The community-based philosophy of Urban Fare in Kelowna allows shoppers to both shop the variety of regular supermarket offerings – (all of the various and sundry supplies needed in your kitchen) – alongside the selection of local artisanal creations and farm creations usually found only in a small specialty market or farmers market.  
One stop at Urban Fare will get you absolutely everything you need to put on a fabulous holiday party this season. From flower arrangements, to fresh bread, to high end desserts and cheese platters featuring local products, to napkins, plastic wrap and fresh coffee – its all there.  

During this busy time of year, why not leave the food prep to the talented team at Urban Fare?  Order up a delicious Antipasto Platter that includes olives, dolmathes, marinated mushrooms, eggplant, stuffed jalapeno peppers, artichoke hearts and marinated onions.  Add a locally focused cheese tray to that order and then grab a couple of Monika’s (Okanagan Grocery-Artisan Breads) baguettes and an array of chocolates or pastries from Sandrine’s French Pastry (available in store) and you have a gourmet party to go.  Mix and match your hor d’oeuvres to include mini crab cakes, crudités, crispy shrimp parcels and BC salmon rosettes or go for a big party platter of meat & cheese or grilled vegetables – they have something for every party or business meeting at your fingertips.

Not just a grocery shopping haven, Urban Fare offers the ultimate gift selection for all of the foodies on your list!
Urban Fare’s holiday gift baskets and gift bags are incredible.  From corporate themed to chocolate featured, there really is a basket for everyone on your list.  Love The Dinner Party Basket idea and The Best of BC Basket – ask them to add some of your favorite local Okanagan ingredients to really impress.  Tuck in some local cheeses like Poplar Grove Cheese and The Food Angel’s Snacker Crackers for your and perhaps a copy of a local cookbook (wink).  Too bad you couldn’t include a bottle or two of BC wine in the basket.  Actually you can!  Urban Fare offers an “add-on” service and the basket will include the BC VQA wine of your choice.  Other great add-ons include floral arrangements, gift cards, greeting cards or even magazines.
Pop into the store to discuss your gift ideas or contact guest services manager Michele Campbell directly at 250-860-0608 or email her at:

After all of that holiday shopping, you deserve a break. Whether you are just in the mood for a revitalizing cappuccino and a muffin, or something more substantial like a home-cooked lunch or dinner you are in the right place. Urban Fare conveniently offers a popular in-house eatery with a delicious array of cuisine to choose from – and they are licensed too!  Share a bottle of local wine and a cheese tray with your friends and enjoy the great atmosphere of this urban food scene.
Store manager Todd Henry and his team of locavores are focussed on bringing in as many community created or grown products they can.  In the restaurant you will find local Indian restaurant Poppadoms delicious house-made samosas that are cooked to order. Eat in or take away, Urban Fare offers delicious options for you and your family.
~ Jennifer Schell