The 5 best stalls in the Granville Island Market in Vancouver
1) The Stock Market
When it comes to soups, stocks and sauces, these people are the specialists. Handmade in their market kitchen every day, the shop serves up hot soups to enjoy immediately and also has a wide selection of products to take home. The menu changes daily with fish, meat and veggie options always available.
2) Benton Brothers Fine Cheese
Former engineers, Benton brothers Jonah and Andrew opened their doors in 2007. Since then this family-owned and -operated cheese shop has worked with talented cheesemakers, bringing the best of the best to the Granville Island shoppers. Each cheese is hand-selected and staff members are always on hand to chat origins, pairings and flavours.
3) Lee's Donuts
A mom-and-pop donut shop, Lee’s has been serving handmade donuts based on owners Alan and Betty-Ann Lee’s recipe since 1979. The donuts are made fresh throughout the day and often served warm. All their donuts are delicious but the jelly donut, with its balance of textures and flavours, has been dubbed a ‘perfect food’ by celebrity chef David Chang.
4) Granville Island Tea Company
Selling over 200 types of tea, the Granville Island Tea Company was established in 1999 by owners Deborah and Mark Mercier. Their signature black tea tins containing leaves from all over the world line the walls of the shop, reaching up to the ceiling. It’s not really a visit unless you have their secret recipe Masala Chai Latte to go.
5) Siegel's Bagels
When Montreal native Joel Siegel moved to Vancouver and found no good bagel shops, he got in business. Baking constantly throughout the day and night, the bagels here are filling, chewy, boiled and baked to perfection every time. They have a variety of bagel and cream cheese flavours as well as a menu of bagel sandwiches.
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