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 Benkei Ramen
Sakura Bento Box features Chirashi sushi, sakura inari, saba battera, grilled sockeye salmon, chicken teriyaki, celery kimpira, tamaga yaki, kabocha-ni, bamboo shoots, imo-ni, egg salad and broccoli nibitashi served with Fanny bay oysters manila clam clear soup is the perfect way to celebrate sakura season!
They are offering this special sakura box for for contactless pickup nightly, you must pre-order 1 day in advance by calling them at 604-568-6178.
545 West Broadway Vancouver
Stay tuned for the next feature in my Takeout series.
By: Richard Wolak