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20+ takeout options, including BBQ kits and ready-to-eat feasts from Vancouver favourites.
’Tis the season for forgetting every unique personality trait your dad possesses. What does he like? Napping? Golf? Asking me when I last checked the oil in my car when he knows damn well the answer is never?
Doesn’t matter. He’s gotta eat. And food is one of those sneaky gifts that—if you’re dining together— also happens to be a present for yourself. If the father figure in your life is a take-control daddio, we’ve got a list of grill-at-home takeout from local restaurants. If he’d rather relax till he can smell the food, there’s ready-to-eat options down the list. All of the picks below are available for pre-order online now—and Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20th, but I’m sure you totally knew that.
These do-it-yourself-with-a-little-help meals need to be cooked before eating.
On Offer: Father’s Day Grilling Package with Turmeric AleWhat you get: Beef, prawn and veggie skewers marinated and ready for the grill, plus a watermelon and greens salad, roasted new potatoes, pita and hummus, tzatziki, toum and shatta sauces. Optional add-on of a 4-pack of Nuba’s Turmeric Ale beer collaboration with Faculty BrewingPrice: $99 or $129 with Turmeric Ale add-onHow to order: nuba.ca
On Offer: Ready to Grill F.I.S.H. kit, serves 2-4What you get: 1lb BC halibut steak, FISH’s housemade Oh Buoy! seasoning, two Nova Scotia lobster tails with garlic butter, BC octopus tentacles with spicy mayo, and salmon sausages with pickled onionsPrice: $95 plus taxHow to order: eatfish.ca
On Offer: BLVD Provisions grill at home menuWhat you get: Choices include 16 oz boneless prime ribeye, PEI Blue Dot ribeye, and a collection of artisanal sausages from Oyama Sausage Co.Price: VariesHow to order: blvdprovisions.ca
On Offer: The Big Mac-inspired ‘Big Smash’ kit for fourWhat you get: Four certified organic, grass-fed smashballs from Two Rivers Specialty Meats and Blue Goose Cattle Company, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and Martin’s famous potato roll bunsPrice: $40How to order: burgerlandsmashup.com
On Offer: Father’s Day BBQ Kits to go, serves twoWhat you get: Maui short ribs, Cajun chicken skewers, chili-lime prawn skewers, coleslaw, German-style potato salad, sweet corn salsa and chocolate-caramel tiramisuPrice: $75How to order: tickettailor.com
On Offer: Maenam’s Oyster KitWhat you get: 12 fresh BC oysters, garnishes of Nahm Jim, fried shallots, sawtooth coriander, and cilantro, one oyster shucker and a copy of Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai CookingPrice: $60How to order: maenam.ca
On Offer: Father’s Day BBQ Burger Box, serves 4What you get: AAA Canadian ground chuck patties, brioche buns, and burger fixings; twice-baked stuffed potato with cheese, bacon and green onions, corn on the cob, kale coleslaw and a chocolate stout brownie with vanilla chantilly creamPrice: $130How to order: edgecatering.ca
On Offer: Father’s Day Butcher Box (takeout) and set menu (in-person, pictured above)What you get: The Butcher Box has over 55oz of meat, including a 12oz ribeye, 8oz striploin, stuffed chicken breasts with cordon bleu and za’atar, plus garlic lamb kabobs and teriyaki chicken breasts. The set menu includes broccoli caesar salad, whiskey-glazed striploin, loaded smashed potatoes, butter buns with pink peppercorn whipped butter, grilled asparagus with balsamic reduction, and apple fritters.Price: Butcher Box $110, Set Menu $45 a personHow to order: lazygourmet.ca
On Offer: Piedmontese Cheeseburger BBQ KitWhat you get: Four 6 oz Piedmontese beef patties, four Livia Bakery potato buns, La Madia DV Chinotto BBQ sauce, La Madia DV Porcini dry rub, Queen’s Castle mild white cheddar cheesePrice: $49How to order: caffelatana.ca
These dinners, desserts and pastries don’t require cooking.
