Gourmet food supply shops in Vancouver

Serious foodies know that sometimes the best cooking happens in your very own kitchen. At these local specialty shops, you can stock up on gourmet edibles, high-end cooking supplies and all the kitchen utensils you need for your next at-home culinary adventure.

Granville Island

1661 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S3

The Public Market on Granville Island is a scenic foodie paradise and a go-to destination for tourists and locals alike. Whether you’re picking up your weekly groceries, shopping for your next dinner party or simply grabbing a bite to eat, you’re sure to find the foodstuffs you need (and then some!) among the colourful stalls and vendors inside the market. Stop at Benton Brothers to shop for fine cheeses from around the world and then head to Oyama Sausage to pick up salamis, prosciuttos and patés. If you’re feeling hungry, snack on a Montreal-style bagel from Siegel’s while you’re browsing.

The Gourmet Warehouse

1340 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S3

This 19,000-square-foot warehouse in East Van is a one-stop shop for cooking supplies, housewares, tabletop accessories, kitchen electronics and specialty groceries. It’s easy to spend hours wandering through the expansive showroom while admiring Dutch ovens, carving knives, cake decorating tools, mixing bowls, pepper mills and much more. Looking for some inspiration to bring home to your kitchen? Gourmet Warehouse regularly hosts cooking and baking classes for amateur chefs. Thematic classes cover everything from international cuisine to molecular gastronomy and are led by professional culinary instructors.

Bosa Foods

1465 Kootenay St, Vancouver, BC V5K 4Y3

You’ll shout “That’s Amore!” when you see the delectable cheeses, meats, olives, pastas, fagioli (beans), biscotti and olive oils on offer at this Italian specialty store in Hastings-Sunrise. The European-inspired food shop has everything you’ll need for your next Mediterranean feast, as well as a good collection of housewares and gadgets to add to your own cucina. Cheese connoisseurs will be delighted with the selection of more than 400 imported and domestic varieties; creamy burrata, bufala mozzarella, taleggio and marscarpone are flown in weekly from Italy. The on-site deli also serves up made-to-order sandwiches, grilled paninis, hot entrées and sweets.

Edible Canada at the Market

1596 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2

The retail shop attached to the acclaimed fine dining restaurant on Granville Island is a veritable picnic basket of delicious edibles and high-end kitchen supplies. A locavore’s dream, Edible Canada specializes in made-in-Canada food items from domestic producers and farmers. We love the selection of local delicacies and West Coast flavours: think fresh Pacific sockeye smoked salmon, wine-infused vinegar from Okanagan Vinegar Brewery, loose-leaf teas from Saltspring Island Tea Company and organic milk chocolate bars from Whistler Chocolate. The gourmet gift baskets would make a fantastic gift for the foodie in your life.

lesamis du FROMAGE

843 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R8

Want to really ramp up your dinner party game? A gourmet cheese plate stacked with flavourful curds is the perfect way to start or finish the night. In business for more than 30 years, this family-owned specialty cheese shop carries an unrivalled inventory of local and international cheeses. Alongside the smoked Goudas, pungent Stiltons and sharp cheddars, there’s also an assortment of tasty accompaniments: charcuterie, marinated olives, fruit preserves, imported olive oils, artisanal crackers, savoury dips and more. Pick up items a la carte or make life simple and order pre-made cheese, charcuterie and antipasto platters to take home.

The Kitchen Corner

1955 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7

If you’re looking for inexpensive kitchen accessories, head to this shop on West 4th for housewares, small appliances and cooking utensils. The shop is crammed with an eclectic variety of items and the affordable prices make it easy to stock up on kitchen basics and specialty items like mason jars (great for jamming), porcelain ramekins, spatulas, novelty napkins, cutting boards, salad spinners and more. These low-cost goods might not last a lifetime, but it’s a great place to start if you’re setting up your kitchen while sticking to a budget.

The Market Kitchen Store

2-1666 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2

Would-be chefs will feel like a kid in a candy store at this colourful shop inside the Net Loft on Granville Island. Market Kitchen stocks hard-to-find culinary gadgets, utensils and accessories to help you store, chop, cook, grill and serve. The small specialty shop carries everyday items like pans, peelers and pepper grinders from European and Canadian brands, as well as a unique variety of offbeat items, including patterned aprons, stovetop grilled-cheese makers, paella pots, pasta makers and other culinary novelties. Check out the locally made banana guards and adorable apple sweaters designed to keep your fruit from bruising.

Meinhardt Fine Foods

3002 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J8

Pop inside this neighbourhood emporium on South Granville to check out the selection of epicurean delights and imported fine foods from around the world. Shop here for fresh B.C. produce, Italian pasta noodles, artisanal cheeses, organic meat and seafood, dips and spreads, buttery baked goods, sauces, condiments, olive oil and vinegar, and a sweet selection of made-in-house cakes, tarts and confectionary items. For the nights you don’t feel like cooking, the deli counter offers a delicious bounty of prepared salads, sandwiches and ready-to-eat warm entrées. The prices here are on the higher end, but you're paying for the gourmet experience.

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