9 restaurants to order from this Valentine’s Day

With indoor dining off the table in most provinces, Valentine’s Day might look a little different. But, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the day with some delicious food in the comfort of your own home! Everybody wins when you order takeout: you get a night off cooking and your local restaurants get the support they need to make it through the lockdown.

We’ve rounded up nine restaurants across Canada offering Valentine’s Day specials and everyday menus that will help you celebrate this Sunday.

1. Parcheggio – Toronto

If ordering in has lost a bit of its lustre over the past year, how about planning something a little more fun? The Parcheggio Pasta Chef Kits include everything you need to prepare an Italian feast at home for two or four people. Choose between classics like Spaghetti Pomodoro and Rigatoni Rosé. 

2. Knuckles – Montreal

Why not switch it up this year with Valentine’s Day brunch? Knuckles is offering a $50 handmade brunch for takeout so you can start your celebrations early. The first item on the menu is a savoury eclair with squash processed like smoked salmon, complemented by juniper and lemon ricotta cream with pickled shallots. The second is oyster mushrooms processed like tempura with poached egg and hollandaise croquette. Third, you’ll enjoy French toast with haskap jam, white chocolate and wintergreen chantilly. It’s safe to say you won’t find these brunch items anywhere else in the city.

3. Sara – Toronto

Sara is helping you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with their special Prix Fixe menu. The Sunday special for two includes Cupid Cocktails, Japanese milk buns, Sara’s famous chopped salad, king salmon sashimi, charcoal-grilled ribeye, red velvet cake and so much more. You can also add prosecco to your delivery to make it extra special. Place your order ASAP because there are limited quantities available.

4. Fauna  – Ottawa

Fauna’s dinner for two is a meat lover’s dream. Choose between bison cheek and lamb shank vindaloo for your main accompanied by Caesar salad, salmon gravlax, Brussels sprouts and a praline chocolate bar dessert. Don’t wait to order because their dinner specials sell out fast!

5. Agricola Street – Halifax

Agricole Street has prepared a romantic menu for this Sunday, starting with seafood gnocchi or apple soup and ending with a vanilla custard pie or white chocolate mousse. Each course has two options so you can completely customize your Valentine’s Day menu to suit your taste buds.

6. Cabotins  – Montreal

Cabotins is pulling out all the stops with their special Valentine’s Day menu. What do you get? Seven courses of delectable dishes for you and that special someone in your life. Organic salmon, citrus granitas, roasted quail and fine chocolates are all on the menu this Sunday, so if you’re looking for the ultimate Valentine’s meal, look no further. 

7. Tala – Toronto

If you’re looking for more than the traditional takeout meal, head to Tala’s website to check out their Love Day Kit. Their Kamayan Kit includes additions from Thyme Studio, Soft Dough Co. and Adobar to give you everything you could ever need from food to flowers. The kit comes in three different sizes depending on who you’re dining with this year. What’s more—you get to choose which dessert you want to indulge in after your meal. 

8. Seasons in the Park – Vancouver

For just under $100, you can enjoy a beautiful takeout dinner for two courtesy of Seasons in the Park. The menu features Valentine’s Day themed favourites such as artichoke heart ravioli in a rosé sauce, Lobster Thermador and chocolate lava cake. Just place your order and set the table—it’ll feel just like you’re dining out (minus the waiters, of course).

9. Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen- Toronto

Jamaican food is always a good idea, especially when it’s Chubby’s! This Toronto hot spot is keeping its customers well-fed during the lockdown with all their takeout menu. Their Likkle Bites, Pon di Sides and Sweet Ting’s are all perfect for sharing alongside some home-style curries and stews. And don’t forget about the cocktails! You can order Chubby’s Rum Punch right to your doorstep to make this Valentine’s Day feel that much more special.