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Stupidly-Simple List of Vancouver Restaurants To Celebrate Father’s Day Deliciously

It’s crazy to think that we’re already waking up to the middle of June…

Regardless of whether your life has been a giant cyclone or slowed-down considerably due to the pandemic, what probably hasn’t changed is you’re NOW just realizing that Father’s Day is coming up.

If that’s you (caught you red-handed!) and you’re now stressing about how to celebrate that special day with Dad and thank him for all those crummy jokes, don’t worry.

We’ve done the hard work for YOU in picking out the Vancouver restaurants that are offering a special Father’s Day menu or just has damn good food in general.

Now let’s dive in:

1.) Nuba Father’s Day BBQ Kit

If your dad – like most dads – fancies stepping out into the backyard and firing up the BBQ on a nice sunny day, Nuba’s limited Father’s Day BBQ Kit may be THE thing to make his inner grillmaster tingle, but also save a bunch of prep work.

All you need to do is the grilling and the feast is all set. The kit feeds up to 4 and even comes with 4 bottles of 33 Acres Craft Beer to toast the special day.

Cost: $95

Pick up on June 21 or June 22 at your local Nuba | Pre-order here

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2.) Yuwa’s Father’s Day Spot Prawn Dish

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If your dad enjoys spot prawns: Chef Omori has crafted a limited BC Spot Praw Sunomono and a Fiddlehead Goma-ae with Spot Prawn Head Dashi Miso Soup. It is available dine-in and only through June 19th to June 21st.

P.S. if dine-in isn’t your thing yet, their take-out menu has many delicious options.

Cost: $19

Dine-in only | Reservations here.

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3.) Trattoria Father’s Day Dinner For 4

If dad is the type to wave off any “grand” or fancy celebratory dinners, Trattoria’s Dinner for Four pasta platter sit in the smack middle of being simple and schmancy. The platter is made up of truffle spaghetti with 4 meatballs, 8 pieces of crab and lobster ravioli, and penne bolognese.

It is rounded off with a salad, tiramisu for dessert, and your choice of a bottle or red and white wino.

Pick up or dine-in only on June 21 at Burnaby/Kitsilano locations | Pre-order by phone here.

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4.) Glowbal Father’s Day Brunch Buffet At Home

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If brunch is dad’s thing, then bring home Glowbal’s popular brunch buffet home! Like the real-deal buffet, you get a little bit from every station. Like the classic eggs benny and BBQ baby back ribs from the carving station & entrees; pasta salad and sliced smoked salmon from the seafood & salad station; and baby sugared donuts and mini assorted pastries from the breakfast pastry station.

The only difference? No line to wait at and not having to worry about someone taking the last mini tiramisu…

Each package serves 2 people and is designed to be shared. Simply order more packages if you have a family of 4 or more.

Note: EVERYTHING in the menu above is included in the package. 2 of each.

Cost: $55

Pick up only on June 21 or delivery via. Door Dash/Uber Eats | Pre-order here.

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Below are some darn good spots that are stellar for any special day or occasion. Dad (and the fam) would be happy, trust us.

5.) Blue Water Cafe Sablefish Meal Kit

Like an incredible wingman (or wing woman), TopTable’s Blue Water Cafe Miso Sake Grazed Meal Kit will assist you in woo-ing Dad with step-by-step instructions to make this stellar dish.

Their online store also has ready to bake lasagna, penne pasta, bolognese from Cincin that is effortless to make.

Pick up and delivery available | Order here.

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6.) Tom Sushi

Our pick of the BEST sushi spot in the city. Fresh fish and mean hand rolls. Their dons are also really well received (they sell out QUICK fyi). If you’re lucky, you’re within the delivery radius. If not…it’s still worth it to go pick it up yourself.

Dad will be happy.

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7.) Dosanko Omu-rice & Beef Belly Sando

Dosanko’s items are best described as food that your distant “Japanese Grandma” would cook for. It’s deliciously simple, warm and from the heart ❤️ . Basically everything you’d want for dad right?

We highly recommend their omu-rice with hayashi sauce and beef belly sandwich. Its simplicity impressed our dad and will probably will for yours too!

P.S. they are closed Sunday so maybe opt for a Saturday celebration if you’re choosing Dosanko

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These 7 options should help you nail down what tasty meal to celebrate Father’s Day. But if you’re still looking for more options to choose from (and end up with decision paralysis), our Vancouver food bucket list may be your solution.