Tis the season to host or attend a holiday party. We’ve rounded up some great places to pick up easy yet sophisticated holiday party food in Kits. This cheat sheet is a win for party guests too. If you’ve escaped having the shindig at your place this holiday season, just use it to source edible host/hostess gifts.
1. Les Amis Du Fromage
Vancouver’s best cheese retailer not only has your holiday cheese tray sorted, they’ve also got the hook up on fondue and raclette machine rentals.
1752 West 2nd Ave., 604-732-4218, www.buycheese.com
2. Pete’s Meat
From turkeys to dry-aged, grass-fed, house-smoked brisket, Pete’s has your caveman cravings covered. Ask how to prep your selection and ye shall receive good advice.
2817 Arbutus Street, (604) 730-1661, www.petes-meat.com
3. Vancouver Olive Oil Company
Extra virgin olive oils, single cultivar olive oils and flavoured olive oils vie for attention here. You don’t need to be an expert. The owners will help you taste your way to knowledge. They also stock exquisitely flavoured aged, balsamic vinegar. So you’ve got your salad needs, bread dipping capabilities, and host/hostess gifts sorted.
2571 West Broadway, 604-737-7171, www.vooc.ca
4. Ayoub’s Dried Fruit and Nuts
Snacks for cocktail/apertif hour are a must and Ayoub’s is our go-to for tasty, addictive, and dietary -restriction-friendly munchies. Spiced, roasted nuts. Veggie chips. Raw holiday fruit and nut mixes. Turkish delight. Go on, go nuts.
2048 West 4th Avenue, 604-558-2933, www.ayoubs.ca
5. Beyond Bread
A tad off the beaten track compared to Terra, we prefer the genuinely crusty, organic loaves and batons that fly off the shelf in this little bakery. Don’t miss the seasonal flings like fruit-nut Hutzelbrot.
3686 West 4th Ave., 604-733-3931, www.beyondbread.ca
Last modified: November 26, 2015