Thursday, November 29, 2007

Vancouver Veggies

Last month, NabiscoMan and I took a much-needed vacation to Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. We had a wonderful time and agree that B.C. is, indeed, "the best place on earth." We visited in all the famous sites like the Vancouver Lookout, the Vancouver Aquarium, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and the Parliament Buildings in Victoria. But what vacation would be complete without food with eyes? Victoria and Vancouver did not disappoint!

Here is the sign for the Sour Pickle Cafe overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbor:

(Note that the pickle is holding a ladle, not a harpoon as I originally thought.)

Here we have a sign for the Vancouver Vegetarian Resource Centre:

Only after returning home and looking at their website did I realize the Resource Centre also housed a shop selling a variety of items including the children's books The Organic Adventures of Tucker the Tomato and Benji Beansprout Doesn't Eat Meat. Oh well, there's always next year's vacation.

And here is a sign for an organic grocery store, Energanic, in Vancouver:

(The running banana also doubles as the "i" in their sign. Food with eyes as "i"s.)

I observed one other food with eyes site in both Vancouver and Victoria, but was unable to get a photo. Fortunately, the Pita Pit is a chain and their website features a variety of their ingredients with eyes.

Next up: Anthropomorphic food souvenirs of the Pacific Northwest...