Whether you are on a mission to find bulgur wheat, curry ketchup or packaged rose petals, Richmond is home to a number of specialty shops that sell unusual edible goodies you may not easily find elsewhere. Visiting these unique grocery stores can also feel like a mini vacation to a foreign land, and that’s always a bonus!
Vancouver is home to many expats, adventurous foodies and those wishing to expand their culinary palates – and all of us can benefit from the impressive variety of foods found in our city's international grocery stores. If you're looking to sample some delicious delights from around the world, or trying to locate hard-to-find specialty ingredients, pay a visit to one of these global grocers.
Want to step up your at-home bartending game? From small boutiques to restaurant suppliers, Vancouver is home to plenty of shops that cater to amateur mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts of all sorts. Deck out your bar cart and master the Old Fashioned by visiting these fine retailers. [Photo courtesy of Sips Cocktail Emporium]
When it comes to picking out the finest food, local chefs know all of the secret spots around the city. From busy market stalls and neighbourhood grocery-store gems, to places to try fancy treats: here are a few local shops where Chef David Hawksworth, of Hawksworth Restaurant, finds the freshest local produce in Vancouver.
Vancouverites are lucky to be surrounded by a bounty of fresh produce year round, whether sourced locally or flown in from afar. As a student or working young person, however, it’s easy and tempting to spend too much on these staple grocery items. From produce stands to small grocers, here is a list of the best places in Kitsilano to buy fresh fruits and vegetables without blowing your whole paycheque.
You can’t have a proper birthday party unless you have a delicious birthday cake! With the diverse food scene in Vancouver, there are many fabulous bakeries where you can find the perfect celebratory treat. Make your big day a little sweeter this year and pick up the perfect cake to fit your style.
I love cooking at home and there’s no particular style or culture that I cook all the time; I cook everything from everywhere. Gastown is my local neighbourhood and East Hastings from Gastown to Burnaby has become my main shopping street – with the occasional foray to H-Mart or Fujiya, which I pass by on my way home from work. There are so many great places to shop in Vancouver, and these are the stores I frequent regularly.
You are what you eat, so why not nourish yourself from within. These conveniently located grocers offer organic, sustainable and ethically raised meats that are free of hormones, antibiotic and chemicals. More than just somewhere to pick up the milk, these Vancouver grocers are supporting a community of local farmers and growers.
Steveston is often considered a destination for fish and chips, ice cream and a stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf. What you might not know is that many businesses in the seaside village offer all kinds of tasty treats: from mini doughnuts to cupcakes, French pastries, Belgian waffles, artisan chocolates, pies and cakes, oh my…. these goodies put the wind in my sail!
In the Pacific Northwest, craft beer is akin to religion. We sip our porters, lagers and IPAs made with care from local brew-masters. As liquor laws have changed over the last couple of years, a different kind of craft is happening in the Lower Mainland: distilling. Small-batch distilleries are producing fine vodkas, sakes, gins and whiskeys right here in Vancouver. [Photo courtesy of Odd Society Spirits]
There’s nothing more comforting than the smell of fresh-baked bread wafting from the oven. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time for all that kneading, rolling and flouring – but we can grab our daily (handmade) bread at one of these fine Vancouver bakeries, where rustic rye, French baguette and plain ol’ white are on display among other, more adventurous varieties. [Photo credit: iStock.com/LOVE_LIFE]
Whether you’re looking to save some money, bake a lot of goodies or simply like to keep your kitchen well stocked, buying in bulk is economical. While most stores in Vancouver have some bulk items, here are some great places to get the best bulk buys. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
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