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Fresh sheet: Here are 9 Vancouver restaurants ready to fuel your weekend eating

Coming in hot: Some killer new options for take out that will have you covered from brunch to dinner
St. Lawrence a la Maison is launching Friday, April 3. Photo courtesy St. Lawrence Restaurant

Welcome to another "Fresh Sheet" update featuring take out and delivery options from restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and more across Metro Vancouver.

In the past day since I last issued a Fresh Sheet, I've heard from several businesses who have launched new menus and programs, as well as those who are just reaching out to let me know they're still cooking for pick up or delivery. 

Some really exciting stuff: St. Lawrence is now doing multi-course meal kits of their incredible Quebecois fare (with great wine add-on options). Belgard Kitchen and Cafe Medina are launching brunch take-out, if you've been missing that fantastic weekend tradition. And one of Vancouver's newer spots, Oca Pastificio, has opted to re-open their restaurant to create take-out dishes and meals for you. Plus a ton more.

There's some damn awesome stuff happening with Vancouver's incredible restaurants right now, and if you can, please support them. They won't all survive.

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:

Additionally, please use the excellent website Breaking Bread to connect directly to restaurants and order food, as well as 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. 

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, April 3, 2020

Absinthe Bistro

Commercial Drive's charming French bistro is still cooking. They are doing take-out orders Wednesday-Sunday, with pick-up time from 5-8 p.m. Place your order from their daily menu online anytime or call them at 604-566-9053 from 2-7:45 p.m. Absinthe has fixed price multi-course menus, or a la carte options, plus desserts and wines.

Belgard Kitchen 

We are awaiting the fresh details, but heads up, Belgard Kitchen is kicking off weekend brunch take-out. We'll update here as soon as we get the info. You can follow them on IG if you want to keep tabs on when they make the official announcement. 



Enjoy your favourites in the comfort of your home, we are now available on @doordash for DELIVERY!

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Cardero’s in Coal Harbour is now offering take-out with curbside pick-up. The menu consists of Guests’ favorites from Cardero’s, as well as wine and Red Truck Beer. This menu is available everyday from noon-8 p.m. Order online, by phone at 604-669-7666, or in-person at a safe distance. BONUS: They are offering 25% discount for healthcare workers and first responders (please bring badge or work ID to claim the discount), and will be donating 10% of their signature salmon dish sales to The Food Bank.

Cafe Medina

Who else misses brunch? Brunch classics, a new family of flatbreads, and a dinner of Tajine de Poulet for two are coming up from Cafe Medina, who are launching their takeout program today. Available for pick-up and for delivery (via SkipTheDishes). Also: Check out the grocery section, if you need staples like hummus, tomato sauce, eggs, waffles, or bacon.

Oca Pastificio

This small and new pasta restaurant is fairly new on the scene, and while they opted to close up for a spell, they've just re-opened for takeout. Call 672-999-3309 from noon to 5 p.m. to order and pick up at the restaurant from 5 to 8 p.m.

Secret Garden Tea

Secret Garden Tea has created a special "Keep Calm and Carry Out" Takeout menu. Enjoy "High Tea To Go" and other delicious goodies right from your own home. Takeout hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Pre-order online in advance by 10 p.m. the night prior to pickup. No drop-in orders are available. Takeout orders are cashless, curb-side pickup. 

St. Lawrence


⚜️Coming soon

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Chef J-C Poirier and his team are now making homespun Québécois meals for pick-up that will also support a local charity. St. Lawrence à la Maison, which debuts today (April 3) features rotating weekly menus of packages that include mains, side dishes, house-baked rolls and dessert for $47 per person plus tax (veg options available). Partial proceeds from the sale of each meal will be donated directly to Union Gospel Mission. Pre-order online Wednesdays through Saturdays while quantities last — with a special additional Easter Meal service offered on Sunday, April 12 and Monday, April 13. Pick up at the restaurant (269 Powell Street) from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Select bottles of red and white wine can also be added to any order, and guests are invited to enroll in the St. Lawrence Wine Club, which allows members to purchase six bottles of wine — one sparkling, one rosé, one white and three reds — straight from the St. Lawrence cellar.

Water St. Cafe

This Gastown veteran restaurant is doing take-out and delivery every day (including brunch daily!) along with wine. Feast on their burgers, pastas, entrees, and of course brunch staples like pancakes, scrambles, and hash. 

Whiskey Six BBQ

Craving a BBQ spread with all the fixins? Whiskey Six will delivery - via DoorDash or SkipTheDishes. Brisket, burgers, pulled pork, chicken, fries, slaw, and mac, right to your door. 

V.I.A. now has 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 ([email protected]) 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.