Where to Shop

It is now time to support yourself and your health by filling your house with healthful foods, cosmetics, and cleaning products. It is worthwhile to find one or two good places to shop for your foods – a place that has high turnover and high quality standards. Look for a store that has a commitment to supporting local producers and farmers, happy employees, and a love of food.

Meats

Big Sky Natural Meats

2237 West 33rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6M 1C1
Tel. 604-230-3003
Big Sky Natural Meats provides a food link between city consumers and country suppliers by promoting top-quality natural products from selected farmers to the urban consumer. We take orders for bulk quantities of meat, mainly grass-fed organic beef and deliver it to the customer frozen and packaged. We are committed to supporting small family farms and providing them with a viable market for their products. We also feel that consumers need the option of eating nutritious food that they can trace back to the farm. Please visit the Vale Farm web page (http://www.valefarms.com)
Beef: 100 Percent Vegetarian Feed, Grass Fed, No Added Hormones, No Antibiotic Use, Non-Confined, Pasture Raised.

Organic World’s Specialty

22268 Dewdney Trunk Rd
Maple Ridge V2X 3H9
(604) 476-0717
organicworld@telus.net

Food Delivery

Blue Moon Organics

Phone 604-469-3003
Delivers: Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows

Green Earth Organics

Phone 604-708-5969
Delivers: Lower Mainland and beyond.

Ladybug Organics Home Delivery Service and Market

Phone 604-513-8971

Organics @ Home - A Healthier Way to Live
Phone: 604-983-6657
Delivers: North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Tri-Cities.

Small Potatoes Urban Delivery

Phone (604) 215-7783 Email: info-van@spud.ca
Delivers: Lower Mainland - East to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, north to Pemberton, south to White Rock.

Meals for Mums Delivery ltd.

phone: 778 230 4245
Delivers: Vancouver and North Shore. Click here for list of locations and map of areas

Sliced Tomatoes

Sliced Tomatoes Foods is Vancouver's only meal-delivery service that provides easy, healthy, ready-to-cook food. We give you fresh, whole foods that both nutritionists and chefs approve of. We use local meats and produce, organic food, and sustainable seafood.
1428 Vernon Dr. Vancouver BC 604-254-2545

Small Potatoes Urban Delivery (SPUD)

1660 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, 604-215-7783
Flexible ordering, fresh bread, vegan products and organic local produce make SPUD the leading online grocery delivery service in Canada.

Green Earth Organics

Farmers Markets

Granville Island Public Market

Not a solo farmers' market, but many farmers sell their products at this fine, colourful, and delicious public market. Over fifty permanent vendors and a constantly changing array of farmers, artisans and cottage industry food producers are open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Vancouver Summer Farmers Market Locations 2008

  • East Vancouver - Trout Lake Community Centre,
    15th and Victoria Drive
    Saturdays, 9am - 2pm, Dates: TBA (May to October)
  • West End - Nelson Park,
    1100 Block Comox Street
    Saturdays, 9am - 2pm, Dates: TBA (June to October)
  • Riley Park - Across from Riley Park Community Ctr
    30th and Ontario Street
    Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 6:30pm, Dates: TBA (June to October)
  • Kitsilano - Kitsilano Community Centre
    10th and Larch
    Sundays, 10am - 2pm, Dates: TBA (June/July - October)
  • The Winter Farmers Market
    WISE Hall 1882 Adanac Street at Victoria Drive 10am - 2pm
    2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month, November 2007 to April 2008

Food Buying Clubs

Weekly Online Farmers Market

Want to buy more local, organic food? NOWBC Co-op runs a weekly online farmers' market offering a selection of fresh, seasonal produce from local and fair trade farmers and processors. Order groceries online for collection from depots throughout Metro Vancouver. To register and sign up for our newsletter visit www.nowbc.ca

The Passionate Gourmet Online

Vancouver, 1-866-343-3663

A Vancouver-based, internet retailer dedicated to healthy eating. The main brand name of Casa Retaggio, consists of ancestral and heritage grains, specialty pulses and related products, such as pasta and beverages. All products are organically grown and are non-GMO

Organiko

North Vancouver, 604-987-6899, organiko@telus.net
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Order pick-up: Daily, 7am-10pm

Neighbours Organic Weekly Buying Clubs (NOWBC)

Grant Watson at 604-872-4060,

Sweets/Desserts

Terra Nostra Organic

A local Vancouver organic chocolate company that not only provides something sweet and tasty - but sustainable and ethical as well. Terra Nostra is a founding member of Equi-Trade (now called Equitable Trade), which gives the farmers fair trade and beyond with organic chocolate production. Our organic chocolates are made from the highest quality raw materials which have been organically grown, harvested and compassionately processed. This process ensures a gourmet chocolate that delivers a robust and intense earthy cacao taste.

