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where to buy groceries in Victoria, BC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve just pulled into town and you’re hungry.  You need to stock up on food in your RV or vacation rental … where do you go?  Here’s some suggestions we think will help!

GROCERY STORES

We urge you to buy local if you can!  Here’s some options for you:

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SHOPPING FOR GROCERIES IN VICTORIA,BC

Being a fairly large city, there are many options for grocery shopping in Victoria. We try to 'shop local' for as much as we can so I'll list the local stores first, and try to

  • Chinatown, Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

CHINATOWN

A great place to wander through if you have an hour or two is Victoria's Chinatown. It's the oldest Chinatown in Canada and the 2nd oldest in North America behind San Francisco's Chinatown.  Located on

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BIG BOX STORES

Costco There is one Costco in Victoria - located in the community of Langford off Highway #1 (Trans Canada Highway). (See the map for location) Costco Langford Opening Hours Monday        10:00 am - 10:30 pm

FARMER’S MARKETS OR DIRECT FROM THE FARM.

This is by far the best way to shop local – always fresh – always tasty!

VICTORIA PUBLIC MARKET AT THE HUDSON

Public Market at the Hudson The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson (#6 – 1701 Douglas Street) Public Market Hours of Operation MONDAY – SATURDAY – 10am – 6pm* SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS –

  • Metchosin Farmer's Market

METCHOSIN FARMER’S MARKET

Metchosin Municipal Grounds 4450 Happy Valley Road Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm May (Mother's Day) to the last Sunday in October metchosinfarmersmarket@gmail.com Metchosin Farmers' Market is open on Sundays from 11am to 2 pm from Mother's

  • Schoolhouse market, Victoria, BC

CRAIGFLOWER SCHOOLHOUSE MARKET

FINISHED FOR 2017 The Schoolhouse Market is a monthly market at the Craigflower Schoolhouse in Victoria, BC. We have a variety of vendors - craft, artisan, food and more! 2017 Dates include: May 6, June

  • Peninsula Country Market, Saanichton, BC

PENINSULA COUNTRY MARKET

FINISHED FOR 2017 June 3 - October 7th, 2017 Saturdays 9 - 1 Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanichton The Peninsula Country Markets opens its 26th season this Saturday, June 10, at the Saanich

  • Swap and shop at Western Speedway, Victoria, BC

SWAP AND SHOP

FINISHED FOR 2017 APRIL 2 - SEPT 24, 2017 The annual Swap and Shop at Western Speedway is back for 2017!  Treasure hunters ... bargain hunters ... or just a fun way to spend a

BREAKWATER MARKET

FINISHED FOR 2017 JUNE 25 - AUG 13  FROM 11 - 4 EVERY SUNDAY! All our specialty food products, crafts and gifts are handmade, homemade or homegrown on Vancouver Island. Enjoy a summer’s day at

  • Oak Bay night market, Victoria, BC

OAK BAY NIGHT MARKET

FINISHED FOR 2017 June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13 Once a month on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. From 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beginning in June and continuing to September, between

  • Goldstream Farmer's Market

GOLDSTREAM FARMER’S MARKET

This year's Market begins May 13th and runs to October 21st, from 10 am to 2 pm. Saturdays during summer, in the heart of Langford's city centre, at Veterans Memorial Park, is Goldstream Farmers Market.

  • Esquimalt Indoor Market Schedule

ESQUIMALT FARMERS MARKET

Come to the market! Fall/Winter Dates: All pop-up markets will be inside the Esquimalt Rec Centre, 527 Fraser Street. September 28th  4:30 - 7:30 October 12th & 26th  4:30-7:30 November 9th – 4:30-7:30 Christmas Market November 12th 

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SALTSPRING ISLAND SATURDAY MARKET

APRIL 1 - OCTOBER 28, 2017 When:  Each Saturday, from approximately 9:00am - 4:00pm, rain or shine. During summer months, watch for vendors setting up closer to 8am. Where: Oceanside at Centennial Park in the

JAMES BAY COMMUNITY MARKET

FINISHED FOR 2017 Date: Every Saturday rain or shine May 6th – September 30th, 2017 The Grassy area on the Corner of Menzies and Superior between the Parliament buildings and the James Bay Tea Room.

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Direct from the Farm

There are numerous local farms around Victoria and area that offer seasonal produce/products at their source.  One road that has a great deal of farmers selling products is Oldfield Road.  You'll find: Oldfield Orchard -

  • Moss Street Market, Victoria, BC

MOSS STREET MARKET

Winter Markets: November through April, every Saturday, 10am to noon. Indoors, in the Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow St) through March. Outdoors , rain or shine, in April.  Regular Season Markets: May through October, every Saturday, 10am

PUBLIC MARKET AT BASTION SQUARE

FINISHED FOR  2017 A unique and exciting place to shop for some local crafts and food items is the Public Market at Bastion Square. Bastion Square is located in the heart of downtown Victoria, B.C.

SPECIALTY ITEMS

If you’re looking for something specific or out-of-the ordinary … here’s some suggestions!

  • Coombs Country Market, Coombs, BC Visitor in Victoria

COOMBS COUNTRY MARKET

I first happened upon this place over 20 years ago when it was just a ‘country market’ with the added appeal of having goats grazing on it’s turf roof.  It was a great place to

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Butcher Shops in Victoria, BC

If you prefer to buy your meats from dedicated butcher/meat shops, here are the options for Victoria. 1.  The Village Butcher - 2032 Oak Bay Ave. Hours:  Tues - Sat 9-6, Sunday 11-4, Closed Mondays

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BAKERIES

Baked Goods in Victoria Whether you're looking for pastries, bread, cakes or other specialty items, here's a list of places to check out!  For reviews of each please check TripAdvisor! Fol Epi Organic Bread and

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MMMM … CHOCOLATE! VICTORIA, BC

If you get a serious chocolate craving while visiting Victoria, here's some delicious suggestions for some true Canadian chocolate! ROGERS' CHOCOLATES   Downtown Victoria 913 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1X5 Phone (250) 881-8771 Rogers'

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DELI’S

Deli's in Victoria (In no particular order!) Ottavio's - 2272 Oak Bay Avenue♥ Our cases hold over 240 artisanal cheeses throughout the year. We offer handcrafted, farm made cheeses produced locally and across the world.

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