Last week the brand new Edible Canada at the Market officially opened its doors to the public. The latest evolution in a dream that began with one man and a 400 sq ft market stall to a team of 80+ and a 3,500 square foot culinary centre in the heart of Granville Island. I walked past recently and had a look at the bustling location!
Edible Canada at the Market is home to a vibrant bistro and artisan food retail store. As with the former location dedicated Edible British Columbia, the new space expands the idea and promotes the best of BC and Canada. This is reflected in the locally based menus, wine list and retail products. Market-fresh seasonal cuisine determines the menus and fresh sheet – with Chef de Cuisine Jennifer Dodd searching the aisles of next door’s Granville Island Public Market for daily inspiration. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and while the ingredients are of the highest possible quality, prices are kept reasonable and the dishes accessible.
The bistro seats 170, including an expansive patio perfectly sited for prime people watching. For those on the go there’s a take out window with a menu of quick and tasty handheld bites, as well as a barista-staffed full-service Salt Spring Coffee bar. Inside is a glassed-in private demonstration dining room, the new site of Edible Canada’s popular Guest Chef Market Dinner Series, and also available for private dinners and events. Every facet of the space was designed with sustainability in mind – from the recycled fir table tops, to the beach-scavenged cedar hostess stands (carved by Granville Island carver Clarence Mills).
In addition to the bistro and retail & online artisan food store, Edible Canada offers daily chef guided Granville Island Market Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends, and the popular Amuse Bouche newsletter and blog. Visit their brand new website, for more information on Edible Canada at the Market