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7 Local Restaurants to Order Takeout and Delivery From in Vancouver

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7 Local Restaurants to Order Takeout and Delivery From in Vancouver

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It’s been a weird year; nobody denies that. We’ve watched the restaurant industry take a hit. And another. We’ve banded together through it all as they pivoted to come up with different ways to serve us, their hungry and loyal customers. The resiliency and ingenuity have not gone unnoticed.

At Rocketman, we wanted to celebrate Vancouver’s fantastic food scene and the diverse offerings for curbside pick-up and delivery. Use the Rocketman app to get to and from these top Van City eats.

7 Local Restaurants to Order Takeout and Delivery From in Vancouver  

Lee’s Donuts

Located in: Granville Island Public Market
1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC

Hours of operation:
Monday – Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.
CLOSED Every Monday in January 2021

Rocketman Lees Donuts

Lee’s Donuts is a Vancouver institution. They are the proud purveyors of Van City’s favourite classic and honey-dipped donuts. #trythehoneydip

Lee’s Donuts is a mom-and-pop donut shop located in the Granville Island Public Market. 

Founded in 1979 by Alan and Betty-Anne Lee, they’ve been serving quality, handmade, classic-style donuts based on Alan and Betty-Anne’s original recipes ever since. What makes Lee’s Donuts a must-try is their commitment to making their donuts daily from the freshest ingredients. What makes them stand out is their fast and friendly service.

Currently offering its regular menu, the daily selection is the dealer’s choice—it’s like playing Roulette with what flavours will be available. But don’t worry, Lee’s is confident that you can place your chips on any flavour. They’re all out of this world.

When ordering, the line runs outside, parallel to their shop. If you visit them and see a line, please stand at least six feet apart from the person in front of you. The staff takes your health and safety very seriously; they all wear masks and gloves.

Going the extra donut mile

During their shop closure, the team collected donations and contributed their own dollars to help the community. Lee’s team dropped off donuts around the Metro Vancouver area, helping bring a little sugary joy to frontline workers.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Lee’s Donuts trip

Holy Chow

Located at: 156 E Pender St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Sunday to Thursday 11 am – 11 pm
Friday and Saturday 11 am – 12 am

Holy Chow Noodle Bowl

Let us break down the Spicy BBQ Pork Holy Chow bowl: fragrant steamed jasmine rice, spicy BBQ pork tangy Asian slaw, scallions all topped with crispy fried garlic, shallots and the piece-de-resistance: a tea-smoked egg.

Holy Chow is serving up the dumplings of your dreams and Asian fusion rice bowls in Vancouver’s famous Chinatown. For those with allergies or dietary restrictions, Holy Chow is entirely dairy and nut-free (told you, dreamy). This pop-up dumpling shop is brought to you by Issac Ko, Chef and part-owner of Sai Woo, Christian Wong, part-owner of Sai Woo, and Charlotte Lind-Petersen of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge.

Those who need a noodle fix on those rainy winter days should order the Spicy BBQ Pork Rice bowl – a must-try menu item.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Holy Chow trip

Jukes Fried Chicken

Located at: 182 Keefer St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Sunday, Monday – Thursday 11 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

Holy Juke! Grab one of Jukes famous fried-chicken sandwiches to go. Available in a gluten-free option. Buttermilk marinated local free-range chicken thighs served on a fresh potato roll topped with a creamy house-made dill coleslaw and their house-made signature sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.

Jukes Fried Chicken has been forking out fried chicken platters & sandwiches in the historic Chinatown district of Vancouver since 2016. Juke’s Justin Tisdall, Chef Bryan Satterford and Cord Jarvie’s Southern-style specials have carved out a crispy (and delicious) place in the hearts and bellies of Vancouverites.

Jukes Fried Chicken offers gluten-free, free-range, non-GMO-grain-fed fried chicken. Their famous fried chicken sandwiches are available to-go from their take-out counter daily. The menu features a mouthwatering selection of seasonal nibbles and nosh. Whatever your choice of main, you’re sure to be yelling “Winner, Winner, Fried Chicken Dinner” all the way home.

Call ahead to place your order for pick-up; orders typically take 15 minutes. Be sure to check-in with somebody when you arrive to let them know you’re there. Some of their menu items are completed upon your arrival to create the freshest experience. You may need to wait (typically 15-20 mins) for your order to be completed. Please practice mask-wearing and social distancing protocols.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Jukes Fried Chicken trip

Fufu Café

Located at: 1266 W Broadway, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Closed Mondays
Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm

Tiramisu Soufflé Pancakes. Has your mind been blown? You get 3 stacked pancakes, covered in mascarpone cheese whipped cream, espresso sauce (with an added Kahlua kick), almonds slivers, dark chocolate curls, espresso flaked ice cream and cocoa powder. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied with this creation.

