’Tis the season for forgetting every unique personality trait your dad possesses. What does he like? Napping? Golf? Asking me when I last checked the oil in my car when he knows damn well the answer is never?

Doesn't matter. He's gotta eat. And food is one of those sneaky gifts that—if you're dining together— also happens to be a present for yourself. If the father figure in your life is a take-control daddio, we've got a list of grill-at-home takeout from local restaurants. If he'd rather relax till he can smell the food, there's ready-to-eat options down the list. All of the picks below are available for pre-order online now—and Father's Day is Sunday, June 20th, but I'm sure you totally knew that.

BBQ/ Cook-at-Home Kits

These do-it-yourself-with-a-little-help meals need to be cooked before eating.

Father's Day NubaNuba


On Offer: Father's Day Grilling Package with Turmeric Ale
What you get: Beef, prawn and veggie skewers marinated and ready for the grill, plus a watermelon and greens salad, roasted new potatoes, pita and hummus, tzatziki, toum and shatta sauces. Optional add-on of a 4-pack of Nuba’s Turmeric Ale beer collaboration with Faculty Brewing
Price: $99 or $129 with Turmeric Ale add-on
How to order: nuba.ca

fresh Ideas start here father's dayFresh Ideas Start Here (F.I.S.H.)

Fresh Ideas Start Here (F.I.S.H.)

On Offer: Ready to Grill F.I.S.H. kit, serves 2-4
What you get: 1lb BC halibut steak, FISH’s housemade Oh Buoy! seasoning, two Nova Scotia lobster tails with garlic butter, BC octopus tentacles with spicy mayo, and salmon sausages with pickled onions
Price: $95 plus tax
How to order: eatfish.ca

Boulevard father's dayBoulevard

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

On Offer: BLVD Provisions grill at home menu
What you get: Choices include 16 oz boneless prime ribeye, PEI Blue Dot ribeye, and a collection of artisanal sausages from Oyama Sausage Co.
Price: Varies
How to order: blvdprovisions.ca

father's day burgerland smash upBurgerland Smash-Up

Burgerland Smash-Up

On Offer: The Big Mac-inspired 'Big Smash' kit for four
What you get: Four certified organic, grass-fed smashballs from Two Rivers Specialty Meats and Blue Goose Cattle Company, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and Martin’s famous potato roll buns
Price: $40
How to order: burgerlandsmashup.com

picachefPacific Institute of Culinary Arts 

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

On Offer: Father's Day BBQ Kits to go, serves two
What you get: Maui short ribs, Cajun chicken skewers, chili-lime prawn skewers, coleslaw, German-style potato salad, sweet corn salsa and chocolate-caramel tiramisu
Price: $75
How to order: tickettailor.com

Maenam Father's DayMaenam, photo by Octane Collective


On Offer: Maenam's Oyster Kit
What you get: 12 fresh BC oysters, garnishes of Nahm Jim, fried shallots, sawtooth coriander, and cilantro, one oyster shucker and a copy of Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking
Price: $60
How to order: maenam.ca

edge cateringEdge Catering

Edge Catering

On Offer: Father’s Day BBQ Burger Box, serves 4
What you get: AAA Canadian ground chuck patties, brioche buns, and burger fixings; twice-baked stuffed potato with cheese, bacon and green onions, corn on the cob, kale coleslaw and a chocolate stout brownie with vanilla chantilly cream
Price: $130
How to order: edgecatering.ca

the lazy gourmetThe Lazy Gourmet, photo by Jamie Lee Fuoco

The Lazy Gourmet

On Offer: Father's Day Butcher Box (takeout) and set menu (in-person, pictured above)
What you get: The Butcher Box has over 55oz of meat, including a 12oz ribeye, 8oz striploin, stuffed chicken breasts with cordon bleu and za’atar, plus garlic lamb kabobs and teriyaki chicken breasts. The set menu includes broccoli caesar salad, whiskey-glazed striploin, loaded smashed potatoes, butter buns with pink peppercorn whipped butter, grilled asparagus with balsamic reduction, and apple fritters.
Price: Butcher Box $110, Set Menu $45 a person
How to order: lazygourmet.ca

caffe la tana father's dayCaffe La TanaCaffé La Tana

On Offer: Piedmontese Cheeseburger BBQ Kit
What you get: Four 6 oz Piedmontese beef patties, four Livia Bakery potato buns, La Madia DV Chinotto BBQ sauce, La Madia DV Porcini dry rub, Queen's Castle mild white cheddar cheese
Price: $49
How to order: caffelatana.ca

Ready-to-Eat Takeout

These dinners, desserts and pastries don't require cooking.

Torafuku Father's DayTorafuku, Photo by Leila KwokTorafuku

On Offer: Five-course, ready-to-eat takeout dinners for two
What you get: Mains of either short ribs or roast duck and sides of summer salad, foie gras chicken wings, and dessert choices of mango pudding or Basque cheesecake
Price: From $99
How to order: torafuku.ca or 778-903-2006

father's day savoury city cateringSavoury City Catering

Savoury City

On Offer: a takeout Father's Day Chicken and Ribs Feast for families
What you get: A roasted chicken, 1½ racks of ribs, mac and cheese, a kale and roasted yam salad, cornbread and strawberry-rhubarb crumble and a 4-pack of Main Street Brewing’s core beers
Price: $129
How to order: savourycity.com

father's day heritage asian eateryHeritage Asian Eatery.

