Churro Wars

churro-faceoff.gifIn my ongoing yet quixotic quest to make Metroblogging the number one result for “churro vancouver,” here’s the latest chapter: Looks like a battle royalĂ© is breaking out down here in Kitsilano, soon to be known as The Churro District.

Alternative Spanish fried donut store “Hola Churro” is opening up any day now. It’s located itself within spitting distance from already-established, star-shaped, sugar-coated, multi-hyphenate “Churrolicious“.

(What’s a churro? This is a churro. Thanks, Celia!)

Though I think they, just maybe, are over-judging the market for their particular product, my friend Rob (no blog, no link, Rob!) would call this a great example of co-opetition where similar business located themselves in the same area in hopes of attracting more people than either could individually. I hope they both do well. You can never have too much in the way of piping hot deep fried snack foods within walking distance of my house, that’s what I say.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ryan C (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

    I can’t speak for Hola Churro, but the Churrolicious product is a near-perfect combination of fat, sugar, and binder–er, batter.

    The only problem is that Churrolicious is across the street from Notte’s Bon Ton. And when you need that hit of fat and sugar, they have the best pastries in town.

    I reward myself after my Saturday morning bike rides with a stop at Bon Ton. The chocolate progress is a personal favourite. Three hours of riding, and I figure I’ve earned it.

  2. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 3:46 am

    I only eat churros at GM Place when I’m at a Canucks game. And then only that one time. I always wanted to have them at Disneyland, but never did.

    Which I suppose is to say I’ve only ever had one churro in my life, and it was alright but nothing to write home about. Perhaps I should try out the two Vancouver churro stops that you suggest.

  3. Maktaaq (unregistered) on January 10th, 2006 @ 8:32 am

    Like Jeffrey, I didn’t think churros were spectacular. But after I saw those pictures of that thick, creamy chocolate beverage…mmmmmmmmm!

  4. Rob (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 9:46 pm

    Mikey won’t let me try one.

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