Edible Canada is located across from the Granville Island Market. This restaurant celebrates everything that is sustainable and good about BC and Canadian local food. They also have a retail store and offer private wine tastings and cooking classes. It’s a fantastic space.
Cool features about this eatery include their seasonal menus and market-fresh ingredients. They grow leafy greens and herbs around their patio, which they use for their salads and garnishes.
For my lunch today, I decided to try the Roasted North Arm Farm Baby Beet Salad ($8). This was the most beautiful salad I’ve ever seen! Don’t take my word for it, take a look for yourselves:
My very pretty salad came with mustard greens, whipped goat cheese from the Fraser Valley, and just a tad of olive oil. It was decadent.
I’ve heard good things about their frites (fries) here. They’re cooked in duck fat and sea salt. I ordered the Fish and Chips ($13). My fish was flaky and battered in rice tempura, which gave it a nice crunch. It also came with cilantro coleslaw – I love cilantro, I think it’s one of the best thing ever! And, of course, my duck fat frites. The veridic? Duck fat makes anything taste better! They were also crispier than most fries I’ve eaten.
My meal also came with homemade ketchup, that tasted amazing. It was much thicker and flavourful than store bought ketchup, it tasted almost like salsa it was so good. It was details like this that made my meal so much more enjoyable.
Finally it was time for dessert: They have a chocolate tart here that it’s simply fantastic. They change the ingredients on a regular bases: This time I had a chocolate pecan tart. I want to come back and try the Szechuan spice chocolate tart. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
I finished my meal with a nice cup of organic Salt Springs Island coffee, made in a French Press, brought to my table. Again, details make a world of difference!