One of my most favorite places to visit in all of Vancouver is Granville Island Market. I honestly can’t seem to think of something similiar in Los Angeles, and Grand Central Market doesn’t even come remotely close. I didn’t take a lot of photos this time around because it was raining really hard, but this is what it looks like from the outside.
To get to Granville Island you can drive across the bridge or take the bus, but what’s the fun in that? The funnest way to get to Granville Island is the Aquabus! A tiny little boat that some kid drives across the Vancouver Harbour.
The sea was angry that day my friend…
We made it across and it was one of those moments when you stop and think about where you are and what you just survived. Awesome.
I love staring out into the Vancouver Harbour and wishing this was part of my daily life.
Inside the market, there are many food and produce stands, as well as places to eat. Although everyone has their favorite stalls, mine will always be the Stock Market. A place that slangs some of the best soup I have ever had in my life.
This place only makes a couple of soups per day, and if you don’t get there early enough, they have been known to sell out.
Over the years, it has expanded and now they sell a variety of fresh soups that you can actually take home and cook. This place is very popular with the locals and I saw a non stop line of people grabbing stuff to go.
Today they had a couple of soup options available, but I went with the fresh red snapper chowder, which was served with their amazing focaccia. The win is legendary.
Here are some photos from February. This place just gets better with every visit.
There are some other stands within the market that can’t be missed, but the real magic is walking around and exploring. Here are some pictures from past trips. Granville Island Market is definitely one of my top 10 places to be. I left my heart here in February.
I use these totes all the time!
Dear Granville Island Market,
I heart you.