GOODS | Raw Food Chef Afke Zonderland To Prep “Naked” Supper At Edible Canada

March 25, 2014 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Let’s get naked on April 10th at Edible Canada with guest chef Afke Zonderland. Strip away all your raw food reservations and expose yourself to some extraordinary, delicious and guilt-free recipes while developing a better understanding of the benefits of eating food ‘in the buff’ (in it’s natural state) in this three hour, multi-course interactive dining experience.

Zonderland’s passion for gourmet vegetarian food and a desire for abundant health naturally led her towards eating more uncooked food. Her understanding of the value of eating organically grown, minimally processed edibles forms the foundation of extraordinary beverages, meals and guilt free desserts. Join Afke for a ‘raw’ evening of savory and sweet. Tickets are $80 for this five course seasonal meal (gratuity included). Limited sweets available. Click here for details. Read more

Vancouver Gets Set For “BC Distilled”, A Festival Celebrating The Best Local Spirits


On Saturday, May 10, 2014, sixteen of the province’s leading small-batch distilleries (plus one from the Yukon) will be bringing their gin, vodka, whisky, and other fine spirits and liqueurs to Vancouver for BC Distilled – British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival.

In recent years and at an accelerating pace, bottles of local artisanal spirits have been landing on (and flying off) the shelves at restaurants, bars, and liquor stores across the province. Hosted at CBC Vancouver, BC Distilled will not only provide a single-stop opportunity for craft spirit lovers to taste and appreciate a huge number of these new products, but also a chance to meet and greet the people who have been doing the crafting.

Beverages from Bittered Sling Extracts, Walter All-Natural Craft Caesar Mix, and SIP Soda will complement the wide range of spirits on offer, and attendees will also be able to enjoy bites from local restaurants such as Grain Tasting Bar, Forage, Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar, The Distillery Bar + Kitchen, and Edible Canada.

Proudly supported by Scout Magazine and Vancouver Magazine, BC Distilled promotes locally-conscious drinking and supports the advancement of the micro-distillery industry within British Columbia.

BC Distilled is also a proud supporter of The BC Hospitality Foundation, which provides financial support for individuals within the hospitality community who are coping with a financial crisis arising from a medical condition. Partial proceeds from the festival will go directly to the BCHF.

“The BC Hospitality Foundation is an organization that positively impacts those who work in the food and beverage industry,” says Alex Hamer, Founder and Event Organizer of BC Distilled. “BC Distilled is honoured to help spread the word about the important work the BCHF does for our professional community.” | Facebook | Twitter: @BCDistilled | Instagram: @BCDistilled | Hashtags: #BCDistilled #BCDistilled2014

Participating Distilleries to Date:

Arbutus Distilleries
Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers
Dragon Mist Vodka
Long Table Distillery
Maple Leaf Spirits
Merridale Ciderworks
Odd Society Spirits
Okanagan Spirits
Pemberton Distillery
Shelter Point Distillery
Sons of Vancouver
SR Winery & Distillery
The Liberty Distillery
Urban Distilleries
Victoria Spirits
Yaletown Distilling
Yukon Shine

BC Distilled Facts

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 | Time: 6PM – 9PM
Location: CBC Studios, 700 Hamilton St., Vancouver, B.C. (Studio One)
Price: $39.99 plus service charge until April 4 ($49.99 after April 4)
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GOODS | “Edible Canada House” Set To Celebrate The Sochi Olympics Feb. 14-16

February 3, 2014 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Last year, the popular locally inspired bistro Edible Canada at the Markethosted Street Eats & Beats, their inaugural Festival Under the Bridge. Over 1,500 Vancouverites packed this unique outdoor shindig, celebrating local talent and the city’s hottest food trucks. Inspired by the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, this year’s festival, Edible Canada House, is expected to be the biggest Olympic party in Vancouver. For those wanting to relive the glory of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, this is your chance.

