Treat Dad With Local Eats This Father’s Day

This year, show Dad you love him with a delicious meal at one of these top spots

This year, show Dad you love him with a delicious meal at one of these top spots

This Sunday, June 20th, it’s Dad’s big day again! With dining restrictions eased slightly in British Columbia, the delicious options available in and around the city are plentiful.

Here are just some of our favourite meals on order…

1. Railtown Café and Catering

For all BBQ-loving fathers out there, Railtown’s Father’s Day feast is packed with southern charm and sure to impress. With easy-to-follow instructions to reheat and serve, Dad won’t have to lift a finger. The comfort-packed feast ($159 for four guests) includes four proteins, including beef brisket prepared with a secret spice rub, sausage haus brats, tangy-sweet smoked pork shoulder and a super tender beer-brined chicken. Complete with a variety of sides like homemade jalapeño corn bread, crunchy Carolina coleslaw, corn on the cob, creamy potato salad and plenty of Railtown’s bourbon barbecue sauce, Dad will also receive a whisky-based Embarcadero cocktail kit which includes assembly instructions and two premium etched rocks glasses.
397 Railway Street, Vancouver; Additional dishes can be added for larger groups and vegans; Details and pre-orders online

2. The Graze Company

Canada’s first-to-market luxe charcuterie board experience in a box, The Graze Company have unveiled their ‘The Graze Ultimate Man Box’ ($175, serves two to four) featuring sweet and savoury bites with the option of a refreshing craft brew. The collection includes a variety of curated items, including 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, crudités, grapes, chocolate-covered almonds, nuts and fresh herbs as garnish. You can also purchase the box with a 650 millilitre bottle of Dageraad Brewing’s award winning blonde.
5279 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby; Details and pre-orders online

3. The Lazy Gourmet

Vancouver’s leading caterer, The Lazy Gourmet, serves up several ways to celebrate Dad this year. Their ‘Butcher Box’ ($110) for BBQ lovers, includes a flavourful assortment for grilling at home with a 12 ounce ribeye, 8 ounce striploin, stuffed chicken breasts, Za’atar and garlic lamb kabobs, and teriyaki chicken breasts, whilst their special ‘Father’s Day Box’ ($75) is filled with savoury bites like buttermilk fried chicken wings and BBQ ribs, crispy coleslaw, macaroni salad, jalapeño cheddar cornbread, pickles and pickled vegetables, waffle sticks and whiskey maple syrup. And if it’s a sit-down meal Dad prefers, their set menu ($45 per person) features a broccoli caesar salad, whiskey-glazed striploin, loaded smashed potatoes, butter buns with pink peppercorn whipped butter, grilled asparagus with balsamic reduction, and apple fritters to finish.
1545 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

4. Maenam

For the father that loves to cook, the ‘Maenam Oyster Kit’ ($60) is the thoughtfully curated gift to help hone his oyster-shucking skills. Complete with the necessary tools, easy-to-follow instructions and all the accoutrements, this kit includes 12 fresh B.C. oysters, garnishes of Nahm Jim, fried shallots, sawtooth coriander and cilantro, one oyster shucker, and a copy of Chef Angus An’s cookbook, Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking. If oysters aren’t your dad’s thing, Maenam’s family-style chef’s tasting menus ($55 per person) and à la carte dishes are a delicious way to show some love. 
1938 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

5. Mon Paris Pâtisserie

This Father’s Day, Burnaby’s Mon Paris Pâtisserie is offering dapper and decadent Father’s Day treats for the sweet-toothed man in your life. Opt for the 6” ‘Best Dad Ever’ opera cake ($45), featuring coffee-drenched biscuit and coffee crémeaux, dark chocolate mousse, or a pack of four chocolate cigars ($22) filled with rum-infused ganache. You can also purchase a Father’s Day gift set ($62) that includes both options above. 
4396 Beresford Street, Burnaby; Details and orders online

6. Edge Catering

Serving up a gourmet menu created just for Father’s Day, Edge Catering’s offerings include the ‘Father’s Favourite Fare’ ($150 for four), that features BBQ beef ribs, sweet and spicy chicken quarters, double smoked bacon mac and cheese, sides and a lemon meringue pie. The ‘Father’s Day BBQ Burger’ box ($130 for four) includes AAA Canadian ground chuck patties, brioche buns and all the fixings, twice-baked, stuffed potatoes and all the sides, with chocolate stout brownie to finish, or the á la carte menu includes BBQ beef ribs, double smoked bacon mac and cheese and more. 
1927 East Hastings Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

