I’ve let going on local adventures fall to the wayside lately. The rain washed much of the snow away and the sun was shining today so what better time to get out and explore?
I didn’t want to go too far so I tried to narrow down my options. At first I thought about going somewhere I had already been, like Golden Ears Cheesecrafters or Krause Berry Farms (check out my post here) but while I do love visiting these places, I felt like going somewhere new to me.
I’m a huge fan of places that have that whole small-town kind of feel with little stores and coffee shops. I thought about nearby cities that might have what I was looking for. The first place that popped into my mind was Langley. I’ve driven through their downtown area but with the exception of visiting Cascades Casino which is in the area I’ve never checked anything out. So, off to Langley I went!
I parked at the corner of Fraser Highway and 204th Street and walked between there and 206th Street.
There were a lot of shops along this strip but unfortunately not a lot piqued my interest. I probably wouldn’t go back just to walk around but there were a few places I would pop into again:
This is It! Gifts – tons of cool gifts! There were quite a few things I could have easily brought if I wasn’t trying to save money.
Lucy Clothing – nice collection of plus-sized clothing, some from lower mainland designers.
Ten Thousand Villages – so many fair trade gifts and goodies.
I was hoping I would find a cute coffee shop or something where I could grab some lunch but nothing really interested me. I was craving a sandwich and after a Google search for the “best sandwich in Langley” I decided to check out Lemon Bakery.
What an excellent decision! Their menu had a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, soup, salad and baked goods. After deliberating for a few minutes I decided on a Roasted Garlic Chicken Sandwich on whole wheat bread and a Lemon Crinkle Cookie for dessert.
The sandwich was delicious. I was happy to see it was REAL chicken rather than deli meat and the bread was amazing. It was so fresh and I loved the sesame seeds on the crust. Truth be told I haven’t eaten the cookie yet but it smells and looks fantastic. Seeing that I arrived only a little over an hour before they closed, they were out of some of their baked goods. I’ll definitely return as I’m after one of their Lemon Bars!
I wonder where my next adventure will take me. If you’ve got any suggestions for somewhere within driving distance of Vancouver drop a comment below!💜