Tucked underneath the Granville Street Bridge in the heart of Granville Island, this Canadian-themed winter festival is once again part of CMHC’s famous Winterruption Festival, running February 14–16. Along with live music (including both DJs and bands), Edible Canada House will showcase a number of live and pre-recorded Olympic events provided by event sponsor, Preston Mobility. Three giant projection screens will allow guests to party the night away while cheering on the nation’s top athletes. In true Edible Canada fashion, the theme will be quintessential Canadian. Learn more about the event after the jump… Read more

GOODS | New Guest Chefs And Past Faves Set For 2014 Edible Canada Market Series

December 4, 2013 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Edible Canada’s 2014 Guest Chef Market Dinner dates have officially been released today, and as always, it is generating one of their busiest booking days of the year. While welcoming back many of our guest favorites, they have also lined up several new local celebrity chefs to create an all-star series for the year. New this year, all of the guest chefs will be showcasing a specific theme – be it maple syrup, BBQ or even “Aphrodisiacs with a Twist”. It is going to be an educational and fun year!

These special evenings take place in the bistros state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen where up to 24 guests will enjoy an exclusive, multicourse dinner prepared by some of the best and most talented chefs in Canada. The dinners are only $80.00 per person and include a selection of wine, beer or spirits paired by their bartender or in-house sommelier.

Hosting the series for a sixth year, Edible Canada Founder, Eric Pateman, has a passion for celebrating Canadian cuisine while telling the stories of local talent. “It’s an honour to share our space with these talented chefs to showcase the food community at large” he states. “There is no ego involved here. We open our kitchen to approximately 40 chefs a year, giving our guests a more personal experience and the opportunity to learn from them first hand. These dinners are incredibly popular due to the value and intimate setting.”

Dinner guests are also offered a 10% discount in the Edible Canada Retail Store and on future tours booked during the event.

Gift certificates are available, as are multipack savings packages, making these Market Dinners the perfect gift for the foodie on your holiday list! Advanced reservations are required and seating is limited, so be sure to book early. Many of the popular dinners will sell out within days… Read more

GOODS | Granville Island’s “Edible Canada” To Fire Up BBQ For Take-Out On Saturdays

November 27, 2013 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Planning on joining the droves of people doing their Christmas shopping on Vancouver’s Granville Island this year? If so, you can also plan on skipping the long lunch line ups. To help guests beat the afternoon rush, starting November 30th, we will be dusting off the BBQ, popping some bevvies on ice and setting up a drop-in style take-out station on our patio. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Granville Island’s “Edible Canada” Celebrating Autumn With 3 Courses For $35

October 28, 2013 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Harvest signals abundance in British Columbia, and Edible Canada is celebrating the freshest of the season with their limited Fall Feasting Menu. For only $35.00, guests can enjoy a three course seasonal dinner sure to curb any autumnal, or perhaps nostalgic, cravings. Plus, with 25 Canadian wines either on tap or by the glass, guests can be sure to find the perfect accompaniment for every course.

The Fall Feasting Menu echoes Edible Canada’s signature style of Canadian comfort food. The menu items are a balance of both rich and health conscious options, offering everything from salad to pasta and braised meats. As well, they’ve made it easy to indulge in a comforting fall dessert by presenting any choice from their regular menu for just an additional $5.00.

The Fall Feasting Menu reflects the company’s belief that enjoying local food in each season is the best way to eat. Take the opportunity to fall in love with BC’s autumn bounty until November 28th. All items on their regular menu can also be enjoyed, but supplementary fees will apply. Read more

GOODS: Road 13 Vineyards Pairs Up With “Edible Canada” For All Canadian Tastings

Follow Road 13 on the west side of Hwy 97 between Oliver & Osoyoos | 866.498.8330 |

The GOODS from Road 13

Oliver, BC | Road 13 Vineyards and Edible Canada have teamed to up to give wine and food lovers an opportunity to experience the amazing taste synergy that is created when BC estate wines are paired with 100% Canadian cuisine. The Road 13 Wine Shop is now carrying select Edible Canada products, and visitors to the winery’s Executive Tasting Lounge can now enjoy a special tasting menu designed to showcase the food-friendly character of Road 13 wines. Edible Canada’s Granville Island shop proudly carries a cornucopia of premium Canadian culinary items and Road 13 Vineyards is known for its commitment to environmental sustainability while crafting wines that express the place of their origin. Bringing together the BC wines and all-Canadian ingredients showcases the best of both worlds. Read more

