Brunch is the name of the game this Mother’s Day, but because Spring is finally starting to reveal itself, why not make it a brunch picnic? Takeout is the answer, whether its chocolates, afternoon tea, or a savoury meal. Here's how to make Mom's special day a little more special. We'll be adding to this list as May 9th approaches—tell us who we've missed at edit@westernliving.ca.

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Edge Catering

The Chefs at Edge have a meal for mom to add to the pampering day. Their ‘I Could ‘Quiche’ You Mom’ ($55 for 2 people) menu includes two spinach, sun-dried tomato and feta springform pan quiches, Caprese salad, orange poppyseed loaf, fresh cut tulips and an optional spring crafted cocktails for a boozy brunch add-on.

Pre-order online here before the May 5 deadline. Pick-up available May 8.

Bel Cafe

Bel Café

Treat Mom with brunch and at-home pampering goodies. The Mother’s Day Gift Bag ($75) from Bel Café packs an assortment of fresh croissants with a jar of house-made basil berry jam and granola, topping it off with a bottle of hand wash and a tulip bouquet. One gift bag is a surprise for Mom and a donation towards local single mothers and their children in need.

Order here.

(Pick-up available at their Kitsilano location only)

Blue Hat Bakery Cafe

Blue Hat Bakery-Café

What mom doesn’t love a decadent afternoon tea? Treat her to a Mother’s Day Tea for Two ($49) to-go package from Blue Hat Bakery-Café. The take-away kit includes five savoury bites (two each)- egg salad sandwich, veggie tartlet, brioche bun with chicken waldorf salad and smoked salmon on a cheese scone, five sweet treats (two each)- berry pavlova, Princess cake and Opera cake, lemon meringue tart and a mini Paris-Brest, two scones with berry preserve and traditional clotted cream, and two teas. 

Preorder is available here until May 4th and are available for pick-up at 1505 West 2nd Avenue on either Saturday, May 8 or Sunday, May from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faubourg

Faubourg

Treat mom to an afternoon tea session at home or on a picnic blanket. Faubourg’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea for Two ($80) includes 12 desserts and 6 savoury options along with a tea selection- all presented on an afternoon tea tower. 

Preorder is available here until April 24th and pick up and purchase is available on May 8th and 9th.

Savoury City

Savoury City Catering

Another afternoon tea and/or brunch take-home kit (no such thing as too much tea!), Savoury City Catering has a special Mother’s Day Brunch Kit ($119) and Afternoon Tea Menu ($39) including both savoury and sweet options. While you can expect eight savoury and four sweet bites in the Afternoon Tea kit (smoked salmon and chive biscuit, tartlets and traditional scones) you’ll find a much more luxurious assortment in the brunch kit: quiche, lyonnaise potatoes, scones and a dozen of assorted tarts, squares and cookies. 

Order a kit here and take it to the park or to the beach or just simply enjoy it at home. 

Mama Cheung Laksa Boil

Potluck Hawker Eatery 

Here's a one-of-a-kind potluck. Celebrate Mom with the Mama Cheung’s Laksa Seafood Boil ($298) from Potluck Hawker Eatery. The potluck includes seafood, sides, flowers and a drink. Indulge in a BC seafood bounty- a whole Dungeness crab, a pound each of Totten Inlet and Manila clams, prawns, longanisa sausage and more. 

Pre order online here for pick-up on Mother’s Day weekend.

Artigiano

Artigiano

Mom can get a free treat at Artigiano cafe across BC and Alberta on Mother’s Day weekend. Take her out to a free medium-sized beverage (she can choose from the entire beverage menu). To redeem the treat, download the Artigiano- Let’s Have Coffee App, create an account, click on the “I’m a Mom” banner and scan the code at the register.

