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Celebrate National Takeout Day (April 15) with Vancouver’s best takeout options, available on SkipTheDishes

Family night, date night, kick back on your own and enjoy the silence night—it doesn’t matter what you’re celebrating, it’s never complete without tasty eats, made fresh and delivered in style.

Make memories this National Takeout Day (and every day!) with fresh, local eats brought straight to your door from Canada’s largest and most trusted food delivery network. SkipTheDishes connects millions of Canadians with more than 47,000 restaurant partners, so whatever makes your mouth water is just a few taps away. Here are some of our favourite places in the Greater Vancouver Area that offer up a variety of savoury, sweet and downright decadent flavours for any occasion.

Hometown Heroes

Photo | Tacofino

Kick-off National Takeout Day with one of your favourite Hometown Heroes, local market eateries that bring the taste of Vancouver and West Coast pizzazz to your dining room table.

Our faves:

Tacofino East Hastings: From the back of a surf shop parking lot in Tofino to locations in Victoria and downtown Vancouver, Tacofino infuses glorious Mexican eats with sultry West Coast vibes. From soft and crunchy carnitas tacos to pork al pastor burritos or nachos smothered in Monterey jack, Tacofino is sure to please.

HiFive Chicken: Vancouver-born and tasty as all beat heck, HiFive roasted and fried chicken is the stuff takeout dreams are made of. Choose from original fried, spicy fired, sweet & smokey roasted and spicy roasted chicken and build a solo meal or dinner for the whole family.

Best Date Night Eats

Photo | MeeT on Main

There’s no place like home for a romantic date night. Turn the lights down low, flick on a movie, and make it extra special with some delicious comfort meals (and deals!) for two.

Our faves:

The Taphouse Modern Tavern (North Rd): Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Taphouse Modern Tavern covers it all. Consider bowls for two (we love Thai Lime and Spicy Jamaican Jerk) or a feel-good roast beef dinner every Sunday—this is the perfect match for your romantic match.

MeeT on Main (Main St.): Whether a handful, a bowlful or a full-on Mac Attack, MeeT on Main’s locally inspired, plant-based delights are made to share… and impress. Crispy fries and poutine dreams and weekly revolving features, like Chikkin Fettucine Whoafredo or Falafel Platter, are the perfect way to spice up date night.

Best Family Eats/Potluck

Photo | Jimmy’s Lunch Box

When the gang’s all here, you want a fantastic spread that can feed a crowd without breaking the bank. Check out the deals on large orders from these Vancouver classics and be the belle or beau of your ball every time.

Our faves:

Jimmy’s Lunch Box (Shaughnessy St.): Brunch is undoubtedly the best group meal so why not bring all that goodness home from the place touted “Best Brunch in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam”? Side salads, sweet waffles and skillets are just the beginning. A full range of silky pasta dishes and gourmet benedicts means every tummy in your group will be full.

Chu Kiang Chinese Restaurant (Knight St.): Wow your guests with the same legendary Chinese fare that has been bringing people back to Chu Kiang for more than 25 years. With Special Family Group Dinners, serving two to ten or more for a great deal and a taste of everything, you’ll be the talk of your book club or family reunion for years.

Best Game Day Eats

Cheer on your team without the crowds by enjoying your fan favourite eats at home. These top game day choices offer up delicious pub fare and comfort food with a twist to elevate your at-home viewing experience.

Our faves:

Cat & Fiddle Pub (Brown St.): Cat & Fiddle has been serving up world famous wings, a huge range of “bits and bites” (spicy waffle fries, anyone?) and succulent hand helds like the Cat’s Club or Classic Cacon Cheeseburger for more than 30 years. For a hearty main, give blackened chicken of jambalaya a whirl—either will knock it out of the park!

Orrange Kitchen + Bar (Nicola Ave): Killer cocktails, kick-ass eats, and nothing but love—Orrange promises it all and delivers with a gorgeous range of sharesies and finger foods to make every game day special. Szechwan sticky ribs? Yes please! Sweet chili tofu? Sign us up! Don’t even think about leaving Damn Good Meatballs off your order.

Best Sweet Treats

Photo | Yum Sweet Shop

Did you know sweets and desserts are the cornerstone of every nutritious meal? We totally made that up, but with so many mouthwatering options available can you blame us? Soothe your sweet tooth or serve up something decadent for two from one of these premier cafes on the Skip network.

Our faves:

Aphrodite’s Organic Café and Pie Shop (W 4th Ave): First of all, anything with “Pie Shop” in the name has our immediate attention. But Aphrodite’s is bigger than pie, fuelled by a fierce dedication to wild, organic, local and sustainable food. It offers a seasonal, café-style menu and 14 different pie varieties, ranging from classic apple and pumpkin to chocolate raspberry cream, and gluten-free and vegan options. Why hold back?

Yum Sweet Shop (Main St.): Yum Sweet Shop is Vancouver’s ice cream and candy emporium—serving up more than 200 candies from around the globe, hard ice cream, soft-serve, ice cream bars and out of this world coffee, it is your one-stop for all things sweet and satisfying.

Best Snacks/Convenience

Photo | Dumpling King

Imagine a grocery or convenience store that comes to you in 25 minutes flat. Sound like heaven? That’s Skip Express Lane, providing access to more than 1,500 groceries and household essentials, lickety-split and without the line-ups.

Our fave:

Dumpling King (East Georgia): Handmade, small-batch dumplings are yours for the snacking from Dumpling King—a pop-up and delivery-only brand that is rocking the food scene in Vancouver. With three flavours of tasty pork dumplings made fresh daily, Dumpling King brings royalty to your snack time thanks to Skip Express Lane.

Hungry yet? Get ready to place your order on SkipTheDishes for National Takeout Day. There’s no better (or more affordable) way to celebrate!

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