7 Best Food Delivery and Takeout Services in Vancouver
The daily dinner ritual can get a little stale at times. Spice things up with these eight solutions for an inspired meal (whether you're doing the cooking or not).
Taste to Savour
Taste to Savour is run by chef mom Tracy Rowand. Tracy keeps her pantry and counter well-stocked with a rotating menu of baked goods, fresh salads and ready-made entrées. Tracy also stocks a mean freezer, full of delicious homemade soups like thick minestrone, and hearty meals for four that really feed four. We love that Taste to Savour has a good selection of caterer-quality, ready-to-serve frozen appetizers, handy to have when those drop-ins show up.
For a little European flavour, head to Bosa Foods on Kootenay Street. The prices are very reasonable, and you will find everything you need for your Italian-inspired menu, including two aisles dedicated to pastas and risottos, and an amazing deli full of salads, prosciuttos and cheeses. While there, pick up panettone for dessert, Italian dishware for that hostess gift—and of course a latte for yourself.
For those who cook with an Asian flare, Osaka Supermarket (owned by T & T Supermarkets) in Park Royal is not only a one-stop specialty store, but they also carry many of your grocery basics, too. In addition to their great selection of take-out sushi, dim sum and other pre-made dishes, they have a wide selection of hard-to-find fruits, meats, seafood, spices, sauces and baking ingredients (at great prices, too), so that you can make Galbi (Korean braised short-ribs), Pad Thai or Chinese Sticky Rice any night of the week.
Edible Canada Bistro
Ready and willing to help is Edible Canada Bistro at Granville Island. The shop showcases 900 products that are mostly from BC, and to name-drop just a few, there are Thomas Haas chocolates and Burgoo and Vij's entrees. You'll also find new taste sensations like Birch Syrup from the Cariboo and Sea to Sky Seasonings. We love that you can order your favourite products and beautiful gift baskets online.
Green Earth Organics
The folks at Green Earth Organics have been serving hundreds of local families for 14 years. Their emphasis is on organic grocery products and while they try to source locally, they will go further ‘afield' if necessary. Order standard organic fruit and veggie bins and add on extra items like cereal and juice, or they can customize a list. Popular items for new moms are (not surprisingly) diapers, yogurt and baby food. We love the idea of staying out of the supermarket aisles, avoiding impulse buys and toddler tantrums.
Well Fed Studios
Welcome to Well Fed Studios, where all the grocery shopping and chopping has been done for you, freeing your mind to channel your inner Nigella Lawson or Rachael Ray (literally). To be clear, you are doing the cooking—in a studio—with the food and recipes all prepped for you. The two-hour Meal Assembly course stocks your freezer with eight family-sized homemade entrees of your own choosing, with new menus appearing monthly. Well Fed also offers Pick Up Orders where your entree choices have already been assembled and packaged for you.
DinnerWorks delivers the ingredients for you to assemble and prepare a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal. No need to worry about what to make tonight—someone else has taken care of that.