Travelogue: Venturing to Vancouver, Part II
Just south of downtown Vancouver is Granville Island, accessible both by car, public transport or water taxi. It is open year-round and is both a tourist destination and local grocery due to its status as culinary mecca in the region. For the truly adventurous, Edible British Columbia offers chef-guided tours of the Public Market.
The Public Market on Granville Island is open year round and is a well-known destination for tourists as well as locals doing their weekly grocery shopping. It is home to vendors selling both prepared foods as well as fresh produce, meats and seafood.
Both are Taro. One fresh, one from powder. Both come with bobas (tapioca pearls), and both were quite delicious.
Outside, where many go to eat and enjoy the views. And, of course, all the pigeons and seagulls gather to eat what you can’t finish.
During the warmer months there is also a farmers' market, but we were there in November … a little off-season.
It apparently has a flavor not unlike white asparagus, artichokes, and delicately of oysters. And, it is god for controlling blood sugar.
It gets so crowded in the market that a woman who works at Duso’s Italian Foods finds it easier to answer most people’s questions with a simple hand gesture. Or, at the very least, it’s a conversation piece.
Composting is a big job at the public market. Next to the trash dumps are the organics dumps.