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The Village Community Acupuncture

The Village Community Acupuncture is a community acupuncture clinic in the Hastings-Sunrise / East Village Vancouver neighbourhood. We offer a space that is safe, body-positive, nurturing, and gender-inclusive. Wherever you are in your healing journey, we welcome you with open arms! Our expertise is using acupuncture to relieve your... Continue reading »

Just Imagine Fun Clothing, Inc.

Just Imagine Fun Clothing is your year-round costume & dancewear destination, on Granville Island in the Kids Market in Vancouver, BC. In 33 years, we have weathered many storms, adapted to changing markets, and found our happy place in year-round dress-up play and dancewear for children.... Continue reading »

Kaslo Sourdough Pasta

Kaslo Sourdough began with Silvio & Gabriele, the heart of the business: for over twenty years, they have worked together to build the business up to where it is today. It was their life experiences that shaped the business journey. Silvio’s upbringing played a huge part in... Continue reading »

INVITO Coffee

INVITO Coffee was founded by Yaro and Heather, who felt a strong pull to share the coffee from their family’s coffee plantation in Costa Rica with those in B.C. After researching coffee packaging and seeing the plastic waste it creates, their vision for INVITO... Continue reading »

Justgo Smoothie

Justgo Smoothie uses whole foods and simple ingredients to create deliciously healthy on-the-go smoothie mixes – made for maximum nutrition and convenience. With at least 19 vital minerals and essential nutrients, including complex carbohydrates, complete proteins, healthy fats, antioxidants, and blended fibre packed... Continue reading »

Bangin’ Bannock

Bangin’ Bannock offers a convenient dry mix of Bannock – just add water and cook! Bannock is a beloved cultural Indigenous fried bread. This delicious family recipe makes approximately 8 servings per bag, enough for a whole family. The Indigenous womxn owned business uses eco-friendly... Continue reading »

Callister Brewing Company

Callister Brewing Company opened in 2015 as the first co-working, collaborative brewery of its kind in Canada. Callister has supported talented independent brewers to start their business by creating accessibility to equipment, commercial facilities, and keen local customers. Since then... Continue reading »

Cloud 9 Gluten Free

Cloud 9 Gluten Free was founded on the desire to provide the local celiac community with certified, tastier food. What they did not realize at the time was that there was a larger community looking for healthier “free-from” food, not limited to those with celiac disease... Continue reading »

Motonobu Udon

Motonobu Udon is an udon restaurant in the Hastings-Sunrise area. We make handmade Japanese udon entirely from scratch, using locally sourced ingredients to create a unique noodle experience. The recipe is my Grandmother’s, she passed it on to me years ago back in Japan. I’ve worked with local suppliers to source... Continue reading »

CL Web Developers

CL Web Developers is a Victoria, BC-based company offering design, hosting, SEO, and much more! We share over 40 years of experience and passion working in the technology and marketing industry. We have expertise in many areas including web development, digital marketing, systems administration, and much more. Question: How... Continue reading »

Beet Box Veg

Beet Box Veg serves conscious comfort food. Everything is 100% plant-based, made with locally Beet Box Veg serves conscious comfort food. Everything is 100% plant-based, made with locally sourced ingredients. All our products are made in-house, from our hot sauce and... Continue reading »

Kula Kitchen

Kula Kitchen is a plant-based food producer in Vancouver, B.C. They create Afrocentric, plant-based, nutritious food rich in flavour. Kula means eat! which was inspired by the food culture in Kenya, where sharing food with the community is an integral part of everyday life. Founder, Asha... Continue reading »

Squamish Water Kefir Co.

Squamish Water Kefir Co. was founded in 2015 by Sabrina Horlyck and Kristin Campbell, both self-proclaimed health nuts who had long suffered from their own nagging gut issues until they found relief from adding fermented foods into their diets. The first batch of water kefir was... Continue reading »

Love Me Some

Evania Foods and their Love Me Some™ brand encompass convenient functional foods without compromising quality and delicious taste. Founded by Charmaine Ng, an entrepreneur, mother, and Food Scientist, Charmaine is dedicated to a real solution for healthy snacking, leaving customers with guilt-free indulgences. Love Me Some™ vegan seed crackers... Continue reading »

Barakah Eats

Barakah Eats is a family-owned and operated business based in Surrey, B.C! The company manufactures frozen, gourmet, South Asian influenced ready-to-eat meals that can be heated in minutes. Their products are certified halal, meaning they follow Islamic laws and are prepared with meat raised without antibiotics and grass-fed beef. Also, the... Continue reading »

Lita’s Mexican Foods Inc.

Lita’s Mexican Foods began in Vancouver, B.C, at home in the kitchen in 2015. The family-run business shares their passion for recreating authentic Mexican meals, snacks, and desserts into easy-to-prepare 100% plant-based products. Lita’s products can now be found in several grocery stores... Continue reading »

UMAMI Crave the Fifth

Your Seasoned Chef Inc, owned by sisters-in-law Joanna Best and Stephanie Gaudette, is the Kelowna BC-based producer of UMAMI Crave the Fifth Dressing, Dip and Finishing Sauces and Ready to Cook Grain Blend Soup/Salad Kits. UMAMI Original Dressing, Dip and Finishing Sauce, known previously as the... Continue reading »

Justo’s Plant-Based Dips

Justo’s Plant-Based Dips began with Justin getting crafty in the kitchen, exploring new and out-there dip flavours that had yet to be seen on the market. He started delivering his homemade dips in paper cups to friends and family via an Instagram page and the feedback... Continue reading »

Dyana’s Aji

Dyana’s Aji began when the Gonzalez Biagi family immigrated from Colombia to Canada in October 1999. Aji is the Spanish word for ‘pepper’, and the name of a traditional condiment often made with a combination of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro which people use on everything including meats, rice/pasta... Continue reading »

Panela Lemon

Panela Lemon was founded on Marilyn’s deep passion for a healthy and natural lifestyle and the belief that delicious treats don’t have to sacrifice health. She learnt the art of baking from her mom, so her healthy treats have in them the special ingredients of heart... Continue reading »

Susgrainable

Susgrainable is a social enterprise that first started as an entrepreneurship project as part of the MBA program at UBC. A fellow student colleague of Marc’s worked in the beer industry and commented on how much spent grain was being produced and found... Continue reading »

Artisan’s Way Organics

Artisan’s Way Organics is a small-batch chocolate and nut food manufacturer based in Madeira Park on the Sunshine Coast. Their food products include Arriba Raw Chocolate and Better Butters Nut Butters, including chocolate bars, peanut butter cups, and nut butters free of refined sugars and preservatives.... Continue reading »

EMKAO Foods

EMKAO Foods produces premium quality, traceable and sustainable cocoa ingredients. These include Vegan 70% Dark Chocolate Chips, Natural Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Husk Tea, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Liquor, and Raw Cocoa Beans. They source their beans from villages located in Cameroon, Equatorial Africa, where they... Continue reading »

Soul Bite Food Inc.

Soul Bite Food Inc. is a social enterprise that produces delicious vegan dishes from traditional recipes based out of Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Their line of award-winning vegan comfort food is designed for retail and service. Why vegan comfort food? We wanted to enrich British Columbia’s... Continue reading »

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