A Food-Only Mother’s Day Gift Guide

No jokes, no frills, just food. OK, some jokes.

As the title states, this Mothers Day gift guide is food only. So we wont bother writing a classic quirky intro stating obvious things like how we love our moms, or how a gals gotta eat, or how time has lost all meaning and this may be our golden opportunity to create significance in the pandemic void. Here goes.


Glowbal Group Brunch Buffet

What you get: A taste of 20 buffet items; think smoked-salmon Benedict, hash browns with Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs, baby sugared donuts (full menu)
Serves: Two
How you get it: Pickup or delivery. Available on all delivery apps, or email info@glowbalgroup.com to pre-order for May 10 pickup
Cost: $60 for brunch; add mimosa kit for $30
More info: glowbalgroup.com

Brunch and Mimosas From Fable Diner

What you get: Two ham eggs Benedict, two avocado eggs Benedict, arugula salad, loaded French toast, mixture of rosti and potatoes. Mimosa kits include a bottle of organic prosecco and two little bottles of fresh mixed berry and lime juice. Cheers!
Serves: Two
How you get it: Pickup or delivery; call 604-563-3463 or email takeout@fablediner.com 
Cost: $40 for brunch, $30 for mimosa kit
More info: fablediner.com

Cardero’s Mother’s Day Special

What you get: Quiche with fresh herbs, Gruyère and caramelized onions; spring green salad; and build-your-own strawberry shortcake—see, Mom, I can cook! (full menu)
Serves: Four
How you get it: Pickup only; pre-order online or call 604-669-7666
Cost: $79; mimosa kit available for $36
More info: vancouverdine.com/carderos


Chocolate Packages From Rocky Mountain Chocolates

What you get: Small pack includes box of 11 chocolates with floral and fruit accents, chocolate-covered bing cherries, and “mom bark” (a milk chocolate bar with white chocolate and edible rose petals). Large pack is all that plus some nutty caramel popcorn and a “bomb pack” (chocolate wrapped in caramel wrapped in chocolate, aka the dream)
Serves: Five? One? Depends how perseverant you are
How you get it: Pickup or delivery; order online
Cost: Small pack $50; large pack $85
More info: rockychoc.com

Mother’s Day Chocolate from Mon Paris Patisserie

What you get: Chocolate that looks more like art than chocolate. Chef Elena Krasnova has crafted a chocolate flowerpot (pictured above), chocolate teacup, rose cake, Black Forest cake and gift set (includes a chocolate teacup and Black Forest cake)
How you get it: Pickup or delivery on May 8, 9 and 10; order online
Cost: From $21
More info: monparis.ca

Mothers Day Basket From Temper Chocolate and Tightrope Winery

What you get: A bottle of Tightrope Syrah 2017 and six pieces of chocolate caramels
Serves: One (lets be honest)
How you get it: Pickup only on May 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; order online
Cost: $80
More info: temperpastry.com

East Van Roasters’ Mother’s Day Offerings

What you get: Besides handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate and fresh roasted coffee, this new online shop has gifts especially for Mom—we’re talking giftbags packed with sweets from Hazl and flowers from Front Yard Flower Co. Just covering all the bases.
How you get it: Pickup or delivery on May 8, 9 and 10, preorder online
Cost: From $20
More info: eastvanroasters.com


High Tea From Secret Garden Tea Company

What you get: Five savoury and four sweet high-tea bites, including Moroccan chicken and roasted red-pepper sandwiches, mini lemon tarts and strawberry cheesecake, plus your choice of tea (full menu here)
Serves: One
How you get it: Pickup or delivery on May 9 and 10; order online
Cost: $40
More info: secretgardentea.com

Coast at Home Sushi Kit

What you get: All the ingredients and instructions for making sushi cones and hand rolls, including sockeye salmon, crab, ahi tuna, tempura tiger prawns, avocado, cucumber, sushi rice and nori. Mother-child bonding.
Serves: Two
How you get it: Pickup at Italian Kitchen or delivery; order online
Cost: $48
More info: glowbalgroup.com/coast

Lime or Lemon Meringue Cheesecake From Feast

What you get: A house-made lime or lemon meringue cheesecake, your mother’s love and appreciation
Serves: Eight to 10
How you get it: Pickup only; pre-order at 604-922-1155
Cost: $50
More info: feastdining.ca

Sparkling for Mom Box From Dachi

What you get: Two buttermilk biscuits with caramel dipping sauce, a bouquet of fresh flowers, fresh-squeezed orange juice, a bottle of Bella’s new 2019 Sparkling Rosé
Serves: Two
How you get it: Pickup or delivery on May 10; order online
Cost: $65
More info: dachivancouver.com

Mikus Mothers Day Bento Box

What you get: Chefs choice of seasonal sashimi, Aburi “flame-seared” oshi sushi, roll sushi, braised beef shank, Brussels sprout chips, petit green-tea opera cake, ‘gram-worthy lunch photos
Serves: Two
How you get it: Pickup only on May 8 and 9; pre-order online
Cost: $75
More info: mikurestaurant.com

Coho Commissary’s Mother’s Day Gift Bundles

What you get: Your choice of six Mother’s Day boxes filled with treats from local providers. Classified by “mom type”—Health Nut, Adventurous Foodie, Sugar and Spice, New Mom, Plant-Powered, and Farmers Market Frequent Flier (full menu here)
How you get it: Delivery, order online
Cost: $120
More info: cohocommissary.com