Happened upon this little gem in Dieppe yesterday and while it appears to be in it's very initial stage, i'm quite glad I found it. Right now it's a small grocery type operation, but the restaurant portion will open around mid-November, i'm told.
I haven't found a whole load of places around the Moncton area that stock things like harissa, preserved lemons as examples, or in general import items. Yes, the superstore and sobeys has their import sections....but not the variety of some of the finds here. There were beverages, sweets, grains, nuts and legumes, canned products, oils, vinegars, pastes, spices and a fairly impressive olive selection where I also found the preserved lemons. Also a small selection of baked goods. That's just some of what i remember from my trip.
In addition to the selection, i noted that at least a few of the prices were markedly cheaper than the grocery store. I had just picked up a few things at superstore where I paid close to $7 for the Huy Fong 28 oz bottle of Sriracha...It was $4 and change at Blue Olive.
I was impressed and i'll be back. Glad to see places like this, and I hope it'll grow.
Blue Olive - 451 Codiac Plaza, Paul St. Dieppe.
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