Cedar Creek Offers Free Delivery on Every Order

I am a huge fan of supporting local even before the pandemic. As a food blogger I had the opportunity to meet many passionate people in our local food and beverage industry. It is the passion and dedication that I most admire and I want to continue supporting these people.

Which lends to Cedar Creek, an award-winning winery located in Okanagan BC. I recently purchased a case of wine from Cedar Creek and due to the pandemic Canada Post does not deliver directly to homes. I contacted Darryl, the GM and Mairoula, Guest Service Manager and they immediately responded and quickly rectified the situation. A new shipment was delivered only a few days later. They went above and beyond and I wanted to say thank you.

So support local! Check out their large selection of wines

Swirl Wine Store Expands Delivery Service

I have been a huge fan of Swirl wine store,  in Yaletown. They specialize in BC wines and have a selection of hard to attain BC wines they are usually sold only at the winery – usually from Okanagan BC. They is my go to wine store for many years now. I love to support local businesses and BC wines are delicious! Best Cabernet Francs and top rated Pinot Noirs. 

Before the pandemic Swirl would have weekly wine tastings that range from Pinot Grigio to Cabernet Franc, one of my favourites from Okanagan BC. Their staff is super knowledgable of the wineries, vineyards and taste profiles.

If you are wine newbie or whose consumption has bordered on socially unacceptable like myself and start drinking at now 11AM, they have something for you. Before the pandemic they had signs posted throughout Swirl of top BC wines and the awards they have won to guide you. Their staff is friendly, non-judgemental and most importantly for me educational.

So I wanted to support them during these times.

Here is one of the emails I received that I will pass on to you.

They deliver to downtown Vancouver, Kits, Dunbar, Point Grey,
West End, Mt. Pleasant or South Vancouver area. I moved to East Vancouver and phoned they did accommodate me. I believe it was because my home was on the way to their home. Their number is 604-408-9463

Purchase 4 -Bottles of wine or more and your delivery is free.
Check out their selection here

Vancouver Restaurants Stay Afloat with Creative Meal Options

As many restaurants in metro Vancouver close their doors to the public a few kitchens remain open. Here are some creative ways restaurants are helping their staff and each other. As well as ways that we all can help. 

On a personal note, I have been blogging for many years and have met the most amazing, passionate people within the food industry. From farmers to cooks, servers and owners. They are some of the most generous people I know. One thing that unites them is their passion to serve food that makes people happy. It crushes me to see so many of my friends struggle. So I have come back from my blogging hiatus to rally around these generous people and give them all the support and love. 

If you want to be added to this list please let me know by emailing foodpersuasion@gmail.com

Staff Meal -Founded by Say Mercy and The Mackenzie room. When they decided to close their staff were laid off. As many may not have much disposable income they still needed to eat, born Staff Meal. Meals like stews, grains, pasta sauce at servings of 500ml for $5 – $10, makes this affordable. Each order has an automatic add-on fee of $2, which is donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. You can also donate meals to front-line staff. 

The Federal Store –  They taken out their seating and replaced it with shelves of bake at home pastry favourites. Also pantry and bath essentials like baking soda, yeast, paper towels. Delivery is by donation.

A few other restaurants that open have delivery and take-out options. This wonderful site Breaking Bread  has a whole list of restaurants in metro Vancouver that deliver or have takeout options or curb side pickup. There are about a whole slew of restaurants there. From Beta 5, DD Mau, Ancora 3/4 Full Cafe,  to Autostrada, which takeout menu is 20% off their regular at gift cards are 15%. The Ellis, has a pickup and delivery option. Cibo Trattoria and Doy Chau, Field and Social have special promotions for front line workers.

OCO Meals – Meals made in bulk by local restaurants and delivered to your door.  Meals range from $7 and up, dishes like shepherds pie, Goat Salan with Basmati Rice. 