7. Fresh Ideas

Fresh Ideas, the boat-to-table sustainable seafood company, hs launched a seafood grill kit ($95, serves two to four) for Father’s Day, that features a variety of BBQ-friendly seafood such as one pound of fresh B.C. halibut steak, two Nova Scotia lobster tails with garlic butter, B.C. octopus tentacles with spicy mayo, and salmon sausages with pickled onions. Customers can also find an array of accompanying accoutrements to go with their kits including smoked maple salmon candy nuggets, housemade crab cakes, spot prawn croquettes and caviar.
180 – 7515 Market Crossing, Burnaby & 2959 West Broadway, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

8. Tractor at Home

The gourmet meal and grocery delivery service, Tractor at Home, is keeping things fresh and fun this June with the launch of two new Father’s Day meal bundles to suit all fathers. Pick from their ‘Father’s Day Vegan and Vegetarian Bundle’ ($79.50), which includes two plant-based burgers served with fresh buns and all the delicious fixings, a Thai peanut salad, Southwest quinoa salad, chips and salsa, vegan cookies and a four-pack of Superflux IPA; or their ‘Father’s Day BBQ Bundle’ ($72.50), which features two turkey-zucchini patties, a full-rack of pre-cooked Danish baby back ribs, Southwest quinoa salad, vegan cookies and a four-pack of Superflux IPA. Extra sides and drinks are also available for an additional cost. 
Details and pre-orders online

9. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

PICA’s ready-to-grill meal packages include pre-marinated meats, seasonal side dishes and dessert. Their ‘Father’s Day BBQ Kit To-Go’ ($75, serves two) includes Maui short ribs, spicy Cajun chicken skewers, chili lime prawn skewers, crunchy coleslaw, warm German-style potato salad and a sweet corn salsa. The chef-prepared seasonal spread ends on a sweet note with a gooey chocolate-caramel tiramisu. 
1505 West 2nd Avenue; Details and pre-orders online

10. Potluck Hawker Eatery

Chef-owner Justin Cheung of Potluck Hawker Eatery, has put together a special fried chicken bucket full of flavourful fried chicken and paired with a variety of sides, housemade dipping sauces and drinks. The ‘Fried Chicken Joy Feast’ ($125, feeding four to six), includes eight pieces of coconut milk fried tenders, two pounds of Potluck’s famous fish sauce caramel chicken wings, and salted egg yolk popcorn chicken, alongside popular options like housemade coleslaw, Malaysian shaker rries, Fife Bakery milkbread, and a new creation (and staff meal favourite), Filipino spaghetti filled with Two Rivers beef and sliced hot dogs in a savoury tomato sauce sweetened with banana ketchup.
3424 Cambie Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

11. Aburi Restaurants

For Father’s Day this year, the team at Miku are offering a chef-curated ‘A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Jyu Bento To-Go’ ($80), featuring A5 Miyazaki wagyu, market vegetables, wasabi pickles and steamed rice. And at Minami, pre-order the special ‘Minami Shusai Platter’ ($90), which includes a variety of proteins, from a 10-ounce Aburi ribeye steak with Suntory whisky peppercorn veal jus or Su-Miso mustard glazed game hen to a four-ounce Aburi AAA sterling silver butler steak, and roasted market vegetables. Alternatively, head to Gyoza Bar and pick up one of their popular platters ($60), filled with delicious eats such as spicy pork ribs, chicken katsu sandwich, ebi fry, char siu skewer, crispy vegetable gyoza, asian slaw and edamame.
Various locations

12. Beaucoup Bakery

Give Dad the boost he needs this Father’s Day and treat him to some delicious espresso-inspired treats from Beaucoup Bakery. The trio of limited edition items include a pulled pork croissant with housemade espresso BBQ sauce, smoked pulled pork, roasted buttery croissant, topped with smoked paprika and espresso, a cold brew coffee, featuring house-roasted Vietnamese coffee with coconut rum and coconut cream, and an almond espresso chocolate bar, with almond praline, espresso and Valrhona dark chocolate.
2150 Fir Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

13. Torafuku

For dine-in and to-go, Torafuku have launched their Father’s Day menu alongside a funky, new patio space. The multi-course meals designed for sharing come complete with three starters, a choice of main and dessert. Starters include a refreshing summer salad of heirloom tomatoes, compressed watermelon, charred corn, corn husk vinaigrette and housemade ricotta, whilst the main course features 24-hour short rib with unagi sauce, wagyu sirloin, kimchi fried rice or duck buns complete with foie gras parfait, fluffy housemade steam buns and candied peanuts.
958 Main Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

14. Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

With carefully curated premium ingredients for both at-home cooks and dine-in features, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar is offering up all the classics this Father’s Day. If you’re looking to dine in-person, expect caviar service, oysters, seafood towers, a bone-in ribeye steak feature and impeccable hospitality from their downtown location. For those wishing to grill at home, the team at Boulevard has hand-selected cuts of beef that are considered among the best in Canada, along with premium protein options including 16-ounce boneless prime ribeye, P.E.I. blue dot ribeye, and a collection of artisanal sausages from local favourite Oyama Sausage Co. 
845 Burrard Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders or bookings online

