To Live For Bakery: Inside Erin Ireland’s New Vegan Sweet Spot

The countdown to the opening of Erin Ireland’s highly anticipated bakery is almost over and Dished entered the space to check it out ahead of launch.

Ireland, a celebrated vegan food blogger and business owner based in Vancouver, has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get the space ready for customers.

Like the treats at To Live For, the bakery cafe is delicious.

The East Vancouver space offers tons of natural light, lush greenery, and ample seating for adults and children alike.

There’s also a glass wall where customers can watch the bakery staff put the finishing touches on drool-worthy baked goods.

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Guests heading to To Live For can enjoy a wide variety of sweet and savory treats, including the famous banana bread (which you can buy in loaves here, by the way).

Ever-changing pastries like cookies, croissants, scones, and even sourdough bread will be available here.

On top of that, vegan soft sandwiches and breakfast snacks can be ordered, such as Toasted Breakfast Sammy, Granola Yoghurt Cup, and Tiramisu Overnight Oats.

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Blueberry Scone (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Aside from those sweet bites, you’ll find a great selection of cakes at To Live For.

Available in four, six, eight, and 10-inch sizes, these cakes will be offered in flavors like Strawberries n’ Cream, Funfetti, and Naked Vanilla, to name just a few.

People will be able to buy cakes from a takeaway fridge and can even choose to write a message on top of it for free.

To request a custom cake in advance, customers can email the bakery directly.

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When it comes to sipping, To Live For offers a great coffee show.

The bakery will showcase local roasters rotating their coffee beans every six weeks. The opening coffee partners are Counterpart (espresso) and Spent Grounds (drip).

The tea at this location comes from Tea Sparrow.

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For caffeinated drinks, expect everything from Americanos to a killer Matcha Latte. The Dirty Chai and Gingerbread Latte are also not to be missed.

Other drinks available here include Juice Truck Juice, Bucha Brew Kombucha, Sap Sparkling Maple Water, and more.

To Live For Bakery is scheduled to officially open on November 19 from 10 am to 5 pm.

On November 20, hours will also be 10 am to 5 pm, with regular hours (7 am to 5 pm daily) starting on November 21.

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Address: 1508 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver

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