Taking-Out is the New Going-Out in Vancouver and the North Shore - West Coast Food

By Gail Johnson

With the closure of B.C. restaurants amid the spread of COVID-19, more and more eateries are getting creative when it comes to take-out and delivery.

Here’s a bunch on the North Shore and in Vancouver to check out so you can indulge at home while social distancing.

[For take-out in Burnaby, New Westminster and Richmond, click here.]
[For take-out in Coquitlam, Surrey, Langley and White Rock, click here.]

Vancouver’s North Shore

CC’s Chinese Restaurant 5020 Capilano Rd

Singapore-style noodles chow mein, bean cakes, lemon chicken, beef and broccoli and other Chinese classics are all available for delivery.

Olive & Anchor 6418 Bay St

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The Horseshoe Bay restaurant specializes in comfort food made of international flavours with a West Coast flair. Co-owner Lisa Kim is the chef, while her husband, Rick, handles operations. In the era of coronavirus, that means he’s personally delivering orders within a certain radius. Otherwise, people can call for take-out, with online ordering coming soon.

It’s offering daily specials with offerings like seafood cioppino, linguine pescatore, and family-size brandy-raisin bread pudding. Popular dishes on its regular take-out and delivery menu include Korean hot-stone bibimbop, beef Thai curry, and wild sockeye-salmon flatbread.

Bridge Brewing 1448 Charlotte Road

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It’s known for topnotch craft beer, but the brewery also makes all sorts of good eats: tacos, bacon twisty sticks, and buffalo chicken dip.

The Gull Bar & Kitchen 175 1st St East

This recently revamped locals’ favourite is serving up spicy fries, roasted veggies, chickpea salad, daily curry, steak frites, burgers and more for

Cilantro & Jalapeno Gourmet Mexican Foods 123 Carrie Cates Court

If your spring-break trip to Mexico was cancelled, at least you can enjoy authentic Mexican fare at home. From huevos rancheros to chimichanga, the Lonsdale Quay mainstay is open for take-out and delivery of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Chorizo taquitos, chicken chilaquiles, fish tacos, and chipotle veggie monster burritos are just some of the options to help you imagine you’re dining by the playa. Just add margaritas.

Hachiro Ramen Bar 140 16th St West

Little is more comforting that a bowl of noodle soup. Look for the restaurant’s feature “shmiso” ramen—a blend of miso and shoyu tare—which comes in tonkotsu (pork) and vegetarian versions. Besides several other varieties of the ramen, there’s also Japanese vegetarian fried rice (with king oyster, shimeji and enoki mushrooms), miso lemon kale salad with edamame and pickled daikon, Hachiro fries with cheese curds and beer curry. On weekends only, splurge on a miso lobster tail with dashi, garlic, chili strands, garlic chips, and pickled daikon.


Ancora 1600 Howe St

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The award-winning restaurant specializes in Peruvian cuisine with West Coast ingredients. Pick up dishes like big eye tuna and vegetarian ceviches; sea urchin or Hamachi sashimi. The mains, too, will make you swoon: consider steelhead trout with sakekasu potato puree, root vegetables, green olive and tomato vinaigrette or ling cod poached in white-wine aji tomato broth.

Belgard Kitchen 55 Dunlevy Ave

Freshly made cannelloni, pulled pork enchiladas, vegetable curry, juicy short ribs, tomato soup with grilled cheese are just some of the offerings available for take-out. Bonus: the restaurant has provided free meals to frontline health-care workers.

Bin 4 Burger Lounge 2996 Granville St

Premium BC beef takes the spotlight here; for extra indulgence, there’s the Bin 19 Big Dipper burger, with Brant Lake Wagyu. Other options? Lamb, pork, bison, ahi tuna, lamb, pork, tofu, chickpea/black bean, lentil/wild mushroom burgers, and more. There’s a kids’ menu, too.

Calabash Caribbean Bistro 428 Carrall Street

Transport yourself to the tropics with traditional, tasty dishes like jerk-marinated prawns, goat cheese salad with hot-pepper marinated mango, oxtail stew, fried ripe ginger plantain, and coconut dumplings. Vegans and vegetarians have plenty to choose from, from Trini fry bread with stewed chickpeas and tamarind to house-made roti stuffed with spicy veggies, ripe plantain, and coconut rundown sauce.

