Specialty Food Shops in Richmond, BC
Whether you’re looking for savoury or sweet foods, home-grown or imported, there is something for everyone in Richmond’s specialty food shops.
If you’re looking to purchase fresh local produce, Richmond Country Farms is a great place to start. It’s a family-owned and operated farm store that carries home-grown berries, pumpkins and corn, to name a few things. The Fowl Farmer, operated by Mayview Farms, also features local produce and artisan goods, along with free-run fresh and frozen chicken. The Fowl Farmer is also surrounded by cranberry bogs, and cranberries are a hot commodity in the fall. Richmond’s farmers markets, the Kwantlen Street Market and the Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, are also great places to pick up fresh produce and specialty items such as beer, wine, honey, sauces, and baked goods.
Richmond is also home to a 5th generation sausage maker from Germany, Drews Driessen. He owns and operates D Original Sausage Haus in Steveston, where sausages are made from hand-selected meats. D Original Sausage Haus can also occasionally be found at community events, where freshly-grilled sausages are served to perfection.
Chocolate lovers should stop by Sinfully the Best Chocolates and Wild Sweets by Dominique & Cindy Duby to indulge in some of their latest creations. And at the Candy Dish, you can channel your inner child as you pick out nostalgic treats and try to decide between 15 flavours of fudge. Some of the other sweet treats you can try include screamers (a combination of soft serve ice cream and flavoured slushie/slurpee), mini donuts, and bubble tea.
And while in Richmond, be sure to check out the Asian grocery stores and grocery aisles in local stores. T&T Supermarket, Pricesmart and Osaka Supermarket all carry a wide variety of savoury and sweet Asian snacks. Stock up on your favourites before you leave!