A Picnic Basket for Canada Day

Snack Away, Eh?

Whatever your plans are for marking Canada’s national holiday, eating something delicious is surely part of them. And what better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a selection of snacks that can be found at Granville Island Public Market.

Oyama Sausage Co.

Using ethically raised animals and sustainable sourcing, Oyama Sausage Company makes its own excellent versions of traditional charcuterie from around the world. Our choice for Canada Day: the wild B.C. boar bresaola.

Benton Brothers Fine Cheese

We recommend two kinds of Canadian cheese from Benton Brothers: the alpine-style, blended-milk Pionnier from Quebec, and Island Brie from Little Qualicum Cheeseworks. A perfect pairing of strong and smooth. Grab some Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard (we love the Dijon Classique) and you’re all set.

A Bread Affair

You’ll need something to stack that delicious meat and cheese on. How about a thick slice of A Bread Affair’s local heritage sprouted Nooner, or the wholegrain honey loaf with a name as delicious as the bread itself, the Birds and the Bees? Baked daily, it’s as fresh as the best summer’s day. Located beside the public market’s main building.

Kaylin & Hobbs Pickles

With flavours ranging from horseradish to jalapeno, bread-and-butter to kosher dill, this Manhattan-inspired West Coast preserve company has all the pickles your picnic could possibly require. Sold deli-style, you can try the pickles before you buy.

Maple’s Sugar Shack

If your snack preferences lean more toward sweet than savoury, a smear of Maple’s Sugar Shack maple butter on your bread will leave you satisfied. Or add a dollop to the Qualicum brie for a full umami hit. Look for this stall in the public market.


Always end with chocolate. It’s the rule. Try a ChocolaTas grizzly bear or a tin of chocolates decorated with maple leaves and Canadian flags. So good, you’ll be singing “O Canada” with gusto.

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Post Date:

June 28, 2019