Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10, and your plans for honouring a special mom or mom figure in your life might look a little different, especially if your usual routine is to go out to brunch, lunch, or dinner at a Vancouver restaurant.
In the past few weeks, with restaurants across the region pivoting to adapt to life during social distancing, many have come up with incredible menus available for take-out or delivery, including some options that have a DIY component for adventurous home cooks. (Pro tip: Don't make mom cook her own celebratory meal - unless that's something she really loves to do, and she's approved the plan ahead of time.)
With some planning, you can make Mother's Day a special day with brunches, dinners, and treats you can order up and enjoy right in your own home, or - weather willing - on your patio or in a park. Check out the incredible packages and items available to help you celebrate Mother's Day from Vancouver restaurants. Take note, some have order-by dates, so make sure not to miss out.
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine
The upper Kitsilano restaurant is offering special Temaki Sets for Mother’s Day that offer a fun, get-together activity for families who want to make their own sushi cones at home. Each set features enough fresh ingredients, wasabi and nori to make eight temaki and are available in both Regular (Salmon, Cucumber, Mango, Snow Kani, Spicy Tuna, Kaiware) and Premium (Bluefin Chutoro, Kani, Cucumber, Botan Ebi, Hotate, Kaiware) formats with Tobiko, Ikura and Caviar also available as add-ons. Pre-orders for the Premium Temaki Sets can be made until Wednesday, May 6 at 5 p.m. and for the Regular Temaki sets until Saturday, May 9 at 5 p.m. by calling the restaurant at 604-731-9378. Sets are available for pickup on Mother’s Day from 4 to 8 p.m. with limited delivery also available on the West Side Order by calling 604-731-9378.
Swing by AnnaLena's ‘Strange Times Take Away’ this Sunday to stock up on all the supplies you will need for a successful Mother's Day brunch at home. Order either cooked pancakes or some ready-to-cook ricotta pancake batter to take home, along with garnishes for your pancakes, syrup, cooked bacon and sausage. $19 per person, limited quantities available.
As a special edition of St Lawrence's new ‘à la Maison’ menu features, the Mother’s Day menu gives guests a way to show their love to the special mothers in their lives by letting them take a night off and treating them to a menu that includes Slow-Baked Salmon with Ratatouille and Basil Pistou, Maple Dinner Rolls with Cretons & Mustard, Niçoise Salad with Albacore Tuna, Potato Gratin Dauphinois, Lemon Tart with Meringue and a special additional gift of housemade Chocolate Truffles. The menu is available for one day only for $55 per person plus tax and can be ordered in advance on the St. Lawrence website.
Treat mom to Le Feast or Le Grand Feast with Mimosas. Nuba has their two popular feasts with the addition of a bottle of Prosecco and 500ml of freshly squeezed orange juice. Both packages feed two adults and two children. Le Feast is $79 and is vegetarian, while Le Grand Feast is $109. Order online.
Toptable Group has put together a few gift suggestions from their newest take-away and delivery concept, Toptable2U Vancouver. To surprise Mom with flowers, choose a beautiful mixed bouquet of spring blooms to put a smile on her face. Or treat Mom to a pretty gift box that’s filled with an assortment of French-inspired sweets and treats. Just personalize a card that they have designed for this special occasion by emailing your note to firstname.lastname@example.org
Odd Society Spirits
Odd Society Spirits is launching a new online bottle shop filled with local spirits, liqueurs and personal-use hand sanitizer just in time for Mother’s Day. In celebration of mom, the East Van craft distillery has partnered with two local makers to create the Time For Mom Kit with chocolates from Drunken Chocolatier, shrubs from Mixers and Elixirs and spirits from Odd Society Spirits. There are two kits available; one with the distillery’s award-wining Prospector Rye and the other with fan-favourite Wallflower Gin, both priced at $60 and include a cocktail recipe. Orders can be placed online.
