COVID-19 has changed our world overnight.
We’re seeing grocery stores with long lines and backlogged online deliveries.
Everyone is doing their best under these circumstances and we’re grateful to all workers providing and supporting essential services.
If you’re still seeking online food delivery options in Toronto, here’s a shortlist of under the radar, local food producers of fruits, produce, meat, dairy, and bread who deliver.
i.e., you’d be purchasing from the person who was directly involved in making / growing your food or one layer away.
|Click link to visit their website||Unique||How to order||After order||Link to Delivery zone|
|Annex Market||Prepared meal kits and zerowaste options||Order by 9pm, Next Day Pickup After 9am or Home Delivery.||Next day pickup / delivery||Delivering from Parkside and Waterfront to Bayview & Eglinton|
|Doorstep Grocery Delivery||Pre-set grocery boxes for couples, families, and for the griller!||Pre-order||Delivery within 2 days||Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Brampton|
|Encore Catering||Delivering Grocery Staples and prepared meals. Option to donate a Meal to Sunnybrook Hospital||Order before 6p||Next day delivery between 11am-5pm||Take 10% Off Your Next Order: DELIVERY10|
|Evergreen's Farm in a Box||$50 prepared baskets with a selection of local produce||Pre-order||Pickup only at Evergreen Brick Works||Evergreen pickup instructions|
|Feel Good Guru||Soups, stews and tonics||Pre-order by Friday||Expect your order between 11:30AM - to - 1:00PM||Feel Good Delivery Zone|
|Food that Beets||100% organic produce grown in Ontario||Pre-order||24-48 hour delivery||GTA|
|FoodShare||They use this program to help fund their food insecurity initiatives||Order by Fri and delivery next week. Followup email will tell you which day based on their delivery zones||Delivery within 7 days||FoodShare delivery zone|
|Fresh City Farms||Has an urban farm based out of Downsview Park||As of April 18 2020, there is a waitlist for new customers as they are working at maximum capacity||COVID delivery info|
|Fruitsuite / 100 Km foods||Pivoting from Farm to Office to partnering with 100Km foods to offer home deliveries. Check out their "Work From Home" Produce Box!||Pre-order||Delivery to GTA & Kitchener Waterloo Area|
|Go Java Grocery||From coffee to offices and now delivers groceries home||Order before 4p||Next day delivery||Toronto | Etobicoke | Mississauga | Vaughan | Thornhill | Richmond Hill | Markham | Scarborough|
|The Goods||Ready to eat salads, soups, and smoothies - love their food that heals philosophy||Order before 3pm Sunday thru Thursday||Next day delivery before 5p||The Goods Delivery Zone|
|Grow Gather & Co.||Rare, freshly-curated ingredients delivered to your home; Pre-built baskets||Pick pre-made basket or build your own||Delivery within 2-3 days||Grow, Gather & Co delivery zone|
|The Healthy Butcher||Midtown base, not just meat.||Pre-order before 1pm||Next day delivery between 12-8p||FREE delivery details|
|K2 Milling||For bakers seeking wholesale organic flour (We use their flour in our breads!!)||Not sure they actually deliver but you can pickup or visit one of their stockist Annex Market||Pickup just 1h outside of Toronto||K2 Milling Place an Order|
|Life Spring Farm||Beyond Organic and Wholistic Agricultural philosophy.||Pre-order||Delivery every Saturday||Toronto and Kawartha Lakes|
|Mama Earth Organics||One of the original online organic food delivery companies||As of April 18 2020, there is a waitlist for new customers as they are working at maximum capacity||Date determined based on their routes. Usually between 1 and 8 pm||Delivery from London to Oshawa, Barrie & GTA|
|Real Food For Real Kids, Real Food Home Delivery||Make real food for schools and daycare centres - Ideal if concerned about allergies. No artifical: colours, flavours, sweeteners|
No added nitrates or nitrites
|Order ready made meals before 1pm will go out on your region’s next delivery date between 10am - 5pm||Next day delivery||Real Food For Real Kids, Real Food Home Delivery|
|Runner||Expanding beyond LCBO - has Baby, Pantry, Pharmaceuticals and even Toilet paper.||Same day||Your order gets delivered on-demand in under 2 hours.||Delivery within Toronto and select areas of Mississauga|
|Sorry I've Got Plants||Plant based Zerowaste Mealkits||3 days lead||Deliveries Sunday - Thurs|
|Virtual Farmers Market||Virtual farmer's market experience including musicians while you shop||Pre-order between Thurs 12p and Sunday midnight.||Delivery within 7 days||Thursday to Sunday - looks like GTA|
A big thank you to the following authors who have done an amazing job researching options:
Farmers market vendors who now offer food delivery in Toronto by Amy Carlberg @ BlogTO
Toronto’s Food Scene During Corona by Lisa Borden
Bread and bakery delivery options in Toronto by Amy Carlberg @ BlogTO <– Guess who is mentioned in here!
Coronavirus: Can’t get grocery delivery? Here’s what to do by Natalia Manzocco
Online pet food delivery options in Toronto by Amy Carlberg @ BlogTO
Still not sure how to best get groceries during a pandemic? Is online shopping better than going in person? Should you disinfect everything you buy? by Stephanie Hogan @ CBC
Local grocery stores in Toronto doing pickup or online delivery by neighbourhood by Amy Carlberg @ BlogTO
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