By Jenni Sheppard
As we adjust to the social distancing and self-isolation required due to COVID-19, many of us are no longer able to venture out to our favourite restaurants.
For local restaurant owners, this drop in custom can be tough, but thankfully, there is a way you can help—by ordering takeout or delivery!
Happily, many great restaurants in the region have been able to pivot to takeout and delivery services, instead of opening to the public.
So to help you show your support for your local restaurants, we’ve put together this list of the best takeout and delivery options across Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley, Langley City and White Rock. Enjoy!
Dominion Bar + Kitchen (13475 Central Avenue | 604 330 0229)
This downtown hub’s mash-up menu aims to reflect unity in Canada’s community of nations. Their New Canadian menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients and includes burgers, wings, bowls, and cheesecake. Call for pick-up or get delivery through Uber Eats.
Ocean Park Pizza & Village Pub (12822 16 Avenue | 604 536 9654)
This cozy pub and pizza joint has been serving the community since 1978. Their home-cooked menu includes wings, sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, and of course their famous pizza! Call for pick-up or get delivery through Uber Eats or Skip The Dishes.
The Carvery Sandwich Shop (2430 King George Hwy, #102 | 778 294 6222)
These sandwiches are made fresh daily, with small-batch ingredients from local suppliers. Meats are seasoned, marinated, and roasted. Sandwiches include the West Coast Club, Mighty Hog Heaven, Motown Philly, and Lambwich Panini. Pick-up only. Call to order.
Mastro Pizza (1959 152 Street, #140 | 604 536 9800)
To serve the community with kindness, this local pizza place is offering free pizza within a 5 km radius for seniors, single mothers, people who are sick, and those with disabilities. Vegetarian and meat options available, until March 31. Call to order, from 2 pm to 7 pm.
Chutneys Indian Grill (16120 24 Avenue, #125 | 604 531 4455)
This fast-casual Indian eatery offers fresh street food, made by hand to order. Choose a burroti, bowl, or plate, then add chicken, steak, shrimp, beans, or tofu, with butter sauce, tikka masala, vindaloo or daal, plus toppings and chutneys. Order at Skip The Dishes or Uber Eats.
Afghan Kitchen South Surrey (16120 24 Avenue, #115 | 604 727 0070)
This family restaurant serves up homemade dishes from the heart of Kabul. All first responders and health care workers get 30% off on all orders, and there’s a 15% discount to anyone else who chooses to pick up. Call for pick-up or get delivery at Skip The Dishes or DoorDash.
My Shanti (15869 Croydon Drive | 604 560 4416)
This destination restaurant is an homage to the diversity and richness of Indian cuisine from renowned Chef Vikram Vij, with each dish chosen to represent the uniqueness of a particular region’s cuisine. Call to order pick-up with a 15% discount, or get delivery at DoorDash.
Hanaya Japanese Restaurant (2828 152 Street, #106) | 604 542 6311)
This unique restaurant full of cherry blossoms is offering a limited menu of delicious traditional Japanese food to pick up or takeout, including sushi rolls, nigiri, sashimi, miso soup, and sunomono salad. Call to order pick-up or get delivery at Skip The Dishes.
Porto Fino Express (14016 32 Avenue, #203 | 604 541 1113)
This Greek and Italian restaurant is offering free delivery and 10% off all pick-up orders. Their menu includes authentic Greek dishes like souvlaki and moussaka, as well as fresh Italian pasta and pizza. Call to order pick-up or delivery.
Batch Food (6280 202 St, #3 | 604 533 0700)
This meal-delivery company partners with local farmers and suppliers to bring soups, fresh salads and lunches, and desserts direct to your door. Their menu includes classic comfort food and seasonally inspired favourites. Order online at batchfood.com.
Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine (20563 Douglas Crescent | 778 278 3088)
This award-winning, authentic Thai restaurant offers fresh dishes of imported traditional and locally grown ingredients, like chicken cashew nut curry, pad thai, and red and green curry. Get 10% off on pick-ups and free home delivery on orders of $40+, within 5 km. Call to order.
Gossip Corner Cafe (5680 198th Street, #1A | 604 534 0095)
Need coffee or lunch? This hidden gem of a cafe has daily specials and serves fresh baked goods, burgers, quesadillas, beef dip, sandwiches, wraps, salads, mac and cheese, poutine, fries, and soups. Call to order pick-up or get delivery on Skip The Dishes or DoorDash.
