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Yorkshire pudding, hot cross buns, and over a year of takeout.
We’re all celebrating Easter at home, which might sound familiar, because we’ve been here before. Congrats, we’ve made it to the first repeat holiday with a pandemic pivot. Time flies when you’re staying within the same four walls for 365 days straight, as the saying goes. This year, whether you’re enjoying the Easter long weekend from within those same four walls, or doing some outdoor socially-distanced-10-people-or-less shindig, we’ve got some of the best takeout options for you and your family in the city. We’ll also keep adding to the list, and feel free to send over any that we’ve missed to email@example.com.
Whether it’s brunch or Easter dinner, these Vancouver caterers have meal kits for everyone. Enter the Easter Take Home menu (from $70 for 2). Herbivores rejoice—their vegetarian menu’s main course of vegetable and lentil strudel (pictured above on the right) is the perfect sub for a meaty main. Their lamb or ham dinners have meat lovers covered too. Kits come with sides like their spring salad with arugula and berries, Celeriac & potato pavè (an elevated twist on a potato dish), asparagus & heirloom rainbow carrots, and dessert can be either strawberry galette with vanilla chantilly cream or raspberry rhubarb upside-down cake with vanilla crème anglaise (because cake should always be an option). Brunch for 2 includes rustic springform pan quiche, either double smoked bacon and gruyere or a vegetarian roasted butternut squash, asparagus and chèvre quiche, a Caprese salad and orange poppyseed loaf. Mimosas can also be added on. Why not?
Online order deadline is March 30.
Easter @ Home ($89 for 2) is a heat-and-eat take-out dinner for your main event (eating). The dinner series has three courses starting with cheese and charcuterie (with la sauvagine, Manchego, chicken rillette, fennel salumi and accountrements), maple mustard glazed ham, and a classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and candied walnuts (a personal fave dessert).
Orders available via Tock before the April 2 deadline.
Whether you’ve got plans for Easter egg hunting, grazing, or want the full course at-home dining experience, TLG has it all this year. Starting with their 7-course Easter Menu At-Home ($45/person), they’ve crafted a spring pea salad, with your choice of stuffed turkey, seared BC cod or a vegetarian option. Sides include duck fat roasted potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, honey brown sugar roasted carrots and their Part in Bloom cupcake for dessert. For a more relaxed option, the Easter Grazing Box for Two ($95) is for the snack lover. In your box, you’ll get their chicken saltibocca lolly, vegan carrot lox on buckwheat blini, maple glazed salmon with sesame seeds, mustard herb lamp pop, and a variety of cured meats, olives, cheese, bread and dips for your lonely charcuterie board at home. For the kids, (or anyone with a sweet tooth) the Easter Egg Hunt Kit ($45) has pastel-coloured Easter eggs filled with caramels, house-made chocolate bars, carrot cake truffles, mini Easter cookies and mini pastel meringues.
The Easter menu is available online.
Granville Island’s The Sandbar has a Lobster Benedict during the day and a Seafood Boil at night. The dinner feast for two is available on the evenings of Sunday, April 4 and Monday, April 5, and has a full pound of mussels and clams, jumbo prawns, two lobster tails served in rich Old Bay broth with andouille sausage, potatoes and local corn on the cob to complete the meal.
More info, reservations and takeout orders are available on their website.
For the second year, Belgard Kitchen has created their Easter Meal kits ($40/person). Complete with a Youtube tutorial and written instructions, you’ll set your own pace this holiday while feeling like a chef yourself. The kit includes a roasted half chicken, honey glazed ham, apple mustard gravy, maple roasted root veggies, rosemary goat cheese bread pudding (what I’m most excited about), herbed baby potatoes and butterscotch panna cotta.
Kits are available online for pre-order until March 29.
This restaurant’s Collective Goods Easter Meal Kit ($130/package for 4) is a family-sized selection of braised lamb shanks with creamy, cheesy polenta and mint pesto, marinated artichokes, Caesar salad, and extra-buttery goodness in the form of Parker House bread rolls. Simple preparation instructions are included from Chef Sean Reeve.
Pre-paid packages available online. Pickup available April 3.
The Coal Harbour spot is prepared for feasting this Easter, with menu items like their Lamb Shank, their infamous Sunday Night Prime Rib dinner, and their Green Eggs & Ham featured brunch dish. Their dinner menu also includes sides of Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veggies and of course, mashed potatoes to seal the deal.
Reservations or takeout orders available online.
If hot cross buns are your favourite part of Easter treats, then you won’t be missing out this year, because Railtown Catering’s Easter Feast To-Go includes these buns of glory and dessert. It also comes with honey glazed bone-in ham (pre-sliced), organic spring greens, cucumber salad, scalloped potatoes with gruyere cheese, braised red cabbage, roasted root vegetables, and rhubarb crumble with house-made vanilla ice cream for dessert. Their packages (starting at $199) are ready to heat at home and serve 4+ people.
Orders available online.
