Members of Vancouver’s hospitality community are uniting in solidarity to urge the public’s support of the local independent restaurant and service industry. Here are a few ways to support Vancouver restaurants during COVID-19, as well as those whose livelihoods rely on them.
Update March 18, 2020: Dining in at Vancouver restaurants is currently banned but take-out and delivery is still available.
Update April, 2020: Here is a big list of discounts for healthcare workers in Metro Vancouver!
How to Support Vancouver Restaurants During COVID-19
If you prefer not to dine out in person:
|Order delivery from local restaurants||Write a positive online review|
|Pick-up your order via take-out||Engage on social media|
|Subscribe to digital newsletters||Purchase gift cards|
|Share photos on social media|
Breaking Bread Initiative
Comprising 23 local restaurants and counting, Breaking Bread is a newly formed collective that wants to reassure the public that they remain committed to doing everything possible to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of their guests and staff. They will continue to implement all guidelines set out by such regulatory bodies as Vancouver Coastal Health, the World Health Organization and Centres for Disease Control.
For those who remain healthy and are comfortable with dining out, the group of restaurants is showing appreciation to guests for their support by extending a limited-time-only Breaking Bread Menu available from March 14 to 31, 2020 at special price points of $20, $30 and $40. Some of the restaurants have also pledged to dedicate funds from the proceeds of these menus towards internal financial initiatives to support their staff.
The list of restaurants in Vancouver participating is as follows, with additional establishments invited to join the initiative on an ongoing basis:
|Ask For Luigi||Juke Fried Chicken|
|Belgard Kitchen||Lucky Taco|
|Bells and Whistles||Nuba Kitsilano|
|Bufala Kerrisdale||Nuba Gastown|
|Bufala Edgemont||Nuba Mt. Pleasant|
|Café Medina||Nuba Yaletown|
|Di Beppe||Origo Club|
|Farina a Legna||Pourhouse|
|Heritage Asian Eatery (Broadway)||Wildebeest|
|Heritage Asian Eatery (Pender)|
As this is a developing initiative, all details, including participating restaurants and menus, will be updated on an ongoing basis online here and #breakingbreadvan on social media.