F4tF: Vancouver, A Foodie Trip PT. 3

If you go in the right entrance to the market the first stall you encounter is Lee’s donuts and yes they are as good as they look.  I really stopped by Lee’s for a cup of coffee only (seriously) but had to try one.

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You can also find Smoked Dino Bones in the market as well:

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Here are a few other shots I took of the Granville Island Public Market:

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One of the cool, unexpected parts of the trip were when we stopped into a strip-mall shopping plaza and the supermarket was pure old school suburbia, just like the ones I shopped at when I was a kid in New Jersey.

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We also stopped into a great cheese store called Les Amis du Fromage located at 843 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.  One of the cool things they had was a “wine wall” but all of the bottles were Olive Oil not wine.  Great concept and presentation.

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We also stopped into the Gourmet Warehouse which is located at 1340 East Hastings Street in Vancouver.  As I was walking to the register to buy my Schwartz’s seasonings they sold I saw these products which made me laugh out loud (and take a picture).

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The area I was staying in was called Yaletown.  The locals told me the best place for coffee (and gelato) was Yaletown Gelato & Espresso Bar located at 1210 Homer Street in Vancouver.  Small, fun and with a great selection of gelatos.  I was told the they double the amount of flavors they serve during the summer.

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I drove by a great neon, rotating sign for a meat store in downtown Vancouver, did not make it in there though.

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One of the last places I ate, and the one that put the icing on the cake was stopping into Nando’s Peri-Peri.  If any of you remember when I wrote this column for Runaway Dinosaur, here is the article I did on the opening of the only Nando’s in the USA in Washington DC.   The grilled chicken with hot sauce was just as I remembered from my time living in Cape Town in late 1993, early 1994.  Used to eat at Nando’s several times a week.

If you are somewhere where you come across a Nando’s, stop in and try it.  Also if you are in NYC, Fairway sells their peri-peri sauces.

This is what a Nando’s looks like:

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and the menu:

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Well, that wraps up my time in Vancouver.  Hope you enjoyed my trip through this series of postings.

“I don’t like gourmet cooking or “this” cooking or “that” cooking.
I like good cooking.” – James Beard

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  1. So, when are you going to put up an archive, or some kind of links to old articles? I know next time I go to visit my brother in Forks, Washington (and no he is not a vampire*) I am going to want to hit Vancouver and try a few of these places.

    *He does however work in the clinic near where they put up a “Reserved for Dr. Cullen” sign. He has a Dr. Cullen name tag that he puts on to go out and talk to the tourists that are there taking pictures.

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