Welcome to another "Fresh Sheet" update featuring take out and delivery options from restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and more across Metro Vancouver.
Looking for Easter weekend eats and treats? Peep our round-up here for sweets and dinner bundle ideas...but you'll have to act fast, because these days there's no such thing as last minute!
I've said it before, and I'll keep saying: There's some damn awesome stuff happening with Vancouver's incredible restaurants right now, and if you can, please support them. They won't all survive.
I have heard from some small local restaurants they have been able to hire back staff thanks to the demand, which means people are able to get back to work. Incredible! We're also seeing restaurants add grocery options, more meals like brunch, or ready-to-cook kits that let you skip the shopping but enjoy putting together a restaurant-quality meal at home. What has happened in these few short weeks among the region's dedicated restaurant owners and staff is nothing short of inspiring.
This is a marathon, though, and not a sprint. We want these incredible restaurants to be here for us when we are all able to go out and enjoy them as intended once again. Let's do this, Vancouver!
I've been working to keep you updated on what different restaurants and food businesses are doing at this time. You can read more about some options here:
- Fresh sheet: March 21
- Fresh sheet: March 23
- Fresh sheet: March 27
- Fresh sheet: March 31
- Fresh sheet: April 2
- Fresh sheet: April 3
Additionally, please use the excellent website Breaking Bread to connect directly to restaurants and order food, as well as purchase gift certificates and merchandise.
As emails and DMs come in from restaurants and food businesses, or as I am able to track them via social media, I am rounding them up here regularly to keep you informed.
Bear in mind that due to the COVID-19 crisis, things may change rapidly. Please connect directly with the restaurant via phone, email, website, or social media, before making plans that depend upon their offerings being available.
Fresh Sheet for Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Order up an array of eats from this Main Street bar and grill spot for pick-up at the restaurant or delivery via platforms (UberEats and SkipTheDishes). Plus you can order a "Merci Meal" and have it sent to someone in need - they'll make sure it gets delivered. Orders taken online or via phone only.
It's hard to imagine not being able to enjoy Bao Bei's award-winning modern Chinese cuisine in their restaurant, but you can still have a taste of them at home. They've been doing cook-at-home dumplings available for pre-order and pick-up at the restaurant. Follow them on IG for updates regarding availability and ordering.
They're BACK! With a new, limited menu of take away coffee, pastries and food, as well as housemade groceries, bread, coffee beans, flowers, and more to come. Hours are Weds-Sun from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This charming, quirky, tiny "apartment cafe" operation in Mount Pleasant has just launched a take-out window. Plus, they are offering 20% off orders to any frontline healthcare workers and anyone in the service industry who has lost work. "Just say the word when you arrive to pickup," says Dock Lunch.
Get your chai fix and other eats from this Main Street spot via their pick-up window or through multiple delivery platforms.
After temporarily closing the doors to the dining room last month at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vancouver's L'Abattoir has launched a weekly take away and delivery menu. A selection of wines from their cella, and other beverages will also be available with the weekly menu. The $48 per person menu will include L'Abattoir's famous brioche rolls, a starter, main course with a side dish and dessert. Pre-ordered meals will be available for curbside pick-up, take away or delivery to the downtown core on Tuesdays through Saturdays starting on April 8 with an additional service planned for Sunday April 12 for Easter.
Exciting news for fans of Nammos on Fraser - and for those who haven't tried this terrific family-run Greek spot yet. They've been closed for a couple of weeks, but are prepping to get back into the kitchen. Launching Weds, April 8, Nammos will have a limited menu and $40 bottles of wine available for take-out or delivery. You can either call directly for in-store pick-up or order via DoorDash or UberEats. Partial proceeds of every order will be donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Port Coquitlam's Patina is a go-to for beer and BBQ in the area, and they are delivering the goods. They offer curbside pick-up of beer and food, and delivery (food only) via UberEats. Read about their fundraiser on Thu. April 8 for Share Family and Community Services here.
Are you ready for Published Provisions? One of Vancouver's most exciting new restaurants is gearing up to kick off a new chapter. "This coming Wednesday, April 8th, we’re launching our takeout program through the online order platform, @tockhq, with hopes to add delivery in the coming weeks! Menus and further details will be announced tomorrow, but we’re going to be offering ready to eat takeout meals as well as a small selection of prepped provisions." So stay tuned!
Our menu is 20% off for contactless, in-house delivery and pick-up orders!!! - The health, safety and peace of mind of our kitchen staff, delivery drivers and dine-at-home guests, is our TOP priority, and we are taking the following steps to ensure the safe delivery of our healthy, nutritious food to you: -As always, our kitchens will follow all FoodSafe procedures - Increased cleaning & sanitizing procedures in our kitchens - Increased cleaning & sanitizing protocols for our delivery drivers and their order hand-off -We have provided additional gloves to staff (which are replaced frequently) and have implemented a schedule of increased handwashing -We have increased the schedule of surface sanitizing -We have worked with our suppliers, who have guaranteed the safety of our restaurants’ supply chain with heightened precautions -Our staff will not report for work if they have symptoms of any illness, no matter how minor Thank you SO MUCH for your support and trust in us!!! #staysafe #staywell . . . . 📸credz: @niftyshoots THANK YOU 😊💚✌🏼
Plant-based pizzas and more are 20% off for contactless, in-house delivery and pick-up orders.
V.I.A. now has a special new listings section: Take Home Vancouver. This index is FREE for local businesses to use to add their listing. If you operate a food business and would like to be included, get in touch with me via e-mail (email@example.com) and I'll connect you to our easy online submission form. Restaurants, please also feel free to reach out to me directly to be included in these Fresh Sheet roundups.