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Downtown Blog: Food

Get Hooked on this Downtown Victoria Deli

Relatively new to downtown Victoria’s growing foodie area along Blanshard and Fort streets is Hook Fine Foods, a gourmet smoked and cured seafood delicatessen that has been open nine months as of December 9.

“We had been looking for a storefront for a couple of years,” said co-owner Chris. “We looked on Government Street but the space was too big. I really liked this building; it’s a good size for us. And this is a good little foodie area.”

Chorizo & Co, a 3-in-1 Spanish deli, pantry, and café

Chorizo & Co has been a long-time dream for co-owners Tomas Dosil and Jonathan Lee. The idea of opening a Spanish-style deli/pantry/café arose more than ten years ago; business planning began three years ago. The long-awaited shop finally opened last August at 807 Fort Street.

Macaroons and Macarons: not the same thing at all!

Although many of us call the tasty treat on offer at Bon Macaron Patisserie a ‘macaroon,’ we are quite wrong. As co-owner David Boetti is quick to explain, a macaroon is actually a chocolate and coconut confection, whereas his shop’s speciality is the making of MACARONS; pronounced ‘mah-kah-roh,’ dropping the sound of the consonants ‘n’ and ‘s’ in true French style.

Fresh, Local... Now

What: Victoria Downtown Farmers’ Market
When: Every Wednesday, 11-3 pm, starting May 29th
Why: What could be better than local food?

The Hudson is soon going to be THE place to go for fresh food in Victoria, BC. The long-awaited Farmers' Market portion of the highly anticipated Victoria Downtown Public Market will open today, beginning a permanent run at the back carriageway of the Hudson building. 

Olive the Senses tickles the taste buds

Olive the Senses – a large, open shop tucked into the laneway behind The Hudson Building at 1701 Douglas Street – is a unique tasting experience for any food lover. Specializing in fresh, high quality extra virgin olive oil, Olive the Senses brings the best olive oils from around the world to Downtown Victoria’s doorstep.

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