The holidays are here, Christmas is around the corner, and suddenly we’re reminded of what’s really most valuable: Time.

Saving time, making time, doing more with it and spending it with the people who matter most — that’s the secret to a well-spent Christmas season.

With the Glance Pay app, a raft of new features, and a community of first-rate merchants, we are making faster, easier mobile payments possible for everyone. Saving you time, and helping you enjoy every drop of it, is at the root of what we do at Glance.

That’s why we’ve got this early stocking stuffer for you: three top Gland Pay dining destinations where settling up is simple, and the spirit of the season is right at the doorstep.

Why settle for second-rate experiences? Why waste a second settling your bill the hard, slow way? Get going, get out there, and use the Glance Pay app to get closer to the Christmas magic.

 

Tuc Craft Kitchen

Tuc Craft Kitchen continues to amaze the mouths of Vancouver locals and visitors alike. Come to Tuc to enjoy farm-to-table fine dining and seasonal flavours of the Pacific Northwest. Begin your glorious Gastown day with Tuc’s famous take on Spam & Eggs, or take a break to warm up with Beer & Cheddar Soup. Still hungry? Snapper Meunière will hit the spot.

Snapper Meunièrec with B.C. rock fish, savoy cabbage & ranch, pasta cake.

 

From Tuc, enjoy the walk through Gastown’s holiday hustle and bustle to Jack Poole Plaza, where the Vancouver Christmas Market is in full swing until Dec. 24. With loads of vendors, daily live entertainment, there is so much to sample, savour and see that you may have to come back more than once.

 

Guu Garden

Known for being the first to bring izakaya to Vancouver — like Japanese tapas, from an old pub-like tradition of relaxing, recharging, and eating well — Guu Garden is the kind of place that reminds you why dining is one of life’s great delights.

Take your squad downtown to Nelson and Hornby and gather around Guu’s traditional Hori-gotasu sunken table, or sit at the bar for Omakase (translated as “I will leave it to you”) and trust your palettes to the chef for an experience as unique as it is unforgettable. There’s also a huge menu to explore, with age-old delicacies like this Salmon Oshi Sushi and multi-course meal specials.

Salmon Oshi Sushi

 

When you’re ready to say sayonara, use Glance Pay to keep things simple (even if you’re splitting the bill with a big group!) and enjoy the short stroll over to the Hyatt Regency hotel on Burrard. There, you’ll find Gingerbread Lane, back for its 28th year. The annual competition showcases whole worlds of gingerbread and gumdrops created by local professionals, school groups, and more.

 

The Corner Place

The Corner Place in the heart of Old Town Toronto is a favourite Glance spot, famous for its Asian-fusion-meets-comfort-food style. This winter, it’s also the perfect place to celebrate the holidays after work with your 9-to-5 family. Book a party with your office crew and enjoy a delicious, dynamic menu with lots of sharing plates, not to mention a full array of craft beers and drink specials throughout the week.

Chicken Katsu Curry Bow

 

Whether you’re ready to party, or fuelling up for the day with an awesome Corner Place brunch, you’ll love how close you are to all the action of downtown Toronto. Soak in the Christmas vibes at the historic St. Lawrence Market across the street. Feeling more active? Get your cheeks rosy with some skating at Toronto City Hall and, while you’re there, snap a selfie with the Insta-worthy TORONTO sign or the city’s official Christmas tree.

 

Savour the season with Glance Pay

Your friends at Glance want you to feel the Yuletide love, not the Christmas crunch. Nothing beats a night on the town and fine food with friends — but when everyone else in the city has the same idea, you could be waiting a long time to pay with the credit card machine.

With Glance Pay, settling up is simple, easy, and secure. With a few taps of your phone, not only are you paid up and ready to go, but you’ll also automatically earn rewards toward your next visit.

New to Glance Pay? Download the app today for iOS or Android and see for yourself why it’s already Vancouver’s favourite mobile payments app. You’ll also find a little something in your stocking from us: $5 OFF your first AND second in-app purchases.

Ho-ho-hungry? Get Glance Pay and get your holiday on.

 

                      

 

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