Heritage Asian Eatery

On Offer: A takeout or dine-in lunch package with four new menu items available only on Father's day
What you get: BBQ pork puff pastry, chive and pork dumplings, steamed ribs and salted egg yolk sesame balls, five spice chicken wings, crystal prawn dumplings, truffle prawn and pork siu mai.
Price: $78 (or $88 for an upgrade to abalone siu mai)
How to order: eatheritage.ca

father's day minamiMinami, Photo by Cody Chan


On Offer: Minami Shusai Platter for four
What you get: 10oz Aburi ribeye steak with Suntory whisky peppercorn veal jus, Su-Miso mustard glazed half game hen, to a 4oz Aburi AAA sterling silver butler steak, and roasted market vegetables
Price: $90
How to order: minamirestaurant.com

father's day mikuMiku, photo by Cody Chan


On Offer: Chef-curated A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Jyu Bento To-Go
What you get: A5 Miyazaki wagyu, market vegetables, wasabi pickles, and steamed rice
Price: $80
How to order: mikurestaurant.com

fable diner father's dayFable Diner

Fable Diner

On Offer: The Park Burger Package, Hot Mess Burger Package with option to add Kid’s Burger Kit, and the Steak Package (each serves 2)
What you get: Each burger package comes with everything you need to make 2 burgers (patties, buns, condiments etc.) and the Hot Mess package has a few extras like pickled jalapenos, mushrooms, and white onions. The steak package has 2 sirloin steaks, potatoes, roasted vegetables and kale salad. More menu info is available online.
How to order: fablediner.com

father's day potluck hawker eateryPotluck Hawker Eatery, photo by Rich Won

Potluck Hawker Eatery

On Offer: The Fried Chicken Joy bucket (feeds 4 to 6 people)
What you get: Eight pieces of classic coconut milk fried tenders, two pounds of fish sauce caramel chicken wings, and salted egg yolk popcorn chicken, plus sides of house coleslaw, Malaysian shaker fries, Fife Bakery milkbread and Filipino spaghetti (Two rivers beef and sliced hot dogs in a tomato sauce sweetened with banana ketchup). There's also four dipping sauces (black pepper gravy, tamarind sambal, and sweet chili mayo) and a choice of Thai iced tea or 4-pack of Steel & Oak beer.
Price: $125
How to order: exploretock.com

the graze company father's dayThe Graze Company

The Graze Company

On Offer: The Graze Ultimate Man Box, serves 2-4
What you get: Smoked gouda and peppered cheddar, cotto ham, garlic sausage, pepperoni sticks, artichoke and asiago dip, grainy mustard, salty jumbo pretzel and spicy cheese sauce for dipping, prosciutto wrapped breadsticks, hot peppers, crackers, crudites, grapes, chocolate covered almonds, an assortment of nuts, and fresh herb garnishes
Price: $175
How to order: thegrazecompany.com

hy's father's dayHy's

Hy's Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar

On Offer: Father's Day Celebration Package dinner for 4
What you get: Cheese toast, Caesar salad, prime porterhouse steak, bacon lyonnaise, potatoes, cauliflower gratin, creamed corn, strawberry and rhubarb crumble, pint of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream
Price: $395
How to order: hyssteakhouse.com

railtown father's dayRailtown, photo by Leila Kwok

Railtown Catering

On Offer: Father's Day Epic Tailgate BBQ Feast, already cooked (reheat and serve) for 4
What you get: 35-hour Texas-style beef brisket, Applewood smoked pork shoulder, beer brined Maple Hill Farms chicken, D’Original Sausage Haus brats, corn on the cob, jalapeño corn bread, Carolina coleslaw, potato salad, Railtown bourbon barbecue sauce
Price: $159
How to order: railtowncatering.ca

gotham steak house father's dayGotham Steak House

Gotham Steakhouse

On Offer: Father's Day Dinner for 4
What you get: Crab cakes, Caesar salad, 60 oz long bone rib steak, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh asparagus, sautéed field mushrooms, and a lemon tart with mixed summer berries
Price: $395
How to order: gotham.xdineapp.com

Trattoria Father's DayTrattoria


On Offer: Father's Day Dinner for 2
What you get: New York striploin, garlic butter prawns, baked fennel sausage stuffed artichokes, asparagus, lemon  and dill forked potatoes and lobster and crab ravioli
Price: $80
How to order: trattoria.com

beaucoup father's dayBeaucoup Bakery, photo by Rich Won

Beaucoup Bakery

On Offer: Espresso-inspired treats including a pulled-pork croissant
What you get: The pulled-pork croissant is made with espresso BBQ sauce, smoked pulled pork and is topped with smoked paprika and espresso
Price: $15 for a 2-pack
How to order: beaucoupbakery.com

Mon paris patisserieMon Paris Patisserie

Mon Paris Patisserie

On Offer: Father's Day Gift set
What you get: A tuxedo-shaped cake with coffee-drenched biscuits and chocolate mousse and four chocolate cigars 
Price: $62 for the set (available individually; $45 for the cake and $22 for the cigars)
How to order: monparis.ca

buttermere PatisserieButtermere Patisserie

Buttermere Patisserie

On Offer: Gentleman and Tuxedo cakes, 6 inches each
What you get: The Gentleman is a crunchy, light brownie pâte sablée with a caramelized lemongrass banana layer and milk chocolate mousse, the Tuxedo features a bow tie made of coffee sponge cake with a rice krispy crunch base, and has notes of citrus cremeux and a mocha mousse
Price: Starting at $68
How to order: buttermere.ca