Saturday, October 31, 2015

Lime and Moon Pie Company, Bowen Island and Yaletown makes two...

Who doesn't love pie?!

This is where it all began...(well, actually it all began in a kitchen on the other side of the island but that's another story). I met Stanka Oben about twenty years ago in Vancouver. Little did I know that she would become an entrepreneur with a little pie shop on Bowen Island and now with another location in Vancouver's Yaletown.  When she became Mrs. Oben, as an old friend of hers, I had the good fortune of getting a ride to the wedding from my future husband, an old friend of Stanka's husband.

As she readied for her first opening, I was called on as a tea sommelier to help out with tea selections. You'll find the original Lime and Moon Pie Company nestled in Snug Cove next to the ferry terminal on Bowen Island.  Lime and Moon specializes in hand-made organic pies, organic espresso and tea based drinks.

 Stanka and me
Photo: Drew Taylor
 Mmm, pie...Strawberry Rhubarb Fields Forever

And this is the new location!  1066 Mainland Street in Vancouver's Yaletown...
Photo: Carrie Riches
Interior of the shop
Photo: Stanka Oben
Chef Farhad and Stanka in the new shop with some of the organic goodies, savory and sweet pies. They also offer vegan and gluten-free options. 
Photo: Chris Oben
I was happy to be able to help again to curate the teas that she'll be offering at the new location. Organic high quality loose leaf teas that will pair well with her delicious baked organic pies.

I can hardly wait to to taste my pairings with her pies but unfortunately I am not able to make the opening since I am based in Toronto again.  Hopefully someone reading this in Vancouver will be able to visit the new shop and give a review in the comments!

Being a mother is awesome but it sure has taken me a while to get back to blogging. Now I am going to be juggling work and a baby as well. Wish me luck!


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  2. Lovely photos. Thank you so much for sharing. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)