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Specialty Food Stores for Foodies

Specialty Food Stores in West Kelowna’s Westbank Centre Neighbourhood

West Kelowna’s Westbank Centre neighbourhood is home to several specialty food stores where you can easily satisfy your food cravings. Vegans will be thrilled with the planted based food market on Main Street and foodies will be able to find specialty vinegars, oils, gluten-free breads, meats, cheeses, and spices in our downtown shops. The area is also home to a craft brewery, a farmers market as well as Okanagan Select which has Okanagan salmon.

The next time you are planning a special meal or would like to put together a picnic basket, be sure to stop by the Westbank Centre neighbourhood for some specialty food and products!

 

Fork Plant Based Market

The city’s only grocer focusing on the needs of vegans is located on Main Street. Since opening November 2020, this small grocer has been creating a buzz for the selection as well as vegan bakery items such as snickerdoodles and brownies. Lunch items are also available such as hot perogies, sandwiches, and wraps. They are supporters of local venders and sell Pilgrim Coffee Roaster coffee products in the store.

2437 Main Street | 780-221-7353

forked plant based market

 

 

T-Bones Fresh Meal Market

This market specializes in top-quality meats, ready to serve means, rubs, and sauces. You will be able to find a wide range of meats, poultry , and seafood items, as well as house-made sausages, appetizers, and desserts. If you are looking for quality cut meats, kabobs, ribs, meat pies, stuffed chops , and side items – you will not be disappointed.

3710 Hoskins Rd | 250-707-4667

 

Kind Brewing

West Kelowna’s first (and currently only) craft brewer is located on Main Street in Westbank Centre. Established in 2017, it has become a go-to-place for drinks, flights, and bites. Their offerings change and include Belgian Wit, Blond Ale, Red Ale, IPA as well as stouts. They are creative and have been known to produce a Blueberry/Hazelnut Stout, a Strawberry Hefeweizen , and a Blackberry Berliner Weisse. If you aren’t able to dine in, fill up a growler or grab some cans to go. Have a friend who isn’t a beer fan? No worries, they also sell local wine and cider by the glass.

2405 Main Street | 250-768-6891

 

kind brewing specialty food

 

Valoroso Foods

Tucked away in a small shop on Main Street is an importer of Italian specialty foods. Grab deli items like cured meats and cheeses or peruse their selection of olives, pastas, and canned tomatoes.  You can also find many different types of vinegars, olive oils, jams, and jellies as well as pickled vegetables. This Italian food market has been in West Kelowna since 2011 with its head office being in Kelowna.

2441D Main Street |250-452-9401

 

Okanagan Select

A few blocks off the downtown core is Okanagan Select, an Indigenous-owned business that grows, raises, and produces Okanagan Sockeye and Chinook salmon. Their storefront is open year-round and one can purchase items such as fresh and frozen Wild Okanagan sockeye salmon, salmon jerky, candied salmon as well as maple smoked, alder smoked, or Okanagan canned salmon. They also have salmon perogies which are made in West Kelowna!

#105 – 3535 Old Okanagan Hwy | 778-754-8001

 

okanagan select specialty food

 

 

Thrive Naturals

This health food store has been caring for customers since 1988. Find a selection of nut butters, alternative sweeteners, specialty flours, and hard to find herbs. Each Tuesday and Friday afternoon fresh coconut bread (Gluten Free) is delivered and they carry other specialized bread products such as Baltic Rye Bread, Carb Smart Bread, Spelt, and coconut pizza crust and coconut crust fruit pies.

2454 Dobbin Rd | 250-768-4558

 

Westbank Farmer Market

Saturday mornings during the summer the Westbank Farmer’s Market sets up on the corner of Main Street & Elliott Rd. The locals love this market as it is a small market but still has all the necessities of fresh fruit and produce, baked goods, preserves, and crafts.

2484 Main St | Saturdays 9am – 1pm, July – September

farmers market specialty food store

Where to park? Westbank Centre has free on-street parking.