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Small, not many shops

The market is spread out, it has a few shops and some good restaurants, particularly if you like... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
Saskatoon, Canada
Changing Neighborhood

It's been two years since I visited this area and it was one of our favorite places to shop... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2014
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Jun 5, 2017
“Small, not many shops”
Apr 22, 2017
“This is not a market”
A street lined with Indian shops and restaurants.
Main Street | Between 48th and 51st streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
South Main
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

The market is spread out, it has a few shops and some good restaurants, particularly if you like indian milk sweets. It is very small and a bit hard to find.

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

This is in fact a neighbourhood, or a simple street with some shops that are no very special. In terms of food, we found 2 almost empty buffet places. Does not worth the visit.

1  Thank Zatash
Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

This area is changing for the worse I feel. Few years ago a lot more shops etc, not it's an exodus to Surrey and Delta BC where the real estate is cheaper

1  Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
Reviewed March 17, 2015

The name is somewhat misleading as this is no Bricklane or Rusholme, few Punjabis can be found here. There are some of course but most have moved over the years to Surrey. The name has been kept but don't be fooled. Similar if you go...More

2  Thank AlBea2014
Reviewed July 26, 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...More

9  Thank SagarMPatel
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...More

3  Thank KateSeattle_WA
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...More

9  Thank Desimayank
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...More

4  Thank Clark C
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...More

4  Thank q q
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...More

2  Thank baltoteach
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studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a
strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new
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