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These East Van restaurants are uniting to offer an affordable meal plan to the community

The Silver Lining Initiative is a partnership between five East Vancouver restaurants to bring good food to the homes of their loyal customers.
Photo: Jamjar Canteen

Seeing local communities in Vancouver come together is one of the bright spots of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Silver Lining initiative is an example of what small businesses can achieve when they unite during this crisis.

In this new partnership, five restaurants in East Vancouver are offering cost-effective meals delivered safely to the homes of Vancouver residents. The collaborating restaurant partners include Jamjar Canteen, Kin Kao, Sopra Sotto, Bandidas Taqueria, and Dosanko.

In addition to their ties to the East Van neighbourhood, these local favourites also share a love for and commitment to their loyal customers and their local community.

Silver Lining’s biweekly and monthly meal plans provide rotating dishes for a balanced and flavourful diet. Each day is catered by one of the participating restaurants, which serve international cuisines spanning from Middle Eastern to Southeast Asian.

Those who subscribe to the Silver Lining meal plan can choose from 3 or 5 consecutive days of home delivery, with or without dessert. The participating restaurants will accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences as well.

You can also support local distilleries and craft breweries by adding signature spirits, cocktails, and artisanal beers to your meals. Local beverage partners include Strange Fellows Brewery, Odd Society, 33 Acres, Windfall Cider, and Odd Society.

Silver Lining’s delivery zone spans between Nanaimo & Oak and 41st and Hastings. If you are outside of this zone, message to discuss alternative delivery options.

For order placement and pricing, visit the Silver Linings Initiative.

Learn more about the restaurant partners below:


Photo: Jamjar Canteen

Jamjar Canteen is Lebanese food simplified, using only the freshest local ingredients and cooking with love.


Photo: Kin Kao

Kin Kao ('eat rice'), the bold flavours of their diverse and traditional Thai dishes are amplified by spices imported directly from Thailand combined with local ingredients.


Photo: Sopra Sotto

As believers of the Slow Food Movement, Sopra Sotto prepares their pizzas and pastas with care in the traditional Italian fashion—simple and made, “farmer style,” with fresh, seasonal ingredients.


Photo: Bandidas Taqueria

Bandidas Taqueria serves handmade, Mexican-inspired, vegetarian and vegan eats in the heart of East Van.


Photo: Dosanko

Following Japanese traditions of using what is around you, Dosanko serves Yōshoku-style, a “Japanized” interpretation of Western cooking, dishes with seasonally-inspired, local ingredients.

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