If your grocery list is starting to look a little repetitive, or the length of time it’s taking to receive a supermarket delivery is causing dinner dismay, then it’s time to consider checking out some of the provision boxes, meal kits, and premade sauces and stocks available from our local restaurants.
Spruce up your salads with local greens, deliver your taste buds some excitement with a house-made pasta sauce, or make eating at home fun again with make-your-own pizza, ramen, or sushi kits. You may not be able to do everything you want to at the moment, but making mealtimes meaningful is a good way to improve the day.
Caffè La Tana
Missing out on all your Italian favourites? Caffè La Tana on Commercial Drive is busy stocking its alimentari with everything from canned San Marzano tomatoes to the finest pasta and sauces, prepared meatballs from sister restaurant Pepino’s, salamis, dairy, eggs, and cuts of meat.
There are also make-at-home meal kits, including penne alla vodka, riccioli Bolognese, and the one that sounds fun as well as delicious—the pizza kit, with two balls of ready-made dough, pomodoro sauce, anchovies, salami, and fresh buffalo mozzarella. Yes, please. Delivery available, pick up for a 10 per cent discount.
If you’re fed up looking for a delivery slot from the supermarket, Earls Grocery might be a good alternative. With a pretty broad selection of produce, pantry items, proteins—and even toilet paper—its offerings can easily keep you and your family well fed for a while.
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If you’re missing your regular Earls fix, you can also order a variety of its signature spice rubs, dressings, and sauces, meal kits including one for its popular pan bread, and a variety of ready-made meals for two to four people. Pick up, and you can also stock up on bottles of wine at 50 per cent off.
Burdock & Co
Chef Andrea Carlson is now offering her popular CSA produce boxes for pickup from her Main Street flagship restaurant. Filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables, grains, and heirloom legumes, boxes need to be ordered by Tuesday for Thursday pickup.
Along with produce, Carlson is also providing a short menu of prepared items including house-made broths, pizza dough, yogurt, and granola. Fans of her rightly revered fried chicken should be sure to order a portion from the select takeout options available.
The award-winning vegetarian restaurant is operating the Acorn Market for pickup and delivery, with a variety of excellent produce from small local farms, premade sauces, fresh pasta, ancient grain sourdough loaves, and a select few classic menu items, including a kit to make its signature kale Caesar salad, and select B.C. wines.
Order by 3 p.m. for same day pickup (with a 10 per cent discount) or delivery. Feeling generous? Include a pay-it-forward vegetable soup in your order, and feed someone in need in our community.
Aburi At Home
Craving ramen or sushi? Created by Gyoza Bar head chef Woojin Kim, and distributed by Miku Restaurant, these family-sized meal kits provide all the fixings for a comforting bowl of tonkotsu ramen or a fun interactive roll-your-own temaki sushi party. Call 604-568-3900 for pickup, or order delivery via Uber Eats.
Whistler ABC Eats
Along with a selection of ready-made menu items, Whistler restaurants Araxi, Bar Oso, and Il Caminetto are also offering groceries, including butter, eggs, flour (all purpose and bread), vegetable baskets, and proteins. The Ode to Summer meal kit to cook at home feeds two and includes steak, russet potatoes, and Caesar salad.
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