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Fairmont Pacific Rim's Executive Chef Damon Campbell has designed a four-course ready to enjoy lunch or dinner, designed to savour in the comfort of home. Available for $49 per person (two person minimum) on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10, through contactless take-away or delivery. Find the complete menu for the Mother’s Day Meal Kit here. For the ultimate experience, a gift package is available inclusive of a Mother’s Day meal for two paired with Moët et Chandon Rosé Impérial, two champagne flutes, Vancouver Candle Co candle, Bathorium bath bomb, sugarfina champagne bears, and mother’s day greeting card. The package is available for $260. Pre-orders can be made for take-away through Tock
"A Day in Paris - Mother's Day Afternoon Tea" will be available in both Faubourg locations on Friday (May 8) and Kerrisdale on Saturday and Sunday (May 9 & 10) for $60 each. The packages includes mini sandwiches, pastries, and scones. Order via email: email@example.com.
Coho's online market is offering six curated boxes featuring items from small local food producers. Find the ideal combo for the sweet tooth, health nut, or famers' market devotee mom in your life.
Vancouver's own White Spot is teaming up with one of B.C.'s most-beloved sparkling wines, Stellar's Jay, for a stellar Mother's Day heat-and-serve brunch kit. The restaurants will be offering waffle combos Friday through Sunday, available via phone pre-order from your nearest location. Add on a bottle of Stellar's Jay Brut, or a bottle with either orange or grapefruit juice for some at-home mimosas.
Tojo-san wanted to offer a family experience he enjoys with his own family in their home. It's a fun-filled interactive affair that offers an opportunity to connect and be creative. The Mother’s Day Temaki Kits come complete with fresh seafood, perfectly prepared sushi rice, nori, seasonal vegetables, sauces and garnishes. There will be two kits; each designed to create 7-10 rolls (a meal for two people). Included with each kit are recipe suggestions and tips. The Classic Kit ($64) has eight kinds of fresh seafood like Albacore tuna toro and Hokkaido scallop, while the Opulence Kit ($138) offers an elevated premium seafood experience, like local spot prawns and Hokkaido snow crab. The kits will be available for pickup on May 10, between 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Only a limited number of kits will be made available, pre-order is required by May 8. There are add-ons like seafood dishes, and sparkling wine or sake (each 40% off the menu price).
Say Mercy led the way for many Vancouver restaurants to set up a take-out menu; their Staff Meal program features heat-and-serve items, and an incredible giving component. But the Fraser St. restaurant also wants to make sure life feels as ‘normal’ as possible for families looking to celebrate Mother's Day. So they are turning a ‘Stay Home Mother’s Day’ into a Luxury Resort for Mom, and have put together options for Mother’s Day Breakfast/Brunch, Mother’s Day Dinner, and Mother’s Day Gift Sets that hopefully mean you don’t have to look much further to pamper the Mom in your life. The Gift Sets are Wine and Flower combos geared towards brightening her day and making space for some me time. The wine comes in three selections (rosé, white, bubbles) and the flowers are provided by Gloria at The Flower Factory. Details about what each box holds and ordering are online. The meal boxes are designed to feed four people. Orders are for pick-up the day before Mother’s Day (Saturday May 9) at Say Mercy between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Cooking instructions will be included.
East Van Roasters
Beloved Vancouver social enterprise, East Van Roasters is opening its new online shop filled with its freshly roasted coffee, hand-crafted chocolates, quality cakes from Hazl and boutique flower arrangements from Front Yard Flower Co. just in time for Mother’s Day. These three female operated businesses have thoughtfully selected a limited offering of beautiful gifts that can be ordered in advance for mom to enjoy on her special day. Flowers, cakes, chocolates and coffee from these three local artisans are available now for preorder with pick-up or delivery on May 8, 9 and 10. Mother's Day exclusives include cakes and treat boxes, and they have their regular pastries and bean-to-bar chocolate, too. Orders can be placed online. Your Mother’s Day gift from East Van Roasters will help support the work the Portland Hotel Society does to remove barriers for women in the community.
This Mother’s Day bring home the experience of Boulevard’s Signature Seafood Boil. Expect to impress with this exclusive multi-course package featuring piles of premium seafood, an array of sides and a decadent seasonal dessert. This indulgent and interactive meal is designed to feed two adults and is available for $129 with the option to add additional portions of seafood. Simply boil the fresh seafood, then spread the eats across the table. Cooking and serving instructions are included from Executive Chef Roger Ma. Rely on parings from General Manager and Sommelier, JP Potters. Don’t forget the flowers; you can complete your gift with a spring bouquet of tulips and chrysanthemums for $30. Packages must be pre-ordered by May 6 via Tock for pick-up or delivery on Saturday, May 9, between noon and 5 p.m.
