Weather, time spent, long lines, social distancing and exposure; the idea of going to the grocery store for even essentials in our current social climate can be a daunting thought.

Luckily, restaurants across Canada are making it easier to pick up fresh produce, meats and desserts without the hassle. Whether you need something for dinner tonight or are fixing up your freezer stock for a later day, it’s now easier than ever for Canadians to access what they need, via takeout!

Here are 5 restaurants ready to serve you all the fresh veg, powerful proteins and tasty treats in a way that’s most convenient for you – no long waits, no empty slots, no worries!

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar (Vancouver, BC)

Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster BarPrepared and served for takeout and delivery by Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Boulevard Provisions meal kits come in a variety of themes and food types, from special holidays to premium proteins to ready-to-eats.

The special Provisions Packs also provide customers with multiple versions in one, making consumers’ purchases a one-stop shop. These packs include soups and sauces, proteins, prepared meals, sides and veg.

Sparkling beverages, red and white wines, spirits and Boulevard Happy Hour Kits are also available. $2 from every Boulevard Provisions order is returned to the community in support of local food banks.

For more information, click here. @blvdyvr

Earls Restaurant (Multiple Locations)

Earls RestaurantAvailable across Canada, and even our neighbour to the south, Earls Restaurant launched Earls Grocery in April to allow customers to enjoy fresh market items via takeout or delivery.

Plus, popular grocery packs include the Earls Ultimate Protein Freezer Pack (w/ ribs, angus chuck burger patties, sirloins and salmon filets) and the Pizza Party Kits (w/ fresh dough, San Marzano tomato pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese).

You can also add home essentials like scented hand soaps, hand sanitizers and even toilet paper.

For more information + locations, click here + claim 20% off when you pick-up! @earlsrestaurant

CHARCUT (Calgary, AB)

CHARCUTWhat was their mouth-watering Calgary Roast House is also now Calgarians’ favourite protein-at-home heaven.

Available to grocery shop online for curbside pickup, customers can now choose from delicious Backyard BBQ Kits and Butcher Boxes plus single category items including ready to cook CHAR Cured Bacon, Pork Chops, Whole Chicken, Charcuterie for Two and more.

Select wines and olive oils are also available.

For more information, click here. @charcut

Local Public Eatery (Multiple Locations, ON & AB)

Local Public Eatery Providing produce, bakery goods, snacks, home essentials, protein, bar mixes and more, Local Public Eatery has been operating a virtual grocer project called The LOCAL Corner & Liquor Store.

Open all days of the week, customers are able to order from their choice of six locations and receive 10% off for choosing pick-up over delivery.

BBQing this weekend? Try their Skewer Pack with fresh chicken, steak or shrimp plus marinade and spices. Don’t forget a kit of your favourite poolside beverages – from Frozen Rose to Caesars to their Whiskey Business Kit (Lot No. 40 Rye Whiskey, Cinzano Red, Angostura Bitters, cane syrup, orange and bourbon cherries)

For more information + locations, click here. @localpubliceatery

JOEY Restaurants (Multiple Locations, BC, AB, MB & ON)

JOEY Restaurants Providing grocery essentials for discounted pickup and free delivery, it’s The JOEY Market.

Conveniently shoppable by Doordash or call-in, The JOEY Market departments include Pantry (spices), Fridge (vinaigrettes and pomodoro sauces), Treats, Proteins and DIY JOEY Kits.

Preparing for a big family dinner? We recommend the JOEY Cab Prime Steak Dinner Kit plus the Sundae Kit for dessert! Plus, receive $10 off any JOEY Market order when you call-in for pick-up.

For more information, click here. @joeyrestaurants

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