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CONTEST CLOSED Whole Foods Market West Vancouver #Giveaway

Everything is always sweet at Whole Foods Market West Vancouver, but this time of year they’ve got even more sweet treats just in time for Valentine’s Day. To celebrate they’ve put together a ‘Just the Two of Us’ Valentine’s Day gift basket valued at $50 plus a $20 gift card for one of Good Life Vancouver’s Followers!

Please note that this basket must be picked up in Kitsilano.

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Thanks to Whole Foods Market West Vancouver, a #GLVPartner for this basket.

Whole Foods Bulk Food Sale TODAY

bulk-food1Whole Foods shoppers can enjoy 25% off all bulk items on July 18, 2014.

Top 5 reasons to shop bulk bins

  1. They’re Green – reusable containers and minimal packaging means nothing goes to waste and you only pay for what you want—passing savings on to shoppers!
  2. They’re Cost Effective – You only get what you need and what you want.
  3. They’re DIY-Ready – GranolaTrail Mix, Protein Bars—make ’em all from home!
  4. They Have Super Fresh ingredients – the bulk bins are super fresh, and replenished often with harvest dates listed.
  5. They’re 25% Off! Did you know the bulk bins contain just about everything you can think of: coffee, tea, quinoa, almonds, oats, chocolate chips, flour, spices, soup mixes, nut butters, dried fruits, sprouted grains and more?

The Beginner’s Guide: How to Shop Bulk at Whole Foods

  1. Fill the bag or container provided in the bulk department with the amount you want.
  2. Write down the number you see on the bin—aka the PLU number—on a twist tie or label to place on the bag or container.
  3. Check out as usual, and then go enjoy your fresh ingredients!

Tips on popular items from the bulk department:

16th Annual Whole Foods Market Living Naturally Fair


Some great food sampling, food demos, free yoga Sunday a.m. Get healthy this fall with @wholefoodsvan – GLV

When: Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 from 10am-5pm 

Where: Whole Foods Market Robson: 1675 Robson Street

What:Living Naturally Fair is our annual fair featuring fresh food, new dishes, and our favourite products!

Live Music presented by Blue Monkey Coconut Water

Saturday, September 14

10:30am – Roan Shankaruk

1:30pm – Thomas Beckman

Sunday, September 15

10:30am – Bodhi Jones

1:30pm –Ben Sigston

Chef Stage

Tickets are $20 for this portion of the fair and can be purchased at Whole Foods Market Robsonat Guest Services, by phone or onsite at the event.

NOTE: Purchasing over the phone means that the names of attendees need to be confirmed so their seats can be reserved

Saturday, September 14

12:00pm- Chefs will be using ‘Happy Days Dairy’ products

3:00pm- Chefs will be using ‘Beyond Meat’ vegan meat               

Sunday, September 15

12:00pm- Chefs will be using ‘Seasonal Produce’

3:00pm- Chefs will be using ‘Field Roast Meats’

Food Vendors

6 booths will be offering fresh produce:

Harker’s Organic Farm

Zebroff Organic Farm

Similkameen River Organic Farm

UBC Farms

SPEC(Society Promoting Environmental Conservation)

Art & Lina’s Gardens 

Additional Bites

Pie slices straight from Whole Foods Market’s in-house bakery

Healthy bento boxes from the Health Starts Here booth

Grilled, locally grown corn

Local Loan recipient FireFly kitchens will be offering samples of their products

Hot lunches include grilled cheese sandwhiches off the BBQ from Terra Bread and grilled meats from Blue Goose Farm.

Fresh coffee from the Allegro Booth

More than 25 booths full of samples in the ‘sample city’ area

More Activities and Fun Facts

Free Yoga Sunday, September 15 at 8:30am

Led by Whole Foods Market Team Member Chloe Srinaganand who is a yoga teacher in training. This 40-minute class is open to our vendors, Team Members and the public! Loosen up those muscles and find your Namaste before our second day kicks off!


You can work up some knows over the summer, have them worked out at our massage booth!

Zero Waste

Last year we had diversion for compost and recycling and this year we’re aiming for zero waste!

More Seating!

We’ve added shaded seating for our guests to sit down and enjoy lunch or what’s happening on the chef’s stage.

Sponsorship is by Natural Factors & Vega

All proceeds benefit UBC Farms


cherry 5:00pm, Thursday, March 21, 2013 – Whole Foods Market Gives Shoppers an Early Taste of this Year’s Spring Flavors; Benefiting Whole Planet Foundation

Whole Foods Market Taste of Spring

The Easter holiday is just around the corner, which means we are entering into the season of family gatherings and spring bounty. To help inspire your seasonal menu, Whole Foods Market is scheduled to host its annual ‘Taste of Spring’ event throughout its Vancouver store locations.