Commercial Drive's vibrant Havana is offering the Ultimate 'Dìa de las Madres' Brunch, featuring their secret weapon for the perfect at-home Hollandaise. Mix and match two items for $28 (with a great kid-friendly add-on option). You can throw in a Mimosa Kit or a Caesar Kit, too. Place your orders via Tock. Pick-up and delivery available.
The Commercial Drive bakery will have some special Mother's Day sets available to order online and pick-up at the shop, like their shortbread cookie boxes.
Celebrate moms and all mother figures this Mother’s Day with Miku’s special Aburi To-Go Mother’s Day Bento. Available for pre-order online starting May 1 for pick-up on May 8 and 9 at Miku (70-200 Granville Street), the special bento is $75 per duo and includes chef’s choice of seasonal sashimi, Miku’s signature Aburi “flame-seared” Oshi Sushi, roll sushi, braised beef shank, Brussel sprout chips, and petit green tea opera cake. You have the option of adding on a bottle of sake or wine, such as a sparkling by local Bella Vineyards or Black Hills Nota Bene Red Blend.
Bring a taste of Glowbal’s famous 100+ item Brunch Buffet home with you for an impressive Mother's Day. The epic offering is $60, serves two (very hungry) people, and is available on Sunday, May 10. It's got Bennies, a "carving station," pastas, fresh seafood, salads, and mini-pastries. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-order for Mother’s Day pick-up at anytime, it will also be available on all delivery sites and apps (DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Skip The Dishes). Add an additional Mimosa Kit (bottle of bubbly and OJ) for $30.
Mon Paris Pâtisserie owner and pastry chef Elena Krasnova has created a sweet collection with mom in mind that can be delivered to her door, or collected at the shop (4396 Beresford St., Burnaby). The Mon Paris Mother’s Day Collection features delightful chocolates and gorgeous cakes with floral flavours and motifs. Whimsical selections include a chocolate flower pot or teacup, cakes, or gift sets. Orders can be placed online. Mother’s Day items will be delivered on May 8, 9 and 10. Delivery is available to Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster and Vancouver, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm with a minimum order of $20 and at least one day’s notice prior to delivery. Delivery is free for orders of $40 or more. A flat delivery fee of $10 will be added to orders under $40 at the time of ordering.
The Lazy Gourmet
The Lazy Gourmet has two special menus for two or more people. They're offering: A Breakfast Charcuterie for Two ($45) which includes maple salmon, eggs, pickled onions, grilled asparagus, sliced tomatoes, capers, dill cream cheese, pickled beets, roasted peppers, and rye crisps and Brunch for Two ($75) which includes granola with honey and yogurt; arugula salad; asparagus, leek and feta quiche served with mini latkes; and lemon meringue cupcakes. People have the option to add a special Grandma Faye’s Cinnamon Sour Cream Loaf ($25), as well as a mimosa-making-kit (Sparkling wine & fresh squeezed orange juice) for $45 and local BC wine options, such as Joie Rosé for $30. Orders can be placed online for delivery or pick-up by Thursday, May 7 for pick-up on May 9 or 10.
Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar
Make it a swanky, indulgent Mother's Day with a dinner for four to six people that you put together yourself at home. Priced at $380, you'll get Hy’s Famous Cheese Toast; Classic Caesar Salad; Roast Prime Rib of Beef; and Bananas Foster. Please pre-order by Thursday, May 7 via their website or by phone at 604-683-7671.
Railtown's Belgard Kitchen has two ways to spoil Mom on Mother's Day - brunch or dinner. For the a.m., spoil her with a sampling board of their favourite brunch dishes, with add-ons like kid-friendly French Toast, a Signature Caesar kit, or a bottle of bubbly. Dinner comes with choice of mains, with add-ons like kid-friendly grilled cheese and tomato soup, foundue for two, and drinks. Order via Tock.
This Mother’s Day, Ladurée has a limited-edition macaron box ($28 for 6 and $55 for 12), inspired by spring flowers. The beautiful, stury box will definitely be keepsake-worthy. In addition, many beautiful cakes, in individual and large sizes are available to celebrate mom, including Ladurée's famous Ispahan, Saint Honoré Rose Raspberry, Fraisier, and many more. For brunch, try Laduree’s rose croissant or other pastry offerings. Preorders are now open for delivery in Vancouver online.
