West Vancouver Bakery
1533 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
7 days a week
8am – 6pm
365 days a year
Here are a few bestsellers to get your appetite started!
Make sure to check out all our delicious creations on our online store.
Our delicious Apple Pie combines the rich and sweet flavours of cinnamon baked apples enveloped in our homemade pie crust. A year-long favourite, it is even more heavenly when paired with our Savary Island ice cream.
Ingredients: Organic apples, sugar, organic white flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt.
$19.00 – $49.00
Our flavourful classic Chicken Pot Pie combines the freshest ingredients; free range chicken, peas, carrots, celery, and onions. This savoury classic is fully homemade and wrapped in our own flaky crust that consists of organic flour, real butter, and free range eggs.
Ingredients: Canadian Free-Range chicken (hormone free), peas, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, white flour, milk. Pastry: Organic white flour, salt, organic palm oil, butter and orange juice.
We are only selling savoury pies frozen at the moment.
$19.00 – $49.00
Our French Canadian meat pie, or Tourtière, is a perfect combination of finely diced eye round AAA steak and pork soaked in beef broth, mixed with potatoes, onions and allspice. Sourced locally from British Columbia farms, our meats are all free range, hormone and antibiotic free. This savoury pie is wrapped in our own flaky crust.
The frozen option for our hearty Tourtière Meat Pie is ready for you to bake.
Ingredients: Organic Canadian ground beef (hormone free), Canadian ground pork (hormone free), potatoes, onions, garlic, butter, salt, pepper, cloves, allspice and cinnamon. Pastry: Organic white flour, salt, organic palm oil, butter and orange juice.
A match made in heaven, strawberries and rhubarb are combined in this family classic! This pie is fully homemade, down to its flaky pie crust that consists of organic flour, butter, and free range eggs.
Ingredients: Strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, organic white flour, butter, orange zest, salt.
Our classic lemon buttermilk filling combined with vibrant raspberries and organic blueberries, the Lemon Buttermilk Pie with Berries holds all the tastes of summer. Fully homemade, its creamy texture is delightfully comforting.
Ingredients: Canadian free-range eggs, sugar, butter, buttermilk, organic flour, vanilla, lemon juice, raspberries, blueberries.
Following the traditional long fermentation of the dough, our Sourdough Bread is characterized by a mildly sour taste. Mouthwatering on its own, it is at its best simply toasted and buttered. The Sourdough Bread is used for our grilled cheese sandwiches.
Ingredients: White flour, yeast, honey, and kosher salt.
Our Raspberry Rhubarb Pie combines the explosive sweetness of raspberries with the fresh tartness of rhubarb, all wrapped in our homemade pie crust. Packed with flavour, this pie is sure to rival its Strawberry-Rhubarb counterpart.
Ingredients: Raspberries, rhubarb, sugar, organic white flour, butter, salt.
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Was Eileen’s childhood yearning for an Easy-Bake oven simply typical of the dreams of every little girl who grew up in the forties and fifties, or was it a song that had been humming through her veins since birth, a harbinger of her destiny? Eileen Walkem-Hall, who has been a student of Jungian thought for much of her life, believes, as did Carl Jung, that we are all “born with everything within us, hardwired and ready” for our unique gifts and talents “to be recognized in the outer world.”
“The queen of hearts, she made some tarts, all on a summer’s day.”
Eileen’s dream of owning the Easy-Bake oven in avocado green, a thing of beauty that was displayed in the glossy pages of the magazines of the day, was the first of many stepping stones to her ultimately realized dream of becoming a woman who despite defeats and losses, learned to follow her soul’s blueprint to the person she believed she was meant to be.
.. where she remembers her mother running up the road from the post office on August 14th, 1945, swinging the two-year-old Eileen up in her arms and shouting, “The war is over.” What she couldn’t have known was that the battles and struggles of her own life were just beginning.
For Eileen, the Easy-Bake oven represented something significantly greater than her being able to bake; it represented independence. She alone could create delights from the oven in the privacy of her playroom. And the oven – clearly an instrument for learning –was also to teach her about disappointment and loss. The oven did not live up to the glory of what it promised on the pages of those glossy magazines. She felt utterly betrayed.
In 1987, Eileen, sun-browned and barefoot, exchanged her gardening skills and the Capability Brown moniker that was emblazoned on the side of her old Bowen Island truck, to follow the first urgings of her ‘inner baker’. Quoting Plato, Eileen said:
“Necessity…is the mother of invention”
and it was sheer necessity that sent her knocking on doors and looking for work. She was hired at the island’s one local bakery, baking pies all night for $4/hour; that barely paid the rent on her small Union Steamship cottage in the nearby Orchard community. She earned only a pittance more when she moved on to work for Bowen’s only restaurant and baked pies for $4 each, eventually adding muffins to her repertoire.
Necessity once again dictated that she move on. She was close to penniless; her three teenaged children lived with their father in West Vancouver. Winters were brutal in the un-insulated wood cabins in the Orchard; they were heated only with cheap wood stoves called ‘Tin Lizzies.’ Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness Eileen slipped into the nearby woods with an old bed sheet that she filled with windfalls to feed her fire and keep her warm. She would emerge sometime later, determined and unbowed in the face of such poverty, dragging the bed sheet over frozen puddles and along the frost-heaved road to her little cottage.