Looking for a break from your new everyday cooking routine? Shake things up in your "quarantine kitchen" by ordering in breakfast or brunch, and support local restaurants.
We've rounded up a few excellent options for bringing home the bacon...and eggs. Or a vegan brunch, too! There are plenty of options for your next at-home morning meal courtesy a Vancouver restaurant's pick-up or delivery service. Bonus: Many restaurants are also offering boozy add-ons and cocktail kits, so you can still enjoy those brunchtime libations.
It's been quite a few months for Breakfast Table. Not long after re-locating to the old Ouisi Bistro spot on South Granville they shut their doors due to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, as of April 17, the all-day breakfast spot will be delivering some of their signature eats via DoorDash, Wednesday to Sunday.
One of Vancouver's most beloved daytime spots is downtown's Cafe Medina. They are currently offering pick up via Tock or Ritual and delivery via Foodora and Skip the Dishes, Wednesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They're also selling grocery items via their online store, so you can stock up on their famous Liege waffles, lavender syrup, sauces and more.
Fraser Street's all-day brunch spot is open daily from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for orders. Call the restaurant at 604-336-9301 for pick-up, or order online for delivery through apps like DoorDash, Skip the Dishes, and Uber Eats.
Local is offering curbside pick-up and delivery via DoorDash from their Kits and Gastown locations, though the only official brunch-y dish is their Breakfast Sandwich. However, if you order from their "Corner Store" marketplace, you will find all you need to put together Eggs Benedict for two, or an epic "Farmer's Breakfast" of eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, and toast - you do the cooking. Don't forget - you can also order an El Caesar kit to spice up your brunch with an at-home cocktail.
Brunch is an every day thing for this veteran Gastown restaurant. Brunch items are served daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from the Water St. Cafe. Order directly from their webpage for contactless take-out or online through delivery partners Uber Eats and Foodora.
This Vancouver all-day breakfast and lunch diner-style spot began offering a limited menu this week. You can hit up The Baisc from Thursday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for take out orders (pickup only) at their location at 3048 Main St. They'll be starting out small, with a menu featuring dishes like omelettes and Bennies, pancakes, French Toast, and a veggie hash, as well as soup and a daily sandwich and burger option.
The Yaletown outpost of the Alberta-born OEB all-day breakfast spot is offering take out and delivery. Their epic menu is condensed, but still offers a number of their decadent breakfast poutines as well as their three-egg "scramblettes," plus waffles, French Toast, and sandwiches. Get delivery via Doordash or order direct from the restaurant for pick-up.
This vegetarian and vegan-friendly eatery is continuing to offer take-out and delivery, including an extensive breakfast menu, so you can still enjoy their Bennies, hashes, toasts, and more from your own home. Add on a Caesar kit, too!
Great news, breakfast lovers! Yolk's now has their Hastings location running to offer take-out and delivery, in addition to their West Broadway outpost. And yes, their regular menu is available, so that means all the Bennies with all those options for trimmings.
Main Street's modern mainstay for vegan Mediterranean eats includes brunch dishes on their menu. Look for their "all-day breakfast" options when ordering online for pick-up or delivery.
Mount Pleasant's upscale diner is still slinging things like their Trucker's Breakfast and signature Pork Pancakes - and more. Check out their online menu to see what they've got and how to get it, as well as their option to help feed frontline workers.
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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.
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.