All the essentials in Vancouver

From fresh fruit to fresh laundry, this is where local Airbnb hosts go for the basics.

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145 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Located at the south west corner of Cambie and West 8th ave, 1 block north of Broadway. Parkade entrance is on West 8th Ave, just west of the store. Now pouring local beer & wine in the Allegro Ca... read more

Your best and closest spot for high-quality groceries and a good selection of ready-made foods. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a coffee shop, and a burrito bar. Try out the breakfa... read more

Premium grocery store with lots of options for dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free). Has hot food, prepackaged dinners and salad/juice bar. Free underground parking validated with purchase.

117 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the buffet and prepared food section of Whole Foods. Its actually a great option if you need quality food, in a hurry. They have a burrito bar, a cafe, a hot and cold buffet, and plenty of ... read more

Your best and closest spot for high-quality groceries and a good selection of ready-made foods. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have a coffee shop, and a burrito bar. Try out the breakfa... read more

Grab a coffee or tea while you grocery shop at Whole Foods - 4th Avenue has lots of little produce and meat stores. There are also clothing /shoe stores, restaurants and coffee/tea shops along 4th.

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great selection of organic produce and your regular grocery store selections. Also fantastic in-house deli and hot food selection, reminiscent of Whole Foods ;

Just one of the best grocery stores ever. They offer a huge selection of local and organic eco-friendly food and product. They also have a restaurant/deli selection to die for. So close and convenient

Nice hot buffet, coffee bar, and groceries all in one. Grab a coffee and head down to the marina and watch the boats.

93 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local grocery store if you need anything. There's also a larger option a couple blocks down Davie Street (called Urban Fare) with a much bigger deli packed full of awesome ready-made and healthy me... read more

Natural, Organic, fresh groceries with hot-food options and a vitamin / skin care shop!

This is probably your closest grocery shop and will have everything you need. It is a little bit more expensive as some of the food is organic. Great selection though.

70 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Large Chinese Grocery Store with all the basics, fresh fruit and veggies, fresh seafood, a butcher at the back, hot Chinese food buffet, and a good bakery (try the hot Portuguese Egg Tarts, addicti... read more

Asian grocery market...Some interesting international offerings alongside the kitchen basics. (DO NOT do the hot food or take out sushi unless you're desperate for something to eat).

Local Asian supermarket with really fresh produce and meats, and generally has all your regular grocery store essentials too. Want to save a few bucks -- I suggest T&T is your best bet ;)

72 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The full-deal grocery store in the neighbourhood: Produce, deli, meat/seafood, bakery, prepared foods, supplies. Not a great organic/gluten-free selection, but the basics can be found. (London Drugs)

This is your closest and highest quality grocery store. You're in the heart of downtown, so groceries aren't super cheap here, but you'll find a good selection of healthy, GF, dairy free, and organ... read more

This is your closest and best grocery store. You'll find most everything you need here, and there is a London Drugs across the street for any other needs you may have.

69 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I wouldn't call them cheap but they are not very expensive either. I like their choice of brands, you always get the high quality products. This particular store may be low on fresh produce but the... read more

This grocery store ins only 3 blocks away from the condo. Standard prices with a sufficient selection of breakfast, lunch and snacks that you could buy for your stay.

A chain of grocery stores in British Columbia offering fresh produce, delicious meat and seafood as well as a convenient pharmacy

65 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Just up the street, groceries, toiletries and everything you need. Small cafe offers soups, salads and sandwiches for eat- in or take- out.

Full service grocery store including personal grooming like toothbrushes etc. Open daily from 7am to midnight.

Good selection of groceries, great deli with pre-cooked food. Better bread than most local stores, a little on the pricy side.

66 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hey, if you're feeling flush and just gotta have that organic chicken or exotic yoghurt - Whole Foods has got it, (along with the price mind), but you're on holiday. Enjoy! They also have a cafe.

A grocery chain that exclusively features foods without artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats

Whole foods has great pre-cooked food that you can eat there or take away for a picnic. Some of the best organic foods and produce available in all of Vancouver.

62 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nice grocery store, flower shop, has an in store Starbucks, deli, sushi bar, pizza bar, and a breakfast, lunch and dinner self-serve buffet.

Nice hot Buffet, coffee bar, and groceries. Grab a coffee and a baked good and head down to the sea wall and watch all the boats, float planes and people.

Located in the Aquarius complex below the suite, Urban Fare features gourmet and everyday groceries. It also features a cafe and coffee bar.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is our regular mid-range to bigger grocery store. They are easy to get to from the house, friendly staff, reasonable prices, free parking and an excellent selection of organic fruits & vegeta... read more

Great selection of groceries including some organic produce and organize staples.

Large Grocery Store carrying a great selection of everything including some organics.

52 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Go for a walk and enjoy the scenery as well as the high selection of foods here in Olympic Village. You'll see where all the athletes stayed in 2010 as well walk away with a grocery bag full of lov... read more

Nearest grocery store, hip and trendy and slightly more expensive. I normally head a little farther to the Save-on-foods.

Urban Fare carries a wide variety of organic and locally sourced groceries. They're very hip and they have some of the freshest produce.

55 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Close to location but may be a bit more expensive. My last resort if I just need to buy something quick. Has all essentials

If you want to buy groceries it is fairly reasonably priced. Selection is sometimes iffy, like fresh produce.

Good varieties of groceries. Convenient location on busy Robson St.

56 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you shop around to various grocery stores on The Drive - you'll definitely get a better deal than Donald's but it has everything and Donald's is very convenient. Everything is overpackaged though.

