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Stock Up On Provisions From These Local Food Stores and Wineries

We get the appeal and convenience of the major grocery chains, but it’s vital to support the little guys as much as we possibly can right now. What follows is our growing list that details which specialty food shops and small neighbourhood groceries are doing what.

Did I miss your business? Send the details to michelle [at] scoutmagazine.ca and I’ll do my best to add it to the list as soon as I can. There is no cost to be included on the list. Want a full meal with that? Here’s our map to some of the best take-out spots in town. Need craft beer? We have you covered, too.


SHARE THE GOODS | Share The Goods matches those in need with those who can help.  COVID-19 sees families stocking their households with food and supplies to hunker down – this isn’t something that everyone can do.  If you can use a little help or are able to provide support find out more here.


COHO COMMISSARY | Stocked with sixteen local brands, the Commissary has everything to keep you well-fed while self-isolating. Frozen meals, fresh baked goods, spreads, sauces, kombucha, kimchi and snacks galore, all prepared by a collective of awesome BC talent! | DETAILS

LEGENDS HAUL | Pre-cooked, heat and eat or store in your freezer dishes from some of your favourite restaurants (think Moroccan meatballs w chickpeas or plant-based miso parsnip risotto from Chambar, chicken cacciatore from Kissa Tanto, salted caramel waffles from Cafe Medina) as well as smoothie ingredients, produce, a butcher shop, beer and wine and more. Orders placed before noon will receive next day delivery Monday to Saturday. DETAILS

SEAFOOD CITY | Fresh local seafood delivery. Great people. | DETAILS

ORGANIC OCEAN | Home delivery seafood packages at wholesale pricing for consumers that want healthy protein delivered right to their door. Bonus: simple tips on how to cook seafood at home via videos from Chef Robert Clark, Chef Pino, Chef Belcham, Chef Barnaby, and Chef Ned Bell. DETAILS


CIOFFI’S | Cioffi’s Deli, Cucina and Meat Market are now taking grocery orders via text (778-991-4831). After you’ve sent them your grocery list (don’t forget to be specific!) they will let you know when your order is ready and then deliver it to your car in the back alley, or else you can pick it up in-store. | DETAILS

DACHI | Pantry home essentials, weekly Local Farm CSA Boxes available every Friday, AND a bottle shop replete with natural wine, craft sake, local beer and ciders, plus Arthurs Wine Club (for indecisive types). | DETAILS

FEDERAL STORE | Load up on baked goods and pantry essentials (yes, they actually have flour AND yeast available at time of writing), as well as goodies like fresh produce, frozen organic fruits, kitchen and bath products, and boxes of Jamaican patties! DETAILS

HARVEST | Pre-order a weekly Community Supported Agriculture box of fresh local produce as well as frozen broths, delicious dumplings, and a solid array of organic pantry staples. Thank for keeping us nourished with good, healthy food, Harvest! | DETAILS

HOME ON THE RANGE ORGANICS | Organic meats and provisions | Take-away + delivery | DETAILS

CAFFE LA TANA | Meats, sauces, wine, Italian provisions for cooking at home (as well as some pretty sweet take-out meals).  | DETAILS

LE MARCHE ST. GEORGE | Grocery Foodbox Service offering high quality groceries with no lineups, including baking supplies, meat, dairy and prepared meals by Kashani Fine Foods. DETAILS

LES AMIS DU FROMAGE | Prepared meals frozen as well as pantry provisions, seafood, frozen and cured meats, fresh eggs and (of course) cheese.  Joe + Allison are the real deal; they care about their suppliers, their staff and their community. Support them if you can! | DETAILS

FISH COUNTER | Fresh, local seafood and high quality provisions. Rob and Mike are legends — two really nice dudes who know a lot about sustainable fish and care deeply about this city’s connection to the ocean. | DETAILS

FLOURIST | Fresh flour, sourdough bread, dry goods, sourdough starter, yeast, prepared foods, eggs, pantry items, seasonal local produce, and dairy from small producers / online pre-orders for next day free delivery within Vancouver or contactless pick-up at the Mill & Bakery. | DETAILS

TWO RIVERS SPECIALTY MEATS | Grab + Go prepared meals to heat and serve at home. We love you, Two Rivers! | DETAILS

UBUNTU CANTEEN | In addition to take-out meals, wine and general pantry provisions, Ubuntu offers baking supplies, a butcher shop selection and “Care Packages” (which include everything you need to feed yourself nourishing food through the week)…think grass-fed milk and butter, sourdough bread, organic vegetables, hand-rolled pasta, pasture raised eggs, smoked Castelvatrano olives, buratta, salsa (meat and fish options also available). Ubuntu can deliver to those who are quarantined within 5km radius, otherwise the cut-off for Wednesday Care Package Pick-Up will be Monday at 3pm. These are some excellent people and they deserve our support! DETAILS

CAFE MEDINA | Mediterranean inspired homemade sauces, dips and syrups, along with brunch staples – like free-range eggs, bacon, sausages, coffee and granola – and Cafe Medina’s legendary Liège Style Waffles with Dark Chocolate are now all available for next day delivery or curb-side pick-up. | DETAILS

