Urban Grocery Stores

Because so many people live in downtown Vancouver, there are many grocery stores, and most of them have been built or expanded in the last five years or so. For the most part, they are spacious, complete and beautiful. And most of them have a deli section where you can eat in or take out at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

These are the best grocery stores downtown. Also keep in mind that in most neighborhoods you will find Mom and Pop produce markets and convenience stores where you can pick up fruit, vegetables and basic staples, but no alcohol. Alcohol is not for sale in grocery stores in British Columbia.

Capers (owned by Whole Foods) – two stores
1675 Robson Street 604-687-5288
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
and
2285 West 4th Avenue (Kitsilano) 604-739-6676
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily

Choices Markets – 4 Stores
2627 West 16th Avenue (Kitsilano)
604-736-0009
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM, daily
and
3493 Cambie Street (Cambie)
604-875-0099
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM, daily
and
1888 West 57th Avenue (Kerrisdale)
604-263-4600
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM, daily
and
1202 Richards Street (Yaletown)
604-633-2392
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM, daily

East End Food Co-Op – independent
1034 Commercial Drive
604-254-5044
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, daily

Famous Foods – Independent
1595 Kingsway
604-872-3019
8:00 AM-9:00 PM, daily

MarketPlace IGA – 6 stores downtown
489 Robson Street
604-684-5714
M-F 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sat Sun 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM
and
3515 West 4th Ave
604-732-3950
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
and
909 Burrard Street
604-605-0612
7:00 AM – 12:00 AM daily
and
2949 Main Street
604-873-8377
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
and
3535 W. 41st Ave
604-261-2423
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily
and
2286 West Broadway
604-731-5750
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily

Meinhardt
3002 Granville Street (South Granville)
604-732-4405
Mon to Sat 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Safeway – 14 stores – only downtown stores listed
555 West 12 Avenue (Kitsilano)
604-872-8762
7:00 AM to midnight
and
1641 Davie Street (West End)
604-669-8313
7:00 AM to midnight
and
1766 Robson Street (West End)
604-683-6155
7:00 AM to midnight
and
2315 W 4th Ave (Kitsilano)
604-737-9803
7:00 AM to midnight
and
4255 Arbutus Street (Kerrisdale)
604-731-5331
7:00 AM to midnight

Stongs
4560 Dunbar Street (Dunbar)
604-266-1401
7 AM – 12:00 AM daily

Urban Fare – 3 stores
1133 Alberni Street (West End)
604-648-2053
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
and
305 Bute Street (Coal Harbour)
604-669-5831
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
and
177 Davie Street (Yaletown)
604-975-7550
6 AM to 10:00 PM daily

Whole Foods
510 West 8th Avenue (Cambie Store)
778-370-4210
7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
and
Whole Foods Market . Kitsilano
2285 West 4th Avenue,
Vancouver
604-739-6676
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily

Whole Foods Market . Robson
1675 Robson Street,
Vancouver
604-687-5288
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily

Whole Foods Market . West Vancouver
925 Main Drive, (off Marine Drive)
West Vancouver
604 678-0500
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily
This is the most popular Whole Foods I’ve ever been into, not only in Vancouver but in different cities in the US as well. This place is packed until 9:00 PM.