Best East Van Bakery and Deli
East Van is known for having lots of great bakeries and deli’s, many of which have been around for decades. Hastings East and Commercial Drive seem to be the mecca, but every neighbourhood should have a great place for your sandwich essentials.
This one has to go to La Grotta Del Formaggio on Commercial Drive. You can fine good quality meats and cheeses, sandwiches, and other Italian treats. Great place to go to pick up some lunch before a day at the park.
1791 Commercial Drive (at 2nd Ave): Yelp Reviews of La Grotto Del Formaggio
BEST BAKERY ON COMMERCIAL DRIVE
Fratelli Authentic Italian Bakery on Commercial Drive always has a line – earning it the best bakery in East Van. A long counter filled with italian baked goods, cakes, breads, desserts and more, you’ll find something to enjoy here.
1795 Commercial Drive (at 2nd Ave): Yelp Reviews of Fratelli
BEST BAKERY ON HASTINGS
A close second is the East Village Bakery in Hastings East (aka “The East Village”) for it’s great selection of gluten free treats. I can’t seem to go past this place without going in to get a cookie.
2166 E Hastings (at Templeton St): Yelp Reviews of The East Village Bakery