Fairway Market proudly brings years of experience and a family passion for providing quality foods and service to our customers. We have grown from a small family business to one of Vancouver Island’s largest independently owned grocery stores with 10 locations on Vancouver Island. Fairway Market understands the importance of family and community, and continues to build on the earnest foundation laid by Founder/Chairman, Don Yuen.
Company President Doug Yuen, fourth generation grocer is focused on offering a diverse range of fresh, local produce and imported specialties; Fairway Market’s extensive selection of international products reflects the varied cultures and unique tastes of our communities.
We are committed to providing competitive prices and fair value to our customers, catering to the needs of shoppers and families from all income levels.
Placing great value on the communities our stores inhabit, we make it our mission to support and enhance these neighbourhoods through sustainable initiatives and store programs.
"We have always offered value, variety and selection to our customers." – Founder/Chairman, Don Yuen
In the alleyway behind the Royal Bank building on Douglas and Fort Street, Victoria's residents of the 80's learned that Souvlaki and Spanakopita could be addictive and they loved it. The delicious Greek specialties were created by the Vassiliadis family then... and still are today.
The founder of Eugene's Greek Restaurant, Evgeni (Eugene) Vassiliadis arrived in Victoria from his home in the bustling port of Piraeus (outside of Athens) with wife Paschalina (Lina) and two young sons, Elefterios (Terry) and Pantelis (Lee) in November 1974. Only nine-year-old Terry understood English and was able to help other family members to settle in.
From the very beginning Eugene had a vision to open a traditional Greek Souvlaki Snack Bar in Victoria. However, having arrived in Victoria with only 2 suitcases and a trunk, Eugene began working as a brick-layer, his trade in Greece, in order to support his young family.
To supplement the family's income, Eugene began working in local Greek restaurants by night and took what construction jobs he could during the day. He quickly became head chef of a local Greek Restaurant and soon Lina—an excellent cook herself—joined him. They worked side-by-side until Eugene got a great job offer in Edmonton and for a year he worked there, returning to see the family only once a month.
Eventually, the whole family decided Victoria was the place for them. Lina, encouraging Eugene to open a souvlaki snack bar, found their first location in the alleyway of the Royal Bank Building on Douglas and Fort Street. They opened their doors November 24th, 1979. Victorians slowly came to know how wonderful Greek souvlaki could be and with lines getting longer and longer a second Eugene's opened in May 1986 at 1280 Broad Street.
Today, sons Lee and Terry run the operations and Eugene and Lina oversee from the background while enjoying their retirement, and customers of Victoria continue to enjoy the same wonderful home-made recipes that Eugene and Lina first served in 1979
SILK ROAD is located in Victoria's historical Chinatown. We import and blend the world's finest organic teas and love sharing our passion for tea and tea culture. As a local, Victoria based company, we are proud to partner with Fairway Market - another locally owned and operated business.
Since 1992 SILK ROAD has received local, national and international acclaim for organic, locally made, exceptional teas and tea blends. Select botanicals from around the world, as well as the West Coast, are carefully and prepared to yield a superb tea experience. We are also an industry leader in sustainability, paving the way as an eco-friendly tea purveyor
SILK ROAD is owned by a Tea Master who trained with Chinese and Taiwanese Tea Masters and Herbalist. Over the course of 20 years in the industry, she has become one of North America's foremost tea experts.
Award include: Vancouver Island's Best Tea Purveyor, Eat Magazine, Canada's Best Organic Spa, Glow Magazine, Critic's Pick Best Tea in Victoria & Vancouver Island, Times Colonist.
Fairway Markets wishes to ensure that your trip to our stores is an enjoyable experience. As your provider of excellent value quality products we want to do our best to protect and safeguard our customers' personal information provided to us in course of our business.
The following statement summarizes our position on the management and protection of your personal information in accordance with the Personal Information and Protection Act of British Columbia.
Fairway Markets collects limited personal information from our customers and only for the purpose of delivering the best possible service.
We are obligated to take and apply the necessary security measures to ensure that your personal information is kept strictly confidential. Only select individuals within our organization, who have the requisite authority, can access your personal information and only then for legitimate business purposes.
Fairway Markets will not disclose any personal information to any third party unless we obtain the necessary assurances that the requesting party is authorized to receive the information. We do not sell, or lease personally identified information to any other company, person or agency.