GOODS | Dockside Prepares For A Market-Themed Easter Buffet On Granville Island

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 |

The GOODS from Dockside

Vancouver, BC | The world-famous Granville Island Market is the iconic symbol of BC’s rich food bounty and this Easter, Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel is celebrating the feast with a market-themed brunch buffet. Executive Chef Simon McNeil and the Dockside team have created the Family Traditions Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with a menu of themed stations inspired by the fresh foods at the Granville Island Market. Each station is a delight unto itself, packed with creations made from scratch in Dockside’s kitchen.

Guests can enjoy vegetable delights from “The Garden”, delicious meats from “The Butcher”, local seafood from “The Wharf”, fresh baked goods at “The Bakery” and classic brunch items at “The Coop”. In a tip of the hat to Vancouver’s other iconic food market, this year’s Easter Buffet also includes a “Night Market” station with a wide range of Asian favourites like dumplings, BBQ pork and duck and sticky rice. Dockside’s Brunch Buffet is the next best thing to walking though Granville Island Market with a chef on call to make anything which takes your fancy. Details after the jump… Read more

Upcoming ‘Edible At The Market’ Seeking Staff For Top Positions

January 10, 2011 


Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada | Office: 604.812.9660 | Retail: 604.662.3606 |

Job Posting from Scout supporter Edible British Columbia

Vancouver, BC | One of BC & Canada’s most exciting new culinary centers will open this summer and we are now searching for two key members of our management team. We are looking for a Chef de Cuisine and a Front of House Manager to join us and be part of this exciting opportunity. At Edible at the Market (currently Edible British Columbia), you and your team will celebrate the best of BC and Canada’s foodstuffs. Edible at the Market is located in the heart of Granville Island, immersed in its vibrant food culture and in front of millions of visitors annually. Details after the jump… Read more

Edible British Columbia Details Major Expansion Plans 2011…

October 13, 2010 


Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada | Office: 604.812.9660 | Retail: 604.662.3606 |

News from Scout supporter Edible British Columbia

Vancouver, BC | Edible British Columbia is pleased to announce that it will be opening an expanded version of its original retail concept at Granville Island in the spring of 2011. The expansion will include an increased shopping presence showcasing the best artisan food products of BC and Canada, an impressive demonstration kitchen to welcome BC and Canada’s top chefs, and a tapas and wine bistro, specializing in the healthy classic dishes that exemplify market inspired cuisine. Additionally, the space will include a Gourmet-to-Go section, a take-away window, and a vibrant patio space.

Edible At the Market will be centered on the Retail Store, continuing to celebrate the best culinary product offerings from coast to coast. True to our roots and forever faithful to our local producers, Edible has a commitment to carry a minimum of 75% BC products, so customers will still be able to source all of the unique items created by our province’s dedicated culinary artisans.

The exciting addition of a permanent demonstration/ production kitchen will allow Edible to continue to expand on its popular Market Dinner Series with many of BC and Canada’s top chefs.  This new space can accommodate up to 50 people, and is designed to operate separately while the rest of the business continues to run, making it ideal for afternoon tastings and seminars.  When the kitchen is not being used for a private event, customers can watch Edible’s team creating delectable foods – available for purchase and enjoyment at home.
The wine and tapas themed bistro and take-away component will be a welcome addition to the Granville Island dining scene – at a very affordable price. Edible At the Market will operate from breakfast through dinner daily, with an ever-changing Market-dependant menu. Read more

“Edible British Columbia” Joins The Growing Scout Community

October 12, 2010 


Edible British Columbia is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of recommended local resources to check out. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout pageRead more

A Bone For The Granville Island Market Bigwigs To Chew On…

February 11, 2010 

Via Presurfer.

Members of Valencia’s opera house, Palau de les Arts, disguised as shopkeepers were selling products at various stalls last month at the Art Nouveau Mercado Central, said to be Europe’s largest covered indoor market in Valencia, Spain. Suddenly Verdi’s La Traviata started playing over the loudspeakers…

Maybe I’m just a sucker for Verdi, but it would be kinda cool (if a little unoriginal) if our local opera company and GIM got together for something similar.

