Toronto’s Top Delivery: three of downtown’s best bets
Every day in Mumbai, thousands of office workers get their homemade lunches delivered in stackable metal boxes called tiffin carriers. Tiffinday turns that custom into a business, dispatching hot vegan lunches to your cubicle.
What to order: One appetizer and a choice of two mains are available daily. The fantastic Coimbatore dosa, a lentil–rice flour crêpe stuffed with curried chayote, is an explosion of flavours. It comes with a hearty lentil soup ($11). Order by 3 p.m. the day before for lunch delivery.
Delivery zone: South of Bloor between Bathurst and Victoria Park, plus a pocket at Yonge and St. Clair.
WATERFALLS INDIAN TAPAS
Despite Waterfalls’ ill-advised forays into subcontinental-Italian fusion, the Kensington Market spot serves excellent renditions of Indian classics.
What to order: The chicken chettinad is a deeply flavourful cashew-based curry dotted with tomatoes and kicked with ginger ($14). Miraculously, the veggie samosas emerge from the grease-speckled bag with their perfectly flaky shells intact ($3).
Delivery zone: South of St. Clair between Lansdowne and Carlaw.
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303 Augusta Ave., 416-927-9666, waterfallsrestaurant.ca
Chef Ken Zhang’s raw fish (sourced fresh daily) is prepared so artfully it makes a stay-at-home meal feel luxe, even if it emerges from a plastic bag.
What to order: Anything seared by Zhang’s blowtorch turns out tasty and addictively smoky. For the sushi options, the flame adds a seared edge to the creamy raw butterfish ($5.50), meaty B.C. tuna ($5.50) and flaky mackerel ($4.50).
Delivery zone: South of Eglinton between Roncesvalles and Bayview.
456 Bloor St. W., 416-538-8618, sushicouture.ca