I can’t imagine a better use for the beautiful old Belle Epoque–style Hudson’s Bay department store building. Upstairs, where once you could buy shoes or ladies wear, it’s all condos. Meanwhile, the main floor has been transformed into Victoria’s new public market, which is not only a great place to shop for foodie souvenirs, but also a great place to enjoy a grazing lunch. Try one of the succulent porchetta sandwiches at Roast Carvery, or the authentically Mexican cactus salad at La Cocina de Mama Oli, or the tangy herbed chevre at Salt Spring Island Cheese, or the fragrant Indian fare at Sutra. Cake at Damn Fine Cake or pie at the Victoria Pie Co? Why not both? And don’t forget a fine cuppa at Silk Road Tea. Bring your appetite.
Victoria Public Market
Hudson Building, 1701 Douglas St
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Tues–Sat 9:30am–6:30pm, Sun 9:30am–5pm. Closed Mon. Phone 778/433-2787 Prices Main courses under C$10 Cuisine Type International Web site Victoria Public Market
MapHudson Building, 1701 Douglas St Victoria
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