Soufflé pancakes? Count us in. These Japanese delicacies are being (carefully) served up by Fufu Pancake Café in Vancouver’s South Granville area. Fufu Cafe takes pancakes to new and fluffy heights, making it the destination to satisfy your pancake cravings.

What makes FuFu Café unique is its sweet and savoury pancake creations; think a butter cloud in your mouth. These fluffy pancakes are known for their airy and delicate texture and look amazing on your Instagram feed.

They also serve up Cheese Foam Fruit Tea Slush. For those unfamiliar with this drink, this tea trend started in Taiwan’s food stalls. It’s typically made from cold tea (usually green or black tea) topped with a foamy layer of milk and cream cheese and sprinkled with salt—think sweet like boba, but savoury in its finish.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Fufu Café trip

Motonobu Udon

Located at: 3501 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The NikuTen (beef brisket and prawn tempura) udon is a fan favourite. The beef brisket melts in your mouth, the fresh noodles have just the right amount of chew and their special dashi broth made with katsuobushi (bonito), four types of dried fish, shiitake mushrooms, and konbu kelp, oh my! Gives you that brothy glow.

Motonobu Udon is the OG noodle restaurant in East Vancouver, nestled between the vibrant Burnaby Heights and Willingdon Heights. Their udon noodles, done in the Sanuki style, are handmade using a noodle recipe passed down through Chef Shin Iwamoto’s family and uses a custom Canadian flour blend, eh! Their noodles can be ordered hot (udon dashi), cold (udon zaru) and speciality. They use locally sourced ingredients and offer traditional toppings like EbiTen (prawn tempura), Niku (meat), and Wakame (seaweed), adding to the freshness of each dish.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Monotobu Udon trip

Nemesis Coffee Gastown

Located at: 302 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Their take on a classic: 2 perfectly poached eggs covered in creamy hollandaise served on a potato hashbrown cake with microgreens. You get the choice of an add on – might we suggest the smoked mushrooms. Available in gluten-free and vegetarian options. What more do you need in life?

Nemesis Coffee is much more than a café. Conceived initially as an art and culture magazine, Nemesis has grown into a community hub. They specialize in serving up fantastic food and speciality coffee to their caffeine loving community.

Nemesis opened on Valentine’s Day 2017 under the primary owner, Jess Reno, in the trendy Gastown District and quickly joined the Vancouver family of coffee multi-roasters. Their focus is on bringing coffees from around the world. Some of which include April based out of Copenhagen, Colonna which started in Australia, Five Elephant in Berlin, Pilot Coffee Roasters hailing out of Toronto, and Oslo based Talor & Jørgen.

If you’re looking for the best brunch around, look no further. They’ve recently relaunched their signature Dope Brunch Menu.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Nemesis Coffee Gastown trip

Nemesis Coffee Polygon

Located at: #110 – 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Monday – Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM

How do you say delicious with six words? Croque monsieur, latte, Black Forest Croissant. Their Croque Monsieur includes grated gruyere, black forest ham, rich béchamel sauce served between house-made milk bread. We hate to egg you on, but make it a Madame! If that wasn’t enough to make you drool, their croissant creation will. Filled with cherry chocolate pastry cream, amarena cherry jelly and vanilla chantilly. Wash it all down with one of their famous lattes.

Get your culture and coffee in one shot at The Polygon Gallery. Nestled in the heart of Lower Lonsdale in Vancouver’s Northside, Nemesis Coffee Polygon launched on December 13, 2019, and has all the familiar coffee offerings and sweet and savoury favs as their Gastown location. You can expect to see their Dope Bakehouse pastries filling the pastry case every morning. If you ever needed a reason to get out of bed in the morning, this is it!

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Nemesis Coffee Polygon trip

Download Rocketman for all of your curbside pickup needs

Let Rocketman help you with your pick-up plan. Navigate the city safely and cut down waiting times to get to your destination with real-time countdowns to the next bus. Satisfy all your food cravings by ordering from these incredible businesses –  just make sure to follow COVID-19 rules if you’re travelling to these restaurants by transit for curbside pickups. There are ways to ride public transit safely, so you should always be aware of best practices. Remember: wearing a mask on BC transit is mandatory.

Even though getting around is limited, you still need to be prepared. Rocketman keeps you ahead of your trip by providing you with real-time transit alerts, travel times and our new crowdedness feature.

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

Learn more about using the Rocketman transit app in Vancouver.

