Granville Island snacks – Lee’s Donuts, Agro Cafe, Terra Breads

I think this can be an on going post. ūüôā I am at Granville Island almost every Sunday this summer. So from time to time, I was there hungry and trying to grab a quick bite. The following were just a few of them.

Lee’s Donuts:

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I tried the French¬†donuts and it’s just like a honey cruller from Timmy’s. It’s sweet, fresh and had the light airy and yet spongy texture that a cruller should be. It tasted a bit eggy too which I liked. ¬†I didn’t really like the¬†sugary¬†coating outside though. So I may try a chocolate one next time.

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Elysian Coffee

Elyisan Coffee (and The Elysian Room) is one of my favorite cafes.  I was near Cambie and Broadway on this early Sunday morning (before 8 a.m.) and found out that Elysian Coffee was actually open daily at 7 a.m.!

So before my ride on the Broadway bus, I went in for a quick bite and some good coffee. The little cafe was filled with smell of freshly baked goodies: vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, banana, egg …etc. They were busy preparing for their freshly baked muffins. Looking at the selection that day, I picked a Ginger Carrot Muffin and¬†an Americano.

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Winter Farmers Market

January 8, Saturday‚Äď sunny and cold

I heard about the Winter Farmers Market from my friend, K, on Facebook. Her friends are running “Off the Wagon“, ¬†a travelling taco trailer¬†quoted¬†from their Facebook page. They were at the Winter Farmers Market on Saturday. After a few months’ break¬†from the vegetables from my CSA farm, I was starting to miss the local organic vegetables. So I decided to go and take a look.

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I took transit and got there at 11 a.m. The market was already packed with people! I saw K and said “hi” to her and her friends in the wagon, they were already getting busy! I knew that my sister will be late, so I started my tour at the market alone.

Since it’s the winter, we only get fruits like apples and pears and mostly root vegetables. There were 2 stalls selling mushrooms! And lots of stalls selling other goodies: pickled¬†vegetables, tea, sauce, honey, cheese, flour…etc. There were also stores for seafood (tuna!), chicken, eggs, turkey, pork and beef.

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My first visit to the Baker’s Market

Dec 4, 2010 Saturday – Sunny

I wanted to visit the Baker’s Market since I heard about it from my friend. And I finally went last Saturday. It’s hosted at the Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village.

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I was so excited when I got there and start sampling and buying all kinds of baked goodies. I did bring my own shopping bag but I forgot to bring a container. I was so glad that lady from “Joy of Caking” had boxes for her cupcakes. ^_^ I got a chocolate cupcake with strawberry cream icing as a mini birthday cake for my friend at dinner that night and she was really happy with the cute and tasty cupcake.

I also got some mint chocolate chip cookies for my boyfriend from the same baker. I bought some baked truffles from “Chef Kev”, two packs of biscottini from “Biscotteria di Sofia”,¬†marshmallows¬†from “Kimberley’s¬†Kitchen” and ginger snaps from “Bah!”.

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