Super Find, Super Food. Chocolate From the Heart at East Van Roasters

East Van Roasters is an amazing find for both locals and savvy travellers!

East Van Roasters offers a unique blend of local Vancouver spirit, premium quality products, sophistication with heart that is Gastown. Off the beaten track of the tourist map, but within walking distance of Cruise Ship Terminals, this beautiful shop has premium quality hand-processed cacao beans, and beautiful hand-crafted chocolates that would delight any chocolate connoisseurs. What great souvenirs these chocolates would make, if you aren’t tempted to eat them before your return from your trip.

East Van Roasters - Artisan Chocolate Fruit Mendiant and Fine Espresso.
East Van Roasters – Artisan Chocolate Fruit Mendiant and Fine Espresso.
I like chocolate, I appreciate good chocolate, but I was wowed by East Van Roasters. I love everything about this place. It’s well lit, friendly, intimate and smells of chocolate, and it’s got heart. They are just celebrating their one-year anniversary. If you haven’t yet visited, it’s time to discover this Vancouver treasure!
East Van Roasters - Handcrafted Artisan Chocolate
East Van Roasters – Handcrafted Artisan Chocolate
They work with a handful of organic cocoa farmers in Peru, Dominican Republic and Madagascar to source the cacao beans. They carefully toast the beans and then painstakingly remove the husks by hand, and prepare some of them for sale as cacao nibs (hailed as the new superfood), and the rest are use in their artisan chocolates.
East Van Roasters - Roasted Cacao Beans, hand processes.
East Van Roasters – Roasted Cacao Beans, hand processes.
What is precious about this endeavour is that they train women residents of the adjacent Rainier Hotel and other downtown Eastside housing initiatives in Vancouver to work with this special material, and to produce highly specialized and delicious finished chocolate products. These are masterful creations.
East Van Roasters -Non-Profit
East Van Roasters -Non-Profit
Delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles, single-origin chocolate bars and select pastries are offered Tuesday-Saturday, 10am til 5pm. East Van Roasters supplies freshly roasted coffee and cacao nibs, as well as couverture wholesale to industry professionals and businesses. Come in and see how chocolate is made right from the bean!
East Van Roasters - Beautiful spaces.
East Van Roasters – Beautiful spaces.
East Van Roasters (319 Carrall Street in the Rainier Hotel at the corner of E Cordova St.) is the newest social enterprise to come out of the PHS Community Services Society. East Van Roasters creates organic ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate and coffee roasted and prepared on site.
East Van Roasters - Bean to Bar. Handcrafted Chocolates.
East Van Roasters – Bean to Bar. Handcrafted Chocolates.
Delicious organic drinking chocolate and coffees, hand rolled truffles, single-origin chocolate bars and select pastries are offered Tuesday-Saturday, 10am til 5pm. East Van Roasters supplies freshly roasted coffee and cacao nibs, as well as couverture wholesale to industry professionals and businesses. Come in and see how chocolate is made right from the bean!
East Van Roasters - Beautiful interior, fine chocolates.
East Van Roasters – Beautiful interior, fine chocolates.
East Van Roasters is a non-profit social enterprise of the PHS Community Services Society. We provide support and training to the women residents of the Rainier Hotel and other downtown Eastside housing initiatives. They are a fully registered charity and would love to have your support!

East Van Roasters
Tuesday-Saturday from 10am – 5pm
319 CARRALL STREET VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA
(604) 629-7562

Enjoy!

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