Emilio Finatti Sicilian Pizzeria (20125 Fraser Highway | 604 510 5548)
This pizza joint serves thin crust and calzones, with imaginative names like the Dizzy D-Lux and Moro Orange. To limit contact, they will meet pick-up customers at their vehicles, and delivery customers can choose a no contact option. Call to order. Delivery is free.
The Fat Cow and Oyster Bar (20178 96 Ave, #4 | 778 298 0077)
This community restaurant is serving a special menu of family-style dinners served hot, heat-and-serve sides, and exceptional protein freezer packs, all for curbside pickup or delivery. Free dinners are available for delivery to seniors. Call to order.
Zythos Greek Mediterranean Grill (19828 Telegraph Trail | 604 888 8758)
This traditional restaurant serves up an extensive menu of the freshest ingredients. They are offering family-style dinners, including souvlaki, lasagna, Caesar salads, roast lamb, Greek salads, and spaghetti for pick-up or delivery. Free delivery within 5 km. Call to order.
Holy Falafel & Shawarma House (26426 56 Ave, Unit E | 604 607 0609)
These fast food joints serve authentic Lebanese, Egyptian, Turkish, and Israeli Middle Eastern street-fare, like fresh falafels, hot gas-seared chicken, beef and lamb shawarma, tabouleh, hummus, tahina, and baklava. Call to order pick-up or delivery.
Mon Paris Patisserie (delivering to Coquitlam from Burnaby | 604 564 5665)
This delicious bakery is offering chocolate, almond, hazelnut, cream cheese, or cottage cheese and tomato croissants, plus mushroom tarts, pear galettes, cherry turnover, fresh fruit Danish, delectable cakes, and a new Sakura macaron. And, they’ve just introduced freshly baked French baguettes! Call to order pick-up or delivery.
La Ruota (1168 The High Street | 604 474 1070)
This pizzeria serves hand-crafted, artisan, stone oven-baked, non-traditional, Neapolitan-style pizzas, like the Pollo Eccellente, Pastrami Di Manzo, and Montebello, plus all the classics. Order for pick-up or delivery on their website: laruota.ca.
Pasta Polo (2754 Barnet Highway | 604 464 7656 | 778-919-3327)
This Italian restaurant offers fresh-made organic pasta and brick oven pizza. Order their regular menu at Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Foodly. Or, contact them directly to order their new Take & Bake lasagna, cannelloni, meatballs, and manicotti.
More spots in Coquitlam:
C-Market Coffee Roastery and Kitchen
Locally sourced and seasonal ingredients that reflect the changing seasons and in-house, fresh roasted coffee beans available.
The Golden Boot
Handmade traditional Italian cuisine including U-Bake Lasagna and Cannelloni plus frozen house-made sauces.
Take-and out delivery of authentic Persian Cuisine.
Rio Brazillian Steakhouse
Traditional Brazilian meats and salads delivered to your door via Uber Eats and DoorDash.
Polito’s Latin Café
Latin American comfort food available for take-out and delivery via Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats.
Kulinarya Filipino Eatery
Take out and delivery via DoorDash of Filipino favourites made the traditional way.
Pho 777 Vietnamese Restaurant (15230 Russell Avenue | 604 385 0277)
This family-owned friendly neighbourhood restaurant is serving up an authentic Vietnamese menu, including spring rolls, wonton, calamari, subs, noodle soup, beef stew, spicy chicken, pork chops, and fried rice. Call for pick-up or delivery, or order at pho777.ca.
PGs Jamaican Restaurant (1387 Johnston Road | 604 541 7289)
This little place serves up big Jamaican flavours that will bring your taste buds to life, such as jerk chicken, plantains, cod fritters, Johnny cakes, oxtail, goat curry, ackee and saltfish, and stew. Call for pick-up or delivery, or order at pgsjamaicanrestaurant.com.
Taka’s Sushi (15208 Pacific Avenue | 604 538 8587)
This classic Japanese place is offering takeout for pick-up only. Choose from an extensive menu including miso soup, monkfish liver pate, peppered tuna tataki, sashimi, nigiri sushi, aburi sushi, and maki rolls, including Aloha Papaya and the Handsome Roll. Call to order.
Moby Dick Restaurant (15479 Marine Drive | 604 536 2424)
This classic fish and chip shop, open since 1975, is offering fresh Alaskan cod, Yukon Gold fries, a variety of seafood, and deep-fried desserts for pick-up at their takeout window. Drop by to order in person. Patrons are asked to respect social distancing while waiting.
To find more small, independent restaurants that are serving their communities in these unprecedented times, check Breaking Bread, a new online hub for showing your solidarity.
Main image courtesy of Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine.