💐 Well, friends, to borrow from that NSYNC meme: "It's gonna be MAY!"
May hits this weekend and with that comes all sorts of delicious possibilities for enjoying the month and season. Right out the gate, we've got Mother's Day on May 9, and my inbox is overflowing with emails about different special baskets, boxes, brunches and beyond on offer for celebrating the mom or mom-type person in your life.
Mother's Day is a toughie for me... I lost my mom in 2014 and as a single mom of an almost-8-year-old I miss out on a lot of what the "holiday" is built up to be. But if you are in the position to treat your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, or friend, what's available as far as beautiful take-out options in Vancouver is pretty stunning this year. Once again, I've got to hand it to local restaurants, bakeries, and catering companies for finding creative ways to connect with customers when things are not operating as usual.
I'll be rounding up Mother's Day packages on the site soon, but in the meantime, I've got this list of Afternoon Tea to-go options on deck for celebrating that special day. I've checked out the take-out tea from the legendary Hotel Vancouver and I'm getting a sneak peek of what Savoury City is doing for Mother's Day, and this makes my Afternoon Tea-loving heart very happy. I have so many cherished memories of having tea with my Nana, my mom, and my son - it's one of my favourite meals.
As May carries on, and we look to what may happen as far as restrictions go in B.C. after Victoria Day, no matter what happens it's still one of the best times of year for enjoying our local restaurants thanks to patio season and good weather (fingers crossed!) for doing picnics and enjoying those light-filled evenings at home with take-out.
🎂 🍔 🍣 For me, I have one more reason May is particularly delicious: My kiddo's birthday is at the end of May, and he informed me weeks ago of his plans...and those plans are completely about what we're eating at each meal. (Tell me you're raising a foodie without telling me you're raising a foodie, I'll go first!) Here's how we're spending his day eating: Breakfast sandwiches from McDonald's, burgers for lunch from DownLow Burgers, and sushi for dinner (from anywhere, really, it just has to be good sushi). I'll probably skip the McD's myself but I am looking forward to that day for sure.
What's your dream day of eating in Vancouver? Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know, or to share any questions, tips, ideas, etc for Forking Awesome and the V.I.A. Food & Drink section.