Whether you're dining in or out, celebrate Mom at some of Vancouver's best foodie spots this Mother's Day
MaenamImpress Mom with Maenam's fresh new spring menu. Highlights include beautifully hand-crafted Chor Muang flower dumplings filled with caramelized chicken, peanuts and garlic; Thai cupcakes with B.C. sidestripe shrimp; Tom Gati curry with choice of vegetable, or dry-aged smoked duck; and Chu Chi curry with grilled prawns, fried shallots and lime leaf. Exclusive Mother's Day special dishes are also available to order, and feature West Coast ingredients like chilled and steamed Dungeness crab with a ginger and truffle sauce (market price), three-flavour whole fish ($52) and beef dry curry ($48).
1938 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver; Details online
2. Fresh Ideas Start Here
Fresh Ideas Start HereThis Mother's Day, surprise Mom with a deluxe seafood platter ($130) from F.I.S.H., that includes favourites such as Dungeness crab legs, Ocean Wise snow crab dip, B.C. spot prawn pasta salad, Canadian lobster tail, wild shrimp cocktail with sauce, smoked wild salmon lox, maple wild salmon candy and seaweed salad.
2959 West Broadway, Vancouver & 180—7515 Market Crossing, Burnaby; Details online
Photo Credit: Manson WardFor the Mom that loves ice cream, spoil her with Popina's soft-serve Mother's Day special. Available for a limited time only, Popina's freshly baked cream puffs are filled with a swirl of original-recipe Birchwood Dairy vanilla soft-serve ice cream and gently rolled in a generous amount of shaved white chocolate, crushed pistachios and organic dried (and edible!) rose petals ($8 for adults, $6 for kids).
1691 Johnston Street, Vancouver; Details online
4. Mon Paris Pâtisserie
Photo credit: Nora HamadeShow Mom the 'wow factor' with delicious handcrafted chocolate flowers and decadent cakes from Mon Paris Pâtisserie. Along with their signature viennoiseries (perfect for Mother's Day brunch), Mon Paris highlights include a delightful potted flower ($30) made entirely of milk, dark and white chocolate, as well as a heart-shaped strawberry brownie cake ($30) decorated with a whimsical chocolate flower exclusively for Mother's Day.
4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby; Details online
5. Legends Haul
Legends HaulThis year, Legends Haul is partnering with Cause We Care and donating 10 percent of all proceeds on a selection of thoughtfully-sourced groceries, to support a variety of initiatives including housing, childcare and school break programs and job training opportunities through the Single Mother’s Support Fund. Foodie kits include a lemon burrata pizza kit, and a honey flower focaccia and high tea sandwich kit that are both sure to delight Mom.
125B Glacier Street, Coquitlam; Details online
6. Railtown Catering
Railtown CateringElevate the celebration this year with Railtown's ready-to-eat Mother's Day package, bursting with spring flavours and feeding four for $199. The package comes with four sensational starters, including a ruby-hued ahi tuna carpaccio complete with creamy spreadable avocado and asparagus "tartare" and a quartet of mascarpone-stuffed figs presented whole. And, for the main event, housemade baguette and sourdough crostinis come with an assortment of elevated sandwich spreads and condiments, offering those at the table the opportunity to build their own rustic tea sandwiches. For dessert, a perfectly-peaked lemon meringue pie offers a sweet and tart finish. A vegetarian package is also available.
397 Railway Street, Vancouver; Details online
7. Fanny Bay Oyster Bar
Fanny Bay Oyster BarShowcasing exclusive eats for Mother’s Day and B.C. spot prawn season, Fanny Bay chef Tommy Shorthouse and his culinary team will showcase locally-caught, sustainably-sourced spot prawns in a variety of dishes. Including an exclusive dine-in feature of West Coast paella with daily-caught fish, prawns, mussels, clams, scallops, chorizo, saffron rice, housemade pickled peppers, and paired with a bottle of house rosé prosecco.
762 Cambie Street, Vancouver; Details online
8. Savoury City
Savoury CityTake home Mother’s Day afternoon tea from Savoury City (feeds four for $180) and impress Mom with a selection of delectable gourmet pastries, tea sandwiches and desserts, including smoked salmon biscuits, mini croissants with brie and fig chutney, scones with jam and cream and cocoa nib and chocolate shortbread cookies.
