Here’s How to Plan the Ultimate Date Day on Granville Island

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Looking for the perfect plan to spend a summer date day out on Granville Island? We’ve got you covered!

This tiny island nestled in the heart of Vancouver has a ton of different things to do, for both locals and tourists alike. In this article, we will explore some must-visit spots on the island, including markets, breweries, restaurants, and local shops!

1. Granville Island Public Market

Start your day off by exploring the massive Granville Island Public Market. This be-loved market is well-known in the community, for being a food lover’s paradise! It offers a variety of fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, artisanal crafts, and more. Stroll through the stalls, indulge in local delicacies, and witness the skilled artisans at work. Don’t miss the chance to savor delectable cheese, seafood, meats, and the seasonal fruits and vegetables available year-round!

2. Lee’s Donuts

While exploring the Public Market, satisfy your sweet tooth at Lee’s Donuts! This special donut shop has been on Granville Island since 1979. It is known for its irresistible handcrafted donuts, including glazed or jelly-filled! These donuts are so good, they’ve even been shouted out by local celebrity, Seth Rogen. Grab a box of these delectable treats to enjoy later or savour them on the spot!

3. Granville Island Brewing

For beer enthusiasts, a visit to Granville Island Brewing is a must. Established in 1984, this craft brewery offers a selection of local brews crafted with passion and expertise. Take a guided tour to learn about the brewing process, sample a variety of their award-winning beers, and discover new favourites. Whether you prefer hoppy IPAs, refreshing lagers, or rich stouts, Granville Island Brewing has a beer to suit your taste.

4. The Pet Treatery

If you can’t leave the house without your fur-BFF, bring them to The Pet Treatery! This is a delightful store that specializes in wholesome treats and goodies for dogs and cats. From gourmet biscuits to natural chews, this shop has a wide range of healthy and delicious options for your beloved pets. Enjoy browsing through the carefully curated selection and discover unique products that give your furry companions the best day ever!

5. Alimentaria Mexicana

For a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, head to Alimentaria Mexicana. This eatery offers a tasty menu inspired by the vibrant flavors of Mexico. From mouthwatering tacos and enchiladas to flavourful salsas and guacamole, each dish at Alimentaria Mexicana looks extremely drool-worthy! Best of all, they also have a dog-friendly patio. So after a shop at The Pet Treatery with you’re pup, settle down for a delicious meal of your own, with them by your side.

If you’re looking to extend your date day on Granville Island, into the night, check out some of these nearby spots for a delicious martini!

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