Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created special meal kits others have created take condensed take-out menus and others have offered their regular menu with discounts for pick up and such.
I had to switch my almost nightly eating out in restaurants to eating takeout at home. One way of keeping your favourite restaurants in business is to purchase takeout meals now. Whether you had been dining out nightly or once a week, you can do the same from home. This is one of the ways to keep the restaurants, cafes and bakeries and such going along with their suppliers and their staff.
Here is one of the restaurants takeout offerings that I have experienced recently.
Takeout at Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen
Enjoyed a tasty Mexican dinner to share at home the other night.
Guac & Chips
Chunky avocado with pico de gallo. Plant based and Gluten free.
Flautas filled with cheese
5 flour tortillas filled with cheese and topped with lettuce, pico de gallo, queso, sour cream and a side of warm salsa verde.
Slow cooked beef sirloin topped with onions, cilantro, shaved radishes, and a lime wedge (Gluten free).
Tinga de pollo
Pulled chicken in chipotle tinga (mild spice) topped with crema, queso, lemon pickled onions, avocado, and cilantro (Gluten free).
Tacos al Pastor
Braised pork shoulder seasoned Mexico city style, cooked until tender and topped with lemon pickled onions, cilantro, grilled pineapple, and a lime wedge (Gluten free).
Taco de cauliflower
Vegan beer battered cauliflower tossed in guajillo adobe, avocado salsa, pickled onions, and cilantro.
Organic tofu chorizo and potatoes, topped with cashew crema, lemon pickled onions, cilantro, and grilled corn (Gluten free).
Chopped cactus in a tomatillo sauce with potatoes, topped with cashew crema, pickled onions, and cilantro. Gluten free.
Hugo’s bowl with Tofu Chorizo
Enchiladas del pollo with verde sauce
3 corn tortillas rolled up and stuffed with chicken smothered in verde enchilada sauce and topped with shaved lettuce, pico de gallo, crema, and queso. Served with a side of Mexican rice and mashed beans (Gluten free).
4 churros with a cinnamon sugar dusting and Cajeta (Goat’s milk caramel sauce) on the side to dip the churros in (Plant-based).
They are offering their regular menu daily for Takeout call them at 778-547-8835 to place an order for pick-up; or order delivery from Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats from 12pm -9PM, nightly.
Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen
19151 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Stay tuned for the next feature in my Takeout series.
By: Richard Wolak