Restaurants that have closed their dining rooms to sit-down customers have either shut their doors temporarily altogether, or are doing take-out and/or delivery only. Several restaurants are not just packing up their usual menu items, but have come up with different menus or offerings to serve Metro Vancouver during the COVID-19 crisis.
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
And our colleagues at the North Shore News have this: North Shore eateries try to deliver amid COVID-19 crisis.
Additionally, you can use the excellent website Breaking Bread to connect directly to restaurants and order food or purchase gift certificates and merchandise.
As emails 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.
$7 Staff meal in kits. In addition to our normal takeout menu, we are providing 3 types of heat and serve meals. These can be served with rice, pasta, bread, or whatever you fancy. Every meal is pre-packed in 500ml plastic container and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for later use .All the meals are gluten-free and dairy free. Options are as follow:- Lamb & lentil Vegetable stew Chicken curry Please call 6044282456 to place your order.
Kitsilano's upscale pub The Ellis is offering a variety of "staff meals" portioned in 500 ml containers that you can heat and serve. All the meals available are posted to their Instagram @theelliskits.
Vij's Restaurants (Vij's, Rangoli, My Shanti)
My Shanti is closed to dine-in customers, and is open for take-out. Delivery is available via DoorDash. Number to call for orders: 604- 560-4416 Address for pickup: 15869 Croydon Drive, Morgan Crossing, South Surrey.
Vij's will be open from 5-9 p.m. for pickup and delivery options with a specially prepared menu. It includes affordable dishes, cooked with the same Vij's signature spices, but prepared in ways that accommodate travel time to homes. All dishes will be served with basmati rice, naan, and their channa lentil curry, which is flavoured without chillies, so that kids can enjoy the food. With help from the Vij's serving staff, a limited delivery service will be offered within 10km of the restaurant. From Friday, Vij's will also be available via some home delivery services - details to follow on social media: Facebook - @vijsrestaurant and Instagram - @eatdrinkvijs The number to call to place orders is: 604-736-6664 The address for pickup is: 3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver.
Rangoli is open from 11:30am to 2pm and from 5-9pm offering a full menu for in-person pickup at the restaurant, or delivery (via DoorDash). If you order ahead, and then call again when you arrive, they will provide curbside delivery of your meal to your vehicle. Call ahead number: 604-736-5711 Address for pickup: 1480 W. 11th Ave, Vancouver
This meal delivery service has opted to sell all meals AT COST right now in response to the COVID-19 crisis. "This means during this time of social distancing you can get meals for around $4 delivered to your home," they shared via e-mail. "After walking through grocery stores and seeing the weight that this situation has put on everyone, and the price hand sanitizer is selling for if you can find it, we wanted to do something different. We hope this can bring a bit of peace to our community in the chaos." Find all the details about how it works and order on their site.
Delivery or Take Out! Current Menu Classic Souffleé Pancakes with syrup + butter Classic Souffleé Pancakes with salted cheese whip cream Matcha Souffleé Pancakes Mixed Fruit Souffleé Pancakes Tiramisu Souffleé Pancakes Nutella Caramelized Banana Souffleé Pancakes You can find us on Uber Eats ___ We will be open today from 11-6pm #vancouver #foodbeast #vancouverfoodie #yvreats #dishedvan #f52grams #buzzfeedfood #yahoofood #foodintheair #feedyoursoull #eeeeeats #spoonfeed #thekitchn #foodporn #foodstagram #getinmybelly #eatingfortheinsta #buzzfeast #thrillist #eater #feastagram #teamchomp #eeeeeats #yvr #yvrfoodie #pancakelover #soufflepancake #fluffypancakes #pancakestack #🥞
Fife, the small bakery-cafe in Mount Pleasant, has added take-out soups and meatballs to their offerings. And don't leave without a loaf or two of their incredible bread.
This lovely French patisserie in Burnaby has treats available for delivery (Burnaby, New West, Coquitlam, Vancouver) or takeout. Additionally, they are runing their Macaron Day promo: 50% of all macaron sales on March 20 will be donated to Variety BC, the children’s charity. You can take out at the shop, or order macarons over the phone and pick-up, or through Uber Eats.
Red Truck in Strathcona will be bringing their Truck Stop Food Truck back home to offer delicious takeout in the heart of Brewery Creek. Beginning Friday, March 20, the food truck will be located in the parking lot of the brewery at 295 East 1st Avenue. It will operate daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a menu of tacos, Nathan’s Coney Island hot dogs, Truck Stop burgers, and more. Pop inside to get some beers to go, too.
