Since opening our first store in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood on December 3rd, 1990, Choices has remained committed to natural and organic food retailing. From the beginning, we began drawing a loyal clientele who loved our commitment to green retailing.
While establishing a presence as a natural, organic grocer, Choices also gained recognition as an advocate of supporting the great number of BC dedicated food producers. Over the years, the lasting relationships that Choices has built with local food producers are more than simply buy-and-sell transactions; they run much deeper. We set aside time to get to know the people who grow and produce the local foods that go home with Choices’ customers.
Choices has been a strong supporter of not only the farmers and food makers, but also local organizations that work toward building healthy, sustainable communities, whether through food, education, health or environmental initiatives. At the core, we believe that it takes more than good food to build strong communities.
Respecting the environment is another one of our motivations. We build our stores with energy efficiency in mind. Instead of contributing to growing landfills, we compost produce, bakery and meat items that are then turned into healthy, fertile soil. To reduce food kilometres, we make it a priority to source local products whenever possible and if we must obtain a product from abroad, we source fair trade if available.
We also place a lot of value on education. Not only do we keep our staff knowledgeable and passionate, we also do our best to educate the customer. We employ a team of Registered Dietitians and Holistic Nutritionists to answer any questions the customer might have about the often confusing and ever changing landscape of food and nutrition. We even offer free 60-minute store tours with our nutrition consultants to our customers. We want everyone to be able to make informed choices about what they put into their shopping baskets.
Address: Delta, BC