One of the most amazing markets we've ever visited is Granville Market in Vancouver, Canada. It is a mixture of restaurants, farmers markets, bakeries, and sellers of all sorts of food products. I could eat myself silly in that place and we nearly did on the morning we visited. If I lived nearby, I could eat there most every day of the week. I share some pictures of some of the delectable delights we saw and tasted.
|One of my favorite parts of the market were the stores selling seafood. Here are some fresh salmon.|
|Smoked salmon, capelin and other kinds of fish.|
|This maple smoked salmon was fantastic.|
|We purchased a sampling of the smoked salmon types. All were good. The salt and pepper salmon, back left, was particularly good.|
|Wonderful soft smoked salmon.|
|Lots of deli style dishes.|
|Lots of cheese.|
|This wild boar prosciutto looked really good.|
|I had to try some in honor of the wild boar prosciutto that was confiscated from me at JFK on our way back from Italy years ago.|
|They also had Jamon Iberico, which we hadn't seen since being in Spain years ago - so we had to sample some of it.|
|Slices of Jamon Iberico.|
|We got some wonderful bread with black olives in it.|
|Blueberry bread with powdered sugar.|
|This looked really good - had to have some - roasted red pepper and spinach focaccia with Asiago cheese.|
|A quiche of roasted peppers. Unfortunately, this one looked better than it tasted.|
|A crepe with banana and Nutella.|
|Trays of sweets.|
|Some of the nicest stuff was produce.|
|Mangosteen, the purple fruit to the bottom left, and rambutan, to the right.|
|These currants were screaming at me.|
I don't remember if these were cape gooseberries, golden berries, or something else, but they looked really good.
|We got one of these baskets with a sampling and enjoyed them while we drove around in our car later than day. I would love to have better access to all of those berries. The currants were a little tart, but good and the orange berry was great.|
Vancouver has great access to seafood, coastal farms, mushrooms, berries and other foods. Granville Market brings much of the best that the area has to offer. It was a treat to visit.