Shopping & Coffee @ Vancouver's First Bitcoin Grocery Store

The Wilder Snail is a popular local grocery store and cafe in Strathcona, and the first grocery store in Vancouver to accept Bitcoin using the Co-op's POS system. The owner, Boyd Thomson, is passionate about environmental and other causes, and the Snail has a quirky kind of charm that keeps people coming back. There are seats with pedal-powered outlets, aisles full of organic and fair-trade products, and a 25-cent fee for biodegradable coffee cops. Come check it out.



Living on bitcoins just got a whole lot easier. We're going to browse Boyd's fine selection of produce and other groceries, and mingle and talk about the implications of Bitcoin for grocery shopping. The Wilder Snail also contains a cafe, with a renowned selection of pastries/snacks and beverages that are also available in return for bitcoins! The cafe inside only has 18 seats, however, so seating is reserved for those who purchase something from the cafe. If it gets very crowded, please try not to block the grocery aisles and consider taking your conversation outside, where there are more seats.



This event is subject to further announcements. If on the day of the event you have any problems (lost, can't get in), feel free to text me at 778.918.7156.

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  • Andrew W.

    Somebody told more friends than I thought, and this event has 53 going and 37 maybe on Facebook. Be prepared for it to seem more crowded than expected.

    December 14, 2013

  • Brian from White Rock n.

    Would love to make it, but moving apartments will suck up the whole weekend, plus. Enjoy!!

    December 10, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Just got informed by Matthew Sansom that this is not the first Bitcoin grocery store in Canada. My sincere apologies to the Roberts Creek Health Food Store and their Bitcoiner-friend Austin who first got them into it. If I lived there I would host an event for them, too.

    1 · December 3, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Facebook plug: https://www.facebook.com/events/...­

    Should we tell /r/bitcoin the good news?

    1 · December 3, 2013

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