3925 Fraser Street, Vancouver; Details online
9. Heritage Asian Eatery
Heritage Asian EateryIndulge in a family feast (feeds four for $138) from Heritage Asian Eatery this Mother's Day. The spread includes a new bright pink crab, scallop and prawn dumpling alongside Heritage's classics like five spice chicken wings, truffle sui mai, bbq pork belly, dan dan noodles, gai lan, prawn and pea tip spring rolls, black sesame balls and a jar of house chili sauce for Mom to take home.
382 West Broadway, Vancouver; Details online
10. Yuwa Japanese Cuisine
Yuwa Japanese CuisineOffering both temaki and wagashi sets for Mother’s Day this year, chef Masa and his kitchen team have crafted each to celebrate all mothers in a truly unforgettable way. Featuring an array of fresh ingredients, the duos are unique for the season.
2775 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver; Details online
11. Di Beppe
Di BeppeIf Mom has a sweet tooth, dine at Gastown’s beloved Di Beppe and treat her to a complimentary surprise dessert along with a custom Di Beppe Mother’s Day card to make her feel truly special.
8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver; Details online
CarlinoDoes Mom love to brunch? Then take her to Carlino, which is bringing back the popular 'brunch board for two', with fresh strawberry bread, mini parfaits, fresh seasonal fruit, smashed rosemary potatoes, bacon, San Daniele prosciutto, Filoncino bread and mini frittata. À la carte options will also be available.
1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver; Details online
PourhouseThis year, Pourhouse will be offering a special brunch menu for Mother’s Day that features an appetizer of truffle tots and sparkling wine, with Pourhouse waffles as a main. The Gastown bar will also be featuring three brunch cocktails including their popular Espresso Manhattan, the Corpse Reviver and the Tonic and Bourbon Mary.
162 Water Street, Gastown; Details online
BacaroVenetian-inspired restaurant Bacaro will be celebrating Mom by featuring a special Mother’s Day menu for a full week. The four course menu will include a cocktail di gamberi (spot prawns, preserved lemon and tomato mayo), truffle burrata, pasta primavera and a crostata al cioccolato for dessert. Bacaro will also feature a special Mother’s Day cocktail, Regale, made with sparkling wine and cherry syrup.
1029 West Cordova Street, Vancouver; Details online
15. Ask for Luigi
Ask for LuigiAsk for Luigi is offering special brunch and dinner features to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. Brunch will feature a fregola bowl (short rib, mushroom, red pepper, fried egg and Salmoriglio sauce) along with baked eggs and sausage. For dinner, the feature will be a Mezzaluna with stuffed with ricotta, stinging nettle, peas and Meyer lemon beurre blanc.
305 Alexander Street, Vancouver; Details online
16. The Westin Bayshore
The Westin BayshoreMake Mother's Day special for Mom this year at The Westin Bayshore, offering a trio of exceptional dining experiences. Indulge in 'The Secret Garden' and enjoy a multi-course menu served in your own private, iridescent, dome-shaped breakfast nook ($69 per person), opt for the time-honoured tradition of afternoon tea in the H Tasting Lounge ($64 per person), or try the family-friendly brunch buffet (adults, $98; children, $45) boasting nine different stations at the H2 Rotisserie and Bar.
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver; Details online
17. C Prime
C|PrimeHead to C Prime this year and treat Mom to chef Behshad's brunch platter for four ($75), which includes eggs Benedict, C Prime’s famous hashbrowns, your choice of bacon or sausage, a salad bowl, fruit bowl, waffle with caramelized banana, roasted pecans and maple syrup and muesli with fresh blueberries.
1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver; Details online
18. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
PICASpoil Mom with a decadent Mother’s Day tea for two ($140; $72 for additional seating) at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ Blue Hat Bistro. Prepared in-house, the high tea features shrimp vol au vent with green peas hummus, mini candied bacon and Gruyère quiche, brioche sandwiches, vegan maple cinnamon-apple scones, Earl Grey and lemon opera cake, plus so much more.
