Tasty, Healthy, & Made With PRIDE

We believe that good food should be accessible to everyone. Our mission is to bring you the best pâté possible by using fresh ingredients.


Good People. Good Food.


It all started in 1982 when the Cardboard House Bakery opened on Hornby Island. After years of operating in a world of summer-oriented businesses, the bakery was in need of something that could help them stay afloat in the winter months. Enter Hornby Island Pâté.


Pâté had always been part of the bakery’s selection of fresh goods, and with its longer shelf life, it made for the perfect winter product. In 2004, the makers of Hornby Island Pâté decided to expand their reach and take their product to Thrifty’s Food. Hornby Island Pâté was met with enthusiasm and support from the local food store, and it quickly became a much-loved product across Vancouver Island.


From its humble beginnings as a simple product with basic packaging, this small local business has grown to become available in over 60 stores spanning 20 cities.

You Deserve Good Food.

Scrumptious flavour and rich in consistency. Hornby Island Pâté is sure to be your new favourite spread.

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Our Pâté

Looking for a gourmet, plant-based paté that is both delicious and healthy? Look no further than Hornby Island Pâté! Our pâté is made with fresh ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free.

Hornby Island Paté is the perfect addition to any gathering or event. Serve it with crackers for an appetizer, bring it as a light snack on your next adventure, or use it as a spread on sandwiches or wraps – the possibilities are endless. However you enjoy it, our paté is sure to please.

Hornby Island Pâté – Herb

We created this delicious vegan pate by blending sunflower seeds, potatoes, brown rice flour, sunflower oil, onion, organic lemon juice, dijon mustard, basil, sea salt, oregano, dill, and black pepper. Nutritional yeast gives this páté a nice umami flavour that blends nicely with the herbs in our signature style!

Pair Herb Hornby Island Pâté with some fresh baguette or seed crackers alongside pickled vegetables to please your guests at your next gathering.

Hornby Island Pâté – Red Pepper & Garlic

This one is for all the garlic lovers out there! We took our classic pâté base and infused it with the zesty flavours of fresh red pepper and garlic to create a unique spread that will always have you wanting more.

Spread Red Pepper & Garlic Hornby Island Pâté on a kaiser bun with your choice of toppings and enjoy a delicious alternative to meat-based sandwiches.

Where to Find Us

Hornby Island Pâté is available across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Mainland.

What people are saying about Hornby Island Pâté

“This product somehow manages to make a mix of sunflower seeds, potatoes, yeast and assorted spices and veggies taste good. Very good. Coming from a fan of fois gras, that is saying something. We ate a whole block of it with crackers, then headed to Thrifty’s the next day to pick up a few packages to take home. If you see it [in Vancouver or the mainland], it is worth a try.” – Jer

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This was the first thing I tried when I visited Hornby Island. My friend took me straight to the store and said I HAD to try this vegan pâté. I’ve never had anything like it. It was love at first bite! – Rebecca

“Whoa. Where has this been my whole vegan life. I never tried pâté as a non-vegan so it doesn’t surprise me I took so long to try this.

I will absolutely be trying more flavours in the future, this was delicious. It says vegetarian but the ingredients list passed the [vegan] check!” – Nicole

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Hornby Island Pâté

Hornby Island Pâté is independently owned. We are not associated with any other company.

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