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Mar 31, 2009 12:18 PM

What foodie gift should I bring my Vancouver friends?

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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. 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

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

        2. 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?

            1. re: focioncroci

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

              1. re: fmed

                pretty sure i've seen it at costco

                1. re: vandan

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