Warmer weather is finally hitting the country, and the temptation to fire up the ‘que has never been higher. Grab your favourite bibs and skip the long grocery lines. Whether you love to GIY (grill it yourself) with take-and-make kits or simply need those BBQ cravings satisfied right now with ready-to-eat selections, these 15 restaurants are fired up and ready to serve.
1. CHAR Restaurant Group (Calgary, AB)
The chefs behind CHARCUT Roast House are ready to serve Calgarians with the Backyard BBQ Kit of their summer dreams via CHAR Curbside & Delivery.
For $47, receive House-Made Pickled Chorizo Sausage, Center Cut Pork Loin Chop, Fresh Baked Cornbread with Chili Lime Butter, charbar Chimichurri and a pre-cooked, ready to warm Texas Smoked Brisket.
2. Cherry Street Bar-B-Que (Toronto, ON)
Known in the Big Smoke for their pit-smoked meats and Southern cooking traditions, Cherry Street Bar-B-Que has big, flavourful offerings for your family’s bigger BBQ cravings.
Available now for takeout by the pound, order from their fiery meat menu including Brisket, Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork, Beef Ribs, Chicken, Side Ribs and more.
Sandwiches, sides and desserts like Bourbon Caramel Apple Crumble and Banana Pudding Pie are also available.
3. The Keg (Multiple Locations)
A Canadian-owned steakhouse chain with 160 locations across the continent, The Keg has prepared mouth-watering take-and-make Celebration Kits for takeout worthy of any day in the backyard with family.
Available to feed two or four. Celebration Kits include Steaks, Romaine Lettuce, Croutons, Parmesan, Lemon, Asparagus, Twice Baked Potatoes, Red Pepper, Table Bread, Butter, Oil, Salt & Pepper, Cherry Cheesecake and the traditional end-of-meal Keg Mints! Wine add-ons are also available.
4. Midtown Brewing Company (Wellington, ON)
Ready to say cheers to patio-at-home season with some freshly cooked burgs? Taste the local fare of Prince Edward County’s finest with Midtown Brewing Company’s signature take-and-make burgers to go.
For $20, get 4 MBC Burger Patties, Buns, Pickles, Shrettuce, Big Mac Sauce and Orange Cheese.
Additional grill-ready items including 8oz Flat Iron Steaks are also available.
Call 613-399-1001 to order. 266 Wellington Main Street, Wellington, ON. @MidtownBrewingCompany
5. The Works (Various Locations) – w/ Veggie & GF Options
At The Works, if you can dream up a burger combination, it’s probably already on their menu. Their 1/2-pound, filler-free menu offerings are, simply put, #burgergoals.
Plus, anyone can enjoy thanks to their wide range of burger-building options including gluten-free toppings, veggie burgers and Beyond Burgers.
6. Buckstop (Vancouver, BC)
Whether you’re feeding a house of two or a house of six +, Buckstop has enough Texas-meets -West-Coast BBQ to satisfy the whole family, plus a likeliness of leftovers!
Order a Family Style package now and receive Beef Back Ribs, Pork Back Ribs, Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Pulled Pork, Hush Puppies, Cornbread and Honey Butter. Available in Half Stop (feeds 2-3) and Full Stop (feeds 4-6). Multiple quantities are available for additional feeding needs.
7. Grilltime (East York, ON) – w/ Seafood Options
Prefer the taste of freshly prepared seafood?
In addition to their steak, chicken, pork and lamb options, Grilltime offers freshly grilled fish sourced from only Canadian waters. These include Jail Island Salmon, Jumbo Shrimp, Black Cod and a party-size package of Cedar Planked side of Salmon (feeds 8-10).
8. Railtown Catering (Vancouver, BC)
What started as the most popular BBQ Tailgate menu from Railtown Catering can now be your BBQ to go!
Available for pickup from their Railway and Granville Street locations, treat your family to the Memphis in May BBQ Package. This includes a 35-hour Texas Style Beef Brisket, Beer Brined Maple Hill Farms Chicken, D’Original Sausage Haus Brats and Applewood Smoked Pork Shoulder.
