The Potentially Definitive List Of Vancouver Grocery Delivery Services That Support Local
If it’s not the definitive list, it’s certainly comprehensive.
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BC Local Root
BC Local Root was started by Andrea Gray-Grant, who also runs an incubator and commissary kitchen for new and growing food-based businesses called Good to Grow. Of all the delivery services, BC Local Root is the most like visiting the farmer’s market as all products are 100% sourced locally. The delivery radius includes most of the Lower Mainland, and deliveries are made twice a week. Order by Wednesday to receive on Saturday, or Saturday to receive on Tuesday.
Bluhouse Cafe and Market
Bluhouse Cafe and Market is a favourite spot to get a latte for Deep Cove dwellers, but it’s always been so much more than a cafe. Owner, Jennifer McCarthy always envisioned it as a one-stop market for local, organic and ethically sourced goods. The pandemic shut down the cafe for a spell, so she got busy developing a delivery service for residents east of Lonsdale. Delivery is free with a minimum purchase of $50, and orders taken between 9:30 am – 3 pm from Monday – Saturday are available for same-day or next day delivery.
Directfood.store is an Abbotsford-based grocery delivery service that focuses on local and organic food sourced directly from farmers. They have two delivery days, Wednesdays and Saturdays, which helps them deliver all over the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Be sure to get your order in before 12:00 PM on Tuesday or Friday.
Harvest Union is a community-supported grocery store and noodle shop that sources locally. Gabriella Meyer and Andrea Carlson, who also owns Burdock & Co., have always had a bi-weekly CSA bag program, but they doubled down to support local farmers when the pandemic hit. The produce bags vary each week, depending on what’s available. They are for pre-order only for pickup at either Harvest Union or Burdock & Co.
Jarr is another new zero-waste delivery service that has popped up this year. Local products are purchased in bulk and then distributed to customers in reusable glass jars. Delivery is free with a $40 minimum order. They currently service North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New West & Bowen Island.
Larry’s Market is a vegetarian grocery store based in North Vancouver. They offer a large selection for same-day delivery in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Kits, Kerrisdale, Vancouver and Burnaby. All you need to do is get your order in before 7 PM.
Pre-COVID, Legends Haul delivered “consciously-sourced” food to restaurants and retailers, but when the pandemic hit, they made a fast pivot to providing that same high-quality food to homes. Their ethos is that if they can get it locally and it’s in season, they’ll offer it. Orders received before 9 pm will arrive the next day in Vancouver, Burnaby, the North Shore, New Westminster, Surrey, and the Tri-cities. They deliver as far as Pemberton and Mission on intermittent days, so check the schedule.
Livlite is a new zero-waste grocery service that sources locally in bulk. All items come in either a compostable bag or a reusable glass jar, which are delivered in a canvas tote. When purchasing, customers are charged a $2 fee per jar, which is refunded upon return. At the moment, Livlite is only delivering inside Vancouver city limits and the cutoff time for next day delivery is 7 PM the night before.
Spud has been the go-to for local and/or organic groceries since before the pandemic. They deliver to all of Greater Vancouver and up the Sea-To-Sky all the way to Pemberton. What’s better is that they have a handy ‘local’ tab on the website, so you can get straight to the business of supporting local.
Stong’s Vancouver and North Vancouver
The Stong’s have been in the food biz a long, long time and have set up shop in North Vancouver and Dunbar. They offer online ordering and delivery to Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and even Bowen Island. They do have specific delivery dates and times, so be sure to plan ahead.
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