Pomme Natural Market

Finding locally grown organic, gluten free, and raw ingredients are aplenty, but getting them all in one stop can be challenging.

I remember driving into Vancouver in anticipation of picking up that last ingredient in order to make a new dish. And many times, those trips proved unsuccessful. I resorted to calling the stores ahead of time to see if they had my ingredients in stock. Disappointment time and again … I give up!!!

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I have many sources for my organic and raw ingredients, but the challenge is trying to get them all under one roof. I love sharing fine finds, foodwise. Fashion not so much – how many women love showing up at an event with the same dress as another? No, we all want to be unique and stand out. OK, back to food. A little over a year ago, Planet Organic in PoCo (Port Coquitlam), closed their doors. I liked it, but didn’t think it was all that. I had seen better stores in Vancouver, so their closing had little to no effect on me.

I was very excited to learn that a new market had popped up in its place – Pomme Natural Market. Still, even learning of this, it had taken me a while to go check it out. I had ingredients to use up. My first visit was last spring, actually. I picked up a few things, which came to just over $100.00. I didn’t care – I was super giddy, like a kid in a candy shop. I could have bought more!

Do these pictures not speak to you?

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Raw Ingredients section

The raw ingredients beckoned to me as I walked on by … camu camu, vanilla and cacao powders, nutritional yeast … the list is endless …

Check this out – flours and grains, oats and seeds – there were so many varieties, where to begin ??? I was mesmerized by all that I was immersed in.

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Bob’s Mill line of products

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Raw nut butters and other spreads

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An entire wall dedicated to bulk products

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In with the mix of flours are spices, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, etc.

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Condiments

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Oils and Vinegars

I was captivated by the beauty of consistent perfection all throughout the store.  This is, ladies and gentlemen, my all-time favourite store for locally grown produce, organic, and raw ingredients.

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Small sampling of Coconut Oils and Butters

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Tea Time, anyone?  Yes … variety is the spice of life!

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Kitchen Accessories

It would be so easy to buy up everything in this place.  The products are endless, with several brands to choose from.  And I have checked into pricing for same brands carried at other stores – on average, they are very comparable.

I am always so busy buying my regulars, reading up on newbies, that I forget to visit their deli, which I have been told by many, fabulous …. check!  I will make a stop on my next visit.

Their produce section has grown from it’s humble beginnings.  The last time I was there, I was able to buy most of my regular items.  Yippee!!!

Earlier this year, Pomme opened up another location on Denman Street.  I have not been there, though I’ve heard it’s a smaller store, but now downtown Vancouverites have another choice for healthy eats.

Have you been to Pomme?  What captures your eyes?

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