Sides include Creamy Potato Salad, Jalapeno Corn Bread, Carolina Cole Slaw and their signature Railtown Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. Package portions feed up to four people. Additional packages and a-la-carte sides are available.
9. Rubs American BBQ (Laval, QC)
Open since 2014, the team ad Rubs American BBQ has brought hands-on southwest BBQ expertise to their home of Laval, Quebec and can’t wait to introduce your family to true southern smokehouse flavour.
Available now for contactless takeout, order the Rubs Texas Platter for two and receive St. Louis Cut Ribs, Smoked Chicken, USDA Prime Smoked Beef Brisket, Smoked Pulled Pork – all smoked with Quebec sweet maple wood – plus your choice of three sides; all for $50. Add $25 for each additional person.
10. Arisu Korean BBQ & Sushi (Toronto, ON)
Known for their grass-fed tabletop BBQ and delectable sushi menu, Arisu is taking your family’s cravings global, all without leaving your neighbourhood.
From Surf and Turf Sushi and Teriyaki Sets to Sweet & Spicy Shrimp, Beef and Veggie Skewers to Beyond Meat Sausages and Beef Patties, Arisu has your passport to satisfying anyone and everyone in your household.
11. Boneheads BBQ (Halifax, NS)
Halifax’s original BBQ joint, this southern smokehouse has not only been seen on You Gotta Eat Here and voted Best Ribs in Halifax since 2010, they’re keeping the fires lit with hot, group-size BBQ available for delivery and curbside pickup.
Available per pound, feast on Boneheads’ Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage, Pulled Chicken, Chicken Wings, Pulled Pork or Full Slab Ribs. One-pound feeds 2-4 people.
Per litre sides include Mac N’ Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers and more. Please allow 24 hours’ notice for large, group-style orders. Same-day individually portioned meals are available.
12. Waterwest Kitchen & Meats (St. John’s, NL)
A popular eatery and butcher just off St. John’s Pitts Memorial Drive, Waterwest has all your grill-ready needs so you can enjoy a home BBQ anytime.
Pick from their wide range of meats including, but not limited to, Burger Patties (6pcs), Tenderloin, Ribeye, Whole Brined Chicken, the Butcher’s Platter (for four), Lamb Leg Roast, Italian Sausage (5pcs) and more.
13. Smokin’ Okies BBQ (Regina, SK)
The closest one gets to the taste of the south in Saskatchewan, Smokin’ Okies BBQ is bringing their slow-cooked “Honest to Goodness BBQ” to the homes of Regina via takeout and curbside pickup.
Try their Sampler Platter for Two which includes Sliced Brisket, Back Ribs, Pulled Pork and four sides. Add a southern-style dessert like their Pecan Squares or Buttermilk Pie as an extra treat!
Click here for menu and ordering options. 2547 Quance Street, Regina, SK, S4V 2X7.
14. Holy Grill (Calgary, AB)
Firing up the grill for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Holy Grill will have you saying, “holy yum!”
For meat lovers, try their Chicken, Italian, Pacific (Salmon) or Hot Chick (Provologne) Paninis. They also offer Super, Ranch, Gourmet and Blackened Chicken Burgers.
For the vegans of the family, order their New Californian Paninis with Cream Cheese, Banana Peppers, Red Onion, Pickled Eggplant, Red Cabbage, Grilled Zucchini, Artichoke Hearts, Tomato and Avocado. Veggie Burgers and Roasted Beet Salads are also available.
Don’t like buns? Swap for a lettuce wrap!
15. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ (Various Locations)
At Gyu-Kaku, the mantra is that they have the magic to make people happy. Once you see their menu, you’ll know this to be true.
With create-your-own-combos and such a wide range of options available for takeout, no two orders ever have to be alike.
Try their Garlic Shrimp, Beef Tongue, Toro Beef, or Yaki-Shabu Beef. All combos come with half Gyu-Kaku Salad, Miso Soup, Hot and Spicy Sauce, Sweet Soy Sauce and are served on white rice.