On Offer: Five-course, ready-to-eat takeout dinners for twoWhat you get: Mains of either short ribs or roast duck and sides of summer salad, foie gras chicken wings, and dessert choices of mango pudding or Basque cheesecakePrice: From $99How to order: torafuku.ca or 778-903-2006
On Offer: a takeout Father’s Day Chicken and Ribs Feast for familiesWhat you get: A roasted chicken, 1½ racks of ribs, mac and cheese, a kale and roasted yam salad, cornbread and strawberry-rhubarb crumble and a 4-pack of Main Street Brewing’s core beersPrice: $129How to order: savourycity.com
On Offer: A takeout or dine-in lunch package with four new menu items available only on Father’s dayWhat you get: BBQ pork puff pastry, chive and pork dumplings, steamed ribs and salted egg yolk sesame balls, five spice chicken wings, crystal prawn dumplings, truffle prawn and pork siu mai.Price: $78 (or $88 for an upgrade to abalone siu mai)How to order: eatheritage.ca
On Offer: Minami Shusai Platter for fourWhat you get: 10oz Aburi ribeye steak with Suntory whisky peppercorn veal jus, Su-Miso mustard glazed half game hen, to a 4oz Aburi AAA sterling silver butler steak, and roasted market vegetablesPrice: $90How to order: minamirestaurant.com
On Offer: Chef-curated A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Jyu Bento To-GoWhat you get: A5 Miyazaki wagyu, market vegetables, wasabi pickles, and steamed ricePrice: $80How to order: mikurestaurant.com
On Offer: The Park Burger Package, Hot Mess Burger Package with option to add Kid’s Burger Kit, and the Steak Package (each serves 2)What you get: Each burger package comes with everything you need to make 2 burgers (patties, buns, condiments etc.) and the Hot Mess package has a few extras like pickled jalapenos, mushrooms, and white onions. The steak package has 2 sirloin steaks, potatoes, roasted vegetables and kale salad. More menu info is available online.How to order: fablediner.com
On Offer: The Fried Chicken Joy bucket (feeds 4 to 6 people)What you get: Eight pieces of classic coconut milk fried tenders, two pounds of fish sauce caramel chicken wings, and salted egg yolk popcorn chicken, plus sides of house coleslaw, Malaysian shaker fries, Fife Bakery milkbread and Filipino spaghetti (Two rivers beef and sliced hot dogs in a tomato sauce sweetened with banana ketchup). There’s also four dipping sauces (black pepper gravy, tamarind sambal, and sweet chili mayo) and a choice of Thai iced tea or 4-pack of Steel & Oak beer.Price: $125How to order: exploretock.com
On Offer: The Graze Ultimate Man Box, serves 2-4What you get: Smoked gouda and peppered cheddar, cotto ham, garlic sausage, pepperoni sticks, artichoke and asiago dip, grainy mustard, salty jumbo pretzel and spicy cheese sauce for dipping, prosciutto wrapped breadsticks, hot peppers, crackers, crudites, grapes, chocolate covered almonds, an assortment of nuts, and fresh herb garnishesPrice: $175How to order: thegrazecompany.com
On Offer: Father’s Day Celebration Package dinner for 4What you get: Cheese toast, Caesar salad, prime porterhouse steak, bacon lyonnaise, potatoes, cauliflower gratin, creamed corn, strawberry and rhubarb crumble, pint of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice creamPrice: $395How to order: hyssteakhouse.com
On Offer: Father’s Day Epic Tailgate BBQ Feast, already cooked (reheat and serve) for 4What you get: 35-hour Texas-style beef brisket, Applewood smoked pork shoulder, beer brined Maple Hill Farms chicken, D’Original Sausage Haus brats, corn on the cob, jalapeño corn bread, Carolina coleslaw, potato salad, Railtown bourbon barbecue saucePrice: $159How to order: railtowncatering.ca
On Offer: Father’s Day Dinner for 4What you get: Crab cakes, Caesar salad, 60 oz long bone rib steak, garlic mashed potatoes, fresh asparagus, sautéed field mushrooms, and a lemon tart with mixed summer berriesPrice: $395How to order: gotham.xdineapp.com
On Offer: Father’s Day Dinner for 2What you get: New York striploin, garlic butter prawns, baked fennel sausage stuffed artichokes, asparagus, lemon and dill forked potatoes and lobster and crab ravioliPrice: $80How to order: trattoria.com
On Offer: Espresso-inspired treats including a pulled-pork croissantWhat you get: The pulled-pork croissant is made with espresso BBQ sauce, smoked pulled pork and is topped with smoked paprika and espressoPrice: $15 for a 2-packHow to order: beaucoupbakery.com
On Offer: Father’s Day Gift setWhat you get: A tuxedo-shaped cake with coffee-drenched biscuits and chocolate mousse and four chocolate cigars Price: $62 for the set (available individually; $45 for the cake and $22 for the cigars)How to order: monparis.ca
On Offer: Gentleman and Tuxedo cakes, 6 inches eachWhat you get: The Gentleman is a crunchy, light brownie pâte sablée with a caramelized lemongrass banana layer and milk chocolate mousse, the Tuxedo features a bow tie made of coffee sponge cake with a rice krispy crunch base, and has notes of citrus cremeux and a mocha moussePrice: Starting at $68How to order: buttermere.ca