Specialty grocery stores in Richmond

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!


4101 No. 5 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 2T9

Twenty years ago, Fruiticana opened to fill a void for Indo-Canadian grocery items in Richmond. Today, their clientele is as diverse as the products they carry. Looking for packaged rose petals? Search no more! The shelves are lined with imported spices, reasonably priced produce, canned goods, tea and super-sized bags of rice. All sorts of wonderful finds await!

D Original Sausage Haus

130-12000 1st Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3L9

At Steveston’s D-Original Sausage Haus, you’ll find more than artisan sausages – as if that isn’t good enough! This well-stocked food emporium carries a good selection of cheese, spreads, pates, sandwich meats, demi-baguettes and condiments (including mild and spicy German curry ketchup). Anyone up for a European-style picnic?

Country Bread Co

3680 Moncton St, Richmond, BC V7E 3A4

This bakery is so specialized that Nick the baker only sells one item: hearty dense Romanian bread inspired by the traditional recipes of his homeland. The artisan loaves are baked in a wood-burning oven, creating a wonderful aroma and a rustic ambience to match the bread. Don’t be surprised if you don’t spot the sign for this business. Ever since the television show Once Upon A Time began filming in Steveston, the sign “Storybrooke Country Bakery” has remained in place.

Heringers Olde Fashioned Quality Meats

190-12251 No. 1 Rd, Richmond, BC V7E 1T6

Searching for something fabulous to put on the dinner table? People travel from far afield to visit Heringers, which is known for its grass-fed, high quality meat, beautifully presented in glass display cases alongside a rotating selection of house-made meals. Prepared entrees include a crowd-pleasing meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and perfectly marinated meats for the barbecue – nobody needs to know you didn’t slave all day in the kitchen.

Exotic International Market

110-11331 Coppersmith Way, Richmond, BC V7A 5J9

Psst, foodies…I’m going to let you in on one of my best discoveries. From Indian to Asian, Caribbean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, British goodies, and more, Exotic International Market carries a plethora of imported products that’ll surprise your tastebuds. Here you will find quinoa, bulgur wheat, tortilla chips, mango pulp, and a full wall of their own packaged spices at very fair prices. The homemade pakoras, sold fresh at the end of the week, are well worth the trip.

Mary's British Home Store

20435 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC V3A 4G3

You’ll conjure up thoughts of jolly old England just by hearing the words Cornish pasties, sausage rolls. and steak and kidney pies. Other yummy treats can be found at Mary’s to create a high tea at home, including clotted cream, preserves and tea. In addition, check out the shelves laden with Piccalilli (British-style pickled veggies), chutney and Marmite, and other preserves and condiments imported from the U.K. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a box of Quality Street chocolates or select pick-and-mix candies sold by weight. My best friend loves the pear drops, while I am fond of the Royal paraphernalia.

Tindahan Grocery

120-5960 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6X 3J3

If it’s Filipino food you’re craving, head to Tindahan Grocery. The family-owned grocery store carries a wide variety of imported goods from the Philippines, including frozen and dried fish, noodles, ice cream, canned goods, biscuits, chips and coffee. In addition, prepared food is sold daily and is posted on the shop’s website. Party trays are another great way to sample Filipino flavours. And if you happen to be running low on your favourite Filipino beauty product you may find it here!

I want to let you in on a little secret: Steveston Village is home to a number of independent women’s clothing stores offering original fashion finds. Often owner operated, Steveston’s boutiques provide a pressure-free experience where popping out of the change room and asking, “How does this look?” feels like a friend has come along to lend a helping hand.
There is something magical about shopping locally during the holiday season that could make even the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes. Steveston Village is where I like to shop; I leave behind the pressure of crowds and parking lot struggles and I’m free to purchase gifts in a leisurely, old-fashioned way. You’ll definitely find some special presents lurking inside these charming independent businesses.
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!
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