Cheers to the Happiest Holidays with Harvest Community Foods

Popular Chinatown eatery and grocer brings ease to gift-giving and festive feasting
 ‘Tis the season to eat! All is merry and bright at Harvest Community Foods, where every guest can leave with a healthy dose of holiday spirit. In addition to seasonal gifts perfect for every foodie on your list, the hip Chinatown eatery is rolling out extra Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) bags to ease holiday cooking, and Chef Andrea Carlson is crafting extra-nourishing goodies guaranteed to ward off the winter chill.
Holiday shopping needn’t be a hassle, particularly since Harvest’s uniquely local and edible gifts are a sure way to impress. Food-lovers will adore the restaurant’s expertly curated gift bags, each jam-packed with housemade goodies like granola, savoury sauces, and seasonal jams ($45). Festively packaged in Harvest Community Foods-branded tote-bags, perfect for re-use on your next grocery run. Wow your nearest and dearest budding chefs with a copy of Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired by Ocean, Land and Air, Chef Andrea Carlson’s newly released cookbook. Filled with vivid photos of chef’s sultry farm-to-table dishes, the coffee table-style tome pays homage to valleys, forests and farms across the Pacific Northwest ($35; available at Harvest, as well as online retailers and bookstores). Or, pick up a gift card for any value and allow your favourite food fanatics to enjoy a meal or select a special gift for themselves.
Hosting fabulous feasts can be overwhelming, but not if you subscribe to Harvest’s bi-weekly CSA bags. The culinary treasure chests are packed with in-season ingredients like chanterelle mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and radicchio, and recipes can be found in Harvest’s newsletter. Be sure to sign-up and pre-order the special holiday edition bag featuring Chef Andrea’s tried-and-true selections (available for pick-up in-store on December 23). To amp up your festive fête, add Harvest’s organic, free-run turkey breast to your order – the perfect accompaniment to the CSA bag’s veggie delights. Additional accoutrements can be found on Harvest’s retail shelves, including Chef Andrea’s housemade cranberry sauce, herbed stuffing and gravies.
Whether gathering for an intimate affair with your closest friends or family, or celebrating the season at a lively work bash, Harvest’s warm and welcoming dining area is sure to please every guest. Diners can look forward to hearty fare like squash curry, turmeric ginger rice bowls and soba noodle salad with winter roasted vegetables (pro tip: the house spiced pear kombucha is an excellent beverage pairing). Bigger groups may opt for a buyout to enjoy the full space, which accommodates up to 25 people for a stand-up reception. For further information about buyouts, contact Gabriella Meyer at, or 604.682.8851.
Harvest Community Foods is open Mondays to Fridays, between noon and 8:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, between 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. To learn more, visit
About Harvest Community Foods
At its core, Harvest Community Foods is committed to bringing sustainable fare that is equally delicious and health-conscious to the local community. By carrying locally sourced produce, small-batch artisan products and plenty of vegan alternatives, Harvest aims to encourage Vancouverites to cultivate a close connection to the food they eat and the region they call home. The grocery and restaurant’s design achieves the perfect balance between rustic and contemporary, echoing the aesthetic yet approachable vibe of sister eatery Burdock & Co. Warm, welcoming and bustling throughout the day, Harvest is a place to gather and connect – a true cornerstone of the thriving neighbourhood in which it is located.
Media release and image provided by Gemma Bishop, Avenue PR
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