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February 2017 at Oyama

Love and family are what February is all about.  February is a short month, but it is action-packed with food excitement at Oyama!

Football weekend – Saturday Feb 4th – Sunday Feb 5th

Football BBQ Sausages on grill

For many football fans, this is the biggest weekend of the year!  It is also a fun reason to get together with friends and family to enjoy great food and drinks!  Smokies, salami, pepperoni, cheese – we have loads of options at Oyama to keep everyone happy no matter how the game turns out!


Valentine’s Day and Family Day Weekend – Friday Feb 10th – Tuesday Feb 14th

gorgeous trays 1 Cupid Pig

Valentine’s Day is about love and at Oyama, we love food!  Valentine’s day gives us an excuse to make to some more exotic and enticing flavours.  Arouse your taste buds with our White Chocolate Elk sausage or our Raspberry Duck pate!

Leading up to Valentine’s Day, is the Family Day long weekend.  Granville Island is such a fun place for families as it has something for everyone. For the occasion, we stock up on pepperonis (six types!), cheese, hot dogs (3 kinds!), as well as lots of sausages for dinner back home.  The Public Market is open regular hours all family day weekend.


Viva Italia – Thursday Feb 16th – Sunday Feb 19th

Italian Charcuterie italian flag

On this weekend, we celebrate Italian passion for great food.  We make over a dozen Italian-inspired fresh sausages, such as Tuscan Chicken with Basil, Italian Duck, and Marsala Pork.  Of course, we also have lots of Italian charcuterie to choose from including Culatello, Prosciutto di Parma, and Finocchiona salami.  Buon appetito!


Boudin Noir and Morcilla – Friday Feb 24th to Sunday Feb 26th

boudin noir with apples

 As is our tradition, for the last weekend of the month we make our French and Spanish blood sausages. Call the store (604-327-7407) or email ( to reserve yours. 

January 2017 at Oyama

A bright new year has begun! What will 2017 have in store for you?  Hopefully, you will resolve to enjoy great food, like the fresh products we make daily at Oyama!  January is a busy time – sausages make a convenient and delicious meal.  Cook them when they are fresh or freeze for later. Also, we have loads of tasty lunch meat and snacks for the kids going back to school.  Make sure you family is well fed for an energetic and productive January!

Oyama’s Famous Sauerkraut Fest – Thursday Jan 19 – Sunday Jan 22


This is the week that sauerkraut lovers wait the whole year for!  We make delicious Alsatian style sauerkraut for the event.  This sauerkraut is fully cooked – just add sausages, smoked pork chops or other favourites for a tasty and hearty meal.  Pair with a full-bodied lager or ale from one of Vancouver’s craft breweries to quench your thirst!

Robbie Burns Day – Wednesday Jan 25


Celebrate the birthday of the Scotland’s greatest bard with Scotland’s national dish – Haggis!  We only have this once a year, so now is the time to get your haggis fix!

 First Boudin Noir and Morcilla of the year – Friday Jan 27 to Sunday Jan 29

boudin noir with apples

The French and Spanish blood sausages are back after a two-month hiatus. Call the store (604-327-7407) or email ( to reserve yours. 

December 2016 at Oyama


Oyama sleighbells are ringing – can you hear them?! Christmas parties, events, dinners galore this month?  Take Oyama along and have the best time ever.  We have so much to offer for trays, dinners, aperitifs and gifts.  Make it the best Christmas ever and don`t forget to order your delicious SWEDISH HAM for your amazing Christmas dinner!

Friday December 2nd-  Sunday 4th Swedish Ham Tasting


Only 3 weeks till Christmas!  Come on down, try a taste and order the best ham on Earth! We cure it for you, you cook it at Christmas with Oyama`s most easy to follow instructions – wow your guests for sure!

Thursday December 8th – Sunday 11th–  St Hubertus and Game Weekend


The patron saint of the hunt is back.  Game meat is delicious and we have so many things for you to try – wild boar, venison, bison, duck, elk, rabbit, pheasant…terrines, patés, prosciuttos, fresh sausages and more – don`t miss it!

Also this weekend – final Swedish Ham tasting.  If you`ve never had our incredible Swedish ham for Christmas, this is the year!  Last chance to sample the cooked version before Christmas.

Christmas at Oyama


Following the game weekend, our incredible selection of yummy holiday treats keeps increasing to give you the most wonderful, tastiest holiday season ever!  Preorder your Boudin Blanc, pork pies, breakfast sausages and more for the holidays.  View our complete list of Christmas specialties here.

Skip the Line – Oyama Fast Lane!


Oyama is pleased to offer a Fast Lane service from Dec. 17th to 24th for those who pre-order their entire Christmas order online, or by phone: 604-327-7407.  It’s a great option when time is at its most precious! Click here for information & online ordering

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November 2016 at Oyama

It`s that time of the year when Oyama makes the grey go away with delicious comfort foods!  Entertaining season is beginning, we`re ready!

Thursday November 3rd to Sunday 6th  – Oyama`s Cheese Fest and Simmering Sausage Fest

Sausage and cheese are wonderful partners!  We celebrate our diverse selection of delicious cheeses this weekend with lots of local and international choices.  Lots of samples, easy cooking ideas, ideas for party trays and more.  Fall in love with some of our scrumptious, oozingly cheesy sausages such as Gouda Brats, Roquefort Beef, Cheesy Italian, Cheese Smokies, Lamb with Feta and more!

Also this weekend, our once a year Simmering Sausage Fest, with Saucisse Vaudoise, Saucisson à Cuire and Rheinlaender – all smoky and yummy for stews, beans, lentils….


Thursday November 10th-Sunday 13th – Oyama`s Latino Fest

Arrrrrriba!  We like to spice it up a bit with a celebration of Chorizos, perfect for fish stews, paella, BBQ, tacos, pizza….so many chorizos, so little time!


Thursday November 17th-Sunday 20th – Oyama`s Famous Cassouletfest

Oooooooh yes!  The event everyone eagerly awaits every year, beans beans, beans, cooked to perfection à la française with the option to add duck confit, Toulouse sausages, Parisienne à l`ail and a dollop of the garlickiest Beurre de Gascogne possible! No chance of being cold on this evening – don`t forget a good red wine to round it all up.

Also this weekend, don`t forget to take some of our fabulous Jambon de Bayonne as an appy, bring your receipt to Liberty Wines on Granville Island and receive 10% off a bottle of Beaujoulais Nouveau!  Bon appetit et santé!

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