15. Burgerland Smash Up

New kids on the block, Burgerland Smash Up are giving Vancouverites a unique, family friendly way to celebrate Dad, and launching their new Big Mac-inspired ‘Big Smash’ kit ($39.99, serves four). The all-in-one kits include all the pre-measured ingredients to cook up a smashburger feast and features four certified organic, grass-fed smashballs from Two Rivers Specialty Meats and Blue Goose Cattle Company, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, Martin’s famous potato roll buns and step-by-step instructions.
1380 Napier Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

16. Heritage Asian Eatery

Available for takeout and dine-in at their Broadway location, as part of their Father’s Day feast ($78 to $88), Heritage Asian Eatery recently launched four new dishes including BBQ pork puff pastry, chive and pork dumplings, steamed ribs and salted egg yolk sesame balls, perfect alongside Heritage favourites like five spice chicken wings, crystal prawn dumplings, truffle prawn and pork siu mai.
382 West Broadway, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

17. Juke Fried Chicken

Juke Fried Chicken’s ‘Fathers Like Flours Too!’ kits, are the perfect gifts to give all fried-chicken loving Dads. The kits include a one-pound bag of Juke Fried Chicken’s dredge/coating flour, one shaker of signature Juke Chicken seasoning, a bottle of Juke’s Sweet and Sticky BBQ sauce and one bottle each of house hot sauce and beer-spiced honey.
182 Keefer Street, Vancouver; Details and orders online

18. Nuba

Nuba’s Father’s Day grilling package with turmeric ale ($99 to $129) includes three types of skewersbeef, prawn and veggie, all marinated and ready for the grill, along with a watermelon and greens salad, roasted new potatoes, pita and hummus, tzatziki, toum and shatta sauces, and your choice to add on a four-pack of Nuba’s turmeric ale beer collaboration with Faculty Brewing Co.
Details and pre-orders online

19. Pourhouse

Celebrate fathers everywhere with Pourhouse, offering limited-time burger, dessert and bar items for Father’s Day weekend only. The dishes include an in-house smokehouse burger and a baked Alaska, filled with housemade Russian Imperial stout ice cream. From the bar, a play on a Benton’s Old Fashioned promises a smoky, bacon fat-washed Angel’s Envy Old Fashioned that you are not going to want to miss.
162 Water Street, Vancouver; Details online

20. Savoury City

Perfect for families who are wanting a stress-free feast, Savoury Cities BBQ package ($129) includes a whole roasted chicken, one and a half racks of ribs, mac and cheese, a kale and roasted yam salad, cornbread and strawberry-rhubarb crumble to finish, plus a four-pack of Main Street Brewing’s core beers to make sure Dad’s fridge is well-stocked.
3925 Fraser Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

21. Faubourg

Treat Dad to an exclusive ‘shot-olat trio’ from Faubourg this Father’s Day. The three sweet shots were designed to satisfy every taste with flavours like vanilla crémeux; tequila lime gelee; Irish cream milk foam with dark chocolate pearls; and dark chocolate crémeux and Guinness rum baba with vanilla chantilly. 
Details and pre-orders online

22. Five Sails

Just in time for Father’s Day, Five Sails announces the return of their signature one-of-a-kind high tea service. Starting June 20th, enjoy the delectable menu that features a collection of savoury and sweet from Chef George’s macaron ‘burger’ with house smoked salmon tartare, salmon roe, niçoise tartelette, truffle quiche, scrambled egg and brioche, vanilla and salted caramel profiteroles, passion fruit tartelette and so much more. 
410 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver; Details and bookings online

23. Artigiano

Kickstart Dad’s morning with a free coffee from Artigiano to celebrate the day. The entire beverage menu is on offer, so Dad can go for the usual or try something new including their mocha freddoArtigiano’s own chocolate-flavoured, blended summer drinkor perhaps a Spanish latte. To redeem the offer, Dad (or a loved one) can simply swing by any Artigiano and order a “free Father’s Day drink.” It’s that easy!  
Various locations; Details online

24. B House

Celebrate Father’s Day at B House this year and treat Dad to chef and owner Hung’s Father’s Day brunch steak and egg feature ($25.99) on Sunday, June 20th. The brunch includes AAA top sirloin, duck fat potatoes, sautéed spinach and mushrooms, fried egg, lemon truffle aioli, fresh herb, and a complimentary 16 ounce beer for every Dad with their brunch.
2270 Commercial Drive, Vancouver; Details and bookings online

