For more than 30 years, Plum has outfitted women of all ages in timeless apparel imbued with European flair and crafted by Vancouver-area designers. The boutique boasts nine locations around British Columbia and Alberta, and it designs half of its inventory in-house using years of garment-fitting experience and an extensive knowledge of life-sized paper dolls. Plum also carries a range of one-of-a-kind pieces from casual daywear to hand-sewn cocktail dresses.
Howard Clothing Co. boasts a carefully curated inventory of high-end denim, and designer apparel and accessories. The shop’s collection includes Japanese Momotaro selvedge jeans, handmade bracelets by M.Cohen, and Barbour jackets.
Burgers. Steaks. Bacon. Steaks wrapped in bacon. Since 1997, Clancy's Meat Co. has made mouths water with its selection of fresh and frozen meat products. The company debuted in Langley, British Columbia, but quickly expanded across Vancouver and most of Canada, adding ready-to-eat side dishes and desserts to its repertoire. Franchised locations continue to pop up thanks to the company’s ability to self-fertilize and its easy-to-love mission: to make nutritious, satisfying meals simple for busy homemakers. To keep up with the needs of its health-conscious consumers, the company continually builds upon its selection of organic and preservative-free products, too.
Two friends launched the first Nando's Flame-Grilled Chicken in South Africa more than 20 years ago by fusing culinary techniques from Portugal and Mozambique to create their secret peri-peri spice recipe. Named after the Swahili word for the bird's eye chili, the eatery's signature peri-peri chicken crowns its menu, tempting diners to sink incisors into fowl marinated for 24 hours in antioxidant-packed spices before it's grilled over an eternal flame (from $6 for a leg and thigh to $17 for a whole bird). Further options include a whole-wheat wrap stuffed with roasted vegetables ($6.50), a veggie burger ($6.50), or peri-peri chicken threaded onto double kebabs (from $10 for a meal with one side). To cool taste buds inflamed by the fowl's capsaicin kick, cinnamon-dusted Portuguese tarts ($2) ooze a custard capable of relaxing even an auctioneer's palate.