It’s been a weird year; nobody denies that. We’ve watched the restaurant industry take a hit. And another. We’ve banded together through it all as they pivoted to come up with different ways to serve us, their hungry and loyal customers. The resiliency and ingenuity have not gone unnoticed.

At Rocketman, we wanted to celebrate Vancouver’s fantastic food scene and the diverse offerings for curbside pick-up and delivery. Use the Rocketman app to get to and from these top Van City eats.

7 Local Restaurants to Order Takeout and Delivery From in Vancouver  

Lee’s Donuts

Located in: Granville Island Public Market
1689 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC

Hours of operation:
Monday – Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.
CLOSED Every Monday in January 2021

Rocketman Lees Donuts

Lee’s Donuts is a Vancouver institution. They are the proud purveyors of Van City’s favourite classic and honey-dipped donuts. #trythehoneydip

Lee’s Donuts is a mom-and-pop donut shop located in the Granville Island Public Market. 

Founded in 1979 by Alan and Betty-Anne Lee, they’ve been serving quality, handmade, classic-style donuts based on Alan and Betty-Anne’s original recipes ever since. What makes Lee’s Donuts a must-try is their commitment to making their donuts daily from the freshest ingredients. What makes them stand out is their fast and friendly service.

Currently offering its regular menu, the daily selection is the dealer’s choice—it’s like playing Roulette with what flavours will be available. But don’t worry, Lee’s is confident that you can place your chips on any flavour. They’re all out of this world.

When ordering, the line runs outside, parallel to their shop. If you visit them and see a line, please stand at least six feet apart from the person in front of you. The staff takes your health and safety very seriously; they all wear masks and gloves.

Going the extra donut mile

During their shop closure, the team collected donations and contributed their own dollars to help the community. Lee’s team dropped off donuts around the Metro Vancouver area, helping bring a little sugary joy to frontline workers.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Lee’s Donuts trip

Holy Chow

Located at: 156 E Pender St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Sunday to Thursday 11 am – 11 pm
Friday and Saturday 11 am – 12 am

Holy Chow Noodle Bowl

Let us break down the Spicy BBQ Pork Holy Chow bowl: fragrant steamed jasmine rice, spicy BBQ pork tangy Asian slaw, scallions all topped with crispy fried garlic, shallots and the piece-de-resistance: a tea-smoked egg.

Holy Chow is serving up the dumplings of your dreams and Asian fusion rice bowls in Vancouver’s famous Chinatown. For those with allergies or dietary restrictions, Holy Chow is entirely dairy and nut-free (told you, dreamy). This pop-up dumpling shop is brought to you by Issac Ko, Chef and part-owner of Sai Woo, Christian Wong, part-owner of Sai Woo, and Charlotte Lind-Petersen of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Lobby Lounge.

Those who need a noodle fix on those rainy winter days should order the Spicy BBQ Pork Rice bowl – a must-try menu item.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Holy Chow trip

Jukes Fried Chicken

Located at: 182 Keefer St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Sunday, Monday – Thursday 11 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

Holy Juke! Grab one of Jukes famous fried-chicken sandwiches to go. Available in a gluten-free option. Buttermilk marinated local free-range chicken thighs served on a fresh potato roll topped with a creamy house-made dill coleslaw and their house-made signature sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.

Jukes Fried Chicken has been forking out fried chicken platters & sandwiches in the historic Chinatown district of Vancouver since 2016. Juke’s Justin Tisdall, Chef Bryan Satterford and Cord Jarvie’s Southern-style specials have carved out a crispy (and delicious) place in the hearts and bellies of Vancouverites.

Jukes Fried Chicken offers gluten-free, free-range, non-GMO-grain-fed fried chicken. Their famous fried chicken sandwiches are available to-go from their take-out counter daily. The menu features a mouthwatering selection of seasonal nibbles and nosh. Whatever your choice of main, you’re sure to be yelling “Winner, Winner, Fried Chicken Dinner” all the way home.

Call ahead to place your order for pick-up; orders typically take 15 minutes. Be sure to check-in with somebody when you arrive to let them know you’re there. Some of their menu items are completed upon your arrival to create the freshest experience. You may need to wait (typically 15-20 mins) for your order to be completed. Please practice mask-wearing and social distancing protocols.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Jukes Fried Chicken trip

Fufu Café

Located at: 1266 W Broadway, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Closed Mondays
Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm
Friday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm

Tiramisu Soufflé Pancakes. Has your mind been blown? You get 3 stacked pancakes, covered in mascarpone cheese whipped cream, espresso sauce (with an added Kahlua kick), almonds slivers, dark chocolate curls, espresso flaked ice cream and cocoa powder. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied with this creation.

