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Nov 25, 2010 08:55 AM

So Who Else Sells Iranian Bread W Side Vancouver Now?

Now that Parthenon is out of the picture who else on the West Side of the city sells Iranian bread from the North Van bakeries?

I know I could hold my nose and try Minerva's but am hoping there's somewhere else.

Meinhardt's has a line of great looking stuff but it's almost 100% more than anything else on the market.


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  1. i've only been a few times, but whats wrong with Minervas Sam ?

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    1. re: vandan

      Management is less than sterling, staff turnover is legendary, I could ignore the surliness if it wasn't such a shambles.

      I've been sold mouldy Olives and told it was my fault-ditto a Spanakopita I bought once tasted mouldy no doubt from what little Cheese it contained.

      1. re: Sam Salmon

        let me guess. and those are their good points

        1. re: vandan

          I don't know of a place offhand but I'll keep my eyes peeled. There're going to be a bunch of things I have to find an alternate source for in the 'hood, such as De Cecco and Barilla pastas at non-uxorious prices. Anyone.

          I went to Minerva's after discovering the Parthenon fire and I am sorry to say that I was less than impressed. The person serving did not know how to shave meat (!) and the cheese I requested had mold on all the pieces. I used to work in a cheese shop, mold happens, but we had a "cleaning" rota for all the fromage which prevented the customers from seeing it. To top things off, the display case has water leaking down on top of the cheeses all along it. But it's the only place in walking distance that offers the products I've come to rely on... to be fair, the smoked turkey I did get was very tasty.

    2. I'm not sure what you're looking for but Granville Island Produce in the UBC Village has a small selection of stuff from Samba Bakery- nowhere near as good as the Parthenon's selection, unfortunately.

      1. Capers sells Saman breads. Yum.

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        1. re: rhinny

          OK I see that Urban Fare, Capers on Robson and Whole Foods on 8th Ave all sell Saman Bakery products-Thanks for the info.