Until all humans develop the photosynthetic abilities boasted by plants and neighbours of nuclear reactors, there will always be a need for cooking—and an attempt to avoid it. Satisfy both hunger and haste with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh takeout fare and drinks from Quince.
Cut down on cooking time with Quince's Express selection of handmade to-go fare, vacuum-packed for flavour and freshness. Using as many top-tier local and sustainable ingredients as possible, chef Andrea Jefferson produces an ever-changing menu of dishes. Recent heat-and-serve items have included a braised Mediterranean lamb osso bucco with chickpeas (around $20), meatballs with roasted-garlic tomato sauce ($14.50), raspberry-glazed beets ($6.75), and garlic mashed potatoes ($6.75). Quince also offers finish-and-serve items such as seared organic chicken breast with preserved lemons and black olives as well as cook-and-serve feasts including cinnamon Fraser Valley duck breast and sumac-spiced tiger prawns. Check Quince's blog for the day's express menu. For conjoined twins struggling over what to eat before returning to their respective jobs at the lumber mill and the laundromat, a soup & salad special ($10) and a soup/salad & sandwich special ($10.75) are always available.
In addition to sandwiches, soups, and salads, Quince’s express options include fresh-baked bread, products such as meats, fish, and veggies that vary depending on seasonal availability, and cakes for both candle holding and cutlery hosting. Prices for many of these goods fluctuate depending on market prices. Quince’s express products come in three levels of preparation needs: heat and serve, finish and serve, and cook and serve.
Quince will be closed for summer break from the 29th of July to the 12th of August, 2010.
Quince was named Top 5 Gourmet to Go by Sweetlife and was listed as a 2007 Golden Plate Readers Choice by the Georgia Straight. Four Yelpers give Quince 4.5 stars, and 86 per cent of Urbanspooners like it:
- Unlike some places that offer food and coffee to go, the respect for fresh ingredients and inventive recipes is evident down to the fresh blades of grass in the window display. – Luisa S., Yelp
- They saved me all kinds of time too…The prep for all the veggies and stirring of the risotto would have meant many hours in the kitchen. – Sharon B., Yelp