Thursday, February 17, 2011


I just checked out Marche St. George, a little neighbourhood grocery near my home, with my friend Caroline. She said I'd love it and she was right. Holy cute and cozy.  The decor and all the little details are perfect. They just opened 2 months ago, and have since become hugely popular in the 'hood and one of Vancouver's best kept secrets.



The coffee and croissants were so delicious. They also carry a fantastic array of deli meats, cheeses, and assorted gourmet products. You'll find non-edible treats here too: ceramics, scarves from Mexico, soaps and linen towels.




I had to pick up a jar of Mission Hill Oculus Cherries, a combination of organic cherries, Oculus wine, and balsamic vinegar. Klee, one of the owners of the shop, suggested I pour them over chocolate ice cream. I didn't have ice cream at home, so I ate them right out of the jar. Oh God, they are incredible.


 These really did bring tears to my eyes.


If you find yourself at the corner of St. George and East 28th, in Vancouver, check out Marche St. George. Delicious treats and cute decor....what more could you want?

Have a great day! Back soon.

28 comments:

gbf... said...

sounds like a gorgeous shop and i too would be thrilled to have it close by to me...those soaked cherries sound heaven! yummy...have a great weekend lovely. dayle

Kristen said...

what a charming shop! i was in Vancouver over the holiday, but only passing through. i REALLY wanted to stop and shop - love that town!!

monkeemoomoo said...

I wish I was on that corner right now! Just delightful and those cherries, I would need to pick up a bottle or two. Looks like heaven. I'm glad to read that other people cry over good food too:)

Missing Goat said...

I'll go there next time I'm in town!

Karena said...

I can just taste the cheeries!! What a wonderful shop!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

the chirpy bird said...

OMG! Amazing!
xox tash

Marisa Midori said...

Daaaang those cherries look a-ma-zing! Wish I'd known about this while I was in town.

La La's Land said...

How lovely. I'll stop by next time in in town too!

Dawn said...

Incredible Place! It is now on my "To Visit: list the next time I am out your way!!!!
Thanks for the review:)

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

love
'holy cute and cozy'
adore this phrase
...

°°°

lisaroyhandbags said...

What an adorable little shop! I love the decor and her mix of vintage chairs. The cherries look delicious - I really NEED to visit Vancouver soon! :)

Jenn said...

Now I want to come to Vancouver just to hit that store! How adorable ... and with such an unassuming storefront. Love it! :)

mise said...

What a beautiful shop. Ambience like that makes me willing to not look at price tags.

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Where the heck is St George? I'm loving those crates all stacked up...

c and d said...

these pictures are stunning...
yesterday was one of my favourite winter afternoons - thanks you.

Nell said...

Looks amazing. And beautiful pictures too. xx

Lady Grey said...

What a gorgeous little place! I'll have to remember this one next time I'm in Vancouver!

Vintage Home said...

Next time I am in the "hood" I will drop by...lucky them to have YOU on their side!...the east!
You take the best pictures.......

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

that place looks sensational, wish it was just down the road from me! xxx

Martini said...

I can't wait to check it out. I'll put it on my list of places to visit when I come to Vancouver again.

Haute World said...

This looks like an incredible place. I like the mix of handmade foodie items and other knick-knacks. And considering there are so many chain retail stores out there at the moment, places like these really are becoming unique!

le@thirdontheright said...

that wee shop just looks fab - how lucky you are :) le xox

Diana said...

I still need to go there! Those cherries sound right up my alley (balsamic vinegar!)

Mary Hudson said...

I've been meaning to check this place out. I had only ever heard descriptions, so it's nice to see your photos -- it looks amazing. I'll make a special trip!

Janee Lookerse said...

I will definitely be stopping by there next time we go visit my cousins! Thanks for sharing!

xoxo
Janee
yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

lyndsay said...

so cute... i used to volunteer at this location when it was St.George Marsh, an art project/corner store a few years ago... so glad to see there is another something wonderful happening in this space! ^__^

kate / tinywarbler said...

beautiful pictures janis! we were there a couple weekends ago, i had an almond croissant= YUM! i want to try the cherries and pears too, they look so pretty in their jars.

The Nester said...

OH love your photography! Makes me wish I lived in Vancouver so I could check out the store myself but unfortunately am in Ireland - a little too far for a quick visit.
Cheers,
Meagan
www.rowhousenest.com