Browsing the "Specialty Shop" Category

Shoppers Drug Mart Introduces Enhanced Convenience Location in Vancouver

Shoppers Drug Mart launched their first enhanced food section at 2748 East Hastings Street in Vancouver close to PNE. I have a Shoppers Drug Mart close to my house and it is handy having to pick up last minute items [...]

April 23, 2017 British Columbia, product, Specialty Shop

Guiding Stars at Superstore: Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

Decoding nutrition labels can be confusing. With the start of a new year, eating healthier is on the top of everyone’s mind. But sometimes healthy food choices might not always be obvious, or easy. At Loblaws owned stores like Real Canadian Superstore, Your [...]

February 7, 2017 product, Recipes, Specialty Shop

BETA5 Chocolates’ Valentine’s Pop-Up

BETA5 Chocolates‘ has launched their Valentine’s Pop-Up on Cambie and 17th in Vancouver. Starting Thursday, February 2 the pop-up will be open 7 days/week from 12 pm – 7 pm until Tuesday, February 14. I came here for a sneak [...]

February 2, 2017 Dessert, Pop-Up Shop, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Specialty Shop

Real Canadian Superstore: Finding Chinese New Year Foods and Decor

Gong Hey Fat Choy 恭禧发财.  Chinese New Year is upon us and it’s the Year of the Rooster. Many celebrations take place during this time including parades, dragon dances, reunions and elaborate dinners. As food is a big part of Chinese New Year, buying [...]

January 25, 2017 Chinese, Pork, Specialty Shop

Shop the Neighbourhood: Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar

With the holidays behind us, shopping local should still be top of mind for Vancouverites. Local businesses keep dollars close to home. Dollars spent within our neighbourhoods directly benefit the local economy and are re-invested within the community in the [...]

January 18, 2017 Cafe, Kid Friendly, Specialty Shop, Strathcona

Turducken: From Your Butcher

For this Christmas, we wanted to try something different. We usually make a roast turkey, but we thought we would try to get a turducken. A turducken is a turkey stuffed with a deboned duck and then a deboned chicken. [...]

December 30, 2016 British Columbia, product, Specialty Shop

Culinary Capers: Behind the Scenes with Executive Chef Stewart Boyles

Culinary Capers is a Vancouver catering company specializing in social, corporate, special events and weddings. They have an amazing crew of event planners to turn your ideas into reality with their venue selection, menu design, event rentals and tenting, décor [...]

November 14, 2016 British Columbia, Specialty Shop

Ghirardelli: Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop in San Francisco

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is located near Fisherman’s Wharf. Ghirardelli is one of the oldest chocolate company in the US. They are also a division of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli. Since I was in town, I wanted to stop to [...]

November 4, 2016 Cafe, Kid Friendly, San Francisco, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

Dinner Parties Made Easy with Loblaws City Market

Putting together a dinner party isn’t easy and one thing that always stresses me out is the amount of planning that goes into each dish and making sure that everything is hot and ready by dinner time. Every Thanksgiving, everyone always [...]

November 2, 2016 British Columbia, Recipes, Specialty Shop

Wild Sweets: Chocolate in Richmond

Wild Sweets by Dominique and Cindy Duby are world-acclaimed and award-winning chocolate makers. They are located in a secluded area in South Richmond. It took a little while to find this place because it’s mostly just warehouses. I was invited [...]

July 27, 2016 Canadian, Dessert, Kid Friendly, Richmond, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

Treasure Green Tea Company: Tea Shop in Chinatown

Treasure Green Tea Company is a hidden gem located right in Chinatown across the street from Phnom Penh. Olivia is a second generation tea master that now runs the shop. The shop was established in 1981 by Olivia’s father as the [...]

May 5, 2016 Chinatown, Chinese, Specialty Shop

Whole Foods Market Burnaby: Sneak Peek

Whole Foods Market will open their newest BC store in Burnaby on Thursday January 28th, 2016 at 8:30am with a bread-breaking ceremony with Mayor Derek Corrigan. The new market is located in the Solo District right at Brentwood Town Centre. [...]

January 27, 2016 North Burnaby, Specialty Shop

Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts in Burnaby

Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts have been popping up around Metro Vancouver. They now have 5 locations. The closest location to me in Burnaby always closes right when I get home from work, so I’ve had a lot of hit [...]

January 4, 2016 British Columbia, Specialty Shop

Catfe: Cat Cafe in Vancouver

Catfe is a Vancouver Cat Cafe, which just opened this week. It’s on the 2nd floor of Tinseltown just above Starbucks. The best way to get here is to take the skytrain to Stadium Station and walk a little bit. [...]

December 15, 2015 Cafe, Downtown, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

Pirate Joes: Legally Smuggling Trader Joe’s into Canada

Pirate Joe’s is a local store reselling Trader Joe’s items from the States so Canadian’s can have a taste of their yummy groceries without making a trip to the states. I know I certainly hate taking the highway to Bellingham just [...]

January 18, 2015 Kitsilano, Specialty Shop

Clancy’s Meat Co: Easy Dinner

Clancy’s Meat Co. is located in the Kensington Plaza in North Burnaby. M and I are always disappointed when going to Safeway a few doors down for meat. So, we decided to go see what Clancy’s Meat Co had to [...]

June 14, 2014 North Burnaby, product, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

M&M’s World Las Vegas

M&M’s World in Las Vegas in another cool place on The Strip to do some quick shopping for souvenirs or browsing. It’s free to enter and there’s 4 floor of chocolatey goodness. It is located close to the Coca Cola [...]

May 2, 2014 Las Vegas, Specialty Shop

Pink’s Hot Dogs: Specialty Hot Dogs on The Strip

Pink’s Hot Dogs is located in Planet Hollywood and serves a huge variety of hot dogs with different toppings. Lots of people stop by to try their famous hot dogs. There’s a lot of hype over this place and I [...]

April 10, 2014 Las Vegas, Specialty Shop