Established in 2012, Harvest Community Foods is a community-driven retail space. As voted on by Chinatown-Strathcona residents, the grocery provides local, seasonal food products. The business also offers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, further fostering accessibility to B.C. produce.
Chef and owner, Andrea Carlson has revamped prepared grocery eats with heartwarming and sophisticated ramen dishes. More than a market, the store serves as a community gathering place for good eats, conversation, and appreciation of local fare.
When you walk into the store, you will see a variety of products like:
- To Die For Fine Foods
- Namasthé Tea
- Vancouver Island Salt
- Bittered Slings
- Vancouver Honey
- Noble Handcrafted Maple
- Sapadilla Soaps
- Earnest Ice Cream
- Solefood Greens
- Sugo Sauce
Of course many more items. It’s not a large store, but you’ll find a bit of everything you need.
Freshly made jams are available too.
Harvest Community Foods draws large crowds during lunch for their Harvest noodles.
It’s made all in-house.
The most popular ramen on the menu is the #39 Ramen with pork shoulder, radish, egg, and candied bacon.
How can you not say no to this beautiful creation. It’s not authentic Japanese ramen, but they put their own twist on it. This is my favourite dish too. The bacon and egg are just amazing.
They also sell some cold sweet treats like Brown Paper Packages Ice Cream and Earnest Ice Cream.
Really, how can you say no to Ice Cream? I used to come here often for Earnest Ice Cream before they opened another location on Quebec and 2nd close to Science World.
They even have drinking vinegar from Pok Pok. No more trips to the states are needed to get these.
If you’re ever in the area, stop by for a bowl of ramen and check out some cool local products.
We Rate Harvest Community Foods:
243 Union Street, Vancouver