Cibo Trattoria  900 Seymour Street

Among the take-away options at the restaurant dedicated to rustic Italian fare are familia-style dinners for two, four or six (bread, salad, pappardelle with braised beef ragu), chicken scallopini, and dolce of the day) and Italian picnic for two: a selection of cured meats or cheeses, arugula salad, bread with olive oil and balsamic, and a daily dessert.

Burgoo Bistro 1100 Burrard St | 3096 Main St | 2272 W 4th Avenue | 3 Lonsdale Avenue (North Vancouver)

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It’s all about comfort here: think “darn good soups” (like mushroom medley and crab bisque) and soothing dishes like macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pie, beef bourguignon, and biscuits.

Kokomo 611 Gore Ave | 2028 Vine Street | 3270 Edgemont Blvd (North Vancouver)

The plant-based café focuses on deliciously nutrient-dense meals, like beet-poke macro bowl (with edamame hummus, pickled carrot, wasabi peas, and more); golden laksa noodles; hemp Caesar salad; and frozen acai bowl with berries, banana, raw granola, and toasted coconut. Add smoothies, hot tonics, and treats to complete.

Shiok 1716 Kingsway

Singapore cuisine is the thing. Order items like satay, tau pok (stuffed tofu puffs), otak otak (spicy minced fish cake grilled in banana leaf), beef rendang, “jook” chicken porridge, and bat kut the (peppery herbal pork soup with rice and Chinese pickled veggies).

Beetbox 1074 Davie St

The 100-percent plant-based restaurant has introduced new rice bowls to its lineup of “conscious comfort food”. Choose from Crispy Tofu Bowls (brown rice, avocado, crispy fried tofu, pickled radish, cucumber kimchi, sesame dressed broccoli, miso dressing), Taco Bowls (brown rice, avocado, spicy black beans, iceberg, ‘cheezy’ corn, pico de gallo, crispy corn tortilla, cashew sour cream), and Garden Bowls (brown rice, sprouted legumes, miso-roasted squash and carrots, chili ‘ ayo’, kale slaw, green goddess dressing, pumpkin seed dukkah).

Then there are signature items like its Fried Chick-un Sandwich and Chorizo Verde on a Bun.

Tojo’s Restaurant 1133 W Broadway

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Legendary chef Hidekazu Tojo is launching new take-away and delivery menu items that are nutritious and that showcase local, seasonal ingredients. Case in point: Tojo’s Chirashi Bowl, with albacore tuna, Pacific wild salmon, tamago, ikura, and tobiko with organic greens, wakame salad, red pepper, cucumber, avocado, and tomato.

Other fan favourites? Chef Tojo’s Spider Roll (with soft-shell crab, asparagus, and avocado in a cucumber sheet) and Spicy Tuna Roll, an inside-out spicy-tuna roll topped with tuna sashimi; wild Pacific Salmon Salad; and a Sushi Dinner for 2, ceviche-style Seafood Salad, Tuna Tataki, Nigiri, Unagi Avocado Roll, and more.

Three Quarters Full Café 1789 Comox Street

The West End coffeehouse and bakery is open for take-out, with ever-changing selections. Savoury dishes range from Taiwanese poutine (braised pork, cheese, fries, and green onion) to Taiwanese fried tofu. On the sweeter side, look for Past items have included fresh taro cake, black sesame Thai tea cake, black sugar souffle cheesecake pudding, mochi, and more.

Mumbai Local Restaurant 1148 Davie St

Find home-style Indian meals (known as dabba, consisting of rice, dal, a daily man and condiments), with takeout, delivery, and a subscription service.

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Memphis Blues | 1342 Commercial Drive | 430 Robson

Craving some comforting Southern Barbecue? Get a feast of tender brisket, pork ribs and other southern staples to enjoy on your patio, in your backyard, or make it a taste of summer indoors.

But wait, there’s even more!

