On Friday, March 20, Dr. Bonnie Henry mandated that all restaurants in the province that still were offering dine-in service suspend that practice immediately. The province's orders echoed those of the City of Vancouver, announced earlier in the day and effective by midnight, as well.
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
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.
AnnaLena/Their There/Hundy: Strange Times Take Away
The AnnaLena Hospitality team (who run AnnaLena, Their There and Hundy, all in Vancouver's Kitsilano) are rolling out a new delivery meny they are calling Strange Times Take Away. This operation will execute out of 2042 West 4th where Their There & Hundy are currently housed (but are closed). They will not be taking any orders on site and deferring to exclusively online ordering and delivery services. A four-course dinner ($49 per person) launches March 21, while a robust menu of burgers, fries, fried chicken, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and more launches March 28.
From now through the end of April, this start-up healthy meal delivery service offering their Meal Club to frontline health workers at cost. That’s any of the diets and plans FED offers at $8.67/meal, with below-cost delivery within their delivery zone. Take note: They typically deliver two days worth of meals every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday night. While their usual weekly order deadline is Thursday nights, FED has added an order cycle so that anyone who signs up by this Monday night (Mar. 23) can get their first delivery on Thursday, Mar 26.
You can pre-order food and beer for pick-up from Delta's Four Winds, who have also startedoffering delivery service for Ladner and Tsawwassen only. The menu is viewable in their online shop. Orders over $60 will be delivered for free. All other deliveries will incur a $5 delivery charge. Tacos will be delivered deconstructed in aluminum containers so that you can warm them up in your oven and build them at home to ensure freshness and best results. For those living outside Ladner and Tsawwassen, you can call (604) 940-9949 to place your order and receive 10% off when you come to pick it up between 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Last call for pick-up orders is 6:00 pm. They offer beer delivery in South Delta, and are working on shipping via Canada Post. Read more here.
DM or text 778.885.7109 to order! Bafun uni included in chirashi this week only! We are working closely with suppliers to try and bring in more for next week. • The Sushi Bar Shu family would like to thank everyone for their continued support during these times. For the safety of our community, we will be switching to takeout only. Chirashi Don options will be changing weekly! We hope to see all your friendly smiles again soon! • #yvr #vancouvertakeout #localyvr #localvancouver #chirashivancouver #sushivancouver #dailyhive #dailyhivevan #vancouverfoodie #chirashi #sushitakeout #narcityvan #narcityvancouver #sushiyvr #yvrsushi #omakase #omakaseyvr
One of Vancouver's best omakase sushi bars is shifting what they do to offer creative take-out using fresh seafood. They're located in Marpole. Ordering and menu info shared via Instagram.
East Vancouver's Dachi has taken inspiration from The Mackenzie Room/Say Mercy and are also offering "staff meal" options for take out. Ordering opens each morning, and pick-up is same day 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the restaurant. You can also order a meal for someone else (select "suspended stew") when ordering. Anyone in need of a meal due to financial hardship can contact the restaurant.
Tojo’s Restaurant is responding to the unprecedented era of COVID-19 by introducing a new take-out and delivery menu, giving people the chance to relax at home with award-winning, healthy Japanese cuisine. Chef Tojo has created a special take-away and delivery menu focusing on locally sourced ingredients. For diners who opt for delivery, Chef Tojo is having current staff members handle this aspect of the restaurant’s offerings. They offer free delivery to a Vancouver address with a minimum order of $148. Tojo’s Restaurant is offering a 15% discount to health-care workers. They can simply present an ID badge or other form of identification at time of take-away or delivery. Tojo’s Restaurant is open for take-away and delivery orders Monday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Order online until 4 p.m. for same-day delivery or curbside pick-up. Order by phone until 6 p.m. for in-store pick-up.
From Feed Me Fit's founder: "Feed Me Fit has and always will be a business built around community, so right now more than ever, we are here to ensure that nutrition doesn’t get overlooked and everyone is fed and healthy. We have created a 'Community Support Bundle' that will give you 5 (freezer friendly) meals for $25. We have also created the coupon code 'COMMUNITY' to give all regular orders an additional 20% off. If you or someone you know cannot afford food at all, please reach out to me by email and I will make sure that they’re taken care of. Stay safe and inside to do your part to slow down the spread." The healthy plant-based meal service also offers pick up in Vancouver and on the North Shore.
In addition to having their menu available for take-out and delivery, Commercial Drive's Bombay Kitchen has a special delivery option for healthcare workers. Read more.
Gastown's TUC has created a limited number of sandwiches and ready-to-serve frozen meals that are available for pre-order or pick-up. Order online.