Home to more than 50 vendors, Granville Island Public Market is Vancouver's most famous food market offering the best fresh seafood, produce, meats, sweets, and boutique shopping. Located on Granville Island, which is not actually an island but a small peninsula, the Public Market and the island itself receive more than t10 million visitors a year.
Foodies rejoice whether shopping for fresh foods, grabbing lunch, or picking up dinner. This market provides a wealth of options to choose from. Sunlight Farms is the first place you'll see from the main entrance and is piled high with colorful, often locally grown produce. Stuart's Bakery sells its homemade fresh bread, pastries, cakes, and specialty eclairs which are deemed the best in the region. A la Mode has an array of homemade pot pies, including a Clam Chowder Pot Pie, the veggie Mushroom Pot Pie, and naturally an English Shepherd's Pie.
There are numerous art studios and exhibits present at the Public Market as well as toy vendors and clothing options. Devil May Wear is a handmade clothing company based out of Vancouver and offers an array of eco-friendly and locally produced items. Camelot Kids is a locally-owned store featuring imaginative, unique toys as well as practical parenting products, sourced from around the world.
Open seven days a week, visitors are able to walk or cycle from downtown via the Granville Bridge. Ferries also run from the Aquatic Centre, Vanier Park, Yaletown, and Olympic Village. Another option is the AquaBus, which allows bikes onboard from its Howe Street downtown pick-up point.
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