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Celebrate Dad with these delicious Father's Day eats and treats in Vancouver

From DIY smash burger kits to elegant restaurant feasts perfect for the dad in your life.
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Perfect your smash burger technique for Father's Day with Burgerland Smash Up's kit.

If there's a dad or dad figure in your life you want to celebrate this weekend and his love language is great food, you're in luck. Whether he's a beer-loving brunch fan or a die-hard burger enthusiast, there's something delicious available in Vancouver for Father's Day this year (June 20). Feast on prime rib with all the trimmings, croissants loaded with pulled pork, or set the dad, grandpa, or other dad-like person in your life up with some delicious ingredients to get cooking with. 

Burgerland Smash Up Father's Day burger kits

Trade in the grill for a griddled smash burger stacked in the style of a familiar fast-food classic. Vancouver's new super fun Burgerland Smash Up has a Father's Day kit that has everything you or the dad in your life needs to build an iconic Big Mac-style burger with premium ingredients. Perfect your smashing technique and enjoy the delicious results of this simple kitchen wizardry. The all-in-one Kits include all the pre-measured ingredients to cook up a smashburger feast for four, including: four certified organic, grass-fed smashballs from Two Rivers Specialty Meats and Blue Goose Cattle Company; special sauce; lettuce; cheese; pickles; Martin’s famous potato roll buns; and step-by-step instructions. Pre-order online. Also available for pick-up or delivery through Uber Eats and Doordash.

Torafuku: 5-course Meal Sets

torafuku-meal-set-fathers-dayTorafuku is offering a five-course meal for two with Father's Day in mind. By Photo courtesy Torafuku

Sit down to a delectable five-course feast from Torafuku for Father's Day. Available for both dine-in and to-go, the meals come complete with three starters, a choice of main, and dessert. Starters include a refreshing Summer Salad of heirloom tomatoes with watermelon, corn, and housemade ricotta to balance the decadent foie gras-stuffed chicken wings. Options for the main course are 24-hour Short Rib with unagi sauce, wagyu sirloin, kimchi fried rice, or opt for the much-loved Torafuku Duck Buns complete with foie gras parfait, fluffy house made steam buns and candied peanuts. To finish, guests can choose from a perfect summer Mango Pudding or a Basque Cheesecake with yuzu and rhubarb compote. The full menu can be viewed here. The sets will be available Wednesday through Sunday after 5 p.m. through Sunday, June 20. Meals can be ordered online here or by calling the restaurant at 778-903-2006.   

Rosie's BBQ & Smokehouse

Get an order in by June 17 for Vancouver's newest food truck - a 24-foot trailer serving up impeccable Texas-style BBQ combos. Rosie's BBQ & Smokehouse has family-style platters and individual items, like smoked pork steaks, brisket, jalapeño cheddar sausages, and baby back ribs with sides like cornbread, smoked green beans, and slaw. They will even be serving up cherry Kool-Aid pickles for something different to crunch on. Currently, the BBQ truck is taking orders for Father's Day, which will find them set up at 15th and Ontario (by Mount Pleasant Park). Pre-orders close June 17 and customers will choose a pick-up slot between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for that day.

Beaucoup Bakery

Pulled Pork Croissant - credit Rich Won 4Dad has a sweet tooth? How about a pulled pork croissant from Beaucoup Bakery's Father's Day collection?. By Photo by Rich Won / courtesy Beaucoup Bakery

Treat the dad in your life to some delicious espresso-inspired treats from one of Vancouver's favourite bakeries. The trio of limited edition items include: a Pulled Pork Croissant with house-made espresso BBQ sauce, smoked pulled pork, roasted seeds buttery croissant, topped with smoked paprika and espresso; Cold Brew Coffee, featuring house roasted Vietnamese coffee with coconut rum and coconut cream; and an Almond Espresso Bar with almond praline, espresso, and Valrhona dark chocolate. Pre-order online. Limited quantities will also be available at the bakery on Father’s Day weekend.

