What was once a shop in Vancouver's Granville Island, Edible British Columbia expanded their wings and moved across from the Public Market into their own huge space and became Edible Canada in 2011. They've been searching out the most unique and tasty items since about 2006, so they know a thing or two.
Bacon Salt — Photo courtesy of Edible Canada
What makes this business notable is that they have successfully opened a store and a restaurant in one that allows shoppers and guests to go on a trip across Canada, with just their eyes and taste buds, all under one roof. 20% of the ingredients used in the kitchen are from British Columbia, 70% from across Canada, and the remaining 10% are made up of things we just can't produce in Canada. Even the bar is fully stocked with Canadian libations, making the Maple Bacon Caesar a truly Canadian drink.
Bacon Caesar — Photo courtesy of Edible Canada
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even has a take out window if you're looking to grab something on the go. At the back of the restaurant is the store, very similar to the one that was originally in Granville Island, where you can pick up some really cool (and tasty!) products. Ever had bacon salt before? Edible Canada can hook you up, and they even use it on their Caesars. Not only do they have a shop and restaurant, they also offer food tours and special dinners with well known chefs.
Outdoor Patio — Photo courtesy of Edible Canada
During the summer, Edible Canada's kayaking trip is very popular and it takes you around the Gulf Islands, giving you beautiful sites and lots of exercise. Unlike any other camping experience you may have had in the past, this trip will nourish your body with gourmet meals that are paired perfectly with lovely wines.
It's not uncommon for businesses to be putting a heavy focus onto local and sustainable resources, but Edible Canada really lives and breathes this concept, making it notable on our list.
Interior Open Kitchen — Photo courtesy of Edible Canada