Edible Canada restaurant and patio opens at Granville Island

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      Wow! When I heard that the folks behind Edible B.C. just opened a brand new Edible Canada store just days ago at Granville Island, I never imagined it would be so big. But when I visited the market yesterday, I saw that this is a landscape-changer.

      The old Edible B.C. store in the public market by the pie shop is now gone. The new Edible Canada store/restaurant is located just across from the entrance to the produce market, next to the VanCity bank machines. It’s 3,500 square feet, with a bistro that seats 170 people, including a large patio. The interior positively gleams with glass and wood, and has a great open kitchen, plus a large demo kitchen for classes. This is a fantastic space. (I’m not sure how I feel about the patio, which is in a very high-traffic area.)

      The shop stocks about 70-percent B.C. products and 20-percent goods from other provinces. There’s also a Salt Spring Coffee take-out window, located next to the ATM.

      The bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and I took a quick glance at the menus. Choices include lemon-ricotta stuffed waffles ($12.50) for breakfast and fish ’n’ chips, burgers, and salads for lunch ($8 to $12.50 lunch entrées). Dinner entrees include Pemberton Meadows steak frites, and birch syrup-and-kasu roasted sablefish ($18 to $25). The wine list features all B.C. wines.

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      Denis Gary

      Jul 23, 2011 at 11:09am

      Where is the parking - what are summer weekends going to be like since parking is impossible now?

      Goerge Taskovitch

      Aug 1, 2011 at 6:37pm

      I am not a fan of Edible Canada or Edible BC
      he copy is Artisans work, under sea to sky seasoning, not very friendly person.
      I prefer to buy from artisans at the market
      and fish & chip they are already 3 restaurant serving it on the island really does this guy have any original idea


      Aug 18, 2011 at 6:22pm

      Our breakfast experience at Edible Canada on August 13th was a disappointment, largely due to the grudging service we had. Our party of eight arrived at 09h00 when only one other table was occupied. Two of us ordered lattés to start our meals. They had cooled down to room temperature by the time we got them. My side order of (tasteless) chicken arrived at the end of my meal. The French press refills we'd requested arrived after we'd enquired three times. We were hit with an automatic 18% service charge! If I had been responsible for the bill, I would have refused the charge the service did not warrant any kind of tip.

      I don't see myself returning or recommending this restaurant to anyone


      Aug 30, 2011 at 11:52am

      Had the Salmon benny - it was so delicious. Didn't come with potatoes though (another $4.50((!)) - perhaps they should reconsider charging extra - or even so much for common variety potatoes - even though they are roasted in duck fat). Even so, I would definitely have the benny again; my taste buds were tingling with delight for hours afterwards.
      Great service. Waitress was lovely. It is about time Granville Island had a good option for restaurants.


      Dec 4, 2011 at 2:14pm

      Receptionist is lazy, don't care clients waiting outside for table until you found someone got table after u