A brand new shop specializing in British treats is having its grand opening in Victoria this week, and we’re buzzing with excitement!
Limey, the British Shop opened as a single, family-run location in Kelowna. Now, they’re overjoyed as they expand to, in their words “the most British city in all of Canada”.
This fun and funky shop specializes in all things British, from sweets and crisps, to bangers, black pudding and Marmite.
The idea for the first shop was born out of the owner missing all the comforts of home and understanding there was a whole community of Brits that felt the same.
When the store opened, it became very apparent the public was extremely interested in getting their hands on those nostalgic and delicious treats as well.
Starting with an initially smaller collection of 250 products, the addition of a ‘Request Board’ had this number grow to upwards of 800 items & counting from all over the British Isles. Requests still form the biggest part of the growing products, with new deliveries every week.
We all know how the taste of food can bring an intense sense of nostalgia.
One bite of something you used to enjoy long ago, or finally sinking your teeth into a treat you haven’t been able to have since you moved across the world can send you back to an entirely different moment in your life.
Food, and nostalgia connect people, bringing them together.
“We connect the community” Jules, one of the owners of Limey, The British Shop said, “That was a happy yet unexpected outcome that we hadn’t considered, our customers come into the shop and hang around chatting to each other.”
To celebrate the grand opening of their Victoria location, Limey, the British Shop will be rolling out the Christmas nostalgia. Christmas cakes, puddings, advent calendars and more will be available for purchase.
So come down and try some new treats, re-discover some old favourites and listen to the Beatles while you shop.
The nearest Tesco is over 7500 kilometres away but Limey, The British Shop is right here!
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- Location: #101, 515 Chatham Street
- Monday to Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday – 11 a.m to 4 p.m
- Contact: (778) 432-4620