If you’ve been reading the news you’ll know by now that we have entered the second lockdown, which has put us all indoors and given us the chance to do the bravest thing we can for the people of Toronto: lay down on your couch, watch The Queen’s Gambit, and order food. To all of you brave people, we salute you.
Seriously though, while we’re all staying indoors, supporting local businesses has never been more important. And with more and more options for delivery happening through restaurants, bars, and retail stores, it’s incredibly easy to show support. Ranging from good quality eats to refined furniture, below are some amazing Old Town Toronto businesses that are currently offering delivery.
And hey, speaking of supporting local, if you’d like the chance to earn $500 each for yourself and a local OTT business, don’t forget to take part in our Shop Old Town Toronto 2 Win contest! Spend more than $25 at any OTT business, upload a photo of your digital receipt, and immediately be entered in our weekly draw. While there is a limit of one receipt per business per day, you can submit as many receipts as you want! For more info check out shopoldtownto2win.com
Farm’r Prepared Meals Market www.farmr.ca
Weekday meals can be a bit of a hassle to sort out, particularly when you’re going out less, so the fine chefs at Farm’r on The Esplanade have made some wonderful changes to their menu offering frozen pre-made meals for delivery in the GTA while still keeping the price low and the ingredients fresh. With a core menu featuring butter chicken and sweet potato shepherds pie and a special limited ‘test kitchen’ menu featuring dishes such as smoked short rib fricassee and Moroccan lamb & root veggie stew, your dinners will be sorted out with Farm’r!
Big Smoke Burger – bigsmokeburger.com
Okay, honesty time. I think it’s safe to say that all of us have ordered some fast food during this year and that’s okay! Hey, sometimes we just feel like a burger and a whole mess o’ poutine. But luckily for us when we get our burger cravings we don’t have to skimp on the quality thanks to Big Smoke Burger. With their full menu available for pickup and delivery through Skip the Dishes, UberEats, and Ritual, you need never go hungry again. Our personal favourites include the bacon poutine and THE BEAST, a burger made with smoked Canadian cheddar, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, onion ring, and their special BIG sauce. Wow, just writing that is almost putting us into a food coma!
Stôk Floral & Design Inc. – stokfloraldesign.com
As the days get a little shorter and a lot more grey, we find adding a bit of colour to our lives or the lives of someone special to us is needed more than ever. And what better way to do that than with flowers? Sourcing fresh flowers from local growers and providing quality customer service, Stôk has all you need to make the days a little brighter. With plenty of plant varieties in ‘stôk’ including orchids, ferns, succulents, lilies, and of course roses available both bouquets and special arrangements for delivery, Bring a bit of colour to a gloomy day or let a certain someone in the city know that you’re thinking of them.
Calligaris Toronto calligaristoronto.ca
Now that we’re inside again and facing the end of the year, the urge to redecorate has been on our minds because let’s face it, it’d be good to get all that 2020 energy out of here. So when it comes to quality furniture we turn to the expertise of the folks at Calligaris Toronto. Combining high quality design and comfort tied together with superb customer service and professionalism, Calligaris is in the business of helping a room reach its full potential. With their specially curated collections and fairly regular deals, you’re bound to find that one piece of furniture that can be both functional and a nice conversation piece. Their online store is simplicity itself and their deliveries are quick and efficient. Of note, be sure to check out their collection from Ditre Italia. A stunning selection of contemporary art as furniture.
Edible Arrangements – ediblearrangements.ca
Want to send someone a bit of holiday cheer, (or maybe even order a little of your own?) Edible Arrangements covers everything from simple fruit bouquets, chocolate covered fruit platters and dipping kits to mouthwatering baked goods that make the perfect treat for you, your family, or a friend who could use some sweetness with an artistic flair in their life. Um did we mention it makes a nice gift during the holidays? With seasonal themes including special platters for birthdays and the holidays, Edible Arrangements offers same day delivery in Toronto and free delivery on certain days or items.