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:

  • Walmart

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 M-F 09:00am - 8:30pm Sat. 09:00am

  • 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

  • groceries

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

FARMER’S MARKETS OR DIRECT FROM THE FARM.

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

METCHOSIN FARMER’S MARKET

JUNE 2020 Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm **NOTE: FARMER'S MARKET DURING LOCKDOWN** Markets are only allowed to sell essentials, which includes produce, liquor, and prepared foods. This means that

  • Goldstream Farmer's Market

GOLDSTREAM FARMER’S MARKET

Possibly June 2020 **NOTE:  FARMER'S MARKET DURING LOCKDOWN* “Overall, it’s a shop and don’t stop,” quipped Anthony Obersteller, president of Goldstream Farmers Market. “Once customers buy their items, they’ll have

  • Peninsula Country Market, Saanichton, BC

PENINSULA COUNTRY MARKET

**INFORMATION FOR 2020 PENDING** June 1st - October 12th, 2019 Saturdays 9 - 1 Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's Cross Road, Saanichton This year’s market opens June 2 in Pioneer Park,

  • Oak Bay night market, Victoria, BC

OAK BAY NIGHT MARKET

2020 DUE TO COVID-19 WE'RE NOT SURE THE MARKET WILL RUN THIS YEAR.  I KNOW THEY'RE TRYING TO MOVE THE MARKET OFF THE STREET ... WHICH MAY WORK.  KEEP CHECKING

  • Esquimalt Farmer's Market

ESQUIMALT FARMERS MARKET

EFM will start Season 6 for 2020, OUTSIDE!    The 2020 outdoor season will run weekly on Thursdays 4:30-7:30pm, from April 2nd – September 24th 2020 MAY 2, 2020 UPDATE:

  • produce for sale

DIRECT FROM THE FARM

There are numerous local farms around Victoria and area that offer seasonal produce/products at their source. CLICK HERE FOR A MAP OF ALL THE LOCAL MARKETS AROUND VICTORIA  

JAMES BAY COMMUNITY MARKET

May 4th – September 28th, 2019 FINISHED FOR 2019 - CHECK BACK IN 2020 FOR DATES AND TIMES Every Saturday rain or shine Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM The

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 LIMITED HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY –

  • Moss Street Market, Victoria, BC

MOSS STREET MARKET

November through April, every Saturday, 10am to 1pm. Indoors through until March,  in the Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow St) and Sir James Douglas school gymnasium. Outdoors in April, rain

SPECIALTY ITEMS

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

  • Fresh Seafood in Victoria, BC

FRESH SEAFOOD IN VICTORIA

If you have a taste for fresh seafood while in Victoria, here's some suggestions of where to buy it!   The Fish Store - 1 Dallas Rd.  At Fisherman's Wharf

  • 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

  • butcher

BUTCHER SHOPS IN VICTORIA

If you prefer to buy your meats from dedicated butcher/meat shops, here are the options for Victoria. Alia Halal Meat & Deli - 2618 Quadra St. Bold Butchery & Grill

  • baked goods

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! Please click on links to each bakery

  • deli meat

DELI’S IN VICTORIA, BC

Deli's in Victoria Looking for sliced meats, cheeses, import foods, lunches & more?  Try one of Victoria's great deli's!   Ambrosio Market & Deli - 1503 Wilmot Pl. Oak Bay

  • Chocolate

BUYING CHOCOLATE IN VICTORIA, BC

If you get a serious chocolate craving while visiting Victoria, here's some delicious suggestions for some true Canadian chocolate! BERNARD CALLEBAUT Victoria - Broadmead #520, 777 Royal Oak Drive Store