This year, aside from a vaccine, all moms really want is for you to stay home and keep the kitchen clean. Save the bedazzled gifts for another more appropriate occasion (Oxfam Aid for India is a good candidate though) and bestow the gifts we’re really after, uninterrupted time together, and someone else to do the dishes.

Here are our favourite dine-in options for Mom’s Day 2021.

While their patio is the preeminent north of the city, Auberge du Pommier’s bonne fête des mères à coup sûr! From hand-clipped tulips to bacon-wrapped beef tenderloins, this is the wow menu you’ve been waiting for. Coupled up with some of ADP’s illustrious offerings from their wine cabinet makes it an impressive effort.

auberge du pommier patio

Keep your crew together and inject some creativity into your day with some cutie cookie kits from our friends at Le Dolci. Pre-baked, these cookies come ready to decorate, perfect for little hands to keep busy while keeping the kitchen clean. From $35.

le dolci

You only have until May 5th to pre-order the feast from The Food Dudes, which includes Rasa salad recipes, Peach Bellinis, and special Mother’s Day gifts from local businesses owned by moms and/or people who love their moms. From $220 for two, with add-on options for kiddos.

A feast fit for a queen, the special 5-course dinner for one day only brings authentic Typhoon Shelter Style Cuisine to the city from the legendary Hong Shing restaurant. Luxe ingredients like lobster, beef tenderloin and truffles offer deluxe takes to honour the day. Pre-order from Hong Shing for $100.

four seasons toronto, mom's day

Plan B for Mother’s Day must mean takeout from Café Boulud, with stunning Prime Rib or Roasted Leg of Lamb dishes dressed and ready to go from the heart of Yorkville for safe and efficient pickup. Brunch dishes like Foie Gras and French Toast are also part of the offerings. Pair either of these deluxe spreads with beautiful blooms from Teatro Verde and teas plucked from the Four Seasons tea program.

Piano Piano’s Mother’s Day brunch pits sweet versus savoury with housemade pastries with chocolate nuances up against smoked salmon, bagels and a bountiful niçoise salad. For $150 with a bottle of wine.

Vegan mommies will be flocking to the wonderful women of Ufficio for Vegan Lasagnas, Focaccia Caio e Pepe and bottles of prosecco with fresh squeezed OJ. Heat and eat comfort food wouldn’t be complete Vegan Torta della Nonna for two. Starting at $80.

Moms love brunch, so start the day off on the right side of the bed with breakfast in bed! We love Dusty & Flo’s dream combo of Montreal-style Smoked Brisket, Smoked Salmon with bagels and all the goodies and a homemade Sour Cream Coffee Cake. Order ahead, it’s up for grabs May 8th and 9th order through Tock or DoorDash.