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Sep 7, 2009 11:20 AM

Good quality maple syrup and olive oil in Vancouver?

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!

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  1. 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

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

      Any tips for maple syrup?

      1. re: pinkskittles

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

          1. re: fmed

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

            1. re: el_lobo_solo

              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

                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. 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

          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

            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

              I haven't looked for it personally, but I bet Edible BC will have BC Maple Syrup (which, BTW, is a fairly new phenomenon... )

              1. re: fmed

                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

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

            2. 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 ( and a Facebook page, but they assured me that their website ( was coming soon..

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              1. re: Food_envy

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

                1. re: vandan

                  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

                    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