Fraser Delicatessen, 6579 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC 604-321-8575
A sweet German store and delicatessen where I was treated to a care package of: Schlaff-nerven tee, a natural herbal tea to put you to sleep, Goldsaft, sugar-beet syrup that is supposed to taste great over toast and Brandt Rusk which, according to my company, tastes great in milk. I think I will like those German breakfasts this week.
Garden Fresh Food & Grocery, 6529 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC 604-325-2444
GF is a mishmash of fresh fruit and vegetables, Indian and Asian packaged goods, bulk spices and grains and frozen goods. It is not necessarily my favourite market on Fraser, but I could not resist the Anita's Organic Mill flours. Wonder if Anita Cakes are all made with those?
Fruiticana, 6387 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC 604-321-9931
This place is always hopping. It has one of the largest selection of herbs and spices I have seen in the city and always interesting fruit and vegetables. Today's discovery is Thai Eggplants - green, perfectly round and look like a piece of art. I wonder if they will taste like a piece of art.
Spice House, 6169 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC 604-323-2529
Now this is my preferred fruit and vegetable store on Fraser street. They always have the basics, along with great eggplants, zucchinis, cucumbers and okras. But today I found something I have not had in decades - fresh chickpeas. Yes, this is how chickpeas grow, and you can open those pods and eat the green tiny chickpeas as a snack.
Deutsches Haus, 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC 604-874-3811
Three hours of exploration is hard work and all were hungry. A diversion from Fraser Street to one of my favourite restaurants in the city. Lunch of Jagerschnitzel with potato dumplings and red cabbage along with a Hefeweizen. What a great way to wrap up the adventure. Thank you Empress and Lady for a fantastic adventure.
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