101—1505 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver; Details online
19. The Victor
The VictorThis Mother's Day, The Victor will be hosting a Mother’s Day brunch featuring their famous dishes including The Victor eggs Benedict with mac and cheese waffle, French toast with Nutella whipped cream, liege waffle with whiskey caramel sauce and more. Plus, you can also treat mom to The Victor’s family-style 'Spoils of Sunday' dinner with favourites including cheese and onion bread, lobster and crab bisque, prime rib eye roast and crème brûlée donuts.
9 Smithe Street, Vancouver; Details online
TrattoriaTake Mom out for an Italian feast at Trattoria ($90) this Mother's Day. Start with pear and fennel salad before enjoying a pasta platter with truffle spaghetti, signature meatballs with herbed ricotta, mushroom ravioli and chicken Milanese, and then finish the meal with tiramisu.
1850 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver; Details online
21. Honey Salt
Honey SaltFrom build-your-own mimosas to delectable feature brunch dishes, treat mom to the ultimate Mother’s Day at Honey Salt with three dining options. The 'Mother’s Day Experience' includes flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a personalized name setting, the 'Mother’s Day Mimosa Package' includes the 'Mother’s Day Experience' plus a deluxe mimosa board, and the 'Deluxe Mother’s Day Package' includes all the amenities of the 'Mother’s Day Experience' with a Veuve Clicquot mimosa board.
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver; Details online
22. Glowbal Restaurant
Glowbal RestaurantTreat Mom to the ultimate dining experience with tableside bottomless brunch ($75 per person, $37 for children) at Glowbal. The brunch menu includes coffee, tea or juice, mini donuts, a smoothie shooter, chilled clams and prawns salad, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, chorizo and mushroom eggs Benedict, lobster grilled cheese with truffle aioli, pancakes and maple mascarpone and so much more.
590 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; Details online
23. Five Sails
Nora HamadeCelebrate Mom in style this year and treat her to world-class Mother’s Day high tea ($75 per person) culinary creation by chef Robbie Robinson and his creative team at Five Sales. From cucumber sandwiches, egg truffle quiches, scones and chocolate macarons, the classic English afternoon tea is a luxurious treat for the most important woman in your life, plus all moms will receive a surprise take-home gift.
999 Canada Place, Vancouver; Details online
24. Tractor at Home
Tractor At HomeFor a limited of time, Tractor at Home will be offering a special Mother’s Day box ($115), featuring local makers. The box includes Le Vieux Pin sauvignon blanc, chocolate pistachio cookies, tamari almonds and more.
25. Bacchus Restaurant
Nora HamadeVancouver’s only Relais and Châteaux culinary destination has created a delicious Mother's Day brunch table d’hôte menu ($72 per person) to celebrate all mothers. From a classic salmon crab cake Benedict or cinnamon brioche french toast, to a hearty pulled pork on jalapeño cornbread, there are a variety of sweet and savoury options for the whole table.
845 Hornby Street, Vancouver; Details online
BotanistCover all courses with the Botanist's special three-course menu ($84 per person) this Mother's Day. Beginning with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, move onto a handcrafted cocktail, before choosing a selection of three plates including salmon tartine on open-faced sourdough, oven roasted lamb leg and dark chocolate black currant fondant.
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver; Details online
Rich WonIt's all about brunch this year, and why not try Winston's Mother’s Day brunch with its special feature men, including tostadas with navy bean, spiced avocado, jalapeno relish, cave-aged Gruyere, two sunny eggs ($15) and steelhead trout crudo with green goddess dressing, spring vegetables and crispy potato ($19).
228 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver; Details online
28. Buttermere Pâtisserie
ButtermereAdd a sweet touch to your Mother's Day gift this year with Buttermere Pâtisserie, serving up three delicate and uniquely-flavoured cakes ($68 each) just for Mom. Flavours include the 'Honey Violet', a white glazed honey sponge cake layered with lemon jelly, lavender ganache, lavender mousse and a honeycomb; 'Rice Krispy Crunch'; the 'Guava Moonlight', with vanilla sponge, raspberry jelly, guava cremeux, raspberry mousse and a vanilla streusel and the 'Cheri Pistacia', with a cherry heart, pistachio dacquoise, cherry cream mix, Morello cherry compote and pistachio mousse.
958 Main Street, Vancouver; Details online