25. Gotham Steakhouse and Bar

Treat Dad to a truly remarkable Father’s Day with Gotham Steakhouse and Bar’s special dinner package to go. The package feeds four ($395) and includes crab cakes and a Caesar salad to start, a rib steak with garlic mash, asparagus, sautéed mushrooms and onions and a fresh lemon tart to finish. You can also add a bottle of his favourite vintage from Gotham’s Wine Spectator-awarded cellar.
615 Seymour Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

26. Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and Shellfish Market

Fanny Bay is celebrating Father’s Day with a special dine-in feature: chef Tommy’s ‘Paella for Two’, with a bottle of rosé prosecco ($85). You can also make the delicious paella at home with the helpful paella kit ($93.45, serves two), including a paella pan, a half pound of mussels, a half pound of clams, two pieces of halibut, scallops, prawns, chorizo, paella stock, saffron seasoning, Valencia paella rice, green beans, peppers, tomatoes, lemon and cooking instructions, all packed in a reusable cooler bag.
762 Cambie Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

27. Fable Diner

This Father’s Day Fable Diner gives you four different packages available for take-out. Choose from their ‘Park Burger’ package ($40), ‘Hot Mess Burger’ package ($40) with option to add a kid’s burger kit ($15) or upgrade to a steak package ($50). Dine-in is also available with a special ‘Prohibition Brunch’ for Dad: have him bring his coffee cup and get a complimentary Old Fashioned. The offer ($25 per person) includes coffee or tea, a baked treat, choice of entrée, choice of beverage and a sweet housemade dessert.
151 East Broadway, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

28. Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar

Serve up the ‘Father’s Day Celebration’ package ($395 for four guests) from Hy’s this month. The package includes their classic cheese toast and Caesar salad to start, along with a 55-ounce Canada prime porterhouse steak, with all the sides and a strawberry rhubarb crumble for desert. 
637 Hornby Street, Vancouver; Details and pre-orders online

29. Honey Salt

Head to Honey Salt this Father’s Day for brunch or enjoy the Dad-inspired dinner menu that includes Bulleit bourbon and apple roasted half chicken, with saffron rice, blistered green beans, bourbon ale, and Coca Cola-braised baby back ribs with slaw and pickled jalapeños. In addition, Honey Salt will crack open a whiskey barrel that has been aging for two weeks and will be used in feature dish recipes, cocktails and flights.
39 Smithe Street, Vancouver; Details online

30. Italian Kitchen

A day just for Papa! Celebrate Italian-style this year. Italian Kitchen offers a selection of feature dishes including zucchini blossom and spot prawns with heirloom tomato salad, smoked duck breast, a stunning ‘carne and pesce platter’ with prosciutto-wrapped halibut, a prime striploin, butter poached Atlantic lobster, linguine vongole and jumbo scallops.
860 Burrard Street, Vancouver; Details online

31. Glowbal Restaurant

Head to Glowbal for their Father’s Day dine-in brunch with a menu that includes smoked salmon eggs benedict, BBQ pulled pork, braised beef short rib hash and more, or opt for that perfectly grilled steak with fries, dished up with chimichurri and smoked tomato aioli.
590 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; Details online

32. Coast Restaurant

Treat dad at Coast this Father’s Day with a seafood-centric brunch menu featuring the freshest oysters, ceviche, jumbo prawn cocktail and lobster Benedict. The menu also includes brunch classics like chicken and waffles, steak and eggs and more.
1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver; Details online

33. Trattoria

At all three Trattoria locations (Kits, Park Royal and Burnaby), dine-in, pick-up or opt for delivery this Father’s Day, and enjoy a delicious feast. The special Father’s Day platter ($80), includes New York striploin, garlic butter prawns, baked fennel sausage-stuffed artichokes, asparagus, lemon and dill forked potatoes and lobster and crab ravioli.
Various locations; Details online

34. The Sandbar

Take Dad to The Sandbar’s signature seafood boil this Father’s Day. The southern-inspired feast for two includes a full pound of mussels and clams, jumbo prawns and two lobster tails served in a rich Old Bay broth with Andouille sausage, potatoes and local corn on the cob. With False Creek views and live music offered nightly in the lounge, the Sandbar’s welcoming waterfront dining room is an ideal choice for warm family gatherings.
1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver; Details online

35. H2 Rotisserie & Bar

Celebrate the special father figures in your life with a decadent prime rib feast at H2 Rotisserie & Bar. Carve into the Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib feature—an 18-hour roast cooked to perfection, served with Yorkshire pudding, irresistible potato gratin, glazed heirloom carrots, garlic butter green beans, horseradish and rosemary jus. Book your reservation on OpenTable.
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver; Details online