Four Places To Buy Organic Foods In Vancouver’s West Side
When living in a new neighbourhood, it is always nice to know where you can get the freshest produce possible. It’s a bonus if that produce is organic as well. An organic product is a product that contains between 95-100% organic material and any product labelled organic in Canada is regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Buying organic means that the product you are purchasing has been grown and made without the use of GMOs, nanotechnology, artificial preservatives or colours, synthetic chemicals, herbicides or pesticides. Vancouver’s West side is home to a wide variety of local shops and markets, and below are four that carry organic products you know that you can trust!
Greens Organic and Natural Market
West Broadway at Maple
Greens is 100% Canadian owned and operated, and is committed not only to providing healthy and organic options but also to being a part of the West Vancouver community. Carrying local and organically sourced food options, Greens is committed to having their produce be 100% organic and they carry in season local options all year round. To top off the shopping experience, Greens has incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff who are always willing to lend a helping hand.
Be Fresh Local Market
West 1st and Cypress
Be Fresh Local Market provides a twist to a local shopping experience, providing over 70% organic selection and high quality food that is sourced locally. You can sit down at their locations or grab something to go. In addition to the organic options, Be Fresh carries a variety of options for Vancouverites with dietary restrictions – paleo, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy or pescetarian? You can eat here! Committed to local, sustainable food you can’t go wrong with a meal from Be Fresh.
4th Ave at Vine
A list of places to shop organically wouldn’t be complete without organic meat options. Raised without the use of hormones or steroids. In addition to their wide selection of meats, they offer house made organic sausages, marinades, and more! An experienced butcher shop able to consult on your orders, you can’t go wrong buying meats at Market Meats.
West Wood Organics
W 41st at Oak St
West Wood Organics is further south than our other recommendations, but it is on this list for a reason! In a neighbourhood where every other store seems to be selling fruits and vegetables, West Wood stands out with their commitment to organic produce. Established in 1993, it has been a fixture of the neighbourhood for a long time and offers a stunning selection of organic produce for the discerning neighbourhood shopper!
If eating organic or having the option to is important to you, you will find all that you need in West Side Vancouver. Whether you’re looking for quality butchered meats, produce, or simply somewhere you can trust to grab a coffee – these four shops on our list have you covered. There is something to be said for knowing where your food has come from and how it has been cared for before it reaches your table, and there are plenty of delicious options located right near you!