Seasonal Recipes

“Ooh, is that from Granville Island? Mind if I try one?”

You certainly don’t need a special excuse to browse the Public Market. But if you’re looking for a little inspiration for a dinner party or are simply up for trying new things, then look no further. And remember to check back soon as we’re constantly updating this section.


Ceviche is one of those dishes you’ve probably eaten at a restaurant, but more than likely haven’t tried to make at home. But why not? It’s surprisingly easy to prepare. Really, there are only two things you need to keep in mind. First, be sure your fish is fresh (never an issue when you shop at Granville Island), and second, that your citrus-to-fish ratio is right (easy-peasy with this recipe). 

Traditionally, ceviche is a mixture of raw white fish, shrimp and/or octopus, cured in lime juice, with peppers, onions, cilantro, and avocado, but Brian’s version offers a chance to try something different. Using halibut cheeks, known for being rich and tender, gives the dish an added depth of flavour and a touch of sweetness. 

Porchetta Sandwich with Sliced Figs

It may seem intimidating, but porchetta isn’t all that difficult to prepare and the rewards are well worth your effort. Essentially, it’s pork belly wrapped around pork loin, but when it’s seasoned just right and roasted until the outer layer develops a salty pork crackling crust, the resulting combination of textures and flavours are anything but simple.

Squid Ink Pasta with Spot Prawns, Tomatoes, & Chilies

Loris at Zara’s Deli can hardly keep his house-made squid ink pasta in stock. In recent months, he’s noticed a real trend and people are snatching it up as fast as he can make it – if you’re lucky you might even catch him in the process as his pasta maker is on display in-store, right behind the glass.