Vancouver has a new all-vegetarian ‘express’ supermarket in a historic location

The independent market follows up on its successful flagship in North Vancouver with a new location in Chinatown

Following the 2019 launch of Larry’s Market in the Shipyards district of North Vancouver, the company has expanded with a newly opened outpost in Vancouver’s bustling Chinatown.

The veggie grocery store is inaugurated at 291 East Georgia Street in a historic building that’s more than a century old and long in more recent memory served as a Chinese grocer.

Owner Ryan Dennis brought a quarter of a century of grocery expertise to the table when he started his own business with a concept focusing on vegetarian foods and products that fit his own lifestyle.

“I wanted to bring healthy eating to a convenience format,” Dennis told North Shore News in 2019 when Larry’s debuted. “The only way we thought we could get that healthy food was to open a store that focuses on organic products and healthy foods that don’t contain refined sugars. Basically, everything in our store is organic or local.”

In addition to stock and fresh produce, Larry’s also stocks dairy and plant-based products such as oat and nut milks, snacks, meat alternatives, and baked goods. Plus, the market has its own cafe that serves its own salads, sandwiches, toast, pizza, and more, and they are known for their signature kombucha slushies.

The new location in Chinatown is an “express” Larry’s Market, but the outpost still offers customers one-hour same-day delivery in the area. Both locations are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oh, and if you’re wondering who Larry is: Dennis used his middle name for the market’s nickname, but jokes that when customers ask who Larry is, he turns to the team and they will all declare that they are Larry .

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