WEST COAST WILD FOODS | Sustainably harvested Pacific Northwest wild mushrooms and greens, and specialty pantry items. Specially selected Neighbourhood Produce Boxes available for pick-up at 10 Vancouver neighbourhood locations. | DETAILS


ACORN MARKET | Vegetarian + Vegan | Quality, organic farm-direct ingredients and affordable prepared plant-based meals. Pre-order meals, produce, eggs, cheese, sauces and B.C. wine & beer for contact-less pick up or delivery. The Acorn crew wants you to stay healthy by eating your vegetables and they are working hard to source the freshest ingredients from the finest farmers to help you do that. We love these guys! Thanks for being so awesome, Acorn! | DETAILS

BEETBOX | All the fixings to make your best at-home customized veggie burgers, BeetBox’s “Basics” includes a full line of homemade sauces and condiments, pickles and “Bac’un”. Yum! | DETAILS

ETERNAL ABUNDANCE | EA offers personal shopping, curb-side pick up, as well as delivery of anything from their extensive fresh produce and grocery market and vegan cafe. Order locally-made chocolate, tea, and kombucha and get ingredients for your veggie dinner all at the same time! Cafe pick-up as well as delivery in Vancouver and Burnaby. Eternal Abundance is dedicated and community oriented. They work hard. Show your support! | DETAILS

BAKING | Erin Ireland offers plant-based baking via It’s To Die For Fine Food home delivery. And let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a big happy loaf of banana bread right now? | DETAILS


CEDARCREEK WINERY | | Complimentary shipping on all wine orders (no minimum purchase required) plus a full menu of take-away and bake at home options from the winery’s Home Block restaurant. DETAILS

CORCELETTES ESTATE WINERY | Currently offering “touchless pick-ups” for wine orders at the winery. Place your order online, call or email to arrange to have your order ready and waiting for you. For free shipping within the Wester provinces use the promo code “HOME2020” upon checkout on orders of 12 bottles. Corcelettes is also included in WineAlign’s “BC Premium Wines Black Box”, available for a limited time only. | DETAILS

CULMINA FAMILY ESTATE WINERY | To place your order call 250-498-0789 or shop the online Wine Boutique. Free shipping available via ATS Healthcare on all online orders of six bottles or more with the code ‘springshipping’ at checkout.| DETAILS

HESTER CREEK | | Hester Creek is providing some added conveniences for making life a little easier and more enjoyable, including a new weekly takeout fresh sheet from their Terrafina Restaurant (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and free home deliveries within Oliver, Osoyoos and Okanagan Falls on Wednesdays and Saturday’s between 2pm and 6pm. Free country wide shipping is available on all orders of 6 bottles or more. To order, call 250-328-8664 or email [email protected] Feel free to add wine to your order!| DETAILS

JOIEFARM | | Complimentary shipping on all orders. New season-inspired Spring 2020 JoieBox now available. Stay tuned @joiefarm for the launch of their brand new Joie-style virtual visitor experience. DETAILS

LAUGHING STOCK VINEYARDS | | For a limited time you can enjoy free shipping on all orders of six or more bottles with the promocode ‘FREESHIP’. Curbside pick up is also available. To place your wine order for curbside pick up, shop online at www.laughingstock.ca and mark in the notes your preferred pick up date and time. | DETAILS

MISSION HILL WINERY | The wine shop is currently open daily for take-out and pick-up, from 12-5pm. All online orders are applicable for complimentary shipping. Their Terrace Restaurant is now also offering a menu of take & bake meals prepared by Executive Chef, Patrick Gayler, available for order by calling 250-768-6431 between 11:00am – 5:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Pick up available from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. | DETAILS

NARAMATA BENCH WINERIES ASSOCIATION | Each winery’s offering is as individual and unique as their wines. All have direct delivery options via online or phone ordering, while many have curb side or “drive thru” pick up options, and some have limited retail shopping with low contact. | DETAILS

PAINTED ROCK ESTATE WINERY | Currently offering curbside pick up at the winery. Simply place your order online and select “Pick Up”! For FREE SHIPPING across Canada, use promo code “FreeShip20” at checkout on orders of 12 bottles. Their Cabernet Franc is included in WineAlign’s “BC Premium Wines Black Box”, available for a limited time only. | DETAILS

POPLAR GROVE | Free shipping anywhere in Canada on orders of 6 or more bottles. Poplar Grove Restaurant is now also offering Frozen Meal packs (Monday and Tuesday), and a full menu (Wednesday to Sunday) for take out, available for pick up or delivery within a 15 km radius. | DETAILS


KAFKA’S ORGANICS | | This local pet food company makes and delivers freshly cooked, healthy dog and cat food. Like a meal delivery service, but for cats and dogs! | DETAILS

GOOD BOY COLLECTIVE | The design-savvy and ethical Mount Pleasant pet boutique now offers pet food and treat pick-up and delivery. Their ‘Stay In Kit’ is a box of goodies to keep your canine (and you) amused while you’re self-isolating together. Also, keep your eye out for matching face mask and pet bandana bundles for sale in the near future, if that’s your kind of thing… | DETAILS

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  1. This is a great, useful article thank you! Love supporting local as these small businesses are the backbone of the economy and have so many benefits at the local level – check out my friends new initiative on insta @yvrsmallbusinesslove

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