Monday, 18 March 2013

It's Only Fare...


Grocery shopping has definitely come up in the world since I grew up. You can now get sushi at Sobeys, organics at Superstore, and find Starbucks concessions at Safeway.  But if you really want a a food experience extraordinaire, try popping into Urban Fare in the Mission Park Shopping Centre.  I don't think I have been this excited about doing a weekly shop since discovering Whole Foods at Columbus Circle in New York. You've heard of boutique hotels?  Think boutique grocery store, and you'll start to get where I'm coming from.

Urban Fare is chock full of the yummiest, freshest, most beautifully presented food you can find. As our lifestyle palettes become more sophisticated, it makes sense that people now want to fill up their food baskets in environments that could easily fit into an issue of Metropolitan Home. The store itself has a health bias, offering healthy choices likegluten free products, power-foods (filled with antioxidents, vitamins and phitonutrients) and BC grown produce. They also have a huge food bar in their cafeteria/lounge, where you can build your own designer salads or hot food combinations or chose freshly cooked meats from their carvery.

Kelowna is the first location outside of Vancouver to get an Urban Fare, and we should count ourselves lucky. From its gorgeous fresh fruit and veg, to its luscious pastry and bakery selections to the most sumptuous array of boutique chocolates or gourmet coffees, Urban Fare is both a delight to the tastebuds and the eyes - for example, pluck your fresh baked baguettes out of beautifully woven wicker baskets. And, with your 'More' loyalty card you can get the same savings as you would at Save On Foods around the corner. Honestly, I will never buy my bananas anywhere else.

Urban Fare: 3511 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 3S9
Tel: 250 860 0608