Small businesses to support in Vancouver

Kat Aquino Kat Aquino
October 26, 2020
Two minimalistic candles from a local Vancouver businesses.
Instagram / @kiligcandleco

With the holiday season and Small Business Day coming just around the corner, there’s no better time to start searching for the perfect gift for your friends, family, and yourself. This list of Vancouver-based small businesses has something for everyone – from Japanese homeware to rare cereals. Buy local this season and support one of these six Vancouver companies.

Kilig Candle Co.

‘Kilig’ – a word in Tagalog that represents “happiness, excitement, and love” – is how you’ll feel when you get a hold of their candles. The company was born from a love for candles and their ability to transcend through scent. Kilig Candle Co. offers candles, mood mists, and currently offers contactless delivery options for buyers across the Lower Mainland.

Dank Mart

Nothing is better than feeling like a kid at a grocery store again. Dank Mart describes themselves as having “the dankest snacks in the country” and is the place to go for those hard-to-find snacks, from Birthday Cake Kit Kats to Faygo sodas. Shop online on their website or at their storefront on Vancouver’s Main Street.


Mumgry, a nut butter brand, aims to “keep you nourished and energized”. The company was born from a mom-to-be’s need for nutritious and easy snacks. Now, the nut butter has several stockists across Vancouver and is also available for ordering online.


Murata has been offering affordable Japanese homeware in Vancouver for over 30 years. Find everything from incense to special ramen bowls, making it the spot to find the perfect gifts this holiday season.

TMRW Foods

When you’re looking to switch up your weekday dinners, TMRW Foods is the answer. They offer burgers, breakfast patties, and mince made from familiar plant-based ingredients that make it easy to cook something everyone will love.

Ouro Piercings

Found in Vancouver’s Chinatown, Ouro Piercings is a piercing-only studio that offers curated fine jewellery. To ensure safe and enjoyable piercings, services are made available by appointment only. Browse through their Instagram feed to admire and find inspiration for what your next piercing should be.

What’s your favourite small business in Vancouver? Let us know which businesses you’ll be supporting for Small Business Day on November 28th.

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