Sweet dreams are made of cheese...and meat...all piled onto boards for the perfect feast. And that's exactly what's on the table from Charcuterie Vancouver, a local indie business that has recently announced it will move into a permanent Kitsilano storefront space.
Situated at 2766 West 4th Ave, Charcuterie will be a go-to spot for buying charcuterie spreads, or building your own board, featuring cheese, meat, jam, olives, and more from local suppliers.
Charcuterie Vancouver is owned and operated by Sadaf Rahimi, who launched the biz in 2019.
Rahimi was recently named the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur in the 2021 Small Business BC awards.
"Rahimi is recognized as an outstanding new Canadian who has started a successful business in B.C. She has overcome adversity, exhibits leadership both in her community and within her business, and has [a] strong track record of business growth," notes the awards.
That growth now includes the permanent space, which is being renovated and will be open, ideally, sometime this summer.
"What was just a dream two years ago, is now a reality and I can’t wait to see what is in store for us," said Rahimi on the Charcuterie Vancouver Instagram account.
Charcuterie is moving into what had previously been Nusa, an independent coffee shop; Nusa had been there four years and says on its website the business is relocating.
For West 4th locals worrying that Nusa's departure will make it harder to grab a reliable cup of coffee, Rahimi assures: "Kitsilano, we will continue to serve coffee, baked goods, and add on smoothies, brunch boxes and so much more. Your old coffee shop isn’t going anywhere!"
Ultimately, Rahimi also hopes to use the retail space to host in-person charcuterie workshops.
In the meantime, anyone looking to checkout what Charcuterie Vancouver is all about, the business takes online orders for "grazing tables" and boards. Delivery is available in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Surrey.