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Shop and Eat Your Way Through Cranbrook at These Top Spots


Monday, June 24th, 2019 — 3:33pm PDT
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What do dumplings, chocolates, bowls, bath bombs and bread have in common? They’re all things that are handmade in Cranbrook! On my latest ZenSeekers expedition, I spent the day at the Cranbrook Farmers Market (and a few other stops in town) to check out what the talented folks in this East Kootenays community are making from scratch. Here are some of my top finds:

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Next door to Soulfood you’ll find Lane & Meadow home decor

Cranbrook Farmers Market

Where: 10th Ave S beside Rotary Park, Cranbrook
When: Saturdays June 22 to August 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm; Saturdays September 7 to October 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm

Geri Binder Pottery at the Cranbrook Farmers Market
Geri Binder Pottery at the Cranbrook Farmers Market. Photo by Stevie Froese with ZenSeekers.

At the market you can do a mead sampling, grab a cold brew, and shop from ceramic, wool, and knitted items. There’s fresh produce, local meats, and even a jewelry stand where you can get your name twisted into a delicate necklace gem while you wait.

Food trucks are always a big hit and you’ll want to visit Mama’s Dumplings for a taste you can’t get anywhere else! Coco is a master of her craft – she even taught me how to make dumplings during my visit. She brings the taste of Northern China to Cranbrook weekly at the market.

Stay a While

When you’re done your shopping and are ready for a full meal, I highly recommend Soulfood (1017 Baker Street, Cranbrook). I had breakfast for lunch and it was amazing. They also have infused teas and lemonades, and tons of organic, locally-grown, vegan, and other wholesome options.

Soulfood Cranbrook
It’s not just the food menu that will satisfy your cravings, check out the lineup of teas and lemonades at Soulfood in Cranbrook

Shop Anytime

My favourite purchase of the whole trip was my all natural insect repellant from Petra Naturally (2104C 2 St S, Cranbrook). Petra makes everything in-house with the best ingredients so you won’t smell like chemicals when you’re trying to enjoy nature.

Petra Naturally Insect Repellant
Find natural soaps, shampoos, bath bombs, and even a tea room at Petra Naturally

What about the bread and chocolate you might ask? Read my full post on ZenSeekers for the scoop!

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