For a $10 donation with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards the Whole Planet Foundation, shoppers can fill their plate with all the tastes of spring, including samplings from departments throughout the store. Experts in each department will also be on-hand to answer questions, provide tips and work with you to menu planning. Additional activities may include family-friendly features such as live music, a photo booth and raffle prizes.*

WHO:                   Whole Foods Market, Whole Planet Foundation and Whole Foods Market shoppers

WHEN:                 Thursday, March 21st at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT

WHERE:               Whole Foods Market Robson: 1675 Robson Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6G 1C8 (All Vancouver area Whole Foods Market locations to host similar event)

Tickets available for purchase at the door


Stocking Stuffers for Food Lovers

It’s that time again to get those items for under the tree organized.  If there’s a food lover in your life we’ve got some suggestions that won’t break the bank.  Great for hostess gifts too.

Pink Spatula Marshmellows

Handmade Marshmellows with real ingredients such as fresh fruit, liqueurs. Made in small batches to ensure freshness.  Holiday flavours include the Lump of Coal (chocolate), Cafe Au Lait, Toasted Coconut and Spiced Rum.  Urban Fare at Shangri-La, Edible Canada, Well Seasoned (Langley).

Chocolate Raspberry Balsamic Spread – Edible Gardens

Full of pure chocolate and ripe ruby raspberries and perfect with goat cheese, soft brie, or a cream cheese. Also in date and cherry and mission fig.  Whole Foods Market

Thai House Curry Sauces

Super easy way to prepare a Thai-themed dinner.  Saute some veggies and a meat of your choice and serve over rice.  Comes in Green, Red, and Yellow curry with varying spiciness.  Available at Safeway.

Umami Paste

Known as the fifth taste, umami is distinct from the four other tastes of sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Made with tomato, olives, porcini mushrooms, Parmigiano cheese and anchovies, just add a bit to your dishes and you’ll be adding exquisite flavour. Real Canadian Superstore

Hickory Smoke Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

With a subtle smoky flavour, this extra virgin olive oil has earthy aromas and a feisty infusion of hickory. Great for marinades.

Beta 5 Chocolates

BETA5 has been named as one of North America’s Top 10 chocolatiers and anything from their line-up is awesome, but we’re particularly fond of the Salty bars. They’re a It’s a 55% milk chocolate bar finished with flaked sea salt.  Whole Foods Market


The Urban Tea Merchant is a perfect place to dart into to grab some tea and tea-themed gifts for friends, coworkers or family.  They’ve also got jellies, candles and home fragrances. While there indulge in the Holiday Tea Service.

Method Hand and Dish Soaps

All foodies get dirty and need to clean up. Why not doing with a food-flavoured soap such as sugared mint. Available in dish and hand soap, these items make cleaning a pleasure.  Available at Safeway, Canadian Tire and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Awake Chocolate

You can never have enough chocolate and this particular bar does more than just answer your cravings; it’s caffeinated to give you an extra boost. Milk chocolate with the same amount of caffeine you’d get in a cup of coffee. Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs.

Bare Butter Nut Butters

These gems take nut butters to a whole new level. This is a local, sustainable nut butter delivery so get to it and order online asap. Try Holiday Almond,Choco Craze or Pumpkin Spice. Order online.

Mother in Laws Pan Forte from Cocolico 

This Italian confection is filled with dried local organic fruits, honey and nuts and lots of chocolate goodness. Available at Cocolico market sales and by special order only. Please contact info@cocolico.ca for more information.

Sweet Tree Ventures Birch BBQ Sauce

Try this Sweet Tree’s Gluten Free Birch Barbecue Sauce at your next BBQ. Gluten-free too for your choice of of poultry, seafood, red meat, pork or game. Retail Outlets

Vancouver Island Salt Company Balsamic-Infused Salt

A sprinkle of this salt will take your meals to a whole new level.  Buy online – 4 for $26 including shipping and 4 stockings are stuffed.



One Day Salmon Sale at Whole Foods

On Friday, Dec. 7, Whole Foods Market is hosting a one-day sale on wild-caught Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified sockeye salmon for $7.99/lb. – a savings of nearly 50 percent!

Whole Foods Market’s sockeye salmon are hand-selected by our own port buyers at the peak of the season, then packed exclusively for our seafood cases to stock during the winter months. It’s delicious prepared with a marinade or rub.

Whole Foods Market maintains the highest standards for seafood quality – they prohibit treating our fish with preservatives. Your salmon purchase supports healthy oceans, too. The sockeye is certified sustainable by the MSC, meaning salmon populations are relatively abundant, fishing methods have minimal impact on the ecosystem and the fishery is managed effectively to maintain sustainability. And to add to it, the MSC’s chain of custody certification means that the fish are fully traceable, fishery to Whole Foods Market store.

Some recipes from Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market’s Living Naturally Fair

Enjoy delicious all-natural and organic foods and sample products from over 55 vendors. There will also be plenty of entertainment, including live music and cooking demonstrations led by local and Whole Foods Market Chefs on everything from smoothies to pasta to food preservation. The fair is FREE and open to the public. Here are some additional event details:

WHO:                    Whole Foods Market chefs, local chefs, vendors (many are local to the BC area and Canada) and musical performances by Ben Sigston, BadgerChild, Dona Newsom and Dominiqe Fricot.

