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A stunning snack for on-the-go.
So you’re a grown adult that wants to eat cheese and crackers and meat, preferably in teeny tiny sandwich form. I get it. There isn’t a more elegant snack out there. And besides being extremely Instagram-worthy (yes, you have to document everything), charcuterie is also the ideal food for connecting with others. What better canvas for solid conversation than salami?
These local spots are serving up some very beautiful boards and boxes, which you can carry out or have delivered to your cozy Christmas movie marathon. Bring your own wine. Maybe make it mulled. It is the holidays after all.
What to Get: The classic charcuterie box, which serves one to 25 people, depending on size and how ridiculously hungry you are
Price: From $45
This is truly a feast for the eyes—these folks really have presentation down. You’d almost feel bad snatching that gorgeous meat rose in your sweaty fist. Almost.
2266 West 4th Ave
What to Get: Charcuterie cones
All of the spots in this post offer takeout, but Sebastian & Co.’s new downtown location is knocking it out of the park when it comes to mobility. Each cone has charcuterie, olives, pickles, aged cheese, and a breadstick.
1299 Howe St. and 2425 Marine Dr.
What to Get: Graze Holiday Box
Price: From $32
Inside this holiday themes box is a selection of charcuteries, cheeses, white chocolate gold foil red velvet truffles, candied pecans, pistachios, olives and cornichons, fresh seasonal fruit, cranberries, crackers, fresh rosemary and flowers — covering all the food groups.
5279 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby
What to Get: Piatto de Salumi
Cibo is on Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats and Doordash, so you can get your meat selection delivered right to your door. Kinda like Tinder.
900 Seymour St.
What to Get: Small Holiday Platter
With vegetarian and vegan options in addition to their classic cheese and charcuterie, no matter what you’re looking to snack on, there’s something for you here. All boxes come with dried fruit, nuts, cornichons, castelvetrano olives, chocolate and floral garnishes—GF crackers available too.
1605 W. 5th Ave
What to Get: Duo Nourish Box
Despite this name, this nourish box serves four and contains four cheeses (or vegan cheese!), three dips, a local preserve, frest fruits, vegetables, olives, nuts, artisan crackers, dried rose petals and passion fruit. Plus some floral touches because, hey it’s the holidays. Treat yourself.
417 Industrial Ave
Originally published November 2021; updated December 2022