GOODS: Food Trucks & Local DJs Pair Up For Eats And Beats Under Granville Bridge

February 15, 2013 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Edible Canada is thrilled to unite Vancouver’s current food and music cultures to bring our city the inaugural Street Eats & Beats : Festival Under the Bridge. Taking place on February 22 & 23, this exciting evening food and drink festival under Granville Bridge will be the first of its kind in Vancouver, with a line up of Vancouver’s popular food trucks anchoring amidst the culture of Granville Island’s vivacious Winterruption festival. The lineup of talent has been confirmed. Get all the details on the good eats, sips and beats after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “Edible Canada” Hosting Delicious Speaker Series During Dine Out Vancouver

January 16, 2013 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | In addition to being a participating restaurant once again for Dine Out Vancouver (DOV), this year Edible Canada is hosting a tasty and educational 10-day seminar series. The Edible Canada Speaker Series is a lineup of topical food and beverage seminars held afternoons throughout DOV in the private room of the Bistro. We’ve invited our friends specializing in beer, wine, sake, cheese, chocolate and more to come and share their passion with guests in a small, interactive environment (with many opportunities to eat and drink). Sample Asian-inspired Cocktails; compare our Local Sake vs the World; learn about Pork, Pork and More Pork; cup Coffee that Rocks, sniff drams of Canadian Whisky; indulge on Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate; swirl Vintage BC Wine; and sip on Strange Brews – plus much more. You can book tickets and see the complete lineup of topics, guests and dates on our website here. Only 24 seats are available for each seminar, and prices range from $20-40 per person. Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “Edible Canada” Looking To Fill Four Management Positions

December 16, 2012 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Edible Canada is a seven year-old business headquartered at Granville Island Public Market. We are Canada’s largest culinary tourism and locavore retail company, dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for our customers. Services include our retail & online artisan food store, chef guided Granville Island Market Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends, and popular Amuse Bouche newsletter and blog. In the summer of 2011 we opened Edible Canada at the Market — a vibrant bistro in the heart of Granville Island and at the forefront of Canadian cuisine. Our company is still growing, so we’re hiring for four management positions. Get all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Okanagan Crush Pad Releases Edible Canada’s Signature “Market Red”

November 18, 2012 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | The team at Edible Canada was honoured to work with Okanagan Crush Pad to craft a special wine for the bistro. OCP Winemaker Michael Bartier worked with Edible’s management team to come up with 100 cases of a beautiful blended red wine made from Gamay Noir grapes grown at Secrest Mountain Vineyards in Oliver and Syrah grapes from the Cerqueira Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench.

Suitably named Market Red, the thoughtfully designed label depicts a detailed sketch of Granville Island and the public market, home to Edible Canada’s headquarters (you can make out the Bistro under the Granville Bridge on the back label). The wine will be available by the glass and bottle at the Bistro, as well as at a few select private wine stores in Vancouver.

According to Eric Pateman, Founder and President of Edible Canada, “Producing a special wine for our bistro, in conjunction with one of Canada’s leading winemakers and most trusted teams was a natural fit, and a partnership that we’re thrilled to be part of.” Tasting notes and details after the jump… Read more

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #410: And The Best Restaurant Halloween Costume Goes To…

November 1, 2012 

We walked into Edible Canada on Granville Island for lunch yesterday and working the door was a perfect Cinderella! Scout has never been keen on celebrating the adorable, but…awww. Best. Hostess. Ever.


GOODS: Edible Canada’s Bistro On Granville Island Laying The Table For Holiday Season

October 29, 2012 

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Edible Canada’s Bistro is laying the table for festive feasting and invites all appetites to enjoy a unique and personalized experience this holiday season in its dining space. Smack in the heart of Vancouver’s culinary centre – Granville Island – the bistro’s spacious dining room is ready to host business meetings, holiday parties, and other food-focused celebrations. The bistro’s private space accommodates seated groups of up to 24, and a standing reception for up to 40 guests with pass-around canapés and appetizers. Complete bistro buyouts are possible, accommodating up to 75 people for a seated meal, or 125 people for a standing reception. Learn more after the jump… Read more

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