Vancouver has a heart like no other city. Centred on the small downtown peninsula, maybe twenty-seven blocks wide at its widest, fifteen blocks deep, it’s a small core. The downtown core is a microcosm of the city as a whole. Here, hands-on bakers still produce wonderful bread, food for the heart. These bakeries are all within easy walking distance. That's why I've decided to stroll around and sample some of the finest products of some of the best downtown Vancouver bakeries.