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  • Vegan Charcuterie Board

    Vegan Charcuterie is a summer party lifesaver and doesn’t leave out our plant-based friends. It’s a great way to avoid turning the oven on, not to mention the only real preparation is chopping veggies. You’ll be coming back for seconds in no time as this snack board offers endless combinations.
  • Benefits Of Buying Organic

    What does the term “organic” mean exactly? Organic refers to the way foods are grown and processed. For example, our organic produce is grown with natural fertilizers, weeds are controlled naturally, and pests are controlled with natural methods and naturally derived pesticides. We cover all of the benefits for purchasing organic products. 
  • Our Favourite 15 Self-Care Products

    We know living in the midst of a global pandemic can be stressful, so we’ve decided to carve out an hour per day that’s dedicated solely to self-care. These products won't break the budget, and will help promote that calm, refreshed, and relaxed feeling. 

  • Carrots In A Blanket Recipe

    This recipe makes the cutest summer appetizer and is perfect for your plant-based friends. Grab some fresh baby carrots and puff pastry from the market for this fun vegan twist on pigs in a blanket. 
  • Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos Recipe

    Our plant-based nachos are seriously what dreams are made of. With Parmela Creamery Fiery Jack Shredded Cheese and The Very Good Butcher Plant-Based Taco Stuffer, these nachos will have you drooling for more. We like adding all of the toppings, but feel free to modify the recipe to your liking.
  • Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

    Nothing beats coming home after school or work to freshly baked banana chocolate chip muffins. We’ve created a gluten-free version for those who are gluten-sensitive or Celiac. These pair perfectly with a homemade frothy vanilla oat milk latte. We have some great gluten-free all purpose flour options at the store!
  • Zero Waste DIY Ideas

    We've all been getting extra comfortable with the disinfecting wipes lately, but how good are they for the environment? Today we're sharing our DIY ideas for reusable cleaning wipes, dryer sheets, and sandwich bags. These simple lifestyle changes are not only good for the environment, they can also help you save money and get those creative DIY juices flowing.
  • Morning Coffee Smoothie Recipe

    This Coffee Smoothie Recipe is the perfect caffeine-kick for those groggy mornings when you just need five more minutes in bed. Not only will it give you a morning boost, this smoothie is also full of whole grains, protein, and potassium - everything you need to go from 0 to fully functioning adult in minutes.

  • Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    One of our favourite appetizers when the sunshine comes out is this veggie-packed Cowboy Caviar! Not only delicious, it's also a great way to use up any leftover vegetables in the fridge. Perfectly paired with a glass of dry white wine and some salted tortilla chips for dipping.
  • Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose Ideas

    We are all about recycling at East West Markets! The environment gives us so much, and we love finding ways to repurpose items that would otherwise end up in the garbage. These ideas will help you find ways to repurpose items you already have around the house, no purchasing necessary. 
  • Jackfruit "Crab" Dip Recipe

    We love using jackfruit as a healthy vegan meat alternative. We love using it in “pulled pork” sliders paired with tangy barbeque sauce. Another summer favourite is this Plant-Based Jackfruit "Crab" Dip Recipe.
  • Free Activites In Vancouver

    This beautiful sunshine has us planning our upcoming summer days! Check out this list of free Vancouver activities to fill your calendar including the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Granville Island (pictured), Grouse Mountain & Grouse Grind, Gastown Steam Clock, and Canada Place.