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A Visit to… Famous Foods

Famous Foods is an institution in Vancouver. My recent visit was fun. I’m glad I went so I could see for myself what they have to offer. They carry so many different foods not available in conventional grocery stores. If you are looking for gluten-free, organic, natural etc… they probably have it. The bulk nut selection was wonderful. They don’t have many non-packaged items though which was sad.  I did purchase a baguette packaged only in a paper sleeve; organic store-ground peanut butter; a bar of Green & Black’s Organic fair-trade chocolate bar (yum, my fave); an organic fair-trade mango and some store-packed bulk organic granola. All at very reasonable prices. Everything tastes great too! These were definite treats! The granola itself was such a buy. I can’t believe it filled up my two containers. My sister-in-law was with me and found organic eggs at a way better price than other stores. I might find myself at Famous Foods again if I am in the neighbourhood and in need of something unique.Famous Foods has what must be the coolest, smallest elevator around!

What grocery store do you think I NEED to visit? I’m planning on going to Trader Joe’s on my next trip across the border. Apparently it has a great selection of organic food at great prices.


Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? -Mary Oliver


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “A Visit to… Famous Foods

  1. You need to go to Whole Foods! It has changed my life, they have such a huge selection of organic produce. I still do occasionally take trips to Save On for the bulk section, but the bulk bins at Whole Foods are great too. And if you forget your reusable bulk bags, they offer paper bags for customers as an option to plastic. I also love that Whole Foods has their own line of products (called 365) that has great prices on a lot of pantry staples that are more expensive at most other stores – a large bottle of good quality olive oil is only $7 and balsamic vinegar is the same. I am trying to eat a vegan diet and reduce my family’s plastic consumption, and I find it’s a lot easier shopping there to meet those criteria.

    Posted by Erin | March 28, 2012, 12:20 pm

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