Persian Bakery providing delicious cookies, cakes, pastries, seeds, and various other Persian/Iranian goods.
It's just a bakery. Come in, get your stuff and get out. The way it works, I think you choose one of 4 box sizes, then they stuff it with whatever you want, they weigh it and figure out the cost.
They are surprisingly inexpensive, even when compared to Superstore, Save-On kind of pastries .... but these are MUCH better. Just for example, the 2nd smallest box, we can stuff with something like 4 mini roll/cakes, a couple of napolean type pastries and many different cookies and it comes in less than $10. (The amount is good enough to feed at least 4-5 people).
There's an incredible selection of cookies, and so far, we've not found a bad one, but have found many favourites. Also just as good are their cakes. Not sure what exactly they're supposed to be, but we call 'em "mini Swiss rolls", but they are so much better. Light, not too sweet, utterly tasty. So good!
Chalk this up on the list of my favourite bakeries in the lower mainland.
Definitely not to be missed, there is just soooo much tasty variety in here.
This is my second rave review of this place!
They have exotic versions of western cookies such a jam sandwiches, bird's nests, and chewy and light macaroons. Their ingredients include coconut, rosewater, pistachio, honey, walnut, almond, etc. They have Iranian cookies such as clover-shaped ones made with chickpea flour, sweet flaky cookies (some made with coconut or honey) that are great dipped in coffee. Nothing is too sweet. They also have some sweets similar to Indian and Greek desserts. They're fried/baked & come with a sticky sauce.
I'm really surprised with how their cream lasts. I had their profiteroles and they still taste soft days after. I don't order a lot of their cakes because I don't like desserts that have a lot of cream. But the cream is really soft & light. Only thing I didn't like the other day were these wafers that look like Manner wafers from Austria. These, compared to the well-known brand, were stale. They're new items. But everything else is great. Not too sweet, soft & crumbly, crunchy, buttery, flaky, and creamy. I've tried a lot & I keep coming back.
Sometimes I have to wait as long as 10 mins because the lady owner is the only one working there. But at other times, you don't have to wait at all.
I love this place and it has such a great variety of delicious cookies. Bird's nest, sandwich w/ jam, chewy walnut/almond, flaky ones, etc. They are flaky, not too sweet, & made with exotic ingredients. They cost about 0.30 or 0.40 each and they almost never run out. They also sell bulk seeds & nuts, various cakes, & salty pastries. The lady owner is also really friendly. They are open until around 9pm, which is rare for many bakeries.
I live in Victoria, but whenever I am able to come to North Vancouver, I buy a box of cream cakes from Laleh Bakery. I love this place. The cakes are so light and soft, with just the right amount of sweetness and balance of flavors. I wish there was a bakery like this in Victoria.