LOVE this market for fresh veggies, fruit & bread. Great prices and totally the place all the locals shop.

A favourite among locals, this small grocery store is packed with all the essentials including some organic and local produce and non-medicated meats.

49 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the grocery store I use the most. Good prices and a good selection for everything you might need. *10-12 minute walk from the condo*

Easy walk to groceries two blocks from the house at 13th and Main. Also another location at Cambie and 7th.

Reasonable prices, good selection, walking distance. A good bet for stocking your fridge.

43 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Groceries....not the cheapest or the best. All around it are various produce shops, butchers, fish shops, bakeries. Head there and no doubt you will find loads of stores along the way for all your ... read more

Groceries. Also, New Apple Market and Market Meats across the street.

Closest big grocery store, but you need to walk up the hill!

37 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Grocery store is 3 blocks from the condo

45 local Airbnb hosts recommend

If you like organic foods try Choices on Cambie and 19th. Just turn left when you leave my house. Walk one block on Laurel and on 19th turn right and keep walking on 19th. You will pass Willow St... read more

Local organic produce is abundant here as are a wide array of health products, supplements, and food options. Also possible to get salads to go, etc...

Choices is a great natural foods store. There are several locations in Vancouver and this one is the closest to the suite. Good selection and fair prices. I've been shopping here for years - love it!



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$$· 1766 Robson Street·Map·Hours·Website·

44 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is the next closest grocery store & the biggest in the area, they have a pharmacy, flower shop, hot & cold deli.

A huge grocery store with everything you may need. Comparable to IGA Marketplace..

Open until midnight, on Robson at Denman.

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This multi-purpose Pharmacy has all your daily needs covered, from milk, eggs, to kitchen cleaners and tissue papers, etc. There is also a Beauty boutique for cosmetics and fragrances!

A 24 hour Shoppers Drug Mart with great prices for milk, eggs, and butter and all the snack food that you could want. And there is a walk in clinic attached!

Fill your prescriptions and shop for your everyday drugstore essentials. Has a limited selection of groceries like milk.

39 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great low cost super market with...little decorative panache but delightful sales staff.

Our local grocery store. Best place if you're looking for cheap groceries.

Grocery shopping at bargain prices.

42 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Open until 3am and a very solid selection of all your basic needs. The hot food goes on half price after 10pm if you need a very cheap late night bite or lunch for the next day.

Convenient but not as inexpensive as No Frills on Denman. Get there at 10 pm every night and grab some free range roasted chicken for 50% off!!! Tasty fresh well made salads too. Love it!

Great variety of groceries including fresh veggies and meat, bakery and prepared foods. Make sure you try Presidents Choice brand foods, always Hugh quality.


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1403 East King Edward Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

35 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Neighbourhood grocery store. Good store to get groceries, great selection of bulk items. You can also get Compass transit passes here.

Closest chain supermarket. Take one of our cloth bags. They charge for plastic bags.

28 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The HUGE supermarket that has everything you need including electronics, clothes, cookware and even seasonal furniture all at reasonable prices. Bring your own shopping bag.

This store has everything including grocery, a deli, bakery, clothing, toiletries, a pharmacy ... even a medical clinic upstairs. The only thing you can't buy here is alcohol!

Biggest chained supermarket. It has everything you need. It carries smoked salmons at good price, a perfect souvenir. Fresh produce and vegetables.

30 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Full service grocery store 1/2 block from our house. NOTE: Stongs will be closed at the end of May until its new space is open later in 2016. In the meantime you can shop at Save On Foods which is ... read more

Independent grocery that only the locals seem to know about. Large space, well curated. The deli is fantastic, you can buy roasted organic chickens and the bakery often has high quality markdowns. ... read more

With a deli and a wide selection of both everyday and gourmet items, Stongs is a gem. You can order online at and have everything delivered to the door. Note: Stong's is rebuilding... read more

26 local Airbnb hosts recommend

100 metres from the house and contains a great selection of foods, fruits and vegetables. Open from 08h00- 22h00 every day.

Just a few blocks from our home you'll find this mid-sized grocery store that stocks everything you're likely to need.

This is my favourite grocery store because it's small and yet has everything you could possibly want or need.

33 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Local Linda Meinhardt's quality grocery store. Granville & 14th is about a 3 block walk from Hycroft Suites. Open until 8pm most nights.

The closest grocery store. It’s an “upscale” store, so things tend to be overpriced, but not outrageously so.

High-end grocery store - good deli counter

74 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great local food market. Prices are unbeatable, selection is really great. A large selection of organic food, produce and an amazing little tea shop inside for your loose leaf tea needs.

Good selection of healthier options and organic veggies. Similar stock to Whole Foods and Choices Markets but cheaper prices. Has a Tea Counter and greasy Asian fast-food as well.

As good as whole foods, they also carry our favourite Farmer's Market Vendors, local goods. Produce is cheap and there is a great little pop up Tea Shop and chinese take out.

24 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Wonderful yoga studio with classes running from early morning through the evening!

Excellent yoga studio with numerous classes running all day long.

Looking to do some yoga, great studio with great teachers.

29 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Amazing little hole in the wall. This family run Italian meat and sandwich shop easily delivers a 5 star sandwich along with top notch friendly customer service. They have many treats straight from... read more

Rare Italian fare, you name it. Cheeses, meats, oils, salts, fresh sandwiches, even ice cream inside a frozen orange. An Italian treat.

Best italian place for fabulous cheeses, sliced meats, italian delicacies - make the best foccacia sandwiches around!