Treat #30: Shortbread Cookies from Half Baked


Featured as number 8 on the Narcity list of “19 Bucket List Desserts in Vancouver You Should Have Already Tried By Now”.

Picture by @teamchomp


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