Granville Island is a food lover’s paradise in Vancouver, Canada. This vibrant neighborhood offers a wide array of culinary delights, ranging from artisan foods and local produce to delectable seafood and aromatic bakeries. If you’re a food enthusiast who loves exploring on a bike, then Granville Island must be on your list for the next ride. While the market can get quite busy during the summer, we’ve got you covered with our selection of favorite local spots that have shorter wait times, allowing you to make the most of your visit.
Don’t have a bike? No worries! You can easily rent one from us or even join our Vancouver Grand Tour, which includes a stop at Granville Island to refuel after exploring Stanley Park, English Bay, and many more breathtaking sights. As a bonus, guests on our Grand Tour will receive a handy postcard guide to quick bites, complete with exclusive discounts at select booths.
In this blog post, we’ll take you on a mouthwatering journey, highlighting some of the best quick bites on Granville Island, giving you a true taste of Vancouver’s local cuisine. Let’s dive in and start our flavorful adventure!
The Best Quick Bites on Granville Island
First on the list is The Preservatory Toast Bar. If you’re a fan of unique, local preserves, then this is the place for you. They offer a toast flight with their preserves, or you can try different toppings like cheese and avocado.
Next up is Bon Macaron, a French-inspired patisserie that offers both sweet and savoury delights. Using seasonal ingredients from the local market, their macarons are truly divine. Be sure to grab a few to take home, and sample some of their unique flavours, like tomato basil, taro blackberry, or yuzu.
For a hearty and wholesome meal, head to The Stock Market. Their daily soup specials are a hit with locals and visitors alike (especially on drizzly days). Take home some of their chef-prepared stocks, sauces, and dips for a fresh taste of Vancouver ingredients.
Grab and go options abound at Laurelle’s Fine Foods. Tucked away in a corner of the market, this bakery offers a range of freshly made pastries, casseroles, salads, and much more. Try their famous chicken pot pie or spinach and feta quiche for a real treat. And for those with dietary restrictions, they offer vegan and gluten free options!
Siegel’s Bagels is the place to go if you’re craving some authentic Montreal-style bagels. Made fresh every day, their bagels are chewy, doughy, and the perfect base for a range of toppings. Try their local smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel for a classic treat, and take home a bag of bagels. Hot tip: their bagels freeze great, just be sure to cut them before you freeze!
No visit to Granville Island is complete without stopping by ChocolaTas. This award-winning chocolatier offers a range of artisanal chocolates, truffles, and bars, all made with locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to try their famous sea salt caramels or indulge in some beautiful bonbons.
Benton Brothers Fine Cheese is a cheese-lover’s paradise. With a range of local and international handmade cheeses, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste. If you’ve never tried cheese curds, grab a tub to snack on! The team behind the counter are cheese experts and happy to recommend something based on your tastes.
Longliner Seafoodis a popular spot on Granville Island, and their candied sockeye salmon is addictive. You’ve got to try it out for yourself to see what the fuss is all about.
For delectable sandwiches made with fresh market ingredients, A Bread Affair is the spot. They’re known for having the best cookies in town, and offer a wide range of bread and delectable baked goods.
Last but not least is Popina’s Canteen. It’s the passion project of three renowned chefs, and they offer local seafood options like lobster rolls and B.C cod. Don’t forget to try their puff creams – they’re worth the visit!
Granville Island is a food lover’s paradise. We love grabbing a few bites from multiple vendors to make a grazing picnic. From fresh local seafood to authentic bagels and indulgent desserts, the wide array of food vendors is sure to satisfy every craving. These quick bites are the perfect way to experience the flavors of Vancouver while exploring the island. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and taste all that Granville Island has to offer!
Bike rentals and bicycle tours to Granville Island are available daily. Book in advance for best availability.
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