Our friends at Travellers Deck have gifted us 2 decks to raffle off to our Kitsilano.ca readers!
A Travellers Deck is a fun way to find some of the best dining and shopping joints in our city. Each deck features 100 reviews of businesses throughout Vancouver, from Downtown, South Granville, South Main, Commercial Drive, and our very own Kitsilano. Not only do the cards offer weighty recommendations, but the best part is that each card carries exclusive discounts ranging from free appetizers to 50% off purchases.
So if you’re looking to explore more of Vancouver this year, all the while supporting local businesses without straining your budget, get your hands on a deck. In order to enter this contest, please leave a comment on this post stating which Kitsilano business(es) or establishment(s) you support, and why.
Contest ends on Monday, March 15, at 9 pm.
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Update on random draw results
The winners are: Trish and Phil Johnston. Congrats!
Last modified: March 15, 2010
Wouldn’t exactly call it a Kitsilano business, but I totally support The Toybox. They sponsored me for a couple of years when the Soap Box Derby was going on for kids on fourth Ave.
There are so many amazing businesses in Kitsilano! I think my favourite is the store Step Back on W. Broadway. It’s just SO unique. They collect stuff from estate sales and such…it has such a vintage feel.
I LOVE Does Your Mother Know? on 4th Ave. It’s run by a man named Dennis, who is just so delightful and awesome. It’s the only place I’ve ever been able to find my favourite magazine, BBC History.
Just Imagine, the costume shop on W Broadway is so fun. They have costumes for people of all ages. It makes me want to make a tickle trunk. The people who work there are all amazingly nice and genuine. It’s a great place to be.
I try to support all of the business in Kits as much as possible by ‘buying local’ whenever I can. I’m new to the area and so still discovering Kits and would love to continue my discovery tour with a Travellers Deck!
I support Jackson’s, 100%. Every household in Vancouver (except the veggie houses) deserves a top-notch butcher with fair prices and impeccable customer service. Every time I go to Jackson’s I’m impressed with their selection, their knowledge and most of all the value for money. You can buy way better meat (better cuts and non-medicated livestock) at Jackson’s for the same price or less as IGA or Safeway.
I have been shopping at the Apple Market (Broadway@MacDonald) fpr many years now. I remember years ago when they were a smaller shop, then they expanded into the space that opened next door to them. The people who work there are always friendly, the produce is good quality, and their prices can’t be beat! They know my family, and my kids rarely leave without a treat from one of the nice ladies at the cash register.
Another favourite Kitsilano hangout is Hoshi Sushi (Broadway@MacDonald). We pay a visit to them at least once a week, ’cause they really know how to make a great seafood motoyaki! They know our family’s order off by heart: Tray C with an extra order of 4 tomago (for my 3 year-old daughter)!
I like Arbutus Coffee. Such a unique local coffee shop off the main streets, alsways filled with locals – beats starbucks any day!
A recent find I’ve been sharing with friends and strangers alike is “Craftworks” @ 2208 west 4th ave. at Yew St. It’s a shop that sells wonderful creations by “…individuals working to overcome physical disability and/or mental illness(es)” allowing them “…the opportunity to increase self-esteem, personal growth and creative skills, while providing them supplemental income through participation.” http://www.3hcraftworks.com
I bought a toque from there and I absolutely love it! Beautiful creations and such a great cause.
I’m a big fan of Temaki Sushi. Fresh and friendly.
I wish I could own every shoe at Gravity Pope.
The SPCA Thrift Store is full of oddball finds and an eccenric (but kind) staff. They’ve always got a fancy treat for my dog.
New Apple Farm Market on 4th Ave. Fresh produce & great (for kitsilano) prices… need I say more!
I second the motion that Craftworks is a great store! If I haven’t made it myself, that’s the store I like to shop at.
Kidsbooks, Jackson’s, and Heart Attack & Vine are other local favourites.
My favourite Kits businesses to support, include:
Jackson’s Meats and Market Meats for weekly groceries.
Moule for pretty clothes
Maenam, Refuel, Zakkushi, and Noodle Box for eats.
All the stores in Kits are great!
Update on random draw results
The winners are: Trish and Phil Johnston