The ultimate guide to Christmas in Vancouver for foodies

Dec 8 2020, 8:22 pm

The holidays will be different in some ways this year, but let’s not leave the deliciousness behind, Vancouver.

This season we’re trading in our big family dinners for intimate feasts, and extravagant dessert displays for sweet and simple spreads.

We can’t do everything we normally would for Christmas, but we certainly can eat and drink to our heart’s content, and it’s easier than ever because of the amazing local makers in and around this city.

Dinners to-go, nifty cocktail kits, cookie boxes, and chocolate packs — you name it, Vancouver bars, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries have it.

So here’s your cheat sheet for a delicious foodie Christmas in Vancouver.

We’ve included everything you need to plan some indulgent and festive dining experiences this month to drum up some much-needed holiday cheer.

Where to get a holiday meal in Vancouver

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Heritage Holiday Feast

Traditional holiday dinners to-go

Special holiday dinners to-go that aren’t turkey

Restaurants serving holiday meals for dine-in

Where to find holiday food kits and boxes

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Legends Haul Charcuterie Dreams Box

Local spots to get cocktail kits

Local foodie gift boxes and kits

Café Medina launches new festive take-home kits


Where to find the best holiday treats and casual eats

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Beaucoup Bakery Cookie Box (Photo: Rich Won)

Best holiday treats in Vancouver

Must-try holiday sandwiches

Lee’s Donuts Christmas tree kit for delivery


The best festive holiday food activities

Festive Holiday Tea

Neverland Tea Salon (Photo: Lelinh Du)

Holiday afternoon teas to try in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Christmas cocktail bar pop-up

H Tasting Lounge’s Winterlust patio

Festive holiday restaurants to dine at this season


Where to find the top gifts for that foodie in your life

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Local food gifts to pick up in Vancouver

Canadian cookbooks perfect for holiday gift-giving

Restaurant gift cards could save your favourite eatery


Check out all the Christmas content on Daily Hive for more holiday cheer and information.

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, gatherings of any kind and unessential travel to the VCH and Fraser Health regions are not recommended at this time. Please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home.
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