Oh Sweet Day

Oh Sweet Day! Bake Shop

For a smaller but sweeter celebration for Mom, surprise her with a letter cake. The Love You Mom cake ($89) is decorative and heart-warming, adorned with chocolate, fruit, cookies and flowers, and comprising of 3 letters spelling out "Mom".

Order here.

Torafuku

Torafuku

Indulge in fine Pan-Asian comfort foods and more from Torafuku’s 5-course Mother’s Day Menu ($85). Mom can pick between a refined version of Hainanese chicken with shiitake mushroom rice or a truffle dashi beurre monté sea bream with a creamy yaki udon. But the take-out menu comes with more- salad, sea urchin omelette, and dessert to end it off. 

The menu is available for two weekends: April 30th to May 1st and May 7th to May 9th. Order the Hainanese Chicken kit online here and the Truffle Sea Bream kit online here

Rocky Mtn Chocolate

Rocky Mtn Chocolate

Chocolates are a universal gift that go for any occasion, including Mother’s Day. Rocky Mtn Chocolate’s collection for this special day features a selection of assorted chocolates like the Stay Mom’s Favourite ($85). For a little extra chocolate, with some more chocolate on the side, surprise Mom with a Chocolate Bomb Box like the Signature Bomb Box ($25).

Shop their Mother’s Day collection here either for curbside pickup or delivery.

Di Beppe

Di Beppe

Gift Mom a Mother's Day breakfast in bed, or at a picnic. The Morning Pastry Box ($48) from Di Beppe crafts a pastry breakfast for two, filled with (two of each) croissants, sfogliatelles, cranberry and orange scones, chocolate espresso amarettis and two bottled mimosas.

Pre-order a box here, for pick-up on Mother's Day.

Farina a Legna

Farina a Legna

Designed with a picnic in mind, the Mother's Day Picnic Basket for Two ($65) from Farina a Legna has everything you need for a delicious and good-looking picnic. Along with charcuterie, the basket comes with pickled vegetables, olives, focaccia, house-made jam, dijon, ciboria insalata and two beverages. And on top of that, two vintage glasses, plates, napkins and utensils to set the table, or blanket. 

Pre-order a basket here.

Heritage

Heritage Asian Eatery

Celebrate Mom with a family lunch. Try Heritage's Mother's Day Lunch ($88) takeout package for four, filled with prawn dumplings, truffle prawn and pork siu mai, five spice chicken wings, fried pork, chicken and shrimp balls, fun guo dumplings, and mango pudding. Pre-orders also receive a complimentary jar of Heritage's XO Sauce. 

Pre-order a package here for pickup on Mother's Day weekend. 

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Yuwa

For sushi lovers, moms included, the Mother's Day specials at Yuwa make the perfect Mother's Day meal. The Chirashi Sushi ($110) platter, enough for 2-3 people, includes a selection of premium fish and spring vegetables; BC uni, firefly squid, fiddleheads and asparagus. The Temaki Sushi ($88) set features 10+ Temaki sushi cones including spot prawn, scallop, snow crab and more. 

The deadline to order is May 2 with pick-up until 6pm on May 9. Order here

Continental Brunch

Homer Street, Tableau, and Maxine’s

Homer Street, Tableau, and Maxine’s have teamed up to create the ultimate brunch takeout: Mother's Day Continental Brunch ($60). The takeout includes one of each house-baked pastry (croissants, banana oat muffin, coffee cake), bircher muesli, a breakfast board (fennel salumi, shaved ham, artisan cheese, soft-boiled egg), smoked salmon, and a Hannah Brook Farm Salad with an optional add-on mimosa kit ($25).

Pre-order here for pick-up on Mother's Day weekend at either of the three restaurants.

