Gourmet food shops in Vancouver
I'm going to be in Vancouver for a week, staying at Four Seasons. I love exploring gourmet food stores for ideas as well as interesting ingredients.
Anyone have any recommendations? I'm interested in all types of food Indian, Chinese, Japanese anything goes.
Thanks in advance
Konbiniya on Robson St for a Japanese convenient store catering to the multitudes of Japanese students in the area...specifically for Japanese KitKats in many flavours and tons of other Japanese junk food and instant "student" food.
How about shopping for tools as well as food items?
Tinland in Chinatown for inexpensive Chinese kitchen tools (many of them restaurant grade)....including certain sought after and hard-to-find Chinese cleavers (CCK).
Santoku Office Equipment (strange name) - high-end Japanese knives.
This is a great topic...
Granville Island Public Market (eg, Oyama - one of the best charcutier anywhere)
Bosa Foods (Italian importer - and big Italian Supermarket)
Cioffi's (Neighbourhood Italian market)
Moccia (Italian Sausages and Meats - from organic meat)
Les Amis du Fromage (cheese)
Angel Seafoods (Japanese sashimi fish, and other stuff)
RiceWorld (Chinese/Pan-Asian - Richmond)
The Punjabi Market section of Main St (around 50th and Main)
Gourmet Warehouse (a bit yuppie, but there is some good stuff in there).
Urban Fare (sort of like Wholefoods)