My first time hiking Quarry Rock in Deep Cove was last year and I was glad that it was easy! I’m not much of a hiking person actually but I do want a slight challenge and some exercise so it’s the perfect hike for me! Also, I can use it as an excuse to go eat after! We went over the BC Day long weekend and surprisingly it wasn’t too crowded. I arrived at 10am and we came back down around 12pm after sitting at the top for a bit.
We didn’t plan where to eat beforehand and came across Bluhouse Market & Cafe. Since it looked cute and not too busy, we just decided to go for it. Read more
I was on a brief health kick for a while so I decided to check out Melu Juice and Health Bar which is conveniently located near where I work. I saw some pictures of their yummy looking health bars and needed to try them! This is a combination of a few visits. Read more
I was feeling healthy for once so I decided to get a smoothie from Freshii. I just wanted to compare it to Jugo Juice which is basically the only other fresh smoothie place around. Ok besides Orange Julius?
You can pick one of their existing juices or smoothies or opt to make your own. I decided it would be safer to stick with one of their combinations so I went with the Freshii Green.
As advertised, it was very green. This had kale, spinach, avocado, pineapple and low-fat frozen yogurt. The texture was not too thick and it just tasted very… green. I wish it was sweeter or fruitier because it felt too bland for me. Mostly I just tasted the avocado I think. Not really my kind of smoothie… Also, for the portion size (about 16oz?), I could pay a bit more and get more from Jugo Juice. Or maybe I would’ve like their juice options better.
They did have some interesting healthy bowls and wraps though so maybe I’ll try those instead although they seem on the pricier side. Also, their froyo is suppose to be pretty good too but it’s not the self serve kind like Qoola.
On Canada Day, my friends and I went to Granville Island to see the festivities. However, we actually didn’t really see much… so I’m not sure if it was the time that we went or we just didn’t know where to go. We did see a small dog show though. Ok I have to admit we weren’t really there for the special events but more for the food ;)
First stop was gelato! There are a few gelato places in the public market as well as two other places you can get ice cream/gelato from. We went to Omi Gelato and there was a huge line up! Pricing was $4.30 for a single scoop and $4.75 for a single with a waffle cone. The gelato was not bad, nothing ground breaking but it satisfied our cravings and the scoop was really big! The waffle cones also tasted fresh.
Flavours from left to right: Pistachio, Chocolate Hazelnut and Tiramisu (better image below). Sorry the pictures aren’t great because there were tons of people around and it started melting!