#dumplingfactory day 1... thank you everyone for your tremendous support we did not expect such a great response! Soooo many dumplings! We are currently at our freezer capacity so any orders that have not already been confirmed will be filled tomorrow. You will be contacted shortly! Please be patient with us as we figure out our new operations. Thank you! #uglydumplingyvr
Commercial Drive's Ugly Dumpling isn't serving inside the restaurant, so they pivoted to launch a dumpling take-out operation, the Ugly Dumpling Factory. Connect with them on Instagram to learn how to order.
Soirette is still participating in Macaron Day (March 20), with 100% of sales going to Make A Wish for the first 50 boxes sold. Get macarons and all sorts of sweet treats delivered or with curbside pick-up.
Coming very soon . 1867 west 1st in kitsilano. Nook Pasta ! Keep checking our stories and posts for details . . . . . . . #nookpasta #nook #nooksauce #pasta #sauce #covid_19 #covid19vancouver #yvr #vancouver #vacouverisawesome #dailyhivevan #takeawayfood #freshpasta #oddfish #kitsilano @dailyhivevancouver @supyvr @jmaxyvr @mike.jeffs @tanglesntats
Take away is available from Nook's locations in Kitsilano, the West End, Olympic Village, and North Vancouver (Shipyards). They are also developing a line of take-out items like their pasta sauce.
Aburi closed their restaurants and will now do takeout and delivery (Gyoza Bar already and Miku/Minami starting next week). Right now, they hope to keep as many staff on as they possibly can with these new initiatives. Look for larger-format offerings, as well as added menu options.
This Friday March 20th come pick up a Bento Box from Mak N Ming from 4-7pm. DM me if you would like to reserve a bento or have any questions. $20 cash per bento. We will not provide cutlery or napkins as we expect most of you will be bringing the bentos home. The boxes are microwavable so you can enjoy a warm meal. Our regulars will know we don’t usually have take-out bags but we finally have a reason to order bags! 1000 units, that’s the minimum order! Friday’s Bento will include wild sablefish, rice with furikake, carrot and kohlrabi pickles, seasoned eggs, roasted yams, kale and broccolini goma-ae. Our doors will be closed but our patio window will be open! Cash only please. We hope to offer bentos from Wednesday-Sunday if there’s interest. 🍱 On a personal note, we’d like to thank everyone for supporting our bento idea and for those who have already placed orders. We know everyone has their own challenges at this time which makes your support even more meaningful to Makoto and I. Small businesses will be challenged, but so will everyone. When I say I am GRATEFUL to you all it’s not as a small business owner but as a fellow human. We are hopeful and know that this experience will only make us smarter and stronger for whatever our future holds. 💛 Amanda and Makoto
Mak N Ming has gotten creative and now have a daily Bento Box ordering system. Check them out on Instagram to get your order in and for more daily details.
We are pleased to introduce to you our bike delivery program! We may not be able to make you the coffee or tea you enjoy so we’ll bring it to you for you to make at home! At the moment, we are only keeping deliveries to the Ladner area. We will be able to offer you: Coffee from @49th Loose Leaf tea from @denmantea.ca Loaves and cookies by the dozen from @todieforff Plus various dairy alternatives, brewing accessories and syrups! Click the link in our bio to direct you to the order form and follow instructions from there. Please note, we may have to drive if your order is too heavy to commute on our bike! Fun fact - for those that remember my dad Johnny, he started out delivering vegetables to the residents of Ladner when he first immigrated here. He would also deliver fish and have candies for the kids. We have come full circle.
Ladner's award-winning Stir Coffee House has closed to customers but they are taking to the streets for those who wish to order packaged loose leaf teas, coffee beans, and To Die For cookies and loaves. Find them on Instagram for details and to order.
Maenam and its family of restaurants—Fat Mao Noodles, Freebird Chicken Shack, Longtail Kitchen, and Sen Pad Thai—have temporarily closed due to the current coronavirus global health emergency. During the closure of its dining room, Maenam’s kitchen will remain open from 5 to 9 p.m. daily to offer takeout, and delivery via Skip The Dishes. Customers wishing to place a takeout order by phone can call 604-730-5579. Only payment by card will be accepted at this time. Maenam gift certificates are also available.
This Lebanese restaurant's Vancouver (Commercial Dr., South Granville and UBC) locations remain open for take out 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, however they've closed up temporarily at their new Shipyards location in North Vancouver.
Chez Christophe, with locations in Burnaby and White Rock, continues to offer free shipping on order of $35 or more. They have also expanded their line of frozen bake-at-home products.
Mount Pleasant's pizza and pasta spot Sprezzatura remains available for take-out and delivery. You can contact the restaurant by phone or use Ritual or Uber Eats.
Fort Langely's mecca of incredible baked goods is working to set up a "Porch Delivery" service for local orders. You can check their Instagram for how to order and express interest.