Lunch at Anthes Ferments - Langley
If a restaurant could be my spirit animal, it'd be Anthes Ferments. Like the name suggests, Anthes Ferments in Langley has plenty of pickled and fermented offerings in the restaurant/store. Kimchi, dill pickles, spicy curried carrots, fermented radishes.
Bonus! You can get many of their goods to go - packed in various sizes of mason jars.
If you're planning on eating there (and you should!), they offer an eclectic menu of fusion dishes, like kimchi deviled eggs, Shoyu ramen, boquerones (cured European anchovies), and various Yakitori grilled meats and veg.
I love walking into this light-filled restaurant that, while tiny, has plenty of outdoor seating which is lovely during warmer weather. They've got a butcher's block-style storage cart where their various "in-progress" pickles are placed and doing they're thing.
The owners are super friendly -- it's a tiny husband and wife operation -- and they strive to make everything in-house using ingredients from local farmers wherever possible with a focus on gut health (through fermentation).
Honestly, I wish I lived closer to Anthes Ferments because I would come here all the time.