WHEN:                  Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday Chef Schedule:

11a.m. – noon  – Healthy Eating Recipes with Derek Sarno

12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. – Smoothies with Lucritia Schanfarber

2p.m. – 3p.m. – Healthy Eating with Eden Macdonald

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. – Kale for the Young at Heart with Tricia Sedgwick
Sunday Chef Schedule: 

11a.m. – noon  – Food Preservation with Andrea Potter

12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. – Smoothies with Suzanne Serwatuk

2p.m. – 3p.m. – Steak and Salad with Lindsay Christianson

3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. – Wheely Good Pasta: The Basics with Julia Spitale

WHERE:                Whole Foods Market, Robson at 1675 Robson St, Vancouver, BC

Foodie Fridays On @News1130Radio

August 31 Click to Listen

It’s a busy week for foodies!

This week we talk about Passions Gala on Sunday September 9th at the Dr. Peter Aids Center, back to school lunches and breakfasts and a new spot for delicious eats, EAST OF MAIN.

The Passions Gala is a not to miss fundraiser for the Dr. Peter Aids Foundation.  Held at the Dr. Peter Center, this evening  features Vancouver’s Top Restaurants and Chefs dishing up delights while wines of New Zealand pour sips to match.

Check out Beachside Forno ~ Chambar ~ Cibo ~ CinCin ~ Coast ~ Crave on Main ~ Diva at the Met ~ Fraiche ~ Hapa Izakaya ~ Kale & Nori ~ La Belle Auberge ~ Le Gavroche ~ The Listel Hotel ~ Maenam ~ Market at the Shangri-la ~ Miku/Minami ~ MIX the Bakery ~ The Observatory ~ Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim ~ Provence ~ Roaming Dragon ~  Tojo’s ~ Urban Fare ~ West ~ YEW Restaurant.  There’s also entertainment and a live and silent auction.


After this weekend it’s time to head back to school and those with kids will be putting some thought into healthy dining and inventing `lunches that won’t be tossed into the trash or traded for chocolate.

Liven up your lunchbox with suggestions from President’s Choice who have just published Back-To-School Insider’s Report®.   The report is full of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas for busy families and New President’s Choice®products

  • New! PC®Oven Roasted Turkey Breast:  This succulent, extra-lean oven roasted turkey contains no added nitrates, and paired with our PC®Mini Ciabatta Burger Bun, they’re just the thing to make lunch box sandwiches just right for little hands and little appetites!
  • New! PC® Club Pack® Appletreet™ Variety Pack (sauces) : Now in a convenient Club Pack® size so you’ll have plenty for packing in daily lunches.  Choose from two flavours: apple-mango and apple-strawberry.

Over at Whole Foods, breakfast is on their mind.  Be sure to start the day with suggestion from their Healthy Starts Here Program 

Try the Simple Scramble

Scramble eggs or tofu with diced frozen vegetables like peppers and kale, or fresh baby spinach and mushrooms. Spoon into whole wheat tortillas with black beans and presto!  A mobile breakfast.

Waffle Sammie

Toast frozen 365 Everyday Value® Organic Multigrain Waffles and fold to make a sandwich with your favorite nut butter and 365 Everyday Value® Organic Applesauce or fresh fruit.  For healthier twists on traditional favorites try Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes or Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pears as an excited alternative to hash browns.


Vancouver’s restaurant scene just got that much tastier with the opening of East of Main Cafe.

Located just East of Main on 223 East Georgia this flavourful spot  is open for lunch, dinner and late night tapas.  The restaurant features a wide variety of Mediterranean-style tapas, sandwiches and main courses and has an amzing selection of local craft beers and a diverse menu of classic and innovative cocktails.

All profits from East of Main will go toward Project Limelight, an arts project for children in the Downtown East Side.

If you are going do not miss the Moroccan Meatballs and the Vegetable Strudel.

View the menu here!

About Project Limelight:

Project Limelight is offered at no cost to participants and is open to young people aged 8 to 15 in the DTES and surrounding areas. The first month is spent learning skills, techniques and forms of expression, including clowning, creative writing, voice work, movement and improvisation. The following three months are spent rehearsing a full-length theatrical production, leading up to a final performance on a community stage, giving participants the opportunity to showcase everything they have accomplished.

Pride Pancake Breakfast

Presented by: Whole Foods Market • Robson

Pride Pancake Breakfast:
Sunday, August 5th – 9 am – 12 noon
Whole Foods on Robson, 1675 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C8

Pride Breakfast for $5?
Come and get your PRIDE breakfast and watch the parade at WHOLEFOODS on Robson! Fuel up on a pancake breakfast with bacon & juice for only $5!

That’s Right…I’m A VIP:
Watch the parade in style! $50 on the WHOLEFOODS VIP balcony overlooking the parade route with breakfast served to you: your choice of pancakes or an omelette made to order, with coffee, juice & a mimosa from Barefoot Winery. FABULOUS Swag Bag included!

Tickets: $50.00
Reserve your seat today, click here to buy tickets.

Phone: 604.682.6325

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