Did you know that National Croissant Day is on January 30th? Yes, it seems like there’s a day for everything and (not-so-secretly I’m happy to indulge! So, put your diets on hold! Here are some places in Kelowna to get your fix on the buttery croissants.
1. Karat Chocolate
This chocolate boutique is also very famous for their bakery products. Their croissants take a twist on the classic baked goods with flavours like striped chocolate raspberry, passionfruit alongside classics like almond, classic butter and pain au chocolat.
Address : 1526 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7B1
Why to go : For their pastries and mouth watering desserts.
Not to miss : When at Karat, their chocolates and macaroons are a must try.
2. Sprout Bread
My mouth waters from pressing my nose against the display cases of croissants. This great neighbourhood bakery and cafe does take out, of course, but you may want to hold back one and enjoy a quiet afternoon there, located in the heart of downtown.
Address : 1295 Cannery Ln #125, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8
Why to go : For their lovely sourdough, along with more different options.
Not to miss : Their speciality coffee and sweet treats.
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3. Sandrine Pastry & Chocolate
French pastry chef and owner, Sandrine, invites you to come into her family pâtisserie to enjoy a gourmet taste of France. Almond croissants are glorious. Neighbourhood favourite with artisan bakers that specialise in freshly baked croissants and colourful assortment of pastries. Use all natural, local and completely organic ingredients.
Address : 1865 Dilworth Dr, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1
Why to go : For their authentic taste of French pastries and chocolate
Not to miss : The macaroon, the cakes and the chocolates.
4. Okanagan Grocery
This popular bakery has lineups out the door for a good reason. Being the oldest bakery in the Okanagan known for their traditional artisan breads, buttery croissants and other pastries. The Okanagan Grocery also helps the local businesses flourish by giving them an opportunity through promoting locally roasted organic coffee beans, some local cheese and other food products.
Address : 2355 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC V1W 3X7
Why to go : For their locally made pastry and bread options.
Not to miss : Their Triple Chocolate Callebaut brownie, a rich and fudgy, dark chocolate batter, studded with gems made of milk chocolate and white chocolate chunks.
5. Bliss Bakery
Stop in and relax in between shopping errands on the weekends during early hours for a basket of fresh warm pastries. Their croissants are just heavenly and worth taking a detour for.
Address : 1289 Ellis St #109, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z6
Why to go : For their handcrafted inhouse high quality ingredients, transformed into pure temptation.
Not to miss : Their “Naked Baker Bar” , It is vegan and gluten friendly !