More and more Vancouver restaurants are re-opening their kitchens to serve up dishes available for pick-up or delivery as a means to carry on during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. That means you can get your hands on some of the city’s favourite eats, like Phnom Penh’s award-winning Cambodian fare, HK BBQ Master’s legendary meats, and tacos and doughnuts galore.
Restaurant owners have approached operations from a number of new models – some are focusing on take-and-make kits, while others are rounding out their offerings with pantry and grocery items to help keep your fridge and cupboards stocked. While many restaurants are on board with existing food carrier companies, others are keeping it in-house, which means they’re limited to pick-up, or they’re trying out doing their own deliveries.
If you’re looking for a few places that have just launched new food takeout or delivery programs, here are a handful of note.
Fresh Sheet for Thursday, May 7, 2020
The best spot for Cambodian eats in Vancouver has recently re-opened for to-go orders. Operating 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, customers can call the Chinatown restaurant with their orders like Phnom Penh’s signature chicken wings, butter beef, and beef luc lac. We hear it’s pretty busy as usual, so you may still have to wait – just like usual! Phone: 604-682-5777 or 604-734-8898.
The Tacofino To-Go menu, along with cocktail kits, beer, and wine, launched May 5 for curbside pick-up or delivery via DoorDash, daily from noon to 8 p.m. out of their Kitsilano locations only. Taco fans will be happy to see tacos – and much more, like burritos, bowls, and kids’ items, as well as their nachos (take-and-bake style). The Tofino-born restaurant will also be offering family sized taco kits. Two dollars from the sale of each kit will be donated directly to the Vancouver Food + Beverage Relief Fund. Takeout or delivery orders can be made through DoorDash and online. For contactless pickup, pull into the parking lot behind Tacofino Kitsilano and call 604-620-8729 to have staff bring out orders.
The ultimate local spot for Chinese BBQ pork, duck, and soy sauce chicken is back! Everyone’s favourite parking lot of a Superstore foodie hot spot has re-opened for take-out. Get in line, and get your grub!
Vancouver’s The Flying Pig has recently launched to-go meals, available via Uber Eats or with pick-up from their Yaletown location only.
Vancouver’s popular Vietnamese vegetarian spot still has their restaurants closed, but they’ve just launched an online shop featuring their packaged items. Broths, rice noodles, rolls, and sauces (like vegan fish sauce!) are all available so you can build up your pantry at home and recreate some of your favourite meatless dishes. They’ve even got ice cream for dessert.
Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Lucky Taco re-opened for take-out, and they’re now dishing up tacos, burritos, and drinks from 4:40-8:30 p.m. daily. Order ahead online.
One of Granville Island Public Market’s most tantalizing vendors, L’Epicerie re-opened May 7 for to-go orders, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. They’ve got salads, rotisserie chicken, and frozen and other heat-and-serve options for bringing home.
49th Parallel/Lucky’s Doughnuts (Main St)
This is your “lucky” day! Lucky’s is doing online pre-orders for curbside pickup Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from their Main Street location. Get your hands on their doughnuts and cold drinks.
North Vancouver’s Winston had just opened when COVID-19 forced them to close down, but they recently have opened up to offer coffee and dinner to-go. Order online and pick-up from their Lonsdale Avenue cafe.
Though their Gastown location remains closed, Nemesis is offering “Dope 2 Go” food service out of their North Vancouver location. Available Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Dope Bakehouse (101 Carrie Cate Crt), you can pre-order brunch items online. You can also order coffee beans for pick-up from both locations.
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.
V.I.A. also 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.