Vegetarianism has come a long way from its niche beginnings. Gone are the days when happening upon a single veggie alternative product was a reason to rejoice—now, entire restaurants and shops are dedicated to the diet.
But the story isn’t complete, and as it continues, we’d like for Larry’s Market to take the lead.
Larry’s Market began when a major lifestyle change for founder Ryan Dennis and his family steered them towards a vegetarian diet. Finding a lack of outlets that celebrated a healthy, vegetable-focused lifestyle with equal strokes of convenience, Ryan decided to create a destination that would deliver this kind of boutique experience. And so, Larry’s Market was born, a full grocery store and café with a menu developed by Vancouver veggie favourite, chef Brian Skinner of The Acorn acclaim.
When it came time to choosing a home for Larry’s Market, Ryan looked no further than the Shipyards in North Vancouver. The heritage site had played an instrumental part in the city’s development—not to mention the Dennises’ own history, with generations working in the ship-building hub. There's a comfort knowing that, as the area grows into a centre for collective experiences, Ryan carries on a family legacy of serving others through everyday development.
Meet the owner, Ryan Dennis
With 25 years of experience in the grocery industry, Ryan’s drive to open Larry’s Market was fuelled by the desire to make vegetarianism convenient for all. Currently completing his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Leadership through Thompson Rivers University, Ryan strives for Larry’s to be a touchstone of unparalleled customer service, education on healthy eating, and food innovation.