Vegan Choice Foods Inc.

21-7621 Vantage Way, Delta, 778-888-3426, Maker of Chi Cake, the vegan, glutenfree cheesecake and veganaimo bars.

Restaurants

Aurra Bistro

Closely cultivated relationships with local organic farmers, fish purveyors and mushroom foragers allow Chef Jeff Van Geest to offer authentic flavour, incorporating the freshest West Coast ingredients into every dish.
2420 Main Street Vancouver (604) 873-9944


C Restaurant

Featuring the finest seafood from local waters and around the world, prepared with fresh local produce and innovative sauces, C is the dining destination for seafood lovers. Our goal was to create menus that are, what we call "21st Century Responsible," and not only invest in our own business and ecological futures, but hopefully bring awareness to our customers so they may invest in their own.
2-1600 Howe Street Vancouver ph 604.681.1164


RainCity Grill

We began celebrating "all things Vancouver" in 1992, becoming one of the first restaurants in the region to firmly embrace local ingredients. Our kitchen has, in large part, helped define Pacific Northwest cuisine. These days, our approach has evolved to "the more local, the better," which describes much more than the extraordinary palette of flavours brought to our back door by the community of farmers and fishers we're proud to know. It also reflects our commitment to making every effort to ensure a sustainable* future for everyone who helps put local food on our tables, and for all of us who relish it.
1193 Denman Street Vancouver, BC 604.685.7337


Tomato Fresh Food Café

Over the years Tomato Café has evolved into one of Vancouver's most versatile and organically-rooted restaurants serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Seasonally focused menus built around ever changing offerings of local farmers and suppliers are supplemented by innovative and renowned Blue Plate Specials and Tomato Fresh Food Café favorites
2486 Bayswater (at broadway) Vancouver (604) 874-6020


Capers Community Markets

At Capers, we've spent a good part of our first 20 years as your community market developing some of the highest, most exacting standards for quality, purity and ethical production. Our in-house chefs shop where you do, and we work hard to partner with like-minded local producers in every department.
925 Main Street Village at Park Royal West Vancouver 604.678.0500
2285 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver 604-739-6676
1675 Robson Street, Vancouver 604-687-5288
3277 Cambie Street, Vancouver 604-909-2988


Pair Bistro

Regional and seasonal, focusing on local organic produce. We are about ethical food production, community and sustainability. We strive to remain informed and responsive to the values and changing environment. Pair works with farmers who know the soil, ranchers who care for their livestock, fishermen who care about the sea.
3763 w. 10th Point Grey Vancouver, 604.224.7211


Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.

Respect for the land and small-hold farmers that produce natural foods. We buy local organic produce and meats. Respect for the community that supports us, inspires us and makes life fun! We particularly focus on working with students to promote responsible entrepreneurship.
1876 W 1st Avenue (between Cypress and Burrard) Vancouver 604-730-0321


Aphrodites Organic Cafe

The feeling of a country café, the taste of wholesome organics, the aroma of grannie's kitchen and sometimes the wild and sensuous poetry by Hafiz. Owner Allan Christian, farmer and shareholder of Glen Valley Organic Farm in Fort Langley provides nearly all of the in-season organic produce for the restaurant, often picked in the AM and served the same day to our guests.
3598 W 4th Ave, Vancouver 604.738.5879


The Seasonal Experience

The Seasonal Experience was started as a vehicle to bring my passion for our local food into your home. A meal prepared by us will take you on a journey through the fields, farms, streams and oceans of British Columbia and Canada. I hope that such an experience will open your eyes to the vast bounty of products available to us and to see that we truly have some of the finest food in the world. The food served to you will be of the up most quality, whether its organic vegetables from Hazelmere Farms, organic goat cheese from McLennan Creek dairy, Artisan cheese from Moonstruck Farms, hand picked greens from Aldergrove, or pasture raised duck from Cowichan Bay Farms. We are committed to sourcing out and dealing with only those producers that respect their products and the sustainability of our land.
#118-20226 Fraser Highway (Sundel Square), Langley


