We are all feeling a little bit of cabin fever by following guidelines and staying at home; we all wish we could be exploring some of the city’s great restaurants. The good news is that we can bring some of the city’s best chefs into our homes by supporting small independent businesses. Here are a few of our favourites to consider:
Yorkshire Pudding Catering | 854 The Queensway, Etobicoke
One of the city’s best and most prominent caterers has switched their business model and now is delivery amazing meals for your freezer by their chefs. Try the Chicken Marbella with olives; out of this world! Lovely dishes with a touch of refinement delivered right to your door. Bon appetite!
Kinton Ramen | 396 Church St, Toronto + various locations
At the corner of Church & Carlton, indulge in a sophisticated, rich, and flavourful soup with a harmonious mix of pork bone stock, chicken stock, fish broth, and vegetable broth. Slurp the tastiest ramen noodles in the city that is both delicious and filling. Your choice of pork, chicken, or vegetarian.
The Agora | 921 Queen St W, Toronto
A casual take-out extension of the phenomenal Mamakas Taverna, with everything either made in-house or imported from Greece. Offering curb-side pickup for family meals (4 to 6 people), what will you order? When it gets hopping, it is one of the loudest places in town. You’ll be enjoying grilled lamb, lemon roasted potatoes, moussaka, spanakopita and baclava in the quiet of your own home.
Barque Smokehouse | 299 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto
A combination of restaurant, bar, retail store, and butcher shop. It’s a casual smokehouse that boasts an assortment of classic southern barbeque. We may be staying at home, but maybe we don’t have to count calories. Start with a kale salad before your main. Brisket and cornbread made healthy!
RUDY Resto | 3 Toronto Locations
Order online for pickup or delivery from 3 locations in the city: College Street, Duncan Street, and Danforth Avenue. If you’re feeling hungry, try the “Rude Dude” burger with a side of pickle chips. It’s a delicious double cheeseburger.
Kibo Sushi | Several Toronto Locations
In an effort to promote social distancing, Kibo locations are offering take-out and app delivery. Nearly all Kibo locations around the city stay busy with takeout and delivery throughout the year. Place an order online for a Maki Platter A with Wakame Salad or a Love Boat with Edamame. Their portion sizes are fairly large, so have your chopsticks ready!
The Hogtown Vegan | 1056 Bloor St W and 382 College St, Toronto, ON
Order an Uber Eats right to your doorstep! Nestle into the corner of your couch as you treat yourself to meat-free, dairy-free, and egg-free southern-style comfort food. Try the pulled “pork” sandwich or the chicken and waffles – all meat-free!
Pukka | 778 St Clair Ave W, Toronto, ON
A trendy and modern Indian restaurant that you can order online for the family. Butter chicken; tikka masala; eggplant tartare; poppadums. There are snackable street foods, family-style feasts, as well as a few lighter selections. Delivery is available from 5pm to 9pm, 7 days a week.
Cumin Kitchen | 1820 Danforth Ave, Toronto
Arguably the best Indian cuisine in the city with artfully plated food. Their menu is extensive, but who can resist pakoras, tandoori, and paalak paneer (spinach) with naan bread? It’s absolutely divine.
Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine | 2901 Bayview Ave and 2009 Yonge St, Toronto (+ other locations)
Locations in North Toronto and the heart of Midtown, offering fabulous and exotic Middle Eastern cuisine offering take-out and delivery. Set your dinner table with a Falafel vegetarian patty appetizer and savour the taste and aroma of grilled lamb skewers and salmon kabobs.
416 Snackbar | 181 Bathurst St, Toronto
This is your go-to destination for Asian-influenced small plates for take-out and delivery. Bite-sized snacks, always to be eaten with hands. No cutlery provided if you were eating out – but your rules at home! Small menu, small portion, but always delicious. Perfect at-home snack!