Lonsdale Quay Market is a thriving market and a good excuse for a day trip to North Vancouver.
I admit, I am a Sunday morning regular to Granville Island Public Market, but not just for the food, it’s close to my home, so walking there is routine.
A trip to Lonsdale Quay Market is always also a day out! The market is well worth the SeaBus ride from Waterfront Station. And where else can you get such amazing views of the Vancouver skyline? Besides the Market, there are waterfront parks and walks, and just up Lonsdale St are a number of cafes, boutiques, second-hand shops, art galleries, and restaurants. (See list below)
Lonsdale Quay Market is steps from the Seabus station. The Market has three levels of shops, but the ground floor has the fresh fish, fresh produce, restaurants, and specialty food shops. It might not be as grand as Granville Island, but it certainly has some quality foods – fresh pastas, the butcher provides fresh local meats, and the fish shop (Kosta Salmon Shop) has the latest catch of local fresh seafood. When I was there, the Herring were running, and the fish shop had the most shiny and sleek fresh catch.
In addition to getting your meat and veg, there are also some great food stalls offering an amazing variety of dishes: Greek, Thai, Japanese, Fish & Chips, Mexican. It was hard to choose what to have for lunch.
North Vancouver Community Arts Council Gallery
335 Lonsdale Avenue.
Sweet Art Bakery – artisan cakes and pastries
109 Lonsdale Avenue.