West

Pristine local ingredients are sourced by Acting Executive Chef Stéphanie Noël to deliver superbly conceived dishes offering modern interpretations of classics.
2881 Granville St. Vancouver 604 738 8938

Dharma Kitchen
3667 West Broadway, Vancouver, 604-738-3899
Open Daily, noon-10pm

Gorilla Food - (take-out only)

422 Richards Street, Vancouver, 604-722-2504
Open Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm

Radha Yoga & Eatery -
728 Main Street (at Union), Vancouver, 604.605.0011 www.radhavancouver.org
Open Thurs-Sat, 6-10pm
Radha is a vibrant center for reflective yoga, delicious vegetarian food, inspired arts and community building. Discover this second-story sanctuary in Vancouver's east side.

Truffle Cafe

1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver,604-255-8690
Mon-Sat 10am-8pm;Sun 11am-7pm

Chai Gallery -

3243 West Broadway, Vancouver,778-837-1862
Open Thurs-Tues, 6pm-11pm; Wed, 6pm-1:30am

East Is East -

1) 4413 Main Street, Vancouver, 604-879-2020
2) 3243 West Broadway, 604-734-5881
Open Sun-Thurs, 11am-10pm; Fri & Sat, 11am-11pm

Jamaican Pizza Jerk

2707 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 604-876-3343
Open Tues-Sat, 12pm-9pm; closed Mondays; open every other Sunday 11am-4pm

Nuba Restauraunt
1) 322 West Hastings Street (between Homer & Hamilton), Vancouver,604-688-1655 Open Mon-Fri, 11:30am-8pm
2) 1206 Seymour Street (@ Davie), Vancouver, 778-371-3266
Open Mon-Fri,11:30am-8pm; Sat 12:00-9:00pm; Closed Sunday

Recipes

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Organic (mostly organics) food stores


Capers Community Markets

* Kitsilano - 2285 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, 604-739-6676
Open Daily, 8am-10pm
* Robson Street Store - 1675 Robson Street, Vancouver, 604-...
Open Mon-Sat, 8am-10pm; Sun, 8am-9pm
* West Vancouver Store - 2496 Marine, West Vancouver, 604-...
Open Mon-Thurs, 7am-7pm; Fri & Sat, 7am-9pm; Sun, 8am-7pm
* Cambie Store - 3277 Cambie Street (@ West 16th Avenue), Vancouver, 604-909-2988
Open Daily, 8am-10pm

Choices Market

* Kitsilano - 2627 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, 604-736-0009
Open Daily, 8am-11pm
* Cambie - 3493 Cambie Street, Vancouver, 604-875-0099
Open Daily, 8am-11pm
* Kerrisdale - 1888 West 57th Avenue, Vancouver, 604-263-4600
Open Daily, 8am-10pm
* Yaletown - 1202 Richards Street, Vancouver, 604-633-2392
Open Daily, 8am-11pm
* Burnaby-Park - 6855 Station Hill Drive, Burnaby, 604-522-6441
Open Daily, 8am-10pm
* Burnaby-Crest-8683 10th Avenue, burnaby, 604-522-0936
Open Daily, 8am-9pm
* White Rock - 3248 King George Highway, South Surrey, 604-...
Open Daily, 8am-10pm
* Kelowna- 1937 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, 250-862-4864
Open Daily, 8am-9pm

Drive Organics

1045 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 604-678-9665
Open Daily, 9am-9pm

Eternal Abundance

1025 Commercial Drive Vancouver, 604-255-8690
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm

Famous Foods

1595 Kingsway (east of Knight), 604-872-3019
Open Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm; Sat & Sun, 8am-7pm

Mainly Organics

4348 Main Street, Vancouver, 604- 872-3446
Open Daily, 10am-10pm

Planet Organic Market

10-2755 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, 604-552-2799
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm; Sat & Sun,9am-7pm

Sweet Cherubim Organic and Natural Foods Store

1105 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 604-253-0969
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7:30pm

West Pointe Organic Produce

2625 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, 604-736-2839
Open Daily, 9am-6:30pm

Whole Foods Market

925 Main Street @ Park Royal Shopping Centre, West Vancouver,
Cambie & 16th, Vancouver
Open Daily, 8am-9pm
New location opening soon
Cambie Street @ West Broadway, Vancouver