One of the biggest take-aways from the COVID-19 crisis has been the resiliance of our small business owners. One of the hardest-hit sectors is the hospitality industry, with hundreds of thousands of employees out of work nationwide, locations shuttered temporarily or for good, and an ongoing struggle to stay connected to the guests they serve.
In Metro Vancouver, restaurant owners, managers, chefs, and staff are stepping up in inspired and brilliant ways. They are keeping customers fed - but also feeding frontline workers, peers in need, and food insecure populations. Our restaurant heroes have cooked up meal kits and bundles featuring prepared foods ready for your table or picnic, or with ingredients for you to prepare at home. Chefs have re-tooled menus to work for packing up. Small like-minded businesses have banded together in near-unprecedented ways. And they are showing up to work, ramping up their safety measures, and getting food on our tables.
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'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:
- Vancouver restaurants clear fridges for shut down, donate food and money
- Metro Vancouver restaurants, food businesses find creative solutions to stay afloat, help people during COVID-19 crisis
- Fresh sheet: These Metro Vancouver restaurants have added special food take-out and delivery options
- Fresh sheet: 9 more Metro Vancouver restaurants with take-out or delivery solutions right now
- Fresh sheet: 13 Vancouver restaurants offering take out and delivery options (March 23)
- B.C. craft beer in crisis: How to support your local brewery during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Fresh sheet: 11 more Vancouver restaurants now offering take-out or delivery
And our colleagues at the North Shore News have this: North Shore eateries try to deliver amid COVID-19 crisis. If you're in Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, Langley City, and White Rock, the site West Coast Food has a new roundup of some great options.
Additionally, please use the excellent website Breaking Bread to connect directly to restaurants and order food or 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.
As always, 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, March 31, 2020
🍱Thanks for coming to pick up our Benkei New Sakura Bento Day 1. We sold out all the Sakura Bento today.We are still taking pr-order for tomorrow!! 📸 @markyuenvisuals 🙏 @ubereats_canada we are ready to have business with you for these Bento delivery 🚚 🍱🙏 by the way , @fannybayoysters clam soup is so delicious!!! @organicoceanseafood we will put extra your @oceanwise #garlicbutter #humblesquid in to Sakura bento tomorrow 💪🏻😍 #supportlocal #bc #canada#canada🇨🇦 #bento
Beautiful seasonally-inspired Sakura-themed bento boxes are available from this Broadway/Cambie ramen shop. Pre-order for pick-up, delivery coming via UberEats.
Hi, Friends! 🙂 Thank you for understanding why we have to go cashless for now.. We're accepting payment online through 3rd party delivery services, as well as through our website when you order for curbside pickup. . At this time we cannot receive walk-ins, so we will take your orders and card payments by the door. Just imagine you are driving through 😉😅 We want to continue providing you with your favorites, so we all have to do our part to adjust. 💛 Love you all, and thank you for your cooperation, and eat lots of vegetables! We continue to offer our usual variety of veg sandwiches, salads, and soup 💪 . I'll be here, masked and gloved, until 6pm. -- Rico✌️👍
Richmond's Smokehouse Sandwich Co. is doing online ordering for their signature sandwiches, along with sides and drinks. Pick-up at their shop.
Hit up this Commercial Drive longstanding family-run pizza spot for take out and delivery.
Hi friends! We miss you!! A little update... Our (tiny) team is currently (safely) working hard to get ice cream to our wholesalers and get our online ordering site set up! Once it’s ready you’ll be able to order online for contactless curb-side pick up! Stay tuned here for details. In the meantime visit one of our awesome wholesalers for a pint! Full list is on our website, but call first as many have closed or have reduced hours. Stay safe everyone. ❤️ EIC
You can still find Earnest Ice Cream's locally-made pint jars in some retailer's freezers, and the team has just launched online ordering up for contactless curbside pickup at their Frances Street location.
Sushi Jin has a variety of platters and trays on special right now, available for takeout from this downtown Vancouver edomae-style sushi spot. Phone 604-559-8834.
Officially launching our takeaway today and we are also proud to join the staff meal program initiated by our neighbor @saymercyyvr. To start, Chef Masayoshi has prepared Niku Jyaga 肉じゃが (Japanese Beef Stew), and Tonjiru 豚汁 (Japanese Pork Stew). Staff Meal orders require a $2 donation to @vanfoodbank. Customers will also have the opportunity to purchase a “Suspended Stew”, a meal which will go to someone in need. Online orders are live 8am - 2pm and same day pick up only from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. 🙏🏼 . . . . #staffmeal #lookforthehelpers #community #helpinghands #smallbusinessowner #vancouverfoodbank #inthistogether #japanesefood #japanesestew #comfortfood #japanesecuisine #soupseason #soupseasonishere #comfortfood #stayingin #pickuponly #nikujaga #tonjiru
The acclaimed Masayoshi has joined the Say Mercy Staff Meal program, and today launched their new take-away program. Orders require $2 add-on donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and you can order food for someone in need through the "suspended stew" program. Order up Japanese stews, donburi bowls, chirashi, or ingredients to cook with at home - there's even sake!
