Visiting Vancouver area from SF: Recs for goodies to bring home with me?
Will be staying in Richmond, won't have access to a car, but hoping to bring back stuff that won't be confiscated at the airport. Please only recs for stuff I wouldn't be able to order online or buy at home. Thanks! Also, I'm more a savory snack type person than sweets, although I do love chocolate.
For instance, before the chinese "olive oil" (cantonese: gai lam yao)condiment -- for noodles, rice dishes, etc could be purchased locally here in SF, a friend brought it back for me from a trip.
We were not allowed to bring back beef jerky when we went in September, so I wouldn't gamble on that one if I were you.
Granville Island was a great place to get one of a kind souvenirs... stop by Edible British Columbia and you can sample anything you could ever want to bring home.
The only place that I can recommend that has something unique is Marpole Meats....it is in south Vancouver almost under the Granville street bridge (kind of hard to find unless you have a map and a car). They have v. good "Biltlong" if you are into jerky type of foods....make sure they slice it for you and if you are lucky they will vacuum pack as well...~$14/lb. I always bring it back to US and declare as beef jerky and so far no one questioned it. Other than that all other stores in Richmond (both asian and non-asian) have the same stuff you can get in San Fran.
Marpole Quality Meat Supply
(Specialists in Boerewors, Dry Wors, and Biltong)
9247 Shaughnessy St