Lazy Gourmet

The Lazy Gourmet

Choose between brunch or high tea. The Lazy Gourmet makes it hard to decide with it's Mother's Day Brunch ($40) and Mother's Day High Tea Box ($75). For brunch, a menu of parfait, spinach, feta and egg strata, mini potato latkes, smoked salmon bagel quarters and salad with berries is served. High tea includes a little extra; lox and cream cheese swirls, mini croissant sandwiches, chicken salad on brioche buns, scones with mascarpone and jam, cheesecake bites, eclairs, tarts, and mini chocolate bars. Add an add-on enhancement to make your meal even better.
Pre-order a package here
Dachi

Dachi

Gift Mom a delicious brunch and a tote to go with it. Dachi's Mother's Day Morning Set ($120) surprises Mom with sourdough sesame bagels, BC sockeye salmon gravlax, yogurt spread, house made granola, berry compote, DIY mimosas with Bella bubbles, cold pressed grapefruit juice and a Dachi 'Store Front' branded tote bag.
Pre-order here for pickup on Mother's Day.
Minami

Miku and Minami

The chefs at Aburi Restaurants have crafted something special in mind for Mom. The limited-edition Mother's Day Bento ($75) includes fresh seafood, aburi sushi, desserts and sharable family platters.

Pre-orders at Miku or Minami are available only from May 7 to 9 for pickup.

Graze Company

The Graze Company

Treat Mom to a celebratory charcuterie from The Graze Company. It's two limited-edition Mother's Day Brunch Graze Boxes ($195 or $40) complete the special day with belgian waffles, mini croissants, banana bread, yogurt parfaits, a selection of cheeses, ham, honeycomb, smoked salmon lox and much more. 
Pre-order here for delivery or pick-up from May 7 to 9.
Fable

Fable Diner

Treat Mom to a homey breakfast in bed. Fable Diner's Mother's Day Brunch at Home ($55) package is complete with scrambled eggs, thick-cut bacon, cornmeal pancakes and a range of sweet and savoury treats.

Order a package here for pickup and delivery on Mother's Day.

Ca Phe

Ca Phe

Gift Mom a whiff of Vietnam. Ca Phe's Mother's Day Kit ($55) includes a Saigon Summer scented candle (vanilla with sandalwood and jasmine), extra strong Vietnamese coffee prepared in rose gold phin and a dark chocolate coconut snack.

Pre-order here for pickup on Mother's Day.  

Maenam

Maenam

Surprise Mom with a more adventurous Mother's Day meal. Maenam's Mother's Day Chef's Tasting Menu ($55) is a family-style authentic Thai dining takeout. With additional delicacies like chilled steamed crab with ginger-truffle sauce and grilled spot prawns with nah jim, the tasting menu is catered to dietary needs, whether you're an omnivore, pescatarian or vegetarian. 
Call 604-730-5579 a day in advance to pre-order for pickup. 
The Bench

The Bench Bakehouse

Celebrate Mom with some tasty treats, whether for breakfast in bed or family brunch. The Bench Bakehouse is offering Mother's Day treats, with both freshly baked and bake-at-home pastry options. Pick from bake-at-home cinnamon scrolls, pains au chocolat, croissants, ready-to-eat caramelized onion-and-bacon quiche, passion-fruit cake, and macarons.

Mother's Day items are available for walk-in purchase or you can order online here

Temper

Temper Chocolate & Pastry

Spoil Mom with a custom-made gourmet gift basket. Temper Chocolate and Pastry's Mother's Day baskets feature an array of chocolates, champagne, coffee and artisanal treats. The Sweets & Sparkling Gift Basket ($125) includes a mini bottle of champagne, a hand-poured candle, artisanal confections and a box of artisanal chocolates. The Good Morning Gift Basket ($100) includes ready-to-bake butter croissants, specialty coffee or premium tea, a Temper-branded tumbler, and an assorted chocolate box.
Call 604-281-1152 to pre-order a basket for in-store pickup.
Belgard Kitchen

The Belgard Kitchen

Take mom out for brunch, but bring the fine-dining to her. The Belgard Kitchen prepared a minimal-mess at-home brunch kit for two. The Mother’s Day Brunch kit ($40) includes waffles with blueberry syrup and cream, salmon gravlax with roasted potatoes, bacon and an optional sparkling wine. 

