Prefer parks to patios? There are plenty of Vancouver restaurants that aim to have you covered.
Along with masks and hand sanitizer, perfect picnic bundles seem to be high on the must-haves list for Vancouverites this year.
We've already tipped you off to the beautiful bundles being put together by Vancouver's Ladurée, Chancho, Dachi, and the Vancouver Aquarium have up for grabs. Now we've got a few more to add to your list to check out before summer slips away.
For two weekends in August you can order up a tantalizing sweet and savoury spread from Beaucoup. The Picnic Brunch Box is designed to be shared by two pastry lovers, and includes a Maple Ham Cheese Scroll, Croque Madam Bun, Strawberry Brioche, Banana Caramel Scroll, and a BC Blueberry Pancake Croissant. Does that sound incredible or what? Get your orders in fast; pre-orders are accepted until 5 p.m. on Fridays for pick up on August 15 and 16 and 22 and 23. Pre-orders can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 2150 Fir Street, Vancouver
Stanley Park might be the perfect picnic spot in Vancouver, and now one of its premiere dining destinations has debuted a new Picnic in the Park program. And for this one, you don't have to lift a finger - not even to set out a blanket if you don't want to BYO. Available daily from noon to 10 p.m. guests can sit on checkered picnic blankets set up on the grassy areas outside the restaurant to enjoy an open-air meal of seasonal salads, sharing plates and casual entrees. Restaurant waitstaff will provide full service throughout the meal, and picnic stations will be spread out at least two metres apart to ensure physical distancing between parties and blankets will be laundered and sanitized thoroughly in between each use (but guests are welcome to bring their own blankets as well). The Teahouse's Picnic in the Park menu includes highlights such as a chef-selected Cheese and Charcuterie Board with warm olives and grilled baguette, Prawn Cocktail, Mediterranean Salad, and classic Fish & Chips. The lawn area is also fully licensed, so guests can partake in a selection of great-value beverages throughout their meal, including wine by the bottle starting at $29, local craft beers, and a selection of $8 cocktails like Pineapple Coconut Mojitos, Margaritas and Sangria made with fresh summer fruit.
Address: Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, Vancouver
Feed up to four people and indulge with their famous Memphis Feast, offering all their smoked meats and your favourite Southern staple sides. Cutlery will be provided. Served up with your choice of four pops for $90, six beers for $100, or a bottle of wine from their takeout list for $110. Memphis Blues says you can give them a call for more details and place your order for pick up at 604-215-2599.
Address: 1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver