The intimate setting suggests Le Marché St. George is a place for slow-paced activities like knitting and watching leaves turn. And the simple pursuit of enjoying your milky latte from an oversized gilded bowl or devouring a smoked salmon quiche, oysters and wine remind us that these are the gentle, unhurried luxuries of life.
A potter by trade, owner Janaki Larsen and partner Pascal Roy curate the store in a way that creates a mildly French ambiance (Roy is from Montreal) inspired by the Mediterranean and a rustic, homemade sensibility.
All this, and the delightful display of creamy white ceramics made by Larsen, woven aprons, tins of imported sardines and dried flowers with the stream of locals popping in and out, beautifully captures the loveliness of Le Marché St. George’s community and the quotidian life.
Le Marché St. George Vancouver
E 28th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5V, Canada
Marisel is Melting Butter’s Assistant Food Editor. She’s also a baker, social media strategist and restaurant habitué living in New York City by way of Panama, Hawaii and Japan. She spent her childhood eating patacones (fried smashed plantains), tripe, sashimi and all sorts of noodles. Follow her on Instagram for all things food at @breadbutternyc