As Christmas approaches Vancouver moms are on the hunt for gifts. We don’t only need presents for under the tree, but also goodies to fill stockings, the perfect gift for a favourite teacher, or treats for the Christmas work party. All the running about can make us go nutty, but maybe going nuts is the best gift for every one. Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts has just opened a new store location on West 4th and offers a connoisseur’s selection of roasted nuts, dried fruit and Persian sweets. It just may hold the answer for where to do your holiday shopping in Vancouver.
Not Just Another Bulk Food Section
Ayoub’s is a regal world of gilded chandeliers, tall, white shelves of edible treats and floor displays of giant urns filled with nuts, dried fruits and vegetables. Dried okra may not please everyone’s palette, but Ayoub’s welcomes customers to sample the different varieties. Nuts are roasted fresh daily on site and are available by the scoopful or in prepackaged personal sizes. For seasonal treats there are candy cane striped, chocolate covered almonds and party packs of mixed fruits and nuts.
Energy for Holiday Shopping in Vancouver
Ayoub’s customers can pick up a booklet at the front counter explaining the nutritional benefits of the nut mixes. For example, Ayoub’s sweet mix is suggested as a great before and after workout snack. The nuts and dried fruits are packed with magnesium to help build muscle and aid with recovery. The fruit provides the energy needed for a workout – a.k.a. holiday shopping in Vancouver. You’re not just giving a gift, you’re giving health benefits.
If you are wondering where to make a one stop shop in Vancouver for the little gifts on your list, or you need a snack to get through a full day of seasonal festivities, make sure to go nuts at Ayoub’s emporium of tasty delights. It just may be the solution for holiday shopping in Vancouver.
Ayoub’s Dried Fruit and Nuts is located at 2048 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano. To find other Ayoub’s locations check out www.ayoubs.ca.
Michelle Gadd is an urban dwelling, Vancouver housewife and mother of two rambunctious boys. She has a passion for discovering, and writing about, ways to engage kids in city culture. Michelle created www.elasticpantcity.com as an outlet to write about life, from parenting to city living, fashion to frugality, food to faith, no subject is off the table. Michelle invites readers to take a glimpse inside her life and be inspired by the beauty of art in the every day.