ingest. imbibe. inhale.

The Masala Dabba was one of the inspirations for  The Planter's Guide .

The Masala Dabba was one of the inspirations for The Planter's Guide.

ingest. imbibe. inhale. 

And do it daily.

Welcome to The Planter’s Guide. We are absolutely thrilled that you are here.

The inspiration for this magazine was born on a sun-kissed summer’s drive and forth between Vancouver and Penticton, in the Okanagan Valley, the heart of British Columbia’s wine country. Cruising along Highway 5 with the windows rolled down and the music blaring, we imagined a focused online magazine that shared stories and features on what are the best things about daily living: delicious food, boozy drinks and tasty weed. When you gather these things together and share them with family and friends, you’ve got the makings of a killer experience.

The original inspiration for the logo came from the masala dabba. It’s a spice container that’s popular not just in Indian kitchens but around the world. It holds several small stainless-steel cups, often seven, that fit within a larger round tin, covered with a lid. Each cup contains the cook’s most-used ingredients, which may include chilli, turmeric, cumin, peppercorns, coriander (which inspired our final logo)… you get the idea. It’s this combination of flavours, spice levels, colours and textures that combine to create meals that are balanced and tasty.

In this spirit, The Planter’s Guide was inspired to share the best plant-based food, drinks, and cannabis products with its readers. With these elements together, life is good. Free of guilt. Full of fun.

On the pages of The Planter’s Guide, we’ll share our recommendations for only the best food, booze and cannabis recommendations that you can experience in and around Vancouver. We’ll follow in the coming months with our top picks from Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. Watch us grow.

In the meantime, we invite you to follow along on our social channels – we’re on FacebookInstagram and Twitter @plantersguide. Feel free to leave questions, criticisms and compliments as you see fit.

Would you like to contribute to the magazine? Do you have an opinion you’d like to share, or a product you think should be showcased to your fellow reader? Drop us a line, anytime, at tpg [at] theplantersguide.com.

The Planter’s Guide aims to be authoritative, interesting, entertaining and essential. We thank you for letting us be your guide. Enjoy.