The store has all the normal grocery iyems and a large number number of gluten-free options , cheap non-dairy milk, bulk spices, a good selection of meat alternatives (tofu, seitan, mock meats, tempeh) for less than other shops. Also Mexican, Italian, Portugese, Indian, and East Asian prepared foods. Definitely the place for natual food products at decent fair low prices compared to health food stores... great for organic sundries, spices, great produce (incl some organic) and a very diverse bulk foods section... also has a a deli. Web site.
They carry ingredients - fresh and packaged for cooking recipes from Southeast Asia, Japan, China, India, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and South America. Whether you're looking for the freshest lemongrass, fresh wasabi root, Thai basil, queso fresco and great tortillas, a variety of fresh and dried chiles, great paneer or lime and curry leaves, you can find it all in the same location. The staff at south china seas are knowledgeable and helpful. Web site.
This grocer is good for most of your Indian and Mexican ingredient needs. They stock a wide variety of lentils, curry leaves, paneer, and Indian spices as well as masa harina, fresh masa, fresh tortillas, crema fresca, queso fresco and other Mexican cheeses. They also have groceries from Guatemala, Argentina, and Paraguay amongst others.
The best place to get South Americanand Mexican ingredients in Vancouver. They have stacks of corn tortillas, fresh Mexican style cheeses, salsas, a large rack of dried spices (dozens of types of dried chiles, along with comino, Mexican oregano, achiote, and so on), along with Salvadoran, Peruvian, and other South American food items. They also have a selection of fresh-made bakery and dessert items.