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Punjabi Market

Main Street | Between 48th and 51st streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #140 of 188 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: A street lined with Indian shops and restaurants.
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Lincoln, Nebraska
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After visiting the Punjabi Market of 6 consecutive city blocks along Main St. in Vancouver, BC, during a weekday in the morning after 9 AM, I was let down by the visit. Most of the Punjabi-Indian shops seemed to be on the verge of closing down or out of business, there were not many pedestrians that visited that spot, and... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It's been two years since I visited this area and it was one of our favorite places to shop, especially for fabrics & clothing. Sadly, the area has declined significantly with many empty stores and the largest sari shops having relocated to Surrey. But there are still some wonderful stores left and the owners are friendly and helpful. Visit the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

This place was a joke. I'm from San Francisco and we don't have a "little India" but what we have is ten times better. This place only had 2 restarants which sucked and the shopping was also a joke. All over priced stuff to sell to non Indians. The streets were a ghost town. I've heard that vancouver was very... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Vancouver has a huge East Indian population, and this wonderful market is one of the benefits of our multiculturalism. East Indian friends tell me the range of products available here rivals similar resources in Bombay or Calcutta. Certainly, my wife and I have found everything we ever wanted on its well-stocked shelves. Very courteous staff will even give you a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Vancouver is a truly multicultural city. It's nice to come to this area on Main Street, but it offers a very small sampling of the buisnesses owned and operated by the East Indian community in Vancouver (I'd say the same of Chinatown). It's worth going to, but you'll get a richer sampling of foods and services dispersed throughout Vancouver, Surrey... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
57 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

I expected a great deal from this area but I'm not sure if it was the time of day (late morning) or the fact that the neighborhood itself is declining, but many store fronts were vacant and those establishments that were there mainly consisted of restaurants (Himalayas is notable and pretty good grub), food markets and sari shops. I expected... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2003

Punjabi Street in Vancouver has by far the best deals that I have seen on Indian clothes in North America. Rockbottom prices - salwar suits starting at $9.99, negotiable prices, and excellent food make this a great spot to hit.

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