where to buy organic hot dogs - Vancouver
Hi - is that a trick question?!
No - but since we don't have Trader Joe's convenient to us in Vanc (i know it's in bellingham) - does anyone have recommendations about which brand of "healthy" hot dogs (weiners) to buy in BC (Greater Vancouver). These are for a kid party - have to be politically correct - the kids probably don't notice but the super involved parents do, you know what i mean.
ps - if you have "hot dog stand" recommendations, that's great, love to hear them - but what i am looking for are supermarket hot dogs - ie cook them at home.
i hope it's OK to continue an older thread (it's short info, some may still be current, not to mention, it is the BBQ season)
so for those of us who do not often trek to TJ's in B-Ham -- i found these "organic" chicken wieners at a Super Valu and have since googled and wondered if anyone else had tried the products (or in fact, visited this store and restaurant out in Maple Ridge ... http://organic-world.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110&Itemid=227
the product is labelled as 90 percent organic CHICKEN hot dogs and come in a pkg of 16 for about 9-something dollars. these are big hotdogs, like a "ball park" (not the kid's bday party smaller size) ...
i am not sure what the apparently 10-Percent not-organic content is -- but, it's wieners - do we need that info? ;)
there are many other organic butcher products listed on this website ... from beef, chicken to ostrich and other exotic meats.
and a lot of Bob's Red Mill (the grain and some gluten-free products from greater Portland OR, Milwaukee OR on the bypass hiway between Selwood and Clackamas (roughly speaking)
ps - i don't see any "certified" symbol on this pkg but maybe i missed that somewhere -- and really, is there one governing body over "organic" food labelling in canada? (diff thread!)
thx and enjoy (even if it's the one wiener per season)
ps ... the restaurant bills itself as the "only full-service organic restaurant in BC"
well, darn, had i known -- the last time i was out in that direction, we lined up at (ugh ... i always regret it but it was fun at the time!) a tim hortons -- and then a costco in coq.
re: Georgia Strait
Organic World Chicken Wiener ingredients:
"Organic chicken meat ground, water, rice flour, sea salt, spices, seasoning, Concentrated Celery Extract, Lemon Juice, Cane Sugar, natural smoke"
If I remember right, most/all of their product is certified by Oregon Tilth. I could be wrong about that, but that's the certifying body that comes to mind when I think back to a year or more when I was going through their information.
You can get organic weiners at Famous Foods on Kingsway. They might be turkey weiners, but they are good, kids like them, super-involved vancouver parents will approve and they are reasonably priced. I think they have organic ketchup too. Prices way better than whole foods and they are local.
We've got organic hotdogs recently at West Lynn Meats butcher shop in Lynn Valey Shopping Centre. I've seen the organic hot dog stand in Vancouver downtown too but haven't tried it yet.
Your post comes up when I search for organic hotdogs in Vancopuver so I just wanted to put the link in. Hope it helps someone find the product they want: http://westlynnmeatsandseafood.com/
The hot dog stand at the foot of Davie on Marinaside Crescent sells organic dogs . That is the first and only place I have seen selling organic hot dogs. I would definitley check out Whole Foods or ask the stand I just mentioned where they buy theirs from. If you can't find organic ones at Whole Foods, you could do kosher dogs (sell these at Choices) and veggie ones-I love Yves veggie dogs...