Making signs for our big change over. A huge thank you to all of those who have already pre ordered for this week. Your continued support makes our little hearts sing. In these uncertain times we appreciate how much you as a community have come together to make us feel so loved and supported. Renewing our drive and commitment to you all. Stay safe and be well. -Bâtard family & team
Get your pre-orders in for pick-up at Batard, the charming French bakery on Fraser Street.
This New West and Vancouver Ukrainian restaurant and bakery has a ton of options available to order online for delivery across Metro Vancouver. Delivery for order of $50 or more is free, $10 otherwise. Contactless delivery days are Tuesday and Saturday; make sure you get an order in ahead of time. Get whole loaves of crusty bread, sweet treats, family-sized meals, individual meals, pantry supplies, and more.
Say Hello Sweets: Collaborative delivery
UPDATE: PLEASE READ COLLABORATIVE FOOD DELIVERY: . This is a challenging time for everybody. The repercussions from what is happening now will be manifold. Yes, some good will evolve, but, we acknowledge that a great deal of loss, and grief will be felt for many reasons. . . We wanted to offer a way to brighten some of your evenings as we all adjust to a new normal. . We have united with @blueheroncheese to bring you a curated pre-order package service that features a number of local producers, including us: . @ninaspierogi @biotayvr @kulakitchen @tempeafoods @livinglotusfoods @zimtchocolates @nutmegmylk @hoochybooch @litasmexicanfoods @houseofyeefinefoods @saviour_foods @thegardenstrathcona . . Want to enjoy Taco Tuesday or Pierogi Night? Want some of Kula kitchen's delicious sukuma stew? Or do you just want some chocolate and ice cream? . This will be a weekly delivery service: . Delivery service begins WEDNESDAY , April 1st ORDERS must be in by Saturday.p . Delivery service areas (for now): Vancouver (city limits), North Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. As this grows we will add more vendors and likely more delivery areas. . Pick up can be arranged at our storefront in Chinatown. . . The listings are live now!!! Go to www.sayhellosweets.com or www.blueheroncheese.com . . Our packages reflect wholesale pricing, because we wanted to bring some love into all this mayhem. . . We may be adding other producers and packages as we evolve through this. . #staysafe #stayinside #socialdistancedanceparty #vegansocialdistance #taconight #veganchocolate #preorderanddelivery #delivery #blueheroncheese #sayhellosweets #eatin #supplementyourmealideas #gdpandemic #vancity
Plant-based eaters! Several local businesses are collaborating on this pre-packaged bundle of vegan food products, available for pre-order and pick-up.
All taqueria meals come with daily made tortillas; all our products are vacuum sealed to prevent any contamination and keep them fresh. Don’t forget you can add extra fillings, order our Taqueria Lager in a can, Margaritas by the glass and/or our recently launched “La Taqueria Tequila de la Casa.” Please Note: Pickups are only available at the Yukon location. We encourage you to take the time to read our on-site rules to carry out. Delivery apps are available now! Be inventive and play around with our fillings! Don’t stop at tacos. Get creative with vehicles and toppings. How about an Asada burrito? Or a Pastor pizza, a carnitas sub on French bread, an Hongos with Kale salad or a Tinga de Pollo poutine. The sky’s the limit to enjoy our incredible fillings differently! Please share your experience by tagging us or using #notJustTacos Muchas Gracias. . . . . . . . . . #lataqueria #lataqueriayvr #vancouver #vancity #yvr #cntravelereats #morningslikethese #thekitchn #gatheringslikethese #foodgawker #huffposttaste #bhgfood #tastingtable #tacos #tacos🌮 #ilovetacos #eatyourcolors #lovemyfood #cookit #ourfoodstories #nytfood #hereismyfood #tortilleria #britishcolumbia #cybertacoshop #veryvancouver #communitylove #smilemore
Missing your Taqueria fix? Order meal kits online from their new Cyber Taco Shop and pick-up at their Yukon location in Vancouver. Meals serve two to four people, with optional add-ons as well as beer and margs.
We are excited to share our new take out menu starting today! You can order for pick up at our 1138 Homer Street address. Phone in or order online and we will have it ready for curb side pick up. Extra precautions being taken to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. #vancouvereats #yaletowndining #strongertogether #socialdistancing #takeout #brixandmortar #yaletown #openforbusiness
Known for their beautiful dining room (catch it on Netflix in To All the Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You), Yaletown's Brix & Mortar has shifted to take-out. They've got a few of their menu favourites along with some killer gourmet sandwiches, delicious side dishes and even wine and beer available.
