Breaking bread


With a mission to support independent food and beverage businesses and hospitality workers, non-profit organization Breaking Bread has launched a user-friendly online platform featuring hundreds of local restaurant listings. 

Founded by hospitality communications agency SMC Communications Inc., Breaking Bread was born out of a collective of 23 bars and restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area. The group came together to encourage public support of the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, more than 1,250 independent food and beverage businesses from across Canada have signed up for Breaking Bread, including restaurants, wineries, breweries and grocery delivery services. The online hub gives consumers the inside track on all of the ways in which restaurants in their neighbourhoods have adapted and expanded their business models to keep serving their communities through such features as:

  • Contactless delivery;
  • Curbside pick-up;
  • Take-out options;
  • Meal kits and groceries;
  • Support for healthcare workers and first responders.


In addition to foodservice listings, the Breaking Bread website also helps consumers discover additional ways to support small and independent restaurants by purchasing gift cards, subscribing to digital newsletters, engaging on social media, writing positive reviews, and connecting with industry organizations.

get involved

Independent restaurants and foodservice suppliers are encouraged to register their services on Breaking Bread by signing up for a free listing at breakingbreadnow.com/signup

As a non-profit initiative, Breaking Bread relies on the generous support of community partners. If you are interested in contributing to Breaking Bread or want to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Judie Dahl at judie@breakingbreadnow.com.

 For more information and to stay up to date on all the latest news from Breaking Bread, visit breakingbreadnow.com, follow @breakingbreadnow on Instagram and become a fan of /breakingbreadnow on Facebook.