5 Toronto restaurants to support on this week's Takeout Day

Jun 17 2020, 1:10 pm

While the restaurant industry works to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances of recent days, every Wednesday has been named “Takeout Day.”

Just because we can’t visit our favourite restaurants in a regular fashion right now doesn’t mean we can’t continue to support them.

If you have a hankering for a no-cook meal and you’d like to show some love to a local eatery, consider placing an order through one of our picks for this week’s Takeout Day:

Natural Japaneats


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If at-home lunches are getting a little mundane (a baloney sandwich, again?), bites of sushi art are the ideal solution. Lucky for you, Natural Japaneats — a would-be regular vendor at the Dufferin Grove Farmer’s Market — is offering delivery on edible works of literal art. On offer through the creator’s website are Miso Soup, Sushi Mega Bites, Sushi Art, Inari Sushi, and sweet Daifuku, all chock-full of plant-based ingredients. Orders placed by Thursday at noon will be ready for pickup or delivery on Saturday, which means you can order online for Takeout Day and anticipate enjoying these treats on the weekend.

Address: 97 Hilton Avenue or 117 Catalina Drive
Ordering method: Order online here


Gandhi Roti


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After 25 years in the neighbourhood, this Queen West classic has announced it’ll be closing up shop for good on June 30. To support the small business before they shutter, we recommend dropping by this Takeout Day to grab a mouthwatering butter chicken roti to go. Or maybe grab two.

Address: 554 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-504-8155
Ordering method: Call ahead or walk in to place your order


PowWow Cafe’s Chef Shawn Adler


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In honour of National Indigenous Day on Sunday, June 21, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is hosting a digital Indian-Taco-Making Class hosted by Chef Shawn Adler of PowWow Cafe. By participating, you’ll learn how to make a gourmet Indian taco with buffalo chilli and all the fixings, plus a maple and strawberry dessert on Bannock. Once you’ve registered, a meal kit will be delivered to you by the event’s courier, Gopher It, or by the sponsor, Indigenous Tourism Ontario. This package, priced from $85, will include all the ingredients you’ll need to feed four people. Get yours today, for Takeout Day.

Ordering method: Get your tickets online




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Chungchun only opened its doors on Bloor West for the first time last week, marking the introduction of the spot’s souped-up rice hotdogs to the neighbourhood. Over-the-top and outrageous, the snacks-on-a-stick are akin to what you’d find at the CNE this summer, if it was still happening.  Like a Pogo but better, these all-beef dogs are coated in rice flour, and then topped with extra flavourful and crunchy add-ons like ramen noodles and potatoes. Why not infuse this Takeout Day with a little extra fun and drop by this new spot for a bite?

Address: 615 Bloor Street West
Ordering method: Drop by for pickup or order delivery on Skip the Dishes


Love Chix


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Faves from this spot including the Love Chix Burger, honey hot fried chicken sandwich, parmesan Brussel sprouts, and even more are all on offer for pickup or delivery. Plus, the storefront has transitioned into a bodega that offers pickles, sauces, meats, and everything else you need to whip up a delicious meal at home.

Address: 1588 Dupont Street
Ordering method: Call ahead for pickup (menu here) or order delivery through Uber Eats or Skip the Dishes


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