Well, the name kind of says it all: Organic World. I love this place. It’s all the way out in Maple Ridge, but I go every once in a while to stock up. It’s an organic grocery store, focusing on meat, with a restaurant attached. That’s as close to a paleo restaurant as I might be able to get here in the Vancouver area. Their chicken and beef is organic, and the other meats like pork, turkey, and bison are “natural” (free of antibiotics and hormones). I’ve been reassured multiple times that their beef is 100% grass fed and finished, but I would love to see this somewhere in writing – either on the website or on the packaging.
Oh, and one of the best things about this place is their sales. They always have a few 2 for 1’s going on. And their prices in general are reasonable. If there’s something in particular that you’re after, you can call them ahead of time and place an order – this list of meat products will give you an idea of what’s available. Otherwise, you can browse their very large fresh and frozen meat sections, including game meats. They even have beef tallow and bones (though you typically have to order these). They also sell a variety of other grocery products, though meat is the main draw.
The Organic World restaurant is pretty great also. It’s not gourmet, but it’s home-style cooking, with their quality meats, at affordable prices. Check out some of their current menu items: caribou rack chops and venison tenderloin dinners, roast beef, buffalo rib eye, and ribs (pictured). They also now serve organic wines and beers.