The 4-course family-style Easter take-out menu ($76/for 2, $140 for 4) brings all the Spanish flavours with Chileatol, a chicken and Poblano chili broth with a choice of chicken tamal or refried pinto beans and Oaxaca tamal. Menu items also include their cheese and rice filled chile relleno, el champandongo layered with corn tortilla, braised pork, poblano slices and topped with black huitlacoche (vegetarian options are also available). Dessert is the guajillo flan made with Mexican vanilla and brown sugar caramel. The Margarita de Primavera kit ($110) is limited to the Easter weekend only, and includes all the margarita-making essentials: Patron silver tequila, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, lavender syrup, lime juice and saline.
Order via their email or visit their website before March 28.
The Easter Weekend Premium Zen ($49) menu is the stuff of take-out dreams for brunch or lunch. Minami has their most-loved appetizers, sushi, Aburi sushi and a coconut mango mousse for dessert. For a more indulgent dessert, the strawberry Sakekasu mousse by their own in-house pastry chef has a pistachio sponge, strawberry kiwi salsa, azuki yokan, kinako crumble and cherry strawberry sorbet. For drinks, the Saku cocktail is an all-around favourite.
Available from April 2-5. More info here.
Boulevard’s Easter To-Go kit (from $235 for 4 people) has two options for you Easter plans —a slow-roasted leg of lamb or a boneless prime ribeye roast. Either menu pick comes with their signature corn bread, spring asparagus soup, and a raspberry caramel dessert. The kit includes printed cooking instructions.
Order your kit here.
Both mainland and Island locations have an Easter to-go dinner menu: The Castle in the City (from $258). Pick from their prime rib or Emperor ham, in combination with their side dishes: green bean and olive oil soffritto, roasted tri colour potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and dulce de leche cheesecake. Re-heating instructions included, and encouraged.
Gotham Easter Feast Package above, Hy’s Easter Take-Home Package below.
This year, both restaurants have Easter dining at home specials – Hy’s Easter Take-Home Package ($395 for 4) and Gotham Easter Feast Package ($325 for 4). Both takeout options come fully prepped and ready to go straight into the oven. Hy’s Steakhouse has compiled their Caesar salad, cheese toast, classic Chateaubriand (32oz. Canadian prime filet of beef tenderloin, broccoli and cauliflower, roasted carrots and green beans with shallots, sautéed mushrooms and chateau potatoes, chef’s béarnaise sauce and red wine jus) and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Gotham Steakhouse & Bar brings their fresh citrus salad, roast leg of lamb and spring Succotash (organic New Zealand lamb, fava beans, baby green peas and zucchini, piquillo peppers, roasted nugget potatoes, mint pesto and lamb jus) and pavlova with fresh fruit for a light and airy dessert.
Packages are available from Mar 30 – April 5. Order online for Hy’s or Gotham. Delivery available via Uber, SkiptheDishes & Door Dash.
This Easter weekend only, Fable has their Family Easter Dinner to Go ($50) for takeout or delivery. The East Van favourite has their roast chicken dinner with a mixed local greens salad, mashed potatoes (gotta love the classics), seasonable veggies and house-made ice cream sandwiches.
Available April 1-5, pre-orders available online.
The caterers have an Easter Menu ($45/person) ready to heat and serve with their mains of either stuffed pork loin or roast leg of lamb. Starters include orange and fennel salad, herb roast baby potatoes, lemon grilled asparagus and baby carrots. Dessert is a classic baked apple pie, or their signature pie with an oat cookie crust baked with a sweet and salty filling. Charcuterie boards and/or hot cross buns can be added on too.
Order deadline is March 31. Orders can be made online.
From the pros of ‘heat’ and ‘serve,’ Caffe La Tana has created their Special Edition Fox Boxes (from $135) available for Easter weekend, from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Each box has the option of Lamb, Ham or Branzino (available Saturday only). The 4-course meals are packed with classic staples like lemon braised fingerling potatoes and roasted cauliflower with fennel seeds and orange zest. The (debatable) best part: a DIY cannoli kit – four baked shells with a piping bag to fill with savoury ricotta, sweetened with honey, orange zest, pistachio and dark chocolate.
Boxes are beginning to sell out, so order online here sooner than later.
Forage has their own Easter takeout meal box ($55), a 3-course roundup ready to be served either hot or cold. It starts off with a spring mix salad with beetroot hummus, Courtenay cheddar, rose vinaigrette and paprika dusted crispy chickpeas. The main course can be either a JD farm turkey, Gelderman farms honey ham, Italian sausage and pickled chanterelle mushroom stuffing, celeriac pomme puree and roasted vegetables, or their main of Moroccan style braised Peace Country lamb shank with celeriac pomme puree, harissa, roasted vegetables and pine nuts. For dessert, they’ve got a Golden Ears Neuchatel cheese puff, caramelized apple and birch syrup puree, and crème anglaise.
Last minute orders are available here, with pick up from 3-8pm, April 2-4.