October 20, 2020

By: Karisa Simon

Hola! Are you a self-proclaimed “foodie”?  Has the pandemic halted all your foodie fun? If you answered yes, no need to stress because there are still plenty of ways to satisfy your foodie needs in Oakville. Try ordering some takeout and experiencing a taste of Oakville from home.

Oakville’s restaurant scene is second to none. This vibrant town has plenty of restaurants to choose from that will satisfy your culinary dreams. Due to the pandemic, I have not been participating in on-site dining at restaurants. However, thanks to the takeout options that many local restaurants offer, I am still able to satisfy my foodie cravings. Ordering takeout is a great option for individuals who are not ready to participate in on-site dining and a convenient option for those who would rather not cook. It’s also a great way to support local restaurants during this unprecedented time.

I was craving delicious Mexican food this week, and one restaurant that caught my eye was Oakville’s Por Vida. Every year since I was about 12 years years old, my family and I have gone to Mexico for vacation. Though the pandemic canceled our plans, I’m still able to indulge in the incredible food at Por Vida that promises to deliver authentic Mexican flavour in each bite.

Ordering from Por Vida was easy. All I had to do was call and order what I wanted and then go and pick it up. Their takeout menu is the same as their dine-in menu, which offers food for brunch, lunch and dinner. They also offer takeout all week.

I ordered the tinga tacos, salsa morita, churros for dessert and a jarritos drink, while my sister ordered the carne asada tacos. We loved everything.

The pick-up process was quite easy. Since I called ahead of time to place my order, I didn’t have to deal with any wait times when I arrived to pick up. I wore my mask indoors to retrieve my food and I was pleased to see that the restaurant staff was wearing theirs as well and had safety measures in place.

If you don’t feel like dining in and want to beat the heat of the kitchen, takeout is a great solution. Many Oakville restaurants are offering takeout that can give you an amazing at-home meal, just like Por Vida. Check out Visit Oakville’s shop and dine map for a master list of restaurants offering indoor, patio and takeout dining. Make your Tuesday better and order some tacos!