8 local Vancouver food gifts perfect for the holidays

Nov 30 2018, 12:03 am

We love giving gifts, especially ones that are high quality and made with care by local Vancouver purveyors. This makes spending that extra cash around the holidays hurt a little less.

There are so many amazing products out there, we couldn’t fit them all on this list, but here are some much-loved favourites that will not disappoint – we’re sure of it.

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Here are eight local Vancouver food gifts perfect for the holidays.

Joe Fortes’ Lobster Oil


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This Lobster Oil from local seafood institution Joe Fortes. Use this product in pastas, salads, on popcorn, to dip fresh bread in, and wherever else you see fit in your cooking.

Holiday Gift Boxes from the Dirty Apron

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The Dirty Apron’s holiday gift boxes are back. Enjoy seasonal snacks and treats in a variety of combos from artisan suppliers located locally and abroad. These range from $60–$195.

East Van Jam


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Grab a jar of East Van Jam this holiday season and you won’t be disappointed. These jams are inspired by the eclectic variety of characters that make up East Vancouver and they are made from local produce too.

Chocolate Salami from Well Seasoned Gourmet Food

Chocolate Salami Sliced (Photo courtesy Well Seasoned Gourmet)

Made from rich chocolate, tart dried fruit, biscotti, and a hint of amaretto, this edible gift is the perfect thing for any fruit tray or charcuterie spread for the holidays. This is also a relatively cheap gift at just $16.99.

Handmade Aprons from Search and Rescue Denim Co.

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Search & Rescue Denim Co creates premium aprons in Vancouver, and the company offers bespoke hand-made aprons for coffee shops, restaurants, and bars as well as the general public. The handmade garments are completely customizable too, which would make a stellar gift for a foodie.

Honey from Hives for Humanity


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Hives for Humanity makes local honey that allows you to taste the profile of various communities in Metro Vancouver: Main Street, Commercial Drive, Renfrew, Strathcona, Hastings, Kitsilano and Delta. Every jar is different and supports a great cause.

Local Spirits from Resurrection


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Find a bottle of this local distillery’s product around the city to grab the perfect gift for a host or hostess this holiday season.

Holiday Gift Box from Commissary Connect

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This $50 give you an abundance of goodies from local makes working out of coworking space Commissary Connect. On sale December 1, there is a vegan version and a non-vegan one up for order.

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