The Mother's Day brunch special from Vancouver breakfast star Café Medina can be ordered online and will be delivered for free (within Vancouver) on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10. A limited number of packages are available for each of the four available delivery times. All orders must be placed by May 5. There are 3 menu options, each of which will include one floral arrangement and a "mimosa kit" consisting of a bottle of Chandon California Brut and 500ml of freshly squeezed orange juice. $125 for 2 or $175 for 4 people.
East Vancouver’s Dachi has created a special Sparkling for Mom Box for Mother’s Day. The box, $65, includes two of Dachi’s famous buttermilk biscuits with a caramel dipping sauce, bouquet of fresh flowers, freshly squeezed OJ, and a bottle of Bella’s new 2019 Sparkling rosé. It can be preordered online for pick-up at 2297 East Hastings Street or delivery on Sunday, May 10.
In celebration of Mother's Day, Chef Enrico of Sopra Sotto be preparing a special take-away menu on Sunday, May 10. The dinner includes pasta, your choice of main, bread, sides, dessert, and add-ons. Available for pick-up between 4 and 7 p.m. at either of their locations (East Vancouver or Burnaby Heights. Orders can be placed through their website, starting Friday, May 1.
Temper Chocolate and Pastry
Temper has partnered up with Tightrope Winery Grab a Mother’s Day basket which includes one bottle of Tightrope Viognier 2018, one bottle of Tightrope Syrah 2017 and six pieces of chocolate caramels for $80. In addition, the West Vancouver pastry and treat shop will have three special tarts for pre-order and pick-up: Lemon Tart with vanilla Bavarian cream, Vanilla marscapone mousse with caramel crémeux, and 70% chocolate crémeux with 70% ganache topper. Order their Mother’s Day specials online and pick-up on May 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
David Hawksworth’s Bel Café has teamed up with local small businesses The Cross Décor & Design, East Van Jam, and Celsia Floral to create a selection of thoughtful gifts that will show mothers how much they mean and in turn support local charity Cause We Care Foundation. The 'Love Local' Mother’s Day Gift Bag includes a curated selection of treats for mom including: four freshly baked buttery Bel croissants along with a jar of East Van Jam; from The Cross Décor & Design, a mini heart design 100% cotton tea towel and a mini tin Voluspa macaron scented candle; and from Celsia Floral a delightful hand-tied bouquet of pretty pink tulips. The cost of the gift bag is $75 plus tax, contactless pick up and delivery options are available and 100% of proceeds will benefit Cause We Care Foundation.
Gotham Steakhouse & Bar
Tuck into a feast from Gotham. Their special menu serves four people and is priced at $380. The dinner includes: Cheese Toast; Organic Mixed Greens with smoked salmon and shirmp; Pork Tenderloin with scalloped potatoes and sugar snap peas; and Strawberry Shortcake. Please pre-order by Thursday, May 7 via website or phone at 604-605-8282.
Cardero’s Mother’s Day Special for four ($79) is available for Sunday, May 10.You'll get: Full sized quiche with fresh herbs, gruyere and caramelized onions; Spring green salad with sherry vinaigrette; and Build-Your-Own fresh strawberry short cake for dessert - step-by-step instructions are included. Preorder online or via phone at 604-669-7666.
Secret Garden Tea
Pick up a high-tea for two from this popular Vancouver tea spot and enjoy it together. If you're apart, have it delivered separately and enjoy together virtually over video chat. View the full menu online, and pick-up on May 9 or 10.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Celebrate Mother’s Day with special Chocolate Packages from Rocky Mountain Chocolate, available online. Both the small and large packs include an assortment of beautiful chocolates, including their "Mom Bark" which is a handcrafted milk chocolate bar with white chocolate and edible rose petals. Free delivery is included within 10km of their Robson Street location in Vancouver.
Fable Diner has some nice perks for meals ordered on Mother's Day, like a Sangria Kit add-on, a Mimosa package, and some great kid options, too. They have a $40 brunch package available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner for $50 from 3 to 7 p.m.
This article originally appeared on May 1, 2020 and has since been updated with new information.