Where To Get Christmas Dinner To Go in Greater Vancouver

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With BC’s restrictions in place through the holiday season, the usual holiday plans are on hold. If your family usually gathers with extended kin and friends, it can be challenging to envision a different – but still special – holiday.

As people consider options, many are looking to make the holiday season as simple as possible, including the holiday meal, and local businesses have responded. Restaurants around the region are offering pre-ordered holiday meals with everything from a full roast turkey to roast beef and Christmas ham – along with all those favourite sides. Some are available to order per person, while others will feed a family group. With pickups in advance and a few right on Christmas Day, this could be a good option to keep the holiday simple – and support local restaurants in the process.

Here’s a restaurant roundup in the Greater Vancouver region, from White Rock to Tsawwassen, Burnaby to Vancouver, offering holiday meals to go this year – as well as a few with Christmas breakfast and New Year’s Eve options, as well. This could just be the start of a new and tasty holiday tradition.

Washington Avenue Grill

washingtonavenuegrill.com

Where: White Rock

Price: $26.99 per person

Order By: Doesn’t specify/as soon as possible

What You Get: This popular White Rock destination is offering pickup on December 23 and 24 for a roasted boneless breast and thigh, roasted potatoes, herb stuffing, maple glazed carrots, balsamic glazed brussels sprouts, thyme gravy, and cranberry sauce. The meal needs to be transferred to a roasting pan to re-heat before eating on Christmas Day. Options to add on desserts and wines are available, as well.

Notch 8 at the Hotel Vancouver

notch8-dining.com/store/catering/

Where: Vancouver

Price: Varies by option, from $199 to $300, serves 4-6

Order By: December 18

What You Get: Well-known for their incredible menu, Notch 8 has translated their usual holiday fare into a take-home option with three varieties for Christmas (and another two for New Year’s Eve, at a lower price point. Meals on offer are a prime rib, roast turkey, or a Christmas ham, with sides including Yorkshire pudding (with the rib and ham) or stuffing, brussels sprouts, honey glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, artisan bread roll, and an almond cherry clafouti for dessert. Available from the 18th through the 25th.

Pacific Institute of the Culinary Arts

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Where: Vancouver

Price: $45 per person for turkey, $55 per person for roast beef

Order By: Doesn’t specify/As soon as possible

What You Get: With two dinner options, and pick up on the 23rd or 24th at Blue Hat Bakery and Café downtown, this meal offers some custom choices. Select roast turkey or roast beef, which comes with a kale and butternut squash salad, mashed potatoes, green beans almondine, honey roasted beets, and a chestnut and onion stuffing. Then choose one of three dessert options – caramelized apple pie, sticky toffee pudding, or dark chocolate layer cake.

Forage

foragevancouver.com/holiday

Where: Vancouver

Price: Varies by options

Order By: Doesn’t specify/as soon as possible

What You Get: You needn’t wait till Christmas day to have a holiday meal. Forage is offering holiday meals – both re-heat and pick-up hot and ready – from December 18 through 26th. They have two options: the Forage Holiday Dinner and the Whole Turkey Plus Trimmings. The first includes a baby kale and arugula salad, followed by a choice of turkey, smoked boneless pork rack, and a vegan nut roast, with accompanying sides, and a sticky toffee dessert. The latter is a whole roasted eight-kilogram turkey, ready to carve, with a mushroom and turkey chorizo stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and potatoes.

Joey Restaurant

joeyrestaurants.com/holiday-meals

Where: Burnaby, Vancouver, Coquitlam

Price: $185 serves 4-6

Order By: As soon as possible, limited quantity

What You Get: Choose the location closest to your home and then pick up on December 23 and 24, with a full turkey spread: oven-roasted turkey with gravy, apple and sage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, butter glazed carrots and yams, kale salad, dinner buns and cranberry sauce. Round it out with a freshly baked apple cranberry pie with maple ice cream. Joey’s is offering the same meal kits across Canada.

The Vault

vaultrestaurant.com

Where: Surrey (Cloverdale)

Price: $26.99

Order By: Doesn’t specify/as soon as possible

What You Get: Pick up a holiday dinner in the heart of historic Cloverdale at the Vault Restaurant. The meal includes a boneless turkey breast and thigh, chorizo apricot stuffing, rosemary-infused mashed potatoes, carrots and parsnips, brussels sprouts, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Add-on options include soup, a variety of desserts and a large selection of wine pairings.

Homer Street Café and Bar

exploretock.com/homerstcafeandbar

Where: Vancouver

Price: $42.50 per person

Order By: December 21

What You Get: A three-course dinner for two with butternut squash velouté to start, turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted sprouts, honey glazed carrots, and country style giblet gravy, and seasonal shortbread and molasses cookies for dessert. Order through their Tock reservation page or call 604-428-4299. Pickups on Dec. 22 or 23 only, as the restaurant is closed on Dec. 24 and 25.

Pat Quinn’s Restaurant at Tsawwassen Springs

patquinns.com/christmas-turkey-to-go

Where: Tsawwassen

Price: $360 (serves 8 to 12)

Order By: As soon as possible, limited orders available

What You Get: A full turkey dinner ready to eat that includes a roasted turkey, savory cranberry and sage stuffing, housemade turkey gravy, cranberry chutney, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, and a chocolate yule log to finish it off. The meal is large enough to serve eight to 12 (or four with plenty of leftovers.)

Match Eatery

matchpub.com/match-holiday-meal-kits

Where: Langley

Price: $90 for 2-3 people/$165 for 5-6 people

Order By: Doesn’t specify/as soon as possible

What You Get: Turkey’s on the menu but so are a few other options: Blackened Double Chicken Breast or Stout Braised Chuck Rib, as well as a vegetarian choice by request. The meal begins with soup and includes classic sides of stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce along with a spaghetti squash and creamed brussels sprouts dishes. Meal comes with a bottle of wine and ends with a rum and eggnog bread pudding. Pickups are not available on December 24 or 25.

Butcher’s Table/Origins Chocolate Bar/Pamola Bakery

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Where: New Westminster

Price: Depends on selection

Order By: December 21

What You Get: A “build your own Christmas breakfast box” created by a trio of New Westminster shops, with customizable options for choices from Butcher’s Table, Origins Chocolate Bar and Pamola Bakery. Email info@butcherstable.ca for an order form. Boxes will be ready for pickup in River Market by noon on December 24.

 

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