Food, glorious food – cooking, eating, smelling, chewing – the better moments of my day are in some way related to my daily feedings. On Sunday, for example, while cleaning up my clothes from the night previous, I scratched a crusted fleck of pizza sauce off the front of a shirt to rekindle all the fine flavors found at 2am on a ravenous walk home. Food, in all its forms, is my almighty master.
The Mecca for foodies in Vancouver is undoubtedly the Gourmet Warehouse on Hastings at Clark. This massive retail space is packed from wall to wall with every utensil, sauce, gadget & snack you could imagine. I challenge you to request a tool they don’t carry.
My personal favorite is the hot sauce aisle, where names like “Burns Twice Hot Sauce” or “Ass Blaster’s Hot Sauce” will make you howl with laughter, then howl in agony. If hot sauce is too spicy for your blood, then perhaps the aisle of BBQ Sauce, mustards, ketchups, oils, premade sauces, pastas, jams…. You really have to see this sweetness to believe it.
Your growing waist-banded blogger,
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1340 East Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC V5L 1S3