Best Indian and Asian grocery stores in Vancouver?
Hi all, I am going to be in Vancouver in May, and near the end of my stay I would like to make a couple pit stops at Indian and Asian groceries, mostly for produce and exotic fruit. What are the best Indian and Asian grocery stores to check out? For Indian one of the more exotic things I'd be looking for would be mango ginger and fresh turmeric root, and for Asian I would be into finding tropical fruits. On my last trip to Van I was after top shelf lychees...long story short, I bought a bunch of what seemed like the best lychees available, only to find huge ones still on the stick at the next one I walked into. :\
Anyway, recommendations would be appreciated! Thanks!
I have seen turmeric root and mango ginger (white turmeric) at South China Seas Trading on Granville Island. I have seen turmeric at a number of Vietnamese groceries too. I'll have a look around to for more firm recommendations.
There is a fruit store in Chinatown (Gore and Keefer - San Lee?) that has a good selection of exotic fruit.
South China Seas Trading
1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H, CA
Going to be in town soon...if anyone has any recommendations please let me know! I'm curious about tropical and exotic fruit! San Lee sounds promising, but any others?
I saw some jackfruit here recently but I'd like to get some from closer to the source!