Granville Island's Public Market is a foodies heaven. Any food item you could want, and a million you never thought existed are housed in this large warehouse just a short ferry ride from downtown Vancouver. Famous for its ethnic diversity, this market offers just about everything.
Thomas and I visited Granville Island on our recent trip to Vancouver. We took a False Creek Ferry (which is a boat the size of a car) from downtown Vancouver to Granville Island. It was chilly and drizzling outside, but once we stepped inside of the Public Market, we were toasty warm and soon stuffed with food! We stopped by a crepe maker for breakfast and were thrilled that they were the second best crepes (only to the ones in London) we have ever tasted. After we had our fill of Nutella, we wandered the rest of the market, and daydreamed about living in Vancouver and shopping in the Public Market for all of our food. There was every type of fresh vegetable and fruit you could imagine. There were fresh fish caught that morning, local beef, cheese, pasta, candy, chocolates, wine, and much more. We lamented that we were not staying in a hotel room with a kitchenette since we would have loved to stock up on fresh ingredients for a gourmet home made meal...next time!
After we left the Public Market, we wandered around the rest of the island, which had cute little boutiques and restaurants. We found a musician playing in a square and a store that specialized in selling hats. It was a quaint, small town atmosphere just across the water from the busy downtown section of the city.
If you are looking for something to do in Vancouver, make sure to stop by Granville Island. Be sure to bring a shopping bag, as you will have plenty of delicious food to fill it with!
Have any of you visited Granville Island? Did you try any of the food from the Public Market? Or do any of you live near a large public market that we need to come check out?