Soufflé pancakes? Count us in. These Japanese delicacies are being (carefully) served up by Fufu Pancake Café in Vancouver’s South Granville area. Fufu Cafe takes pancakes to new and fluffy heights, making it the destination to satisfy your pancake cravings.

What makes FuFu Café unique is its sweet and savoury pancake creations; think a butter cloud in your mouth. These fluffy pancakes are known for their airy and delicate texture and look amazing on your Instagram feed.

They also serve up Cheese Foam Fruit Tea Slush. For those unfamiliar with this drink, this tea trend started in Taiwan’s food stalls. It’s typically made from cold tea (usually green or black tea) topped with a foamy layer of milk and cream cheese and sprinkled with salt—think sweet like boba, but savoury in its finish.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Fufu Café trip

Motonobu Udon

Located at: 3501 E Hastings St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday – Sunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The NikuTen (beef brisket and prawn tempura) udon is a fan favourite. The beef brisket melts in your mouth, the fresh noodles have just the right amount of chew and their special dashi broth made with katsuobushi (bonito), four types of dried fish, shiitake mushrooms, and konbu kelp, oh my! Gives you that brothy glow.

Motonobu Udon is the OG noodle restaurant in East Vancouver, nestled between the vibrant Burnaby Heights and Willingdon Heights. Their udon noodles, done in the Sanuki style, are handmade using a noodle recipe passed down through Chef Shin Iwamoto’s family and uses a custom Canadian flour blend, eh! Their noodles can be ordered hot (udon dashi), cold (udon zaru) and speciality. They use locally sourced ingredients and offer traditional toppings like EbiTen (prawn tempura), Niku (meat), and Wakame (seaweed), adding to the freshness of each dish.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Monotobu Udon trip

Nemesis Coffee Gastown

Located at: 302 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Their take on a classic: 2 perfectly poached eggs covered in creamy hollandaise served on a potato hashbrown cake with microgreens. You get the choice of an add on – might we suggest the smoked mushrooms. Available in gluten-free and vegetarian options. What more do you need in life?

Nemesis Coffee is much more than a café. Conceived initially as an art and culture magazine, Nemesis has grown into a community hub. They specialize in serving up fantastic food and speciality coffee to their caffeine loving community.

Nemesis opened on Valentine’s Day 2017 under the primary owner, Jess Reno, in the trendy Gastown District and quickly joined the Vancouver family of coffee multi-roasters. Their focus is on bringing coffees from around the world. Some of which include April based out of Copenhagen, Colonna which started in Australia, Five Elephant in Berlin, Pilot Coffee Roasters hailing out of Toronto, and Oslo based Talor & Jørgen.

If you’re looking for the best brunch around, look no further. They’ve recently relaunched their signature Dope Brunch Menu.

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Nemesis Coffee Gastown trip

Nemesis Coffee Polygon

Located at: #110 – 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

Hours of operation:
Monday – Sunday 9 AM – 4 PM

How do you say delicious with six words? Croque monsieur, latte, Black Forest Croissant. Their Croque Monsieur includes grated gruyere, black forest ham, rich béchamel sauce served between house-made milk bread. We hate to egg you on, but make it a Madame! If that wasn’t enough to make you drool, their croissant creation will. Filled with cherry chocolate pastry cream, amarena cherry jelly and vanilla chantilly. Wash it all down with one of their famous lattes.

Get your culture and coffee in one shot at The Polygon Gallery. Nestled in the heart of Lower Lonsdale in Vancouver’s Northside, Nemesis Coffee Polygon launched on December 13, 2019, and has all the familiar coffee offerings and sweet and savoury favs as their Gastown location. You can expect to see their Dope Bakehouse pastries filling the pastry case every morning. If you ever needed a reason to get out of bed in the morning, this is it!

🚌 Use the Rocketman app to plan your Nemesis Coffee Polygon trip

Download Rocketman for all of your curbside pickup needs

Let Rocketman help you with your pick-up plan. Navigate the city safely and cut down waiting times to get to your destination with real-time countdowns to the next bus. Satisfy all your food cravings by ordering from these incredible businesses –  just make sure to follow COVID-19 rules if you’re travelling to these restaurants by transit for curbside pickups. There are ways to ride public transit safely, so you should always be aware of best practices. Remember: wearing a mask on BC transit is mandatory.

Even though getting around is limited, you still need to be prepared. Rocketman keeps you ahead of your trip by providing you with real-time transit alerts, travel times and our new crowdedness feature.

Rocketman transit app for iOS

Rocketman transit app for Android

Learn more about using the Rocketman transit app in Vancouver.

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