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6 Best Toronto Food Apps

6 Best Toronto Food Apps

At this point, I’ve pretty much tried almost every local food app, and today I’ll be talking about and ranking the best Toronto food apps for delivery and pre-ordering takeout food.

While I love to cook, sometimes I just feel like relaxing or getting things done while I wait for my food to get delivered to me.

I had a conversation several years back with the owner of a popular Toronto restaurant, and he told me that half of their restaurant’s orders were now through food delivery apps!

With it being so easy to order pretty much any kind of food you want, it’s kind of tempting to just sit at home with no pants on rather than get dressed up to go out to eat.

Don’t get me wrong – I do enjoy going out to restaurants, but that pretty much only happens when the weather is nice out.

Anyway, here are my picks for the best Toronto food apps to order takeout and delivery!

I’ve also included some suggestions on my fave downtown Toronto spots that you can order on each food app.

Remember to also tip your delivery drivers – they only get a cut of the delivery fee and they work hard to get your food to you!

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Takeout pizza from King Taps Toronto
Takeout & delivery in Toronto

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Best Toronto food apps to order delivery & takeout


Banh Mi Boys in Toronto, Ontario
Pork belly bao from Banh Mi Boys.

Ritual

You won’t want to wait in lines ever again after using Ritual.

Ritual is a Toronto-based app that allows you to preorder food ahead of time, so you can save time and skip the lines.

You simply place your order, then the app updates you when the restaurant is preparing your food, and when your food is ready to pick up.

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 earn free food, and you also get $10 in credits every time you invite a new friend to the app!

Speaking of which, you can get $10 off your first order using my code 😉

They also have events every so often where you can get $1 drinks or meals at some of the best spots in Toronto, which is amazing.

They only take about 10% commission from restaurants, and the prices you pay on the app are the exact same prices you’d pay walking into the restaurant.

Pros

  • No additional fees beyond food and taxes
  • Earn Ritual Rewards towards discounts
  • $1 food events
  • Canadian company

Ritual discount code

You can get $10 off your first order on Ritual using my link.

Toronto restaurants to order from

These are some of my fave spots to order takeout on Ritual in downtown Toronto:


Mean Bao in Toronto
Siu mai and mean bao from Mean Bao.

Skip the Dishes

Skip the Dishes is based out of Winnipeg, and they’re one of the best Toronto food delivery apps.

You can see the estimated delivery time, delivery fee, and rating of each restaurant all at a glance, and it’s visually appealing and not too cluttered.

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I also like how they give you an actual option to choose how much plastic cutlery you want, and if you’re ordering at home, you can write “none” in the special instructions.

The service itself is also very speedy – I’ve received an order in as short as under 30 minutes!

If you’re wondering where Just Eat went, it was actually Skip the Dishes that bought them out!

Pros

  • You pay for the food, delivery fee, tip, and HST with no extra fees
  • Quick delivery (in my own experience)
  • Earn Skip Rewards towards discounts
  • Canadian company

Skip the Dishes discount code

You can get $5 off your first order of $15 on Skip the Dishes using my discount code.

Toronto restaurants to order from

These are some of my fave spots to order delivery on Skip the Dishes in downtown Toronto:


Chorizo bowl from LCXO by La Carnita

DoorDash

One of the best reasons to order food on DoorDash is that they take less commission from Toronto restaurants than they do other food apps.

They do charge a higher service fee than other food delivery apps at 11%, but at least the restaurants don’t have to pay as high fees when they’re already disadvantaged with less business!

Pros

  • Delivery fees as low as $0.99
  • They take less commission from restaurants than other apps
  • Easy to get refunds (missing or incorrect deliveries)

Cons

  • 11% service fee on all orders (highest out of all apps)

DoorDash discount code

You can get $15 off your first 3 orders on DoorDash using my link.

Toronto restaurants to order from

These are some of my fave spots to order delivery on DoorDash in downtown Toronto:

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King Taps Toronto
King Taps offers some of the best pizza in Toronto.

Uber Eats

Uber Eats doesn’t get a lot of love from the people, and to be honest I’m also not the biggest fan of their company.

I can’t deny that their app and system is very clean and good, but they do a lot of shady things that I’ll explain in the cons section.

I’d definitely order on other food apps if possible, but some restaurants and deals are only exclusive to Uber Eats.

You can actually help the restaurants pay less commissions (they pay up to 30%) if you order on Uber Eats through the restaurant website!

Pros

  • Many restaurant options
  • Frequent discounts and BOGO deals
  • Delivery fees as low as $0.99
  • Easy to get refunds (missing or incorrect deliveries)

Cons

  • 10% service fee (up to $4) on all orders
  • $2 small order fee if your order is under $10
  • Drivers do multiple deliveries at a time (unless you pay a “priority” fee)
  • “Busy area” surge charges on top of delivery fees in busy neighbourhoods
  • Order cancellations without explanation

Uber Eats discount code

You can get $10 off your first order of $20 on Uber Eats using my code “eats-4nci5”.

