The COVID-19 crisis has forced some Metro Vancouver restaurants to close their doors altogether, but others have risen to the occasion, keeping you fed and keeping people working.
B.C. Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry continues to urge us to support restaurants if and when we can by ordering take-out and delivery. Restaurants and carrier services have implemented contactless delivery measures as well, to further promote social distancing, even when heading to your doorstep with food and drinks.
When it comes to drinks, this has been the first week since a new law was enacted on Sunday allowing restaurants to offer canned or bottled alcohol to be sold with food purchases. Further, some small brewers and beverage-makers have banded together to launch Beer Van, a same-day delivery service in Vancouver proper.
This week, V.I.A. launched a special new 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll connect you to our easy online submission form.
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
- Fresh sheet: 9 more Metro Vancouver restaurants with take-out or delivery solutions right now
- Fresh sheet: 13 Vancouver restaurants offering take out and delivery options (March 23)
- B.C. craft beer in crisis: How to support your local brewery during the COVID-19 outbreak
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.
Fresh sheet for Friday, March 27, 2020:
Meal kits! Bread! Lunch boxes! Wine! Beer! Our online shop is up, you can pre-order everything for pick-up tomorrow! And were hustling to get you a delivery option soon! ❤️ Link in profile. . . . . . . . . . #deliveryyvr #yvreats #scoutmagazine #liviabakeryyvr #livsweetly
The Commercial Drive bakery and cafe/restaurant has created take-out meal kits.
Announcement Time!🚨🚨🚨 As you probably know we voluntarily shut Como amidst the COVID-19 crisis. We appreciate all the support from our loyal fans with heartfelt messages and purchasing Gift Cards. We are now offering a piece of Como to pick up and take home! 🇪🇸🇪🇸 We are offering a menu of our Conservas and a menu of selected wines available to go! Food must be purchased according to BC law, so Conservas must be part of your order. All of our perishable inventory was donated to our staff and to some other restaurants who are still doing takeaway around town. In an effort to sell some of our other inventory to help us make it to the other side of this crisis, we are offering these at big discounts 💥💥💥 The link is in the profile, or you can order from our website. The Conservas are non perishable and will last a very long time, in fact they get better with age! Conservas, if not familiar, are premium tinned seafood from Spain. In Spain only the best seafood is tinned, and enjoyed all year round! The wines we have selected are from our list and offered at 35-60% off! Want Sherry or Vermouth? Please let us know, we have lots! We will be taking the most precautions with health and safety, therefore, pick up times will be twice weekly for now, and contactless payment will be implemented. Any questions, or requests for something not on the menu, DM us here, or email email@example.com . Gracias!! 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸
Mount Pleasant's acclaimed Spanish tapas bar closed their doors, but have opened a window - a window of opportunity, that is. While they donated their perishables, they are bow offering conservas (tinned goods) and wine, with twice weekly pick-up times. Order HERE.
You don't need to be without Ladurée's beautiful Parisian macarons and pastries when you're on lockdown. They're delivering throughout Metro Vancouver right now.
Farm-to-table Farmer's Apprentice in South Granville and their sibling wine bar have created a line-up of dishes available for daily pre-order.
hello, Our model is simple. We take orders at 8 am. We cook all day. And we offer same day pickups. And we get to employ some of our staff while offering food to staff who have been laid off - both ours and others. We offer a platform for you to pay for a meal for someone in need (a “Suspended Meal” and we distribute it on your behalf at the end of the week) Staff Meal is for anyone who needs to eat. It may have been born from our interest in taking care of our own and of our industry, but it’s made to serve anyone who can benefit from a healthy, affordable, meal. We want to feed as many people as possible. If you are in need of a “Suspended Meal” please call/dm us for more info! All purchases are required $2 donation that will be donated to @vanfoodbank at the end of the week. “We are excited to be joining the Staff Meal Initiative started by @saymercyyvr” Thank you for your continuous support. Stay safe, healthy & pray... - Pampanga’s Cuisine Management
Filipino spot Pampanga has joined the "Staff Meal" movement launched by Say Mercy/The Mackenzie Room. Order HERE.