Visit this Italian small grocer for alimentari (food items). Call or e-mail orders for pick-up - online ordering is coming soon.
You better believe this old school-style next gen red sauce Italian joint is still serving up the good eats. Order online for delivery or pick-up - they have dinner for two or four people.
Need 🧻🧻🧻? We have it. Our Nuba Meal Kit B comes with Nuba favourites like Mjadra, falafel and hummus, but we know what you really need is that TP, so you get two JUMBO rolls delivered to you! Learn more through the link in our bio. #igersvancouver #eatfamous #infatuation #dishedvan #f52grams#buzzfeedfood #eeeeeats #getinmybelly#vancouverfoodie #buzzfeast #thrillist #curiocityvan #vancityeats #yvreats #yvrfoodie #vancouvereats #veganvancouver #vegetarianfood #veganeats #kits #kitsilano #mountpleasant #gastown #mygastown #yaletown #breakingbreadnow
Nuba has two new meal kits available for advance orders Mondays through Sundays exclusively for delivery - including one clever option that comes with the most sacred item of all: TOILET PAPER! Plus, you can still order online for pick-up to get Nuba's signature dishes. For direct delivery of Nuba menu items, wine and beer in the Downtown Vancouver and Kitsilano areas, go to Nuba's site and choose delivery during checkout or call your local restaurant at the numbers listed below. Guests are encouraged to add a tip through the shipping options and orders will be sent out approximately 25 minutes after ordering. Guests located outside of the direct delivery radius can also order delivery through DoorDash, Foodora and Uber Eats.
Yep, you can get your hands on Burdock's beloved fried chicken and other locally-sourced dishes, available for pick-up Thursdays through Sundays. Their changing menu will feature things like their chicken, or veggie lasagna, or even a pizza dough for you to bake and top at home. Treat yourself to a nice bottle of wine, too (with food orders). Available 5-8 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who came out to pick up their CSA yesterday. We feel the Love❤️. We will be offering a weekly CSA during this time if you would like to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org you can pay online through our website. #supportsmallbusiness #knowyourfarmer #supportyourfarmers #knowyourfood #local #organic
Harvest continues to offer their weekly Community Supported Agriculture produce shares, or you can get staples and items via Burdock & Co.
FREE DELIVERY TO WEST END, VANCOUVER 🍺🚛 Freshly brewed beer from our tanks in Stanley Park delivered to your home. Choose from a selection of rotating beers filled in a 32 oz crowler-to-go. Check out what's pouring & place an order via the link in bio. #supportlocal #wedeliver #stayhome #stayhomestaysafe
Get beer delivered from Stanley Park Brewing and their new base in Stanley Park. Free delivery in the West End.
Nude Beverages (via Darby's Liquor Store)
Fear not, you can still send Nudes - to yourself or a friend. Order via Darby's Liquor Store in Kits.
JOEY Restaurants and LOCAL Public Eatery restaurants (+ Girl Guides)
Calling all cooking lovers! Our friends at BC Girl Guides have 800,000 boxes of Girl Guide Cookies that they’re unable to sell door to door due to COVID-19. The profits from these cookies are the main source of funding for the organization. So we are honoured to be able to help them out. Starting today, we will have Girl Guide Cookies available for $5 with any LOCAL curbside pickup or delivery order on DoorDash. 100% of proceeds from these cookies will go to BC Girl Guides (available while quantities last).
As of March 27, JOEY Restaurants and LOCAL Public Eatery have teamed up with the BC Girl Guides to get you those cookies. You can add on a box or two to all curbside pick-up and delivery orders, with proceeds going to Girl Guides of British Columbia. And as of March 30, JOEY has launched JOEY Market, an online grocery store offering delivery service on DoorDash or pick-up service through JOEY’s Curbside option.
They closed their pubs and restaurants early on in the COVID-19 crisis in Vancouver, but now Donnelly has just launched delivery. They are now offering delivery in Vancouver via Uber Eats and Door Dash at Donnelly Group and Granville Room. Connect to order here.
Take-home high tea at the water’s edge is pretty magical! We are open 11-3 every day for pick up and will be delivering Friday, Saturday and Sunday within the West side of Vancouver. Call now 604 428 3065 to reserve your delivery for this weekend as we are limited to how many we can do and this weekend was jam packed! With makes us so happy! Thank you Neverland community!! And thank you @withlovepauline for sharing this magical tea party!
You can still enjoy high tea - in regular, vegetarian, vegan, or no-gluten versions - done take-out style thanks to Neverland Tea Salon.
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.