Taking Mother out for her special day is probably off the menu for most people this year.
So as Mother’s Day quickly approaches, sons and daughters have been trying to figure out how to worship their moms, while protecting everyone’s health.
Here are 10 restaurants across town that are offering delivery or curbside pickup for that special Mother’s Day.
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“We decided to open for Mother’s Day, so we could do something special for the customers in our neighbourhood and do something special on that day,” owner Verity Crewe says.
Order a special breakfast of pancakes with whipped cream, quiche lorraine or quiche florentine at this Danforth East restaurant through takeout for $20. Also, if you’re feeling fancy you can include a small tulip bouquet, a bottle of prosecco and coffee as a special add-on to your order. Quantities are limited so make sure to order ahead of time by email or phone.
Do you love pastries? Riverside’s Bonjour Brioche is offering curbside pickup for Mother’s Day on May 8 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick from quiches, tarts, sandwiches and croissants.
This Danforth East restaurant is doing a “Yo’ Mother’s Day Brunch” for delivery on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with pre-orders being taken on Wednesday till 4 p.m. Brunch includes latkes, frittatas, scones, muffins and specialty drinks for mom for $30 per person.
This lively Kensington-area eatery offers a “Mother’s Day Bruch To Go” starting with its Dairy Buffet for $24.95, including a blintz, latkes, bagel and cream cheese, hard-boiled egg, cheese, salad, fresh fruit and more. The fish plate option, including smoked salmon, pickled herring and gefilte fish is $8 more. Lots of extras available, including wine. Order by May 9, 2 p.m. for Mother’s Day delivery or pickup.
Isabella’s in the Beach is serving up Mother’s Day with a Japanese flair with contactless pickup on May 9. They are serving mochi pancakes, loco-moco burgers, karaage fried chicken, Japanese curry rice, and taco and omu rice.
This Leslieville restaurant is serving up a special Mother’s Day lunch kit packed full of tasty treats fit for four to five people. The kit includes halawa pancakes,free range eggs, Halloum cheese, pita bread and peach orange blossom kombucha you can use to make mom a special Mother’s Day mimosa.
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This Upper Beaches restaurant and cafe will be open on Sunday May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Mother’s Day brunch takeout. A special Mother’s Day menu will be announced soon.
This west-end eatery has two special Mother’s Day baskets for brunch and dinner ready for order on May 7 and pickup on May 8 and 9. The basket includes bubbly sparkling wine,house smoked salmon and dip, demi baguettes and cheeses, berries, brownies and a Stamp’s Lane gift card or certificate for $25. The price comes to $125.
“We’re doing it this year because ordinarily we have a special brunch for Mother’s Day — you know sit in the restaurant and eat brunch — but we can’t do that this year,” says Stamp’s Mac Smeaton, a relative of the chef.
Get tasty potato and regular waffles, bacon, smoked salmon and mixed fruit at this popular Danforth restaurant chain. However, the Markham location is going all out with special gift add-ons of chocolates and flowers available for pickup or delivery.
Windsor Arms’ “Mother’s Day Tea at Home” offers a sophisticated menu including tea and scones for up to four, savouries and sandwiches, including items like goat cheese and caramelized shallot quiches and a choice of 16 petits fours. It’s available from May 1 to May 17 for pickup from the Yorkville-area establishment if you phone or email 24 hours in advance. Price $140 to $180.
— with files from Rodger Burnside