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Good quality maple syrup and olive oil in Vancouver?

pinkskittles Sep 7, 2009 11:20 AM

I'm looking to buy real maple syrup and a good quality extra virgin olive oil at a good price. I jar moved here so am unfamiliar with the city. Where can I go? Thanks!

  1. Sam Salmon Sep 7, 2009 12:28 PM

    The best prices/quality/selection I've found for Olive Oil are the two Greek grocery store/delis on W. Broadway

    Minerva's Mediterranean Deli: 3207 W. Broadway 604-733-3954.

    Parthenon Supermarket 3080 W. Broadway 604-244-1999.

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    1. re: Sam Salmon
      pinkskittles Sep 7, 2009 01:51 PM

      Thanks. I saw these I was thinking of stopping by but wasn't sure. Thanks!

      Any tips for maple syrup?

      1. re: pinkskittles
        vandan Sep 7, 2009 02:08 PM

        santa barbaras on the drive has a very good selection as well

        1. re: vandan
          fmed Sep 7, 2009 03:26 PM

          Bosa Foods also.

          1. re: fmed
            el_lobo_solo Sep 7, 2009 08:23 PM

            Cioffi's deli in Burnaby is good too, if you're going to head out to Bosa Foods.

            1. re: el_lobo_solo
              eatrustic Sep 7, 2009 09:35 PM

              I second Santa Barbara on Commercial- excellent selection and great prices-It's all on the wall behind the deli counter.
              For maple syrup: Costco if you're a member ($15. for 1liter) or Superstore.

              1. re: el_lobo_solo
                MommyMago May 18, 2011 07:37 PM

                There is also a Bosa's on Victoria about 4 blocks south of Hastings. It is their original store and I prefer it to the new Burnaby store.

      2. pinkskittles Sep 9, 2009 12:53 PM

        Other than costco and superstore are there any other maple syrup suggestions? Maybe some local producers like there are in Ontario and Quebec, or is BC not a maple syrup producing province?

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        1. re: pinkskittles
          selena03 Sep 9, 2009 01:08 PM

          I like to buy my maple syrup at Choices Market. They have some really high quality bottles from Ontario and Quebec which are organic. I usually spend about $10-$15 dollars for a reg sized bottle but it is well worth it.

          1. re: pinkskittles
            grayelf Sep 9, 2009 01:12 PM

            Would this place be any help? It appears to be based in Quebec but they have a bricks and mortar store in Gastown...


            Or maybe here (their corporate office is in Vancouver proper):


            1. re: pinkskittles
              fmed Sep 9, 2009 02:18 PM

              I haven't looked for it personally, but I bet Edible BC will have BC Maple Syrup (which, BTW, is a fairly new phenomenon... http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Comi... )

              1. re: fmed
                grayelf Sep 9, 2009 02:47 PM

                That's a good idea, fmed! I felt a bit of an idiot posting on maple syrup since I dislike it rather intensely :-).

                1. re: grayelf
                  Sam Salmon Sep 9, 2009 04:11 PM

                  Maple Syrup is fabulous in Chai-so smooooooth, so full so/so/so/so wonderful......

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              Food_envy May 18, 2011 05:51 PM

              I just got some great Spanish extra virgin olive oil called Cazorliva from Santa Barbaras Market on commercial. It is the best I have tried in Vancouver for such a reasonable price. I love Spanish olive oil, I've been to Spain twice and until now, I haven't found anything that compares to this one.

              I checked out the importers, but the website was under construction. So, I emailed them to see what other Spanish products they had and it looks like they have some fluer de sal, salts mixed with herbs and spices and other tasty ingredients. They are called "Olives and Things" and at the moment it looks like they just have a blog (http://olivesandthings.blogspot.com/) and a Facebook page, but they assured me that their website (www.olivesandthings.com) was coming soon..

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              1. re: Food_envy
                vandan May 18, 2011 06:11 PM

                Do you remember what you paid for that olive oil ??

                1. re: vandan
                  Food_envy May 18, 2011 06:32 PM

                  It was $9.99 for a 750 ml I believe. If you like good olive oil as much as me, it's well worth it!!

                  1. re: Food_envy
                    vandan May 18, 2011 06:49 PM

                    Cool will give a try, down to bottom of a bottle of Bom Dia a Portuguese one I bought at SB which I quite like

                    1. re: vandan
                      Food_envy May 18, 2011 07:03 PM

                      Nice, I hope you like it!!

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