 “In order for us to keep our business and the 14 local businesses who we partner with running we do need to go back to our normal pricing starting April 9th. For next week’s orders we will be offering a 10% discount to everyone (use code 10OFFCVD at checkout between April 9-15th). We will continue adding affordable options to our menu, and we are working on other new promotions. If this change makes our service unaffordable for you, please reach out to us and we will do what we can to help you.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for supporting us and every one of our local food partners. As we help put food on your table, know that your purchase also helps us and our partners do the same for our families.” – OCO Meals





Nuba Introduces Meal and Grocery Kits

New Options Help Guests Enjoy Nuba’s Modern Middle Eastern Fare, Beer and Wine in the Comfort of Own Homes, Restock Fridges and Pantries During COVID-19 Crisis.

Nuba introduces two new meal kits available for advance orders Mondays through Sundays exclusively for delivery through nuba.ca/meal-kits.

Including enough food for a dozen meals, Nuba’s Meal Kit A is offered for $49 plus tax and includes:
  • 3 lbs vegan stew
  • 3 lbs Mjadra (lentil stew)
  • 16 falafels
  • 1 litre red lentil soup
  • 12 oz hummus
  • six pita
  • hot sauce
  • tahini
Nuba’s Meal Kit B option is also available for $79 plus tax and includes:
  • everything from Meal Kit A;
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 lb carrot
  • 1 lb onions
  • two lemons
  • one dozen eggs
  • six extra pita
  • two jumbo rolls of toilet paper

For direct delivery of Nuba menu items, wine and beer in the Downtown Vancouver and Kitsilano areas, go to nuba.ca and choose delivery during checkout or call your local restaurant at the numbers listed below. Guests are encouraged to add a tip through the shipping options and orders will be sent out approximately 25 minutes after ordering. Guests located outside of the direct delivery radius can also order delivery through DoorDashFoodora and Uber Eats

Tinhorn Creek Cancels Concert Series

Following the BC Government’s directive to cancel all events for 50 people or more, Tinhorn Creek have postponed their May and June Concerts. The May Concert (The Steadies) has been postponed until July 11, 2020. The June Concert (Attica Riots) has been postponed until August 8, 2020.  The Season Passes already issued for these events will be valid for the new Concert Series dates: July 11, 2020, July 25, 2020, August 8, 2020, and August 22, 2020.

Want more concert information click here.

If you are unable to attend you can contact them for a full or partial refund. Phone: 1-888-484-6467 or winery@tinhorn.com

Support the Team at Strathcona

With all the uncertainty that we all face it is a time to come together to get through this ordeal. When I saw this come across my email I jumped in to help.

Superflux went from having zero website to launching an online store and beer delivery service in partnership with Strathcona Beer Company – all in under 24 hours. For just $5 per delivery, Vancouverites can order Superflux and Strathcona beer to their home for same-day or next-day delivery ($35 minimum order). 100% of the delivery fee goes directly to the team at Strathcona who have lost wages due to the effects of COVID-19 on the local economy. The initiative will also help Strathcona avoid any further lay-offs.

Within the first 4.5 hours of going live, nearly $3,000 worth of beer was sold and more than $200 was raised to give back to the staff.

Delivery is currently available only within the City of Vancouver and Superflux and Strathcona are hoping to add more breweries to help support others in the community.

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One of the Best Value Valentine’s Dinner – Cibo Trattoria

One of the best value Valentine’s day dinner offered in Vancouver.  Cue the lingering glances and candlelight glow — Cibo Trattoria is set to host a very special multi-course dinner service in honour of Valentine’s Day at the downtown destination on Thursday, February 14.

Beginning at 5 p.m. and available until close, Cibo Trattoria’s Valentine’s Day dinner menu offers couples four sumptuous courses of Italian-inspired fare prepared by Executive Chef Curtis Luk for $68 per person plus tax and gratuity, with menu items also available on an à-la-carte basis.

During the evening, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar Manager Wyeth Maiers will also debut the special Valentine’s Day-inspired elixir called ‘Cupid’s Embrace’, which mingles rye, cassis, crème de violette, Lillet and Prosecco and is finished with watermelon radish petals in a vibrant lover’s libation.

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