Healthy living, like catching a really fast pig, requires balance, discipline, and a lack of grease. Move toward a healthier existence with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of German and European groceries and deli fare at Plöger Delikatessen.
Plöger Delikatessen’s staff stocks shelves and cases with high-quality international and local foods, including produce, chocolates, coffee, breads, cheeses, and meats. Canadian-spun selections such as Plöger's own homemade jams in rhubarb, pineapple, and kiwi-banana ($5.50; $5.80 for organics) or cider-and-apple duck rillettes from Québec ($11.50) give appetites a means to display hometown pride more easily than swallowing a flag. Spätzle ($6.50/500 g) and Löwensenf mustard available in extra-hot or sweet ($6.50) reflect the store’s German roots; Purpom sparkling apple cider ($7.99/750 mL) represents France.
Patrons can also peruse Plöger's house-made fare, such as the summer specials of chilled soups and baked potatoes topped by the likes of creamy quark cheese and spring onions. Sixteen seats let shoppers enjoy a quick bite in-store while simultaneously forming up to four barbershop quartets, or the nearby beach offers an easy picnic spot.
1900 W 1st Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1G6