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Eli’s Serious Street Eats

Since invented as a tasty way of preserving meat, mankind been enjoying sausage for the last 1000 years. Sometime in the last century however North Americans have lost their sausage roots.

Factory produced sausages with filler and preservatives have become the norm and Eli Raber is on a mission to change this – one sausage at a time, with his Serious Sausage stand.

Eli’s Serious Sausages are each handmade from BC pork and contain no filler, no preservatives, no bullshit. Real sausages, made the way sausages were meant to be made. And it shows in the taste!

You can find his stand at the corner of Beatty Street as well as at Dunsmuir outside of the Stadium Chinatown on Monday to Friday 11:30 – 6 and at farmers markets on weekends.

Eli’s sausages are also available for catering at your next event.
Contact him at

Follow Eli on Twitter @EatEli

Greenstems-Gastown’s Flower Shop

Greenstems is your not so run-of-the-mill floral shop located at 315 Abbott Street (at Cordova) in the Woodward’s building.

Your Living Wall experts

Greenstems specializes in Living Walls, which are the perfect way to add a little bit of green to condo living. If you’re not blessed with a green thumb, you can still build your own living wall with the soft-pocket system provided. If you can’t care for a cactus Greenstems will happily spend the time to educate you on your new living friends and will gladly do the “dirty work” of installation for you.

Living Walls are also a fantastic design piece for your office space, retail shop or establishment where you host your clientele. We can help make your space the “talked about” place here in the city!

What we’ve been hearing

Since opening our doors in November Greenstems has been welcomed with an array of “oohs and ahhs” and people’s excitement for something new and forward thinking when it comes to flowers. Priding themselves on being floral designers they will gladly put together your traditional bouquets and arrangements, but if you’re after something that has more of an architectural feel to it, Greenstems is the place for you!

The Greenstems mission

We love, that YOU love that feeling that flowers invoke and so we are on a mission to break through that stigma that “flowers from a florist are expensive and a luxury that only a few can afford”. We are doing this by carrying an array of unique bud vases. Yes, they are a bit of an initial investment but will allow you to pick up as little as a single stem from us going forward, so that you can enjoy the changing of flowers in your home or office each week and with the seasons.

Don’t forget to smile

We’ve got a sense of humor, and we’re not afraid to use it! Come and check out some unique gift items like our “Tonight – Not Tonight” pillow or the Phrenology Head, both conversation pieces that are a statement within themselves. They are an awesome pick up gift item to go with the flowers for your friends and loved ones!

Great Gifts. Grow Here

The When and Where

Green Stems
315 Abbott Street (at Cordova in the Woodward’s Building)
Open all days except for Monday.
Ph: 604. 568. 1314