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12 days of Local Shopping Ideas: Foodie

Ho, ho, ho! ’Tis that time of year again! Every day for the next 12 days we’ll be sharing local shopping gift ideas for your loved ones, and best of all — you can buy them all right here in the village. Today is for the Foodie in your life.

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East Cafe

While quantities last, East Cafe will  be selling East Van Jam Gift Packs! The following options are available at the cafe:

  • Nanaimo St – Serene Nectarine, Madame Cherry & Monsieur Hopricot
  • Victoria Dr – Duchess of Strawberry, Baron Von Blueberry & Raspberry Dandy
  • Commercial Dr – Baron Von Blueberry, Ruby Bourbon & Blackberry Jack
  • Clarke Dr – Fuzz E Peach, St Claire Plum & Monsieur Hopricot
    Powell St – Corvid Currant, Tom Cat & PoppyCock Pepper

Address: 2401 East Hastings Street

Price: $15 /3 in a pack

Instagram: @theeastcafe

Pallet Coffee Roasters

A great way to introduce your friends to new coffee shops in the city is by gifting them some beans and a mug from a place they’ve never tried before. Pallet opened its first location here in The East Village, and is quickly becoming the next big household name in Vancouver coffee.

Address: 323 Semlin Drive

Price: $-$$

Instagram: @palletcoffee


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Di Oliva Tasting Bar

Foodies love to be gifted… food! So why not stop in to Di Oliva Tasting Bar and grab one of their customizable gift packs. They’ve even got small sample gift packs available as well, if you’re looking for more of a stocking stuffer.

Address: 2632 East Hastings Street.

Price: Various Gift pack sizes! $-$$$

Instagram: @diolivatastingbar

Miscellany Thrift and Vintage

If you know a food blogger or maybe even a prop stylist, you’re going to want to introduce them to Miscellany. Anytime we’ve gone in, there’s always something “new” to discover, as they’re getting new donations all the time. Not only that, they’ve also got $25 gift certificates for all your stocking-stuffer needs.

Address: 2615 East Hastings Street.

Price: $-$$

Instagram: @MiscellanyThriftandVintage


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Odd Society Spirits

If you like honey and whiskey, then keep your fingers crossed for some of this AMAZING honey in your stocking this year! In collaboration with Hives for Humanity, this Whisky Barrel-Aged Honey uses raw East Van honey aged in charred, honey comb style whisky barrels. With mellow floral notes of apricot and oak, this would be perfect drizzled in tea or on ice cream.

Address: 1725 Powell Street

Price: $-$$

Instagram: @oddsocietyspirits

Gourmet Warehouse

Obviously a go-to spot for anything food related, GW has various gift baskets and endless gourmet gifts available. From chocolate, EVOO, vinegars — list goes on and on. Check out their website for more options!

Address: 1340 East Hastings Street

Price: $30-$175

Instagram: @gourmetwarehouse

Restaurant Gift Cards

As you already know, we’ve got many restaurants, cafes and bakeries in the neighbourhood. Take it upon yourself and explore the ‘hood and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Locations: See website for list of restaurants

Price: your choice







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