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Turkey, stuffing, candied yams and more from your favourite local restaurants.
‘Tis the season to eat a lot, and Vancouver restaurants are giving home cooking a run for its money. We’ve compiled a list of eateries serving up Thanksgiving meals, both traditional and not (and some pretty spectacular desserts, too). Here’s where to get Thanksgiving dinner in 2022.
Notch8 is offering a lavish three-course traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner which includes roasted butternut squash soup, followed by roasted turkey, and pumpkin pie for dessert.
Cost: $79 per adult, $39.50 per child aged 12 years and under.
How to order: Reservations can be made online.
Give your Thanksgiving dinner a twist by bringing South Asian flavours to your doorstep. Potluck Hawker Eatery is offering whole coconut milk fried chicken, salted egg yolk polenta, longganisa XO milk bread stuffing, fall chayote salad, candied yams, shaking mushrooms and Thanksgiving nasi goreng. Their updated menu also includes a 2L jug of Thai milk tea to pass around the dinner table.
Cost: $188, serves four.
How to order: The fried chicken meal set can be pre-ordered online at www.potluckyvr.ca until October 7, 2022. Although dine-in will be closed for Thanksgiving, Potluck will be open for pick-up on October 8th and 9th.
The Modern Pantry is offering pre-orders on their holiday items (and some aren’t available in-bakery). Their menu includes bourbon pumpkin pie, a pumpkin cheesecake bar, caramel apple pie with streusel topping, spiced pear cake with salted caramel, and the lemon olive oil tart (which is sized up for the holiday).
Cost: $20 for the 6” and $30 for the 10” pumpkin pie, $6.50 for the 2” x 4” cheesecake bar, $20 for the 6” and $30 for the 10” apple pie, $5 for the 3.5” individual pear cake and $30 for the 10” and $30 for the 8” tart
How to order: Preorder at www.themodernpantry.ca. Orders are available for pick-up at both the West Vancouver and North Vancouver locations on October 7th, 8th and 9th.
This Thanksgiving Sunday, Rosie’s BBQ & Smokehouse will be at Clark Drive’s Strange Fellows Brewing for a day of turkey deep frying. The “Turkey Tailgate” includes sides like collard greens, smoked green beans, mac & cheese, stuffing, and mash. The full dinner also comes with a locally made pumpkin pie and four-pack of Strange Fellows beer. This weekend would also be the last for Rosie’s BBQ & Smokehouse before they return next year. On Saturday they’re hosting the “Last Smoke” which will include their BBQ–brisket, ribs, links, chicken–for one. Grab a plate before they go for the year!
Cost: $295, feeds eight.
How to order: Available exclusively for pre-order of turkey dinner or BBQ at rosiesbbqsmokehouse.ca.
The Westin Bayshore’s H Tasting Lounge dinner package includes a Fraser Valley whole roasted natural turkey, dried apricot and cranberry stuffing, housemade cranberry sauce, creamy buttermilk Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts, baked sourdough rolls with sweet butter, and baked pumpkin pie, traditionally spiced and served with chantilly cream on the side.
Cost: $375, feeds six to eight people.
How to order: Click here to order, or call 604.691.6962. They are available for pick-up only on October 9th between 2:30 pm and 6 pm. Make sure to order before 12 pm on October 6 because the packages are limited.
Another treat shop that one must look forward this week is Goldilocks Bake Shop. This Canadian-Fillipino spot is offering two Thanksgiving feast options. Meal one includes: embotido, pancit palabok special with lechon carajay, pritong lumpia (six halves), mini chicken BBQ (six pieces), pan de leche or 6” cheese loaf. The second option switches pritong lumpia for empanadas, and pancit for tocino fried rice. As for treats, there is an option to add-on ube premium cake ($20), ube dulce de leche ($17), and ube caramel cake ($20).
Cost: $65, serves four to six people.
How to order: Call 604-736-7744 in Burnaby or 604-876-2464 in Vancouver, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 5th for pick-up on October 8th.
Granville Island’s Pacific Institute Of Culinary Arts is offering a limited edition Thanksgiving feast that includes apple and thyme brined roasted turkey breast, buttermilk mashed potatoes, herb stuffing with cranberries, brussel sprouts with concord grapes, roasted and glazed brown sugar, cinnamon baby carrots, beets with shaved fennel and orange plus traditional turkey gravy, orange-bourbon cranberry sauce and brioche pull apart buns and pumpkin and apple pie with crème anglaise.
Cost: $109 for two.
How to order: Pre-orders available before 5 PM on October 5th. Open for meal packages pick up between 11 am and 4 pm on October 8th, and October 9th.
The Lazy Gourmet has customized its catering options to serve people this holiday season: their Fall/Winter catering menu includes croquette, with brioche herb stuffing, cranberry pearls; and russian garlic aioli and brussel lollipops, featuring toasted pecans and barrel aged maple-syrup, and seared tuna with truffle olive tapenade and tomato caper relish. While the Holiday Turkey menu includes: rosemary foccacia, blueberry-cranberry compote, arugula, butter lettuce and radicchio salad, parmesan mashed potatoes, classic stuffing signature gravy, sage and orange roasted turkey, chili-lemon broccolini, and individual pumpkin tart.
Cost: $45 for one. Minimum four orders required.
How to order: Available for pre-orders online or by calling 604-734-2507. Thanksgiving orders need to be placed before 12 pm on October 5th. They offer both delivery and pickup (from their headquarters at at 1545 West 3rd Avenue).
Beaucoup Bakery has three delicious treats lined up for this festive season and we’re all in for it. It includes: pumpkin tart is a mix of spiced pumpkin custard, candied ginger, candied pumpkin seeds, candied orange peel, and brûléed meringue. The apple pie croissant will be filled with roasted spiced apples, almond frangipane, and streusel. Lastly, the holiday stuffing croissant comes with smoked ham, housemade herbed sausage stuffing, and bacon, with a side of cranberry maple syrup.
Cost: $7.25 for individual pumpkin tart and $28 for 6” round size. $7.95 for individual apple pie croissant, and $19 for grand which serves three to four people. $7.95 for the holiday stuffing croissant.
How to order: Pre-order open for the large pumpkin tart and grand apple pie croissant online at www.beaucoupbakery.com for pick-up from October 7th to 10th.
Temper Chocolate & Pastry has an interesting seasonal collection that lifts festive spirits. Their newest autumn-themed confections includes pumpkin scones, pumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin pies, and cheesecakes.
Cost: $4.85 for pumpkin scones, $4.75 (S), $5.25 (M), and $6 (L) for pumpkin-spiced lattes. $9.50 for individual pumpkin pies or $39 for 9” pie that serves six to eight people. $8 for individual cheesecake or $39 for 9” pie that serves six to eight people.
How to order: The treats can be pre-ordered for advance pickup by calling the Dundarave neighbourhood café at 604-281-1152. They’re also available for purchase online.
Cardero’s, Seasons in the Park, The Teahouse in Stanley Park, and The Sandbar are all places you can grab a nice Thanksgiving dinner at. Seasons in the Park’s menu features butternut squash soup, a harvest salad, oven-roasted turkey, and pumpkin cheesecake. The Teahouse in Stanley Park (almost) has the same menu as it switches the pumpkin cheesecake with chai-spiced pumpkin pie. The Sandbar and Cardero’s menu continue the trend as the former switches harvest salad for fall salad and pumpkin cheesecake with pumpkin pot de crème. And the later switches harvest salad for kale rustico salad.
Cost: $12 for butternut squash soup, $15 for harvest salad, $33 for oven-roasted turkey, $12 for pumpkin cheesecake, $12 for chai-spiced pumpkin pie, $15 for fall salad, $12 for pumpkin pot de crème, and $15 for kale rustico salad.
How to order: Reservations for Thanksgiving dinner at all four establishments for October 9th and 10th can be made online at vancouverdine.com.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will have a special Thanksgiving to-go with a Fraser Valley slow-roasted turkey with pan gravy, local cranberry relish, traditional Yukon gold whipped potatoes, house-made stuffing, and bread rolls and butter.
Cost: $499, serves eight to 10 people.
How to order: Orders must be places by October 5th by 5 pm on their website. Pick-up will be available on October 9th between 10 am and 4 pm.
Yes, Thanksgiving brunches are a real thing. ARC’s bottomless brunch will offer all its coveted bottomless brunch dishes with the addition of slow-roasted turkey skillet.
Cost: $65 per person, $39 for children aged 6 to 12 years. Kids under 5 years eat free.
How to order: The additional skillet will be available October 9th, and October 10th between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Reservations must be made online.
Botanist will also be offering a brunch for the holiday weekend which includes a three-course menu with oven roasted lamb leg, prime rib and ham and other morning-time favourites. There will also be a welcome glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and a handcrafted cocktail from the Botanist Bar.
Cost: $86 per person.
How to order: Reservations can be made online for brunch from October 8th through to October 10th between from 11 am and 2 pm.
Thanksgiving at Bacchus will include a variety of menu items like roasted beet salad, celeriac velouté, slow roasted sage turkey breast with confit leg, and spiced pumpkin pie.
Cost: $95 per person with a $48 wine pairing option. $45 for a two-course meal for children.
How to order: Reservations must be made at www.wedgewoodhotel.com or by calling 604-608-5319 for dinner on October 9th or 10th.
Honey Salt is offering a dine-in or takeout option this holiday weekend. The dine-in between October 8th to 10th includes a three course meal, while the take-home dinner comes with an 8kg turkey.
Cost: $58 for three course meal, serves six to eight people.
How to order: Pre-order online by October 6th for take-home dinner. Pick-up will be available October 9th or 10th.
The Victor is serving a four course meal that includes red kuri squash veloute, roasted rossdown farms free range turkey, prime rib of beef and Tony’s pumpkin cheesecake. You can also add fresh burgandy truffle and lobster tail to make the meal even more special.
Cost: $16 for squash veloute, $42 for turkey, $49 for prime rib, $15 for pumpkin cheesecake, $12 for burgundy truffle, and $37 for ½ lobster.
How to order: Dine-in available October 9th and 10th. Reservations can be made online.
This family-style meal at Fable Kitchen includes slow roasted turkey breast, potato and confit turkey leg pave, roasted maple red kuri squash, roasted brussels sprouts, pickled lemon and parmesan, pickled mustard seed turkey sauce, sausage and apple stuffing, and sesame sponge cake for something sweet.
Cost: $60 per person.
How to order: Reservations can be made online.