Chickpea Soup and Dreams on Granville Island

One my favourite things about Vancouver in January is Granville Island. Not only does the market seem suspended in some sort of gentle hybrid season (regardless of the bitter cold), but the crowds are mercifully thinner.
Over the years I have learned to adapt my shopping schedule to the ebb and flow of the tourist season, for in the summer months the seemingly straightforward statement of “I’ll just nip down to the Market to grab a few things” has become an insane one to make. January is a different bag, however, and I’ll always be jonesing for a good donut.
So when I found myself with a bit of time to kill between my last business appointment of the day and my first social engagement of the evening on Thursday last week, I decided to hop the Aquabus and wander it for a while.
It was freezing so as soon as I walked in that I headed for the Stock Market for soup. All three of the day’s offerings were appealing but I settled on the chickpea with kale and tomato (gotta get that kale in whenever you can), and then made straight for Lee’s Donuts for a honey dip (my usual). They are best at about ten in the morning, when they’re still warm and sticky, but after such a long hiatus this late afternoon treat was heavenly.
Next – over to the Net Loft. I have a serious weakness for paper products and both the Postcard Place and Paper-Ya are part of my GI ritual (right after the donut, I usually aim for the granola bars at Terra Breads and red wine prosciutto from Oyama). I saw plenty of things that I wanted at both, but managed to leave with only two postcards and a notebook from the Postcard Place.
As I was leaving I noticed that the space next door had changed hands since the last time I’d visited. Gone was the textile dye shop, and in its place is now a smaller, ‘edited’ version of Dream – the Cordova Street clothing store (across from The Block) famous for supporting Vancouver designers by keeping 98% of their stock local. The downtown shop is a great place to find a unique outfit but it can get crowded and does require a bit of a time commitment. This Granville Island location is small and easy to navigate, and judging by the ease with which I browsed the word might not yet be fully out on it. Lines carried at this location are also on the hangers downtown – but they look fresher in this uncluttered space, and therefore begging to be bought. Definitely worth checking out.
I then stopped in at Maiwa to buy some incense and admired some beautifully crafted leather purses and, of course, many magnificent textiles. Noting that they have a 30% off sale starting Monday the 13th and running until Sunday the 25th, I resisted the urge to buy (for the time being).
I cut back through the Market on my way to grab the ferry, but just as I was leaving I stumbled upon the best find of the day. At a booth near the Market’s main notice board was Jeweller Emma Bracefield. Her silver stuff caught my eye – it was so simple and clean. Her rings feel like dense pebbles polished by centuries of waves – so heavy and smooth – and I really dig her philosphy:
Jewellery for me is about more than adornment. It’s steeped in history, sentiment and nostalgia. It can act as a diary, a measure of time or it can be an intimate form of self expression. It holds personal significance for each individual and becomes a part of someone’s life, becomes a part of their identity.
Sitting at Chambar an hour later, beer in hand, my mind raced back to her wares. I seem to always find lots of beautiful and well-made “almost” pieces that I try to make into “me” things, but in Bracefield’s work I found exactly what I like (without ever having previously known it). To see what I’m rambling on about, visit her website or catch her at the market Friday, January 23rd to Sunday, January 25th.


Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended Bond University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives by the beach in Vancouver and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s shops and streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy, and uncooperative camera.


The Awesomeness of Apples

November 14, 2008 

Apples are in season right now. A major review study published in the Nutrition Journal provides dozens of reasons to enjoy an apple every day.

A review study is one that looks at the results of many other studies. This one included an analysis of 85 studies. Apples were found to be most consistently associated with a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, and type 2 diabetes when compared to other fruits and vegetables. In addition, eating apples was also associated with increased lung function and increased weight loss. linkage

There is no excuse – this is a fruit that is pretty easy to work in to your diet on a daily basis. Leave the peels on and add them to salads, make strudel for dessert (super easy) or just crunch on them plain (even easier). But for a really delicous treat, give the Gravenstein apple cake with caramel and Ceylon cinnamon ice cream and nutella a try at Fuel.

Any local provider of oraganic produce should have a solid selection of apples this time of year. As always, the super-fresh stuff can be found at:

Winter Farmer’s Market at Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street at Victoria Drive) Alternate Saturdays

November 22 | December 6, 20 | January 3, 17, 31 | February 14, 28 | March 14, 28 | April 11, 25

Edible Canada


Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada
1595 Johnston Street | Vancouver, BC. V6H 3R9
Office: 604.558.0040 | Retail Store: 604.682.6675 | Bistro: 604.682.6681 | Fax: 1.866.272.8777
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Retail Store Hours

Open 9am-7pm daily in the Granville Island Public Market


The People

Eric Pateman – Executive Chef
Courtney Massion – Food & Beverage Director
Josh Carlson – Restaurant Manager
Breanne Carter – Retail Manager
Caitlin Sharman – Sales & Event Manager

About Edible Canada


Edible Canada — Sightseeing for your taste buds.

Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is a six year-old business headquartered at Granville Island Public Market, in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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.

About Eric Pateman, President & Founder

Eric-@-Market-DinnerEdible British Columbia was created by Eric Pateman in the spring of 2005. Eric is a Vancouver native with a lifelong passion for food and wine. He has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years both as a chef and hotel consultant and has rated restaurants for the Mobil Travel Guide. Eric’s own culinary travels have taken him throughout North America, to the UK and to Africa where he has sought out unique food experiences. Edible British Columbia is the product of Eric’s fervor for great food and wine, his extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry and an enthusiasm for exceeding expectations when it comes to customer service. Eric is a past board member of the BC Culinary Tourism Society and the Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Region. Eric is also a member of the Chef’s Table Society, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and supports many local charities including the Vancouver Food Bank and Les Dames D’Escoffier. Eric was named as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Business People in 2007, and to Western Living Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Foodies Under 40 in Western Canada in 2008.

Customer Feedback

“The tour and lunch were hugely successful. Feedback from the group – some of whom have been attending this conference for over 10 years – was that it was one of the best events ever. Thank you very much for your assistance in making the Saturday morning activity such a hit. I would not hesitate to recommend these tours and in fact will soon organize one with local friends – we also should be able to enjoy these special parts of Vancouver. Thanks again for your attention to detail.”
Private Granville Island Market Tour

“We were fortunate to have Edible British Columbia plan our honeymoon. Our 8-day trip was the best vacation of our lives. Eric worked with us to customize a honeymoon that offered relaxation, luxury, and culinary greatness. Every last detail was taken care of — hotel, car and ferry reservations (including the honeymoon suite at a Sooke B&B and a beautiful room at the Pan Pacific), dinner reservations at prime times and prime tables, picnics and hiking suggestions, and guided tours. Highlights included an extraordinary meal at West’s chef’s table, a romantic meal at sunset at the Pointe, and a dim sum tour of Richmond with Stephanie Yuen. It was terrific to have someone take such careful note of our desires and dislikes (our menus regularly featured favourite foods such as oysters and crab, and addressed food allergies), stay within our budget, and yet balance that with freedom and down time. Most importantly, after planning our entire wedding, we were able to sit back, eat, drink and most of all ENJOY, the beauty and of British Columbia. We’d return tomorrow if we could!”
Culinary Tourist

“The meal at West was awesome, the scallops and steak were just perfect and the wine was nice paired with each course. My wife was impressed that I had a consultant help with the planning of our anniversary meal.”
Culinary Tourist

“My wife and I are life-long products of the Eat Van melting pot, so we are no strangers to Asian food, but Tony succeeded in broadening our culinary horizons. Had we waded into the market’s food stalls without him, we would have stuck to the safe choices and not had the fun learning experience we had.”
Market Tour

“The event overall was an absolutely fantastic experience! Chef’s willingness to share knowledge and enthusiasm for food makes this event. To be totally honest, I would be willing to pay more for this experience – I think it is worth at least double when you consider the price of other cooking classes or comparable experiences. Best of luck to you all and I will definitely be in touch for future events!”
Behind the Scenes – Private Cooking Class

“Chef was amazing, personable, laid-back and knowledgeable! We had a fantastic time, great food and wine, wonderful people. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family. Thank you, Vancouver needs more culinary experiences like this!!”
Behind the Scenes – Private Cooking Class

“An excellent evening with every single thing meeting or exceeding expectations.”
Private Market Dinner

“What a superb evening — I only wish I lived closer as I would attend several each year. Thanks to Eric and his fantastic and entertaining staff – it was a very enjoyable evening!”
BC’s Best Market Dinner

“The guides performed magic with the preparation and presentation of each meal. If I were not there watching that they were actually preparing and cooking the food from scratch on the “Coleman stove”, I would have thought that they had used packed prepared food. The quality of the food and it marvelous taste had all of us longing for more… yummers. Both guides were very approachable, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional – they made the trip very, very enjoyable… an awesome experience indeed.”
Gourmet Kayaking Weekend

“I loved this tour! The stops we made at the different venues were informative and very yummy. I only wished I could bring the whole market home with me. After the tour my daughter and I went back to places we had stopped at, picked up items for our lunch which we ate out on the deck. Then I bought what I could bring back with me on an airplane. I would even take this tour again! I would hope that every visitor and person living in the area would take this tour! Thanks!”
Granville Island Market Tour