April 2, 2020

GRUB | Takeout Meal Kit x Livia Bakery x Commercial Drive

"A small bakery, filled with joy and carbs."
Livia Forno e Vino Bakery | Grandview–Woodland | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Commercial Drive—(April 1, 2020) Due to the closure of dine-in restaurants and most non-essential businesses over the public health concerns around the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID–19) in British Columbia, many Vancouver eateries have been forced to switch to takeout and delivery only service in order to stay open safely.

To support their efforts, I decided to try out one of Livia Forno e Vino's new takeout meal kits available for next-day pick-up at their Italian bakery location on one of my few trips outside of self-isolation.

Livia Forno e Vino Bakery | Grandview–Woodland | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

I ordered a pre-prepared tagliatelle alla bolognese pasta meal kit with the following ingredients included in their convenient take-home box package to-go:
  • housemade tagliatelle pasta
  • bolognese sauce
  • parmesan cheese
  • mixed greens
  • vinaigrette
  • rosemary focaccia bread
  • pistachio frangipani tart
At home, I heated up and mixed together all the ingredients on my good old kitchen stovetop for a reasonable facsimile of dining in on one of Livia's usually fine selection of daily pastas for a suitable meal for one.

Livia Forno e Vino Bakery | Grandview–Woodland | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Other local restaurants doing takeout/pick-up/delivery I recommend:
FYI: Also, SMC Communications teamed up multiple independent restaurants together with their own roster of clients to launch the collective Breaking Bread initiative of special fixed-priced set menus for easy ordering to better support local dining during this time.

Livia Forno e Vino Bakery | Grandview–Woodland | Commercial Drive, Vancouver

I'm not sure exactly what kind of world we're going to emerge from when this pandemic finally subsides to safe public levels, especially for so many struggling local restaurants and small businesses. I hope we can find creative solutions with some desperately needed greater public support to rebuild and come back together again soon.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well-fed.


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