We're in "Phase 2" of B.C.'s "restart" plan, which means some restaurants are opening up their doors - and patios - for dine-in customers now. However, a number of restaurants are just coming back online and getting cooking on their take-out and delivery options for the time being, stepping back into the marketplace.
Over the last few weeks, Vancouver restaurants have approached operations from a number of new models - some are focusing on take-and-make kits, while others are rounding out their offerings with pantry and grocery items to help keep your fridge and cupboards stocked. While many restaurants are on board with existing food carrier companies, others are keeping it in-house, which means they're limited to pick-up, or they're trying out doing their own deliveries.
If you're looking to spice up your take-out with some tried-and-true Vancouver restaurants that have gotten back in the game, check out these fresh options.
Fresh Sheet for Thursday, May 21, 2020
Granville Island's cheery Popina Canteen has reopened to offer a limited menu of sandwiches, burgers, and fries, along with their signature decked out Puffcream dessert. They've also got drinks, including wine, beer and bottled cocktails. Food is available for takeout, or delivery via Door Dash and Uber Eats, Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Just a stone's throw from Popina is the big yellow "grande dame" of dining at Granville Island, the veteran Bridges. They've just re-opened to offer take-out, with a menu that includes their seafood-centric classics like their Hot Seafood Caesar, Mussels & Fries, West Coast Chowder, and their reliable casual eats like pizzas, burgers, and fries. Call 604-687-4400 to order for pick-up and receive 20% off your food.
New West's beloved spot for Thai and Southeast Asian style street food (those chicken wings, though!) has recently fired up the stoves again to do delivery through SkipTheDishes and pick-up (available by calling the restaurant direct at 604-553-3855).
Downtown's spacious new spot for all-day brunch and coffee had just been open a few weeks when COVID-19 forced them to close down. But now Palate Kitchen is dishing up burgers, breakfasts, sweets, and drinks from their fresh take-out menu. Call them direct or order through Ritual for pick-up; delivery is through DoorDash and UberEats.
Kitsilano's popular French-Vietnamese spot, Linh Cafe, re-opened recently for take-out, offering a limited menu of basics, including red shrimp, a burger, noodles, and appetizers. Available Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please phone the restaurant at 604-559-4668 to place your order.
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:
- 11 Vancouver restaurants offering breakfast and brunch take-out or delivery
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Additionally, please use the excellent website Breaking Bread to connect directly to restaurants and order food, as well as purchase gift certificates and merchandise.
V.I.A. also has a special 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.
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.