Tourism Vancouver has compiled the extensive list below of many more restaurants with take-out and delivery options:

Vancouver Restaurants offering Take-Out

Boathouse RestaurantsMention Facebook offer and get 10% off
Ancora Dining
Ask for Luigi
Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe
Bella Gelateria
Bridges Restaurant20% discount with pick-up
Brix & Mortar
Burdock & CoOperating between 4:30pm-8:30pm
Caffe La Tana
Cibo Trattoria
D’oro Gelato e CaffeDenman and Robson locations
East is EastBroadway and Main locations
Fanny Bay Oyster BarShellfish Market open 10am-6pm daily
Main Street Brewing CompanyRetail sales only
Nightingale Restaurant
Olive & Anchor
Papi’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
Provence Marinaside
Seaside Provisions
Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill Ltd
Strange Fellows Brewing Tasting RoomRetail sales only (No refills)

Vancouver Restaurants offering Delivery

Banana Leaf RestaurantsDelivery by Foodora and Door Dash
The Belgard KitchenOffering meals to go through Staff Meal Initiative
BrewhallDelivery by Skip the Dishes
Cactus Club Cafe RestaurantsDelivery by DoorDash
Earls RestaurantsDelivery by Skip the Dishes
Romer’s Restaurants20% off for collection, delivery by Door Dash and Skip the Dishes
AnnaLenaDelivery by UberEats
Baci RestaurantFree delivery by direct order or delivery by Skip the Dishes and Door Dash
Cazba RestaurantFree delivery for orders over $25
Charcoal and WoodzFree delivery within 6km), or delivery by Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats
Davie Dosa CompanyDelivery by Skip the Dishes, Door Dash, Uber Eats and Foodora
Di BeppeDelivery by Uber Eats
Dublin CallingDelivery by Uber Eats
Dunn’s Famous RestaurantDelivery between 11am – 3pm daily, use code DFFD for free delivery
Gyoza Bar
Harvest Community FoodDelivery by Door Dash
Frankie’s Italian KitchenDelivery by Foodora
Kitanoya Guu GardenDelivery by Uber Eats
Las MargaritasDelivery by Door Dash and Foodora
MaenamDelivery by Skip the Dishes 
Max’s RestaurantDelivery by Door Dash, Uber Eats and Foodora
Nando’s Flame-Grilled Chicken – Delivery by Door Dash and Skip the Dishes
Nonna’s TableDelivery by Skip the Dishes
NubaPick-up from Gastown location, delivery by Door Dash, Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats
Pacifico Pizzeria & Ristorante
PiDGiN  – Delivery by FANTUAN and Uber Eats
PrestonsDelivery by Skip the Dishes
Red Card Sports BarDelivery by Skip the Dishes
Robba da MattiDelivery by Door Dash, Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats and Foodora
Salsathai Delivery by Door Dash
Salmon n’ BannockDelivery by Uber Eats, between Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Spicy6 Indian CuisineDelivery in downtown only from 5pm to 10pm
Tap & Barrel – Delivery by Skip the Dishes
Tojo’s Restaurant
Uno GelatoDelivery via Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, and DoorDash
Vaades The Indian RestaurantDelivery to North Vancouver, Deep Cove, North Vancouver District and parts of West Vancouver
Village TaphouseDelivery by Door Dash
Water Street CafeDelivery via Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats

Vancouver Restraunts offering Gift Card Promotions

Black & BlueBuy $50, get $50 Gift Card Promo until March 31
CoastBuy $50, get $50 Gift Card Promo until March 31
GlowbalBuy $50, get $50 Gift Card Promo until March 31
Italian KitchenBuy $50, get $50 Gift Card Promo until March 31
NoshBuy $50, get $50 Gift Card Promo until March 31
Provence MarinasideBuy one, get one on gift cards
The RoofBuy $50, get $50 Gift Card Promo until March 31
TrattoriaBuy $50, get $50 Gift Card Promo until March 31
Water Street Cafe – Buy $50, get $15 gift card promo


Header image is the Triple-Smoked Sage Salmon Burger at Salmon n Bannock. Image by Matt Law

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