How to feed the family while supporting local during week 4 in The Peg
Check out these restaurants doing ingredient and family style deliveries to make dinner easy this week
Our ordering-in series during COVID-19 continues with this new guide that features options for pre-prepared meals, family-sized feasts, beans to your block, and more culinary themed packages -- including Easter dinners -- you can safely pickup or have delivered to your door.
This article’s inspiration and shout-out is to all you people working at home right now with kids (like us!), who are wondering where the time goes while doing double duty on the work-from-home front while raising a family.
As well, you can also reference our online database of all the places that we know of that are still open for delivery and takeout (which you can search via neighbourhood and cuisine here). Restaurants can now also deliver wine and beer, so feel free to ask about that too when ordering.
The full meal deal (along with options for Easter)
Diversity Food Services, whose portfolio includes the University of Winnipeg, Buffalo Stone Café at FortWhyte Alive, and catering (and did we mention they are also super green, having won numerous sustainability awards) is currently offering free delivery of to-go meals and groceries, all via curbside delivery.
The have numerous local, vegan or gluten-free large meals for $10-$12, frozen meals, and $100 family style big dinners that serve 15 people. This week new items include a heat and serve Easter Meal for $30 per guest, which gets you ham with Dijon-maple sauce, meatballs, local honey glazed carrots, smashed potatoes, dinner rolls with Notre Dame whipped butter, and Local Saskatoon and apple crisp with local oats.
With all that recent snowfall (ugh), we’re currently thinking curries for comfort, and two of our favs – Clay Oven and East India Company are both still serving these favourites. Right now, you can get 10 per cent off online orders from Clay, while East India is currently promoting combo meals to make ordering easy.
Little Goat again has you covered with an even more extensive menu of family suppers at $20 per person (and $10 for kids five to 12). They have three menus brimming with comfort food classics, along with additional treats, breads and soups you can do as add-ons. Delivery is $5 with a range encompassing St. James, Wolseley, and the West End. Chef Alex and his team are also offering an Easter Dinner package that you can also find in the above link.
If your Easter Family dinner tradition involves the Fairmont Winnipeg, you are still in luck. They are now taking orders for full and half turkey dinners, along with the option to go with tenderloin instead.
Also for Easter, you can order from the King’s Head. As of April 1 (no joke), the legendary pub has created King’s Grocery, a delivery and pickup service with an easy to order online service featuring meat packs, vegetables boxes, and beer and wine. They are also selling gift cards while this week they are doing an Easter Dinner package too.
GJ Andrews Food & Wine Shoppe also makes your dinner decisions easy. They always have a great takeout selection, which includes some of the best meat pies and empanadas in the city, along the best carrot cake we’ve ever eaten – the cream cheese icing is infused with caramel while the cake itself is so moist. They offer delivery every day except Sundays, which includes the option to order wine. Here's the website for full info.
And talking about grocers, how about this crazy deal from DeLuca’s? Two bottles of red, two bottles of white, a pizza, lasagna, salad and cannoli to finish for $125! Free delivery too!
Some assembly required
deer + almond, one of Winnipeg’s most acclaimed restaurants (you can currently catch chef–owner Mandel Hitzer on Food Network’s Wall of Chefs, while sous chef Emily Butcher recently placed third at the Canadian Culinary Championships) has just reopened its kitchen to help you cook in yours. As its just announced on Insta, “Dear Winnipeg food lovers, we are excited to announce we are going to be offering a small menu of items to prepare at home. “deer + almond convenience” simple, healthy offerings from our kitchen to yours." Here’s the link to order while you can find this week's menu here, which you'll see is prime time and includes plenty of dishes meant to feed four.
If you were wondering what the pre-prepared foods are going to be like at Mottola Grocery in True North Square, now is the chance to get a sneak peek. Academy Hospitality, whose portfolio includes Pizzeria Gusto and Gusto North, Yard Burger, The Good Fight Taco, Rose Bar and The Merchant Kitchen, is now offering ready-to-cook entrées and soups (gluten-free and vegetarian options too) from the original Gusto on Academy and The Merchant Kitchen downtown. Here’s the menu. As well, they are also now taking orders for Easter dinner too, featuring entree options like forno roasted chicken, porchetta, vegetarian lasagna or zampa (braised leg of lamb).
Another local restaurant group, WOW Hospitality, is also now offering the ability to order items to cook at home, along with an extensive delivery and to-go list from 529 Wellington. On top of this, you can also order excellent bottles from their legendary wine list for home delivery too, all at a discounted rate.
While we normally don’t cover chains, during this time we are making an exception as both Earl’s and JOEY are doing delivery grocery service along with plenty of regular menu items.
From Earl’s Grocery you can get produce, protein, dairy, and pantry packs delivered, along with a selection of entrees and sauces that you just need to put in the oven or a sauce pan (this includes pre-marinated racks of ribs, burger patties, and even their alfredo sauce). JOEY Restaurants Market Place offers fresh vegetables, cheeses, breads and meal kits to prep at home, while you can also get 50 per cent off bottles of wine every day and 10 per cent off bottles of beer. The JOEY hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Winnipeg’s own Supper Central remains fully stocked with heat-and-eat meals, soups, snacks and more, all available for free delivery for orders over $50. To make your meal planning for the week super easy, they also provide seven-day packs to get you through.
Beans to your block
Let’s also not forget about Winnipeg’s many great local coffee shops, the majority of which are still up and running so you can either get a curbside pickup of your favourite drink, along with beans delivered to your door.
Fools + Horses has an online store which allows you to order bags of beans for pickup, while it also delivers via SKIP. From Forth you can order simply by DM'ing them on Insta (it is also currently profiling the companies and people that are roasting the beans so you can put a face to your frap #coffeecommunity), while Parlour is offering next-day delivery on a great ever-changing selection of beans which you can order from its new online store here.