Does the thought of cooking a turkey give you a panic attack? Can your oven even fit a turkey? On vacation in Vancouver with no kitchen in your place? Just feel like doing something different this holiday? Why not get out of the kitchen and go out this Christmas to enjoy a meal cooked by the professionals!?
While most restaurants shut down for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holiday, there are a few that remain open to make sure you’ll get properly fed. Whether you’re looking to try a Turducken, or you just want a good ol’ turkey dinner with all the trimmings, the local Vancouver restaurant scene has you covered.
1. Turducken Sandwich at Meat & Bread
The infamous Turducken was first popularized by John Madden and features a chicken stuffed into a duck, which is then stuffed into a turkey. Couldn’t get much more carnivore than that, eh? The delectably delicious Meat & Bread sandwich shop is taking this meat monstrosity and creating sandwiches out of it for two days only. Today and tomorrow (Dec 23, 24) you can get a taste of turducken for yourself at the shop. Likely you won’t even need a Christmas dinner as that’s enough meat to fill you up for a few hours, at least!
2. Sutton Place Hotel
Acclaimed at having some of the city’s best holiday fare, the luxurious Sutton Place Hotel provides plenty of Christmas & holiday themed festive feasts, including: Yuletide Luncheon Buffet, Festive Sunday Brunch, Christmas Eve Dinner, Turkey-to-Go and more. Prices range from $40 to $70 and include a varied selection of salads, carved meats, soups, and desserts.
3. The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Similar to the Sutton Place Hotel, Hotel Vancouver is also decking the halls for a warm, seasonal celebration. Their festive offerings include a lunch buffet ($45), afternoon tea ($49), turkey-to-go ($350), ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas buffet ($109), and more. Reservations are highly encouraged as these events can be quite popular!
4. Christmas Lunch at Grouse Mountain
With a view to die for and food that makes everything better, the Christmas Lunch at Grouse Mountain is a favourite for foodies from all around. The lunch features a variety of choices, including Arctic Char, Truffle Parmesan Crisp, and Egg Nog Crème Brûlée. The fixed price for lunch is $50.
5. Dockside “12 Days of Turkey”
Ever wanted to eat turkey for twelve days straight? Now you can, at Dockside! Dockside restaurant is offering lunch, dinner and a buffet full of your favourite holiday poultry: turkey! Prices range from $17 to $70 for fantastic food that includes… a lot of turkey!
Nothing peaking your interest but still want to go out? Check out opentable.ca’s list of restaurants open on Christmas Day.