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9 Great Independent Grocery Stores in Vancouver

Its time for a grocery store crawl!

The Mighty Oak

This charming coffee shop can whips up a mean latte (with a side of shortbread!). Their small selection of grocery products, both dry and fresh, completes the experience.

Luke’s General Store

From coffee and local donuts to pasta sauces and home wares, Luke’s General Store is the spot for excellent grocery items in Gastown. Check out their record selection upstairs too!

Le Marché St George

With a historic and kitsch vibe, this cafe/shop serves coffee and baked goods and carries local dairy products and other unique household items. It’s the perfect place to stop for a last minute gift.

Donald’s Market

Donald’s is unanimously raved about for their fresh produce and variety of products. It’s usually fairly busy, but with good reason. They also have frequent deals in store.

Pazzo Chow

Known for their tasty to-go choices, Pazzo Chow also stocks Italian kitchen staples and local goods. Carefully selecting products that are hard to find elsewhere, this shop is a must-visit.

Organic Acres Market

Organic Acres knows how to knock it out of the park when it comes to organic products at great prices. Their selection is smaller, but what they lack in variety they make up for in quality.

Union Market

Although Union Market is a great quaint shop for your odd and ends grocery items, you cannot forget about their Portuguese baked goods. Their egg tarts are a must!

Sprout Organic Market

Sprouts truly has all you need from an independent grocer, from meats and dairy to artisanal delights—all organic of course! Check out their online recipes for inspiration too.

Harvest Community Foods

Not only is Harvest a great food stop for local groceries (artisan foods, seasonal produce, soaps, and ice cream), they also have a delicious selection of hot ramen bowls and other treats.




9 Great Independent Grocery Stores in Vancouver