Where to Buy Bulk Organic Dried Beans in Vancouver

More and more Vancouver grocery stores are carrying organic varieties of bulk dried beans.

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Many Vancouver grocery stores stock organic dried beans in bulk

More and more Vancouver grocery stores are carrying organic varieties of bulk dried beans


Buying organic dried beans in bulk is easier than ever with many Vancouver-area grocery stores and markets offering extensive bulk sections with a wide variety of organic products.


When buying anything organic, however, be aware of what you’re actually getting. The labelling of genetically modified foods (GMOs) is not mandatory in Canada, and many stores aren’t able to say with certainty whether their organic beans are non-GMO.


And just because it’s organic doesn’t automatically mean it’s non-GMO. In fact, only foods labelled 100 percent organic are guaranteed to be non-GMO in Canada.


Here’s where you’ll find bulk sections offering organic dried beans in Vancouver:


Choices Market



Stocks: Organic mung beans, red kidney beans, soy beans, lima beans, garbanzo beans, pinto beans, great northern beans, adzuki beans, in addition to various types of peas and lentils. Some of their products are non-GMO. Ask in store.


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Stocks: Organic kidney beans and navy beans.  


East End Food Co-Op



Stocks: Organic red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black beans and many varieties of lentils and peas, all confirmed non-GMO.


Famous Foods



Stocks: Every kind of organic bean you can imagine including soybeans, black turtle beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans and red kidney beans. Their beans are pre-packaged in store and come in four sizes. Some of their beans are non-GMO, depending on the distributor. Ask in the store. And if they don’t carry what you’re looking for, they will order it in for you.


Galloway’s Foods



Stocks: Organic adzuki beans, baby lima beans, black eyed beans, black soy beans, black turtle beans, cannellini beans, chick peas, chilli beans, cranberry beans, dark red kidney beans, eight bean mix, great northern beans, mung beans, navy beans, pinto beans, soy beans. All of their organic beans are also non-GMO.


Planet Organic



Stocks: Organic garbanzo beans, adzuki beans, mung beans, cannellini beans and more. Visit the store for full selection.


Save-On Foods



Stocks: Organic garbanzo beans, black turtle beans, pinto beans at the 7th and Cambie. Other stores may have different selections.

Sweet Cherubim



Stocks: Organic navy beans, mung beans, black beans and adzuki beans. The store aims to stock non-GMO products as much as possible, but it depends on the distributor. Ask in store.


Urban Fare



Stocks: Organic garbanzo beans and black turtle beans.

Whole Foods/Capers



Stocks: Organic cannellini beans, navy beans, mung beans, garbanzo beans, soy beans, kidney beans and many others at the 8th and Cambie store. Smaller Capers stores may have smaller selections.