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5 Best Toronto Food Apps

5 Best Toronto Food Apps

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 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 awhile 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.

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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.

1. 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.

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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.

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.

2. 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.

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.

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

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:

  • Poke Guys (poké bowls)
  • Mean Bao (Chinese)
  • Touhenboku Ramen (Japanese)
  • Sukhothai (Thai)
  • The Burger’s Priest (American)

Chorizo bowl from LCXO by La Carnita

3. 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 apps at 11%, but at least the restaurants don’t have to pay as high fees when they’re already disadvantaged at the moment with takeout-only!

Pros

  • Delivery fees as low as $0.99
  • They take less commission from restaurants than other apps

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:

  • Kinton Ramen (Japanese)
  • LCXO by La Carnita (Mexican)
  • Burrito Boyz (Mexican)
  • Gusto 501 (Italian)
  • Cops (doughnuts)

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

4. 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.

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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 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
  • 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 $7 off your first order of $15 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.

5. Fantuan

Fantuan is another 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
  • 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)
  • Monga Fried Chicken (Taiwanese)
  • MABU Generation (Taiwanese)
  • Katsuya (Japanese)
  • Cuppa Tea Drinks & Pastries (bakery)

Best Toronto food apps to order takeout & delivery:

  1. Ritual
  2. Skip the Dishes
  3. DoorDash
  4. Uber Eats
  5. Fantuan

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 last year 😢

CMEOW is a Chinese one 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.

If you’re planning a trip to Toronto, be sure to check out my posts on the most fun things to do in Toronto and what to wear in Toronto.

Be sure to check out some local tours as well, if you’re looking to do some fun and unique activities.

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

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The best and worst Toronto food apps to download, including both delivery and pre-order apps.

Ann

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

I prefer going out and eat enjoy the company with family and friend rather than the apps. It's more fun going out.

Jessica Lam

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Agreed, but only when the weather is nice! ;)

Tanvi

Thursday 13th of April 2017

I prefer eating out anytime over delivery apps.. And your post is so organized and so informative.. Very well described! :-D

Jessica Lam

Friday 14th of April 2017

Thanks Tanvi!! Enjoy your weekend :)

Sheila

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

I get the convenience of food apps and have always wanted to try one like Grub Hub, but since I don't live in a city I rather just go and pick the food up myself or make my own, lol. OR just go out and eat, I enjoy the experience!

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Jessica Lam

Friday 7th of April 2017

I love eating out but sometimes you just get a lil lazy, you know? Hahaha, but yes, eating out is definitely a better experience!

AboutAbbyBlog

Friday 31st of March 2017

Thats so sad that so few people actually sit down at the restaurant to eat anymore. I feel like thats they whole enjoyment of eating-out. But I'm so with you on not wanting to go out in the winter months!

Jessica Lam

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

I totally agree with you! I've already started going out more since it's getting warmer out :)

Keri H

Friday 31st of March 2017

Wow, I need to get my butt to Toronto soon! <3

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Jessica Lam

Friday 31st of March 2017

Do ittttt! We could go for brunch haha!