Just in time for Valentine’s, the Got Craft? Foodie Virtual Market is taking place until Sunday, February 6 online. Featuring more than 40 local vendors, here’s your chance to shop a curated selection of goods, including dumplings, kimchi, chocolate, honey, cakes, and so much more, with lots of plant-based, gluten-free and low-sugar options (plus flat-rate shipping and free Vancouver curbside pick up on all orders!). Here are our top 10 picks to share with your friends and loved ones or to enjoy yourself (we won’t tell!). —Andrea Tong-Tucker
Chocolate Heart Lollipops: Made in small batches using ethically sourced beans, Living Lotus Chocolates’ bean-to-bar chocolates are all vegan, gluten free, and have no refined sugars. Her newest Valentine collection includes these adorable heart bouquets available in two flavour combos: Arriba Nacional 70 per cent dark and white chocolate strawberry featuring local B.C. strawberries.
February Special Cookie: A cookie twist on the chocolate-covered strawberry, this limited-edition flavour by BAK’D is made with a chocolate cookie dough mixed with freeze-dried strawberries, couverture ruby chocolate and chocolate chips that is then topped off with an in-house-made strawberry chocolate conversation heart.
Special Menu for Two: Inspired by the historic food “markets” of Spain, El Mercat has created a special menu for you to experience the most authentic Spanish cuisine from the comfort of your own home. Each meal kit comes with a selection of shared tapas and appetizers, a main course and an award-winning Basque-style cheesecake.
Ramen and Gyoza Card: The perfect match! Blank inside for you to write your own message and includes a matching red envelope. Show your love with this greeting card from London Fields Shoppe for Valentine’s Day, Palentine’s, Galentine’s or any celebration!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bark: The newest creation from Two Brother’s Toffee is the perfect blend of Valrhona Strawberry Chocolate and couverture 70 per cent dark chocolate. Traditional English-style toffee bits are then mixed into the dark chocolate and each piece is finished with dried strawberries to enhance the delicious berry taste.
Bean Mine Valentine’s Blend: This limited-edition blend by Potter + Crow Craft Coffee Roasters has tasting notes of strawberry jam, dark chocolate and subtle citrus scent. Makes a perfect cup of coffee to jump start your day!
Chocolate Gift Box: With 29 flavours to choose from (including dairy-free options!), a gift box from Coconama will sure to delight the sweet tooth of your favourite foodies! Popular flavours include mango, earl grey, milk tea, black sesame and yuzu.
Dicky’s Dumps: They say love is a home-cooked meal and a bag of Dicky’s Dumps makes it quick, easy and delicious. These handmade Chinese-style dumplings from traditional recipes passed through generations can be steamed, boiled and pan-fried. Choose from shrimp + scallop, chicken + ginger, vegetarian and OG pork + chives.
Hot Chocolate Bombs: Stay warm and cosy with a hot chocolate bomb filled with marshmallows and chocolate from Melt Confectionary. Just place inside your favourite mug and add hot water, dairy or non-dairy beverage. Available in milk chocolate, dark chocolate and vegan.
Caramel Chews: Made from scratch using natural, local ingredients; Charlie Girl Goods’ old-fashioned caramels come in a range of seasonal flavours including whisky + roasted hazelnut, cinnamon vanilla bean, honey roasted mac nut and passionfruit. Pillow Packs come ready to gift in a selection of pastel and metallic Valentine-coloured hues.
Win! A $265 Got Craft? Foodie Virtual Market Gift Basket!
Congrats Thomas L. of the Lower Mainland, B.C., who will receive a $265 gift basket filled with goodies from the following Got Craft? Foodie Virtual Market vendors:
Casa de Nata
Catered by Kiwi
Le Bocal Store
Le Meadow’s Pantry
Noisette by Olivia
The Lemon Square
True Nosh Company
Two Brother’s Toffee
Want Cho Wontons
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