Order a kit here prior to May 5th (or until they run out) with pick up options until Mother’s Day Sunday. 

Trattoria

Trattoria

Celebrate Mom as a family. Trattoria's Mother's Day Take-Away Package ($75) includes a meal for four. The takeout package comes with mista salad, pasta platter (truffled spaghetti and meatballs, penne arabiatta, gnocchi), tiramisu, and a bottle of Rosé.

Email to pre-order for pickup on Mother's Day (email Kitsilano location, email Park Royal location, email Burnaby location) 

Hy's steakhouse

Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Treat Mom to a Mother's Day steak dinner. Hy's Mother's Day dinner ($375) for four is complete with cheese toast, caesar salad, prime rib with au jus, yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, maple-glazed roasted carrots, and apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.

Pre-order here by May 7 for pickup Mother's Day weekend. 

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Gotham Steakhouse

Treat Mom to at-home fine steakhouse dining. Chef Jean Claude's Mother's Day Dinner for Four ($395) includes a tomato for di latte salad, long bone rib steak with potato galette and wild, mixed mushrooms, grainier cake with cream and strawberries and an add-on bottle of bubbles or rose.

Pre-order here by May 7 for pickup on Mother's Day weekend. 

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Railtown Catering

Take Mom out for a luxurious picnic. Railtown Catering's Mother's Day Brunch Package ($199) comes with tea sandwiches (prosciutto, regganio, mango and more combinations), pesto hummus with garbanzo beans and poached quails egg, green gazpacho with blackened shrimp, burrata, smoked salmon, and an upside down cake with blackberries and lemon cream for dessert. 

Order here by May 5 for pickup on Mother's Day weekend. 

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Coast

Surprise Mom with a sushi picnic. Coast's Signature Sushi Box ($225) comes with an assortment of sushi, complete with two rolls, sashimi, nigiri, and battera.

Call 604-685-5010 or email to pre-order for Mother's Day.

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Five Sails

Take Mom out for a high tea picnic. Five Sails' Mother's Day High Tea At Home ($140) for two comes with 'burger' macarons, a truffle quiche, brioche finger sandwiches, tartlets, savoury madeleines, an assortment of sweet treats, scones with cream and honey preserve, and two specialty tea bags. 

Pre-order here for pickup at the entrance of the Pan Pacific Hotel on Mother's Day.

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Phantom Creek Estates

Moms in the Okanagan can join Phantom Creek Estates for a three-course, wine-paired Mother's Day Brunch ($70) on Mother's Day. Following a 'Welcome Mimosa', Moms are treated to granola and yogurt paired with a 2019 Estate Viognier, smoked trout eggs benedict paired with a 2019 Estate Chardonnay, and a lemon meringue donut with tea or coffee for dessert. 

Book online here

nuba

Nuba

Choose between a Mother's Day feast or a grander feast for the special day. Nuba's Mother's Day packages serve a family. La Feast ($90) is a vegetarian mezze platter, including falafel, mjadra, vegan stew, salad, pita, spreads and more. La Grand Feast ($120) replaces the falafel, mjadra and vegan stew for roasted potatoes, beef skewers, spiced prawns and chicken skewers. Both feasts come with a bottle of prosecco and a half-litre of orange juice.

Order on Mother's Day weekend here

popina

Popina

Celebrate Mom's special day with a simpler but just as delicious meal. Popina's Whole Fried-Chicken Family Feast for Mother's Day ($45) sets the table with a whole free-run Fraser Valley chicken in one of three flavours (Classic, Hammer's Nashville Hot, and Szechuan Garlic) along with french fries, garlic bread and coleslaw.

The first-come first-served meal will be available on Mother's Day at Popina Canteen (Granville Island Public Market) only for patio dining or takeout (delivery not available).