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.
Back in the Spring, I had to switch my almost nightly eating out in restaurants to eating takeout at home. In the Summer it was back to dining outside on the restaurants patios and as we approach Winter it is now back 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 Moltaqa Restaurant
Enjoyed a delicious Moroccan dinner to share at home the other night with leftovers for the following night.
Cardamom Confit Duck Tagine; Halal Hormone free non medicated duck confit, Braised in duck consommé, with pear, carrots, figs, dates, sesame duck cracklings. served with freekeh.
Goat Tagine with raisins and honey; outstanding Halal young goat leg stew, tagine braised, Moroccan spices, served with pumpkin and carrots.
Beef Tagine Marrakchia with saffron and lemon; traditional Marrakechi recipe, contains oil, fermented butter, garlic and saffron. Halal beef sirloin. Potatoes, green pea, carrots.
Whole Roasted Duck stuffed with couscous and dates served with potatoes
Whole Arctic Char done in Moroccan spices served with zucchini and lemon
House-made Harissa sauce
Homemade Moroccan Semolina Bread – Hand made baked in house in small batch
Traditional Moroccan cookies Chebakia honey, sesame and rose
They are offering their regular dinner menu for ordering Wednesday – Sunday 5pm – 9:30pm for pickup via their website or you can order by phone.
51 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 696-4055
Stay tuned for the next feature in my Takeout series.
By: Richard Wolak