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.
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
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
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! $-$$$
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.
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
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
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