Besides artisan jewelry, home décor, clothing, art, wood creations, and other thoughtful items, shoppers can also find a wide range of consumable goods at this year’s Circle Craft Christmas Market (runs through November 11).
Located at the Vancouver Convention Centre West (1055 Canada Place), more than 300 artisans are featured in the massive holiday market that’s always a great destination to hunt for gifts.
For those who love a good bite, there’s no shortage of food exhibitors. Expect to find everything from gourmet wild seafood to roasted nuts, traditional masala chai to Belgian chocolates, and Indian spices to small batch syrups.
Here are five food vendors to check out at Circle Craft this year.
If you have a sweettooth, stop by this vendor that specializes in Scottish treats. You’ll find sugary bites like Scottish toffee, crunchy toffee, Scottish tablets, and more.
Coach House Shortbread
The holidays don’t really feel like the holidays without shortbread, right? This Toronto-based shortbread company offers sweet and savoury flavours, including original, dark chocolate and fleur de sel, orange and cardamom, almond and sugared rose, cheddar and chipotle, spicy asiago and garlic, and gorgonzola and pistachio.
It never hurts to find a gourmet treat in your stocking stuffer, and the ones from this Calgary nut vendor will satisfy taste buds. Its handmade nuts come in various flavours and styles, such as sweet chili heat cashews, salted caramel almonds, key lime pecans, Thai sesame peanuts, and more.
Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.
Find hand packaged artisan goat cheeses here, and don’t be surprised at how photogenic they look. Flavours include chili, basic, flower, garlic, lemon, truffle, and more. Pair them with a cracker or side of fresh fruit.
Trudy Ann’s Chai and Spices
Perfect for the winter weather, this local tea vendor is known for making traditional masala chai made with organic teas and ingredients. Shoppers can also shop for other organic spices and a recipe book for inspiration.