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Celebrate St. Paddy’s at home with these top Irish takeout spots

Time to dig out your green sweatpants

As a result of ongoing COVID-19 infection rates, St. Patrick’s Day festivities have been cancelled across Toronto, including the St. Patrick’s Day parade for the second year in a row. With restaurants still closed for indoor dining, it also means that the traditional St. Paddy’s pub crawls are also off the menu.

Although you won’t be able to pull up a barstool and enjoy a freshly-poured pint of Guinness and a side of Irish nachos, some pubs are offering takeout instead. Here are five St. Patrick’s Day takeout spots that will ensure your at-home festivities include a taste of Ireland.

Stout Irish Pub


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St. Paddy’s Day groups may not be grabbing a spot at this tavern’s tables just yet, but Stout Irish Pub, located in Cabbagetown, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day nonetheless. The cozy pub, known for its impressive beer and bottle shop and savoury meat pies, is offering a St. Patrick’s Day Special for pick-up or delivery. For $60, you can get two beef and Irish Stout pies, bangers with caramelized onions, peas and baked beans, colcannon (buttered mashed potatoes with kale and baked with cheddar) and Stout’s house salad dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. This feast feeds two people, and for an extra $18, you can wash it all down with a six-pack of Louis Cifer lager or Dry Irish Stout.


Brazen Head Irish Pub


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Sharing a name with one of Dublin’s most famous pubs, Brazen Head, located in Liberty Village, is open for St. Patrick’s Day takeout and delivery starting at 3 p.m. on March 17th. The sprawling gastropub is offering a special St. Patrick’s Day culinary experience, which offers the choice between three themed party kits: the Bold Pot o’ Gold($62.15), the Brazen Pot o’ Gold ($113) or the Brave Pot o’ Gold ($90.40). Each comes with a kit for building your own nachos along with a variety pack of  Guinness Stout and Harp Lager cans plus other bites and drinks. They’re also offering kits with Irish-inspired cocktails. 


St. James’ Gate

St. James’ Gate has a wide selection of Irish pub favourites, shareables and mains ready for St. Patrick’s Day takeout. Irish stew, with generous chunks of lamb and root vegetables simmering in Guinness gravy, and other favourites like Nana’s Meatloaf, which is a Guinness BBQ pulled pork meatloaf wrapped in bacon, are all ready to be ordered. St. James’ Gate also offers alcoholic beverages for takeout, including tall cans of Harp and Guinness. The pub is not currently offering delivery, but orders can be placed over the phone for a speedy pick-up.


Fionn Macool’s

With multiple locations across the GTA, Fionn MacCool’s is getting in the mood for St. Paddy’s Day with a selection of Irish beer-themed kits. The Guinness six-pack includes a Guinness chalice, a St. Patrick’s Day Guinness pint hat and a t-shirt for $25, while the Jameson cold brew kit ($45) includes a bottle of Jameson cold brew, a signature dark green Jameson toque and a Jameson Irish Whiskey branded chalice for festive sipping. Fionn MacCool’s offers a wide selection of food for takeout and delivery to pair with your kit, including takeout bundles and alcohol-to-go. Opt for the family fish and chips bundle (serves four) or the dinner for two bundle, which includes warm spinach and artichoke dip, your choice of two mains and a slice of white chocolate cheesecake.


The Miller Tavern


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The Miller Tavern is teaming up with its sister venue the Wheatsheaf Tavern for a virtual St. Paddy’s party that includes a live Instagram show with local musicians Shawn Creamer (The Beauties) & Paul Meadows (Uisce Beatha). The Miller Tavern is offering a St. Patrick’s Day takeout menu to enjoy along with the event, which includes Irish-themed dishes like potato and leek soup with soda bread, and corned beef poutine with Guinness gravy.

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