This is the second installment highlighting Vancouver's energetic and fascinating Granville Island Market. Part 1 featured an overview of the market, it's history and its produce. This post features the seafood, cheeses, meats, baked and other fine products the market sells.
A few notes. Being in the Pacific Northwest, the seafood at the market was especially impressive to me. Wonderful fresh and smoked fish, especially salmon. Also there were several excellent bakers in the market and I think I could have gained at least 10 pounds sampling all of their tasty treats. Everytime I go to Granville Island Market I find one or two vendors whose handicrafts I must have. Their work isn't cheap, but often very clever and beautiful. I am now looking at a beautiful birch-wood salad bowl I bought there years ago. This time around I purchased my wife's Christmas present at the Granville Market around.
There are dozens of restaurants, snack shops and assorted eateries, enough to take months to try even if you were a local. Those few I've sampled over the years in my visits have all been very good.