Vancouver's Delara Restaurant soft opens today with takeout menu

A highly anticipated Persian eatery makes its debut in Vancouver

Photos via Delara Restaurant's Instagram.

After taking over the former Burgoo space on West 4th, Delara Restaurant has finally made its official debut today by way of a takeout menu of savoury and sweet Persian eats.

Available from 11 a.m. onward today (and over the weekend, I believe) via their takeout window, chef and owner Bardia Ilbeiggi's currently concise menu consists of a saffron marinated grilled chicken sandwich, smoked and marinated olives, smoky eggplant dip with grilled sourdough flatbread, a saffron cream-filled croissant and cardamom-pistachio cream puff. The latter being created in collaboration with Butterboom Bakery.

A mix of hot and cold drinks are also on offer and include a sparkling mint and honey drink, local craft beer, Elysian drip coffee and cold brew and more.

While Delara Restaurant's exact opening date for sit-down dining and full menu options are still to be announced, people are encouraged to follow the eatery's Instagram feed for other announcements in the near future.