Exhausted from a full day at the conference? Too tired to go out but not in the mood for boring, old room service? Overwhelmed by takeout and delivery options? Never fear - we’ve got you covered. Toronto has a multitude of food delivery services that pick up from some of Toronto’s best fast-casual and even slow-food restaurants and bring that piping hot Tom Yum soup to your door.
One of the first, Just Eat cornered the market for a few years, slowly absorbing a bunch of smaller start-ups and spreading throughout the country. Their delivery catalogue is substantial. Just enter the postal code of your hotel and it will provide you with a listing of the options in the area. If you’re staying at the Royal York (postal code: M5J 1E3) there are 291 places from which you can order, most of which don’t deliver by themselves. You can refine by type of cuisine, rating, minimum order, delivery fee, etc…
Formerly Hurrier (so don’t be alarmed if you still see this on your delivery bag), you can get the true Toronto experience by having your meal delivered via bike courier. Fixie and all! The catalogue of options is smaller than Just Eat but also a bit more in tune with what is popular in the city and changes frequently. Enter your address (100 Front St. W. if you’re at the Royal York) and it will show you options and delivery times. You can also download their iPhone<https://itunes.apple.com/app/id998930867?mt=8> or Android<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.foodora.android> app and track your meal’s progress.
A little different in concept, Feast doesn’t pick up from restaurants, they deliver from their kitchen. With no storefront their food is only available via delivery. Feast prides themselves on creating local, fresh and sustainable meals to be served with a quick delivery turnaround (only 20 minutes and it arrives via electric car or bike). Their offerings change frequently and are varied (meatballs & polenta, Ontario lamb and lentil curry, Thai tempeh and wheatberry salad, sticky toffee pudding for dessert... the list goes on). Their ordering app is available for iPhone<http://www.eatfeast.com/> and Android<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eatfeast.feast>.