The Best and Worst Toronto Food Apps

The Best and Worst Toronto Food Apps

I had a conversation awhile ago with a restaurant owner about food delivery apps, and he told me that half of their restaurant’s orders were now through delivery. With the ease of access and delivery fees cheaper than tips, less and less people are actually sitting down at restaurants to eat.

I like going out to restaurants, but usually only during the summer when it’s actually nice to walk outside. Even so, I often order takeout through preorder apps and eat at home. During the winter I usually resort to food delivery apps. Since I’ve had quite a bit of experience with them, I thought I’d give my opinion on the best and worst local food apps I’ve tried.

Just a little disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this post. I’ve inserted links or discount codes, which I receive credit from when you place an order, and you can too if you refer your friends on the apps.

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The Best

Foodora // Website

Foodora is a fantastic delivery service. Orders usually come on time, and they have the speediest service out of all the apps I’ve used. They also email discount codes to different restaurants every now and then.

Rating: 5/5

Recommendations: Squarefish, Kibo Sushi, The Captain’s Boil

Get $10 off your first order here.

Ritual // Website

Ritual is my favourite service to preorder food. The only problems I’ve had with it are ordering from the wrong restaurant location lol. I love how there’s a points system to get free food and how you can earn extra points doing certain activities. I love how clean and simple the app interface is!

Rating: 5/5

Recommendations: Tacos 101, Zavida Coffee Roasters, Banh Mi Boys, Buster’s Sea Cove

Get $10 off your first order here.

Grabb // Website

Grabb is pretty much the same as Ritual, except they don’t have a points system. I only use it to order from places that aren’t on Ritual.

Rating: 4/5

Recommendations: Freshii

Get $5 off your first order using the code “CJ2IR”.

The Worst

Just Eat // Website

I rarely ever use Just Eat, but it’s usually only to pick up takeout. I sure as heck will never order delivery again – my previous delivery orders have taken anywhere between one to two hours, and the food is obviously cold by then. They do have perks like discounts and free delivery here and there, but I’ve already been turned off by the slow delivery.

Rating: 2/5

Recommendations: Little India

Get $5 off your first order here.

UberEATS // Website

UberEATS has the best interface out of all these apps, but it is probably the worst app. They add ridiculous “busy area” surge charges on top of the delivery fee if you live in a busy area, which makes no sense if a cyclist (who can get to places much easier than a car) is delivering your food. There’s also a new “delivery tax” thing and I’m not sure how it’s calculated, but I don’t think there should be a $2 delivery tax on top of a $5 delivery charge along with a $16 surge fee.

Rating: 2/5

Recommendations: Little India, Grand Electric, Mean Bao

Get $5 off your first order using the code “eats-4nci5”.

What are the best Toronto food apps you’ve tried? I’d love to know in the comments!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like my posts on cheap summer eats and the best taco spots in Toronto.

Jessica Lam

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