We do take-out and free delivery. ♥️ All Take-Out orders will be offered at 10% OFF price. ♥️ We’re offering free delivery as well. 🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵 ->Over 30$, Cash Only, Weekends Only, within a 6km & West Vancouver Only. ⏰Business hours 11:30~20:00 ☎️Phone number 604-912-0288 Tenton hopes everyone to be safe from COVID-19. Thank you #westvancouver #japanesefood #japaneseramen #tonkatsu #ambleside #delivery #takeout #togofood
This recently-opened West Vancouver ramen restaurant does take-out and offers free delivery.
To our valued customers, As we navigate these uncertain and challenging times together, we would like to thank those who have continued to support us. In joining Canada’s fight against the spread of COVID-19, Chinatown BBQ will only be offering take-out and delivery service through Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Fantuan. Our dine-in food service has been temporarily suspended until further notice. Our commitment to the well-being of our staff, valued customers, and our community has lead us to this decision. Throughout the ongoing developments we have been diligently adhering to the advice of federal and provincial health agencies. The Province of BC had announced a Public Health Emergency and we want to do our part in flattening the curve. Please keep well and we thank you again for your support. Chinatown BBQ
Chinatown's go-to spot for succulent Chinese BBQ meats, sides, and more has take-out options available, as well as delivery.
After much consideration and hard work behind the scenes, we are finally launching BVLD Provisions - a new product line to take home, carefully curated by @chefalexchen + @chefrogerma. Starting today, you can place your order for individual items or as a pack via @tockhq (link in bio). The Provision Pack includes a variety of house made soups, sauces and sides to accompany a mix of premium proteins. We know it has been hard for our staff and our hospitality friends. We are especially appreciative to all our front line workers for working countless hours to keep us safe and so we are offering a 25% discount to front line workers. The discount will be applied with a valid ID. We will donate $2 to the Food Bank order as well as working on providing our staff with meals at cost once our online store is set up. The site will also allow people to buy a meal to donate to our friends in need. Make it your own. Skip the prep. Enjoy the cooking. #blvdprovisions #weareinittogether #strongertogether #foodconnectspeople #igersvancouver #dishedvan #vanmagram #604eats #curiocityvan #downtownvancouver #vancouverfoodie #vancitybuzz#dailyhivevan #curiocityvan #vancityeats #yvreats #yvrfoodie #vancouvereats #scoutthis #blvdyvr #communityfirst#teamblvd #teamblvdyvr #strongertogether #vancouverbc #locallove #vancouverisawesome #viawesome #blvdprovisions.
Vancouver's award-winning Boulevard has created BLVD Provisions. Order individual items or Provision Packs - carefully curated packages designed for up to a week of dining. Plus, front line workers are eligible for a 25% discount. With each order Boulevard will donate $2 to the Vancouver Food Bank, shoppers will also have the opportunity to make a personal donation to the food bank or to purchase a meal for an unemployed restaurant worker. Boulevard will also be offering a selection of wine, beer and spirits for pick up. Order HERE.
Let us do the Friday cooking for you. Pre-order a ROAST DINNER MEAL KIT BEFORE NOON tomorrow for same day pick up in store! Meals are served hot and ready to eat! Link in bio to order. @meatandbread . PORCHETTA DINNER MEAL KIT - $32 Serves 2-3 Sliced Roast Porchetta with Salsa Verde & Crackling Roasted Fennel & Carrots Roasted Garlic Potatoes . ROAST CHICKEN DINNER MEAL KIT - $32 Serves 2-3 5 Roast Chicken Thighs Roasted Fennel & Carrots Roasted Garlic Potatoes . Link in bio to order! @meatandbread . #MeatandBread #MealKits
Meat & Bread is open for take-out and delivery. They've also created Roast Dinner Meal Kits, available for pre-order.
Ignite is donating $5 for every full-size pizza sold to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank right now.
Kitsilano's Beehive has launched free delivery for the west side of Vancouver.