It’s week 3 of our Stops Along the Seawall series! We’ve been hopping on our bikes and zooming along one of Vancouver’s most popular attractions: the 22k seawall. Though the view of the ocean is breathtaking, the city itself is just as impressive. Retail and residential space have truly become a commodity; you can’t help but notice that each door is different from the next.
There is hardly room for Walmart in the city, and this might scare some city-slickers. But, big-box stores and one-stop shops aren’t missed by true Vancouverites. People enjoy the search. It’s a thing to do in Vancouver. We like visiting many little shops. It’s fun to handpick items from places that handpick items; you might just stumble upon that “thing you didn’t know you needed until you saw it.” And this, my friends, summarizes my visit at Delish General Store.
Granville Island’s newest tenant opened just under a month ago, and it almost flew under our radar. See, Delish is located in what seems like a dead end, behind Roger’s Chocolates. Yes, that’s right, you have to pass the chocolate shop and keep on going. But, it’s worth it, so press on!
A little bit of Pinterest exploded in Delish, making it a dangerous place for foodies and DIY-ers. If you fall into either or, heaven forbid, both of those categories…prepare to drop some coin. For instance, their “Jar Bar” is stocked with mason jars of all shapes and sizes. Glass straws. Metal straws. Paper straws. Pretty things, in every direction.
From kitchenware to clothing accessories, baskets, buttons, and clever prints, Delish encompasses exactly what Vancouverites love. They have dedicated their humble space to provide thoughtfully curated, hard-to-find, good-quality products. Vancouverites like choice, but not too much choice. The key, is someone with great taste. Someone with a keen eye to find us the best handful of options. At Delish, her name is Tamara.
Tamara started Delish General Store started as an extension of Delish Magazine, a free publication that “celebrated the revival of the hand made and home grown, extolled the virtues of getting your hands dirty, and passed on knowledge, recipes, techniques and the pioneering spirit.” Struck by the eloquence of her vision and how it is mirrored in her new store, I asked Tamara:
Delish General Store
#108, 1535 Johnston Street (Granville Island)