H2 Rotisserie & Bar: Prime Rib Feast

Celebrate the special Dad or father figure in your life with a decadent prime rib feast at H2 Rotisserie & Bar. Dig into the restaurant's Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib feature – a juicy 18-hour roast served with Yorkshire pudding, irresistible potato gratin, glazed heirloom carrots, garlic butter green beans, horseradish, and rosemary jus. Book online

Heritage Asian Eatery: Father's Day Feast

heritage-fathersday-selects-15Feast on dim sum at Heritage for Father's Day. By Photo courtesy Heritage Asian Eatery

Enjoy four new dishes from Heritage Asian Eatery, available only in their Father’s Day feast. BBQ Pork Puff Pastry, Chive & Pork Dumplings, Steamed Ribs and Salted Egg Yolk Sesame Balls will be offered for the first time ever, alongside Heritage favourites like Five Spice Chicken Wings, Crystal Prawn Dumplings, Truffle Prawn and Pork Siu Mai. Pre-orders are highly encouraged and can be placed on the Heritage website. The feast is available for take-out or dine-in, only at the Broadway location on Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 until 3 p.m.

Brunch in the park at Stanley Park Brewing

Enjoy brunch and brews in beautiful Stanley Park. Seatings are from 10 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 2: 30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, and reservations are required. Priced at $55 per adult (coffee/tea included) and $20 per child (bottomless OJ and hot chocolate included) including tax and gratuity. The special three-course menu features things like pastries with SunSetter peach preserves, and your choice of dishes like pulled pork pancakes or a loaded burger. Book online

Juke Fried Chicken: Fathers Love Flours, Too!

Fathers_Love_Flours_Too_Kits_1For the dad who loves to fry chicken, this Juke bundle is perfect. By Photo courtesy Juke

Chinatown chicken-and-rib joint Juke Fried Chicken is giving fans a great way to give fried-chicken-loving Dads their due this Father’s Day with a special ‘Fathers LOVE Flours Too!’ Kit that includes a 1-lb bag of Juke Fried Chicken’s dredge/coating flour, one 60-g shaker of signature Juke Chicken Seasoning, a 355-mL bottle of Juke’s Sweet and Sticky BBQ sauce and one 147-mL bottle each of House Hot Sauce and Beer-Spiced Honey packed in a kit perfect for gifting to the dad in your life who loves to get in the kitchen and get cooking. 

Fresh Ideas Start Here: Ready to Grill F.I.S.H. Kit

Seafood-loving dads are in for a treat with a loaded Ready to Grill F.I.S.H. Kit featuring ocean favourites from Fresh Ideas Start Here (FISH). Available for pick-up and delivery, each Ready to Grill F.I.S.H. Kit is curated by FISH’s in-house chefs and features a variety of BBQ-friendly seafood such as halibut, lobster, octopus, and salmon. Available for pre-order online for pick-up or delivery from June 17 to 20, the Kit ($95 + tax, serves 2-4) comes with a 1lb fresh B.C. halibut steak, FISH’s house-made Oh Buoy! packaged seasoning, two Nova Scotia lobster tails with garlic butter, BC octopus tentacles with spicy mayo, and salmon sausages with pickled onions. Customers can also find an array of accompanying accoutrements to go with their Grill Kit at FISH, including smoked maple wild spring salmon candy nuggets, house-made crab cakes, spot prawn croquettes, and caviar.

Five Sails: High Tea

five-sails-high-teaHigh Tea returns to Five Sails in downtown Vancouver. By Photo courtesy Five Sails

For an elegant alternative to the usual BBQ and beer-centric celebrations, Five Sails, with its dining room overlooking beautiful Burrard Inlet and across to the North Shore mountains, is bringing back its High Tea service starting Sunday, June 20. Available from noon to 3 p.m., Five Sails’ signature High Tea features an enchanting collection of savoury sandwiches and finger foods, delicate desserts, and classic teatime accoutrements all served atop a showstopping three-tiered tower. Designed to be shared among parties of two, the European menu showcases an array of original bite-sized delicacies created by the restaurant’s award-winning culinary team led by Executive Chef Pascal Georges and Pastry Chef Daria Andriienko.