Fine foods and quality ingredients since 1936.
Mr. Johnston Galloway started selling dried fruits and nuts out of a small food cart in 1936, when Gastown was powered by steam and the city of Vancouver was barely fifty years old. As the city changed, so did Galloway’s, stocking everything from European specialty foods to herbs and spices imported from around the world.
When Akbar and Nabat came to Canada as refugees in the 1970s, they couldn’t bring much with them. Somehow, they managed to pack a few out of the ordinary necessities for their new home: a round, cast iron pan and a thin wooden rolling pin. Both were essential tools for making roti, the Indian flatbread often eaten alongside staple dishes like mung bean curry.