Toronto restaurants to order from

These are some of my fave spots to order delivery on Uber Eats in downtown Toronto:


Niuda Hand-Pulled Noodles Restaurant, Toronto
Niuda is one of the best noodle spots in Toronto.

Fantuan

Fantuan is an Asian food app in Toronto, and they’re actually based out of Vancouver.

They’ve got all kinds of awesome Asian spots in the Greater Toronto Area, including restaurants and dessert places!

Their app interface is quite similar to Uber Eats, and it’s very user-friendly.

The main annoying thing is that some of the copy on the app is written in Chinese (specifically some restaurants and the coupon section) with no option to translate to English.

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Pros

  • Delivery fees as low as $0.99
  • You pay for the food, delivery fee, tip, and HST with no extra fees
  • Frequent discounts and deals
  • Canadian company

Cons

  • Limited restaurants compared to other apps
  • Some copy written in Chinese with no translation

Fantuan discount code

You can get $25 worth of coupons on Fantuan using my link.

Toronto restaurants to order from

These are some of my fave spots to order delivery on Fantuan in downtown Toronto:

  • Niuda Noodles (Chinese)
  • Beefing with 7 (Chinese)
  • Monga Fried Chicken (Taiwanese)
  • MABU Generation (Taiwanese)
  • Katsuya (Japanese)
  • Cuppa Tea Drinks & Pastries (bakery)

Eataly Market, Toronto
Italian grocer Eataly offers prepared foods and groceries on Instacart.

Instacart

Okay, so Instacart is definitely much more of a grocery delivery app than an actual food delivery app, but you can get prepared meals delivered in Toronto from places like Pusateri’s and Eataly.

So, we’re including it in here anyway!

How it works is that a personal shopper picks up and delivers your order to you, or you can order ahead and pick up your own order at the store.

You still have to pay a “pickup fee” if you pick up your own order, which is equivalent to the delivery fee.

Pros

  • Ability to schedule order

Cons

  • Higher prices on the app vs. in-store
  • Multiple additional fees (service fee, pickup fee)

Instacart discount code

You can get $10 off your first order on Instacart using my link.

Toronto restaurants to order from

  • Pusateri’s (grocery)
  • Eataly (grocery)
  • McEwan Fine Foods (grocery)

Basil Box in Toronto
Basil Box offers magic bags on Too Good to Go.

Too Good to Go

Did you know that more than half of food produced in Canada goes to the landfill?

To help combat food waste, Too Good to Go partners with local restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty stores to offer discounted “magic bags”.

The magic bags feature items that the restaurants or stores would’ve thrown out, so you’re saving perfectly good food from going into the landfill!

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Most magic bags are around $5 to $10 each, and they include a selection of produce, prepared foods, or baked goods at random.

There’s no option to choose what’s in the bags, so it’s probably not for you if you have strict dietary restrictions.

You’ll find grocery stores like Pusateri’s on the app, alongside fast casual restaurants like Basil Box.

Pros

  • Helping to reduce food waste!
  • Very affordable and great value

Cons

  • Bags get snatched up quickly because of limited supply

Toronto restaurants to order from

  • Basil Box (Thai)
  • Daan Go Cake Lab (desserts)
  • Pusateri’s (grocery)
  • Eataly (grocery)

Best Toronto food apps to order takeout & delivery:

  1. Ritual
  2. Skip the Dishes
  3. DoorDash
  4. Uber Eats
  5. Fantuan
  6. Too Good to Go

These were some of the best Toronto food apps to order takeout or delivery!

Apps make life so much easier, whether it’s preordering food to pick up or ordering delivery.

Foodora is another great one that used to be in Toronto, but they left Canada in 2020 😢

CMEOW is a Chinese food delivery app that’s based out of Richmond Hill, but I didn’t include it as I can’t read Chinese and I assume most of you don’t either.

What are the best Toronto food ordering and delivery apps you’ve tried? Or the worst? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

Takeout & delivery in Toronto

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Mable francis

Friday 20th of May 2022

I want to mention my gratitude for the blog's content, and it would be helpful for an immigrant like me. Meanwhile, I would like to introduce one of the leading best food delivery services, pumpkin kart, in Ontario, Canada. Pumpkin kart offers various cuisines. Pumpkin kart provides Indian tastes of flavour more to your platter at a reasonable cost to fulfill your appetite. If you are searching for a food delivery service, which offers a fusion of all Indian foods, I would suggest a pumpkin kart service for good deals. Some delivery apps charge more fares for long-distance orders. Still, pumpkin offers free unlimited delivery for the first month and later charges standard prices. I am an international student residing in Toronto; I always order from pumpkin kart for special weekly offers.

Dee

Thursday 13th of January 2022

I used your reviews to choose a food delivery service to buy a gift card for a friend recovering from surgery. I live in the USA & unfortunately Canadian companies like skipthedishes don’t allow anyone outside CA to even buy gift cards! Really unfortunate in this day & age with so much global trade expansion!

Rick

Friday 29th of December 2017

If you have a restaurant in the suburbs which are the best food delivery services to go with