By Jaclyn Hayward
We’re spending a lot of time catching up with friends and family outside, which means ordering takeout is a must. Richmond has so many delicious places to eat, here are some food options to try near great community parks.
Chef’s Playground Eatery at Steveston Community Park
12420 No 1 Rd
Transit: #170 bus to Moncton St @ No. 1 Rd
Seize the day and take your brunch to go, at this gem located just around the corner from Steveston Community Park. Mushroom lovers will enjoy the Avo Mushroom Benny on focaccia, served with a little crunch and great hollandaise. Steveston Community Park has off-leash dog areas, a water park and playground for the kids, and lots of trails to roam, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied after you’ve finished your bennies.
John 3:16 Malaysian and Minoru Park
6838 No. 3 Rd
Transit: No. 3 Rd @ Park Rd
Order the Beef Rendang, Sayur Lemak, some Roti Canai to share – and take it to go. John 3:16 has deliciously authentic Malaysian food just 12-minutes from Minoru park. Their online ordering page makes doing takeout super easy, so you can enjoy their food fresh and hot. Minoru Park has benches and grassy areas for you to spend an evening relaxing after good eats.
Matcha Café Maiko and Lang Neighbourhood Park
8279 Saba Rd #199, Richmond
Transit: Richmond-Brighouse Station Bay 5
Catch up with your bestie over sweet treats, and head to Matcha Café Maiko – a must-try for matcha lovers. Order the Maiko Special and enjoy the layers of tasty goodness including Shiratama Mochi, or keep cool and chat over other delectable desserts like shaved ice, soft-serve ice cream, or fraps. Matcha Café Maiko is right beside Lang Neighbourhood Park with plenty of tables, benches, and shade to relax in all afternoon. There’s even a toddler-friendly play structure and two ping pong tables to enjoy, so bring your paddles and stay awhile.
LA Chicken and King George Park
11780 Thorpe Rd, Richmond
Transit: No. 5 Rd Bus to Woodhead Rd
LA Chicken is a longstanding treasure to locals and visitors alike. With plenty of meal and combo options, you can order your fried chicken favourites like the 3-piece combo meal with fries, salad and gravy. Try one of their family meals, or order a 20-piece box with family-sized sides, then head across the street to King George Park. Set yourself up at a table and find the spray park and playground, all just five minutes away.
(They don’t have Instagram or a website. The chicken is so good, they don’t need it!)