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What foodie gift should I bring my Vancouver friends?

eatereater123 Mar 31, 2009 12:18 PM

Coming from Toronto, are there any food-related items that Vancouverites are hunkering for but can't get? For example, I load up on smoked salmon, wild organic honey and Daniel's chocolates (yes, I know there is a Daniel's outpost in Etobicoke/Mississauga).

Are there any equivalents that I should consider bringing to thank my lovely host and hostess?

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    focioncroci Apr 4, 2009 02:10 PM

    bring them peameal bacon!

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    1. re: focioncroci
      fmed Apr 4, 2009 02:14 PM

      Yes! Good one. I never see that stuff here. (I have never had the pleasure, actually.)

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        vandan Apr 4, 2009 04:27 PM

        pretty sure i've seen it at costco

        1. re: vandan
          fmed Apr 4, 2009 04:49 PM

          I guess have to pay more attention there...the Plasma screens and orbital trainers are too distracting. :-)

    2. sarah galvin Apr 3, 2009 06:06 PM

      Maple syrup? Birch syrup? Krispy Kreme? just joking!

      i don't really know what is regional Toronto. I would think some nice Niagara stuff. Icewine is a BC thing, so I wouldn't bother. So is cider.

      Is there a typical fish product?

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        eatereater123 Apr 1, 2009 10:01 PM

        Both are terrific ideas, sadly, I forgot to mention that my friends are teetotalers so they don't indulge. Not even a drop.

        Am leaning towards a nice selection of Soma chocolates (Pine or Chili chocolate anyone?)...

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        1. re: eatereater123
          fmed Apr 1, 2009 11:11 PM

          Sounds great! Soma makes their chocolate from beans (IIRC).

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          miss.foodie Mar 31, 2009 08:56 PM

          Perhaps something like sparkling vidal ice wine? I'm not sure if you can easily bring it since it's sparkling (ie. pressurized)... It's not something we can get out west... I quite enjoyed it when I was in the Niagara region last summer.

          1. fmed Mar 31, 2009 12:52 PM

            Maybe some craft beer? How about some more obscure wine from your part of the world? Maybe an icewine? You can check the BCLC website for availability locally.

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