I had an extremely exciting foodie night on the town last night! I met up with all sorts of other BC foodies downtown and then we were whisked away by luxury van to…
Shoppers Drug Mart! That’s right! Why? Well because certain locations in BC are going through a huge transformation.
As Anoop Khurana (Associate Owner, Shoppers Drug Mart at 2748 East Hastings Street) gave us a tour we learned that this location will officially be offering over 700 new food items as of April 22 at 8 am to be exact.
Yes! Now you will be able to pick up your fresh ground beef and just about anything else you can think of at this Shoppers Drug Mart.
I had seen this development when I was in Toronto a few years ago so I was excited to discover the same was starting to happen in Vancouver.
I swear, in every little corner of the store there were food items and since Loblaw now owns Shoppers, you can find President’s Choice products everywhere. Like this mini freezer containing frozen pizzas. Talk about convenient. You can also find some of PC’s Black Label Collection. Damn!
Now you do not have to go to your local Superstore to pick up PC products.
Pharmacists at these particular stores have had additional nutrition training so if you need help while you shop for your particular health issue, they can help you buy foods that will help your condition.
It was particularly impressive to see all the fresh food available too, some already prepared so you just gotta grab it, go home and eat.
You will now find produce, specialty cheeses, deli meats, fresh meat, ready-made entrées and expanded bakery items offering fresh breads and sweets.
You will also be able to find T&T products which are extremely popular here in Vancouver.
I was blown away when I saw they had Catelli Smart Pasta, my favourite! Why do I not live closer to this location?!
When I started checking out the store on my own I realized about HALF of the floor (not including the pharmacy) was now dedicated to food. Absolutely incredible! Other British Columbia locations that will be opening by the end of July include:
- 11800 Cambie Road, Richmond
Grab & Go:
- 3020 West Broadway, Vancouver
- 3303 Main Street, Vancouver
- 1202 West Pender Street, Vancouver
- 370 East Broadway, Vancouver
- 1780 West Broadway, Vancouver
- 586 Granville Street, Vancouver
- 1006 Homer Street, Vancouver
The Next Step
After our tour we were driven back downtown to L’Abattoir‘s Blood Alley location.
The rest of the evening we got to indulge in food bought from Shoppers Drug Mart and prepared by chefs.
There were also lots of PC products of course!
A stunning charcuterie spread as well as…
Some lovely sweets from T&T.
We spent the rest of the night chatting and eating. So much eating!
Amongst my favourite dishes were the oyster mushroom tempura, mini pesto chicken club (photographed above)…
The seared beef with crunchy vegetables and sesame, Swiss cheese puffs and…
Butter chicken satay! I want to make a special mention of Whitney from Macarons & Mischief and Alison from Sparkly Shoes & Sweat Drops, two fabulous bloggers to hang out with at a very special five star foodie event.
We were spoiled rotten for our way home too with stunning orchids and a lovely gift bag of yumminess.
Woohoo!!! I envy those who live close to these newly enhanced Shoppers locations. How wonderful to pick up your favourite foods without having to trek all the way to the grocery store. Hopefully this will be offered at other locations across Canada soon too.
I could get used